Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 7.5 - 7.9 mpp
Diesel engines 8.3 - 10.0 mpp
Hybrid diesel engines 9.7 - 11.0 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 34.9 - 37.2 mpg
Diesel engines 40.9 - 49.6 mpg
Hybrid diesel engines 47.9 - 54.3 mpg
  • Reasonably inexpensive to run
  • Mild-hybrid isn’t especially low-emission
  • Petrols are thirstier in the real world

The lowest Hyundai Tucson running costs come from the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel in 136hp guise, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which returns a claimed 58.9mpg on the combined fuel economy cycle.

As it’s only a mild-, rather than full-hybrid, the 2.0 CRDi 48-volt-equipped Tucson has a claim of 49.6mpg against its name. Worst offender in the range? That’ll be the 1.6 T-GDi petrol with the six-speed manual gearbox – in reality you’ll struggle to match the officially quoted 37.7mpg.

Service packs are available to cover costs over various periods of time, which are a good way to keep unexpected bills to a minimum.

If driving a Hyundai Tucson with the lowest possible emissions is important to you, then you’ll need to hunt out the 1.6 CRDi 136hp version with the seven-speed DCT transmission – emissions are relatively low at 125g/km.

Illustrating that the 48-volt mild-hybrid isn’t a combustion engine-electric combination in the same mould as the Toyota RAV4, CO2 emissions for that Tucson are quoted at 151g/km. Most polluting of the range? That’ll be the petrol-engined 1.6 T-GDi with a manual gearbox at 173g/km.

Is it reliable?

  • One official recall issued for the Tucson
  • Hyundai’s deserved reliability record continues
  • Long warranty reinforces strong reputation

It’s a testament to Hyundai’s fine reputation for quality that this generation of Tucson has only been subjected to one official recall – to fix a faulty secondary bonnet catch. Important, yes, but not an issue that is likely to cause many owners an issue on a day-to-day basis.

Hyundai’s so confident regarding the longevity of its products, it sells them complete with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £265
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Insurance group 12 - 25
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