Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Reasonably roomy for a family of five
  • Reclining rear seats are a nice touch
  • Practical, but nothing innovative on that front

This is an area which needs to impress in an SUV, since they’re predominately aimed towards family motoring – the Hyundai Tucson’s good, but it doesn’t set any new standards for the segments.

You’ve got loads of room inside for four adults, and five will fit at a squeeze. There are cup holders dotted around the cabin – two in the front (though with bigger bottles of drink your arm fouls the gear lever on manual cars) and two in the arm rest between rear seats. You’ve also got bottle holders in the door pockets and doors which open nice and wide for easy access.

Other storage compartments include the area under the heater controls, which also (depending on spec) contains USB, aux-in and 12-volt jacks.

Will it fit in my garage?

Given its relatively modest footprint, finding a conventional parking space to slot a Hyundai Tucson into shouldn’t prove too difficult. Also, despite its elevated bodywork, it’s not especially high – even with roof rails fitted – so multi-storey car parks shouldn’t prove daunting either.

Making things even easier are all-round parking sensors and even a 360-degree parking camera, but this is only available on top-flight Premium SE versions.

Will my luggage fit in it?

Again, no new standards are set by the Hyundai Tucson’s bootspace. It measures 513 litres - or 488 litres if you’ve got a spare tyre instead of an inflation kit – and expands to 1,503 litres (or 1,478 litres respectively) when the rear seats are folded down.

Those back seats also fold down in a 60:40 split for versatility, but they don’t lie completely flat when carrying longer loads.

Hyundai Tucson safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Lots of safety kit is standard across the range
  • Pop-up bonnet protects pedestrians

You shouldn’t have too much to worry about regarding the Hyundai Tucson’s safety credentials, after all it achieved a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP rating back in 2015.

There’s certainly a lot of kit installed to keep passengers safe. Standard fare includes automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, six airbags, an active bonnet system (which pops-up in the event of a pedestrian impact), child locks on rear doors, a roll-over sensor for the curtain airbags, a sophisticated traction and stability control system, hill-start assist, two Isofix child seat points in the rear, trailer stability assist and tyre-pressure monitoring.

Moving up the trim levels, SE adds a full-size spare wheel and cruise control with a speed limiter, plus rear parking sensors and lane keeping assist – which steers you back into your lane if the car detects you drifting unintentionally. Premium models have blindspot detection and an automatic braking system, while flagship Premium SE cars get keyless entry and start, and automatic versions can also park themselves.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai Tucson.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Go SE equipment

Go SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Go SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel

N Line equipment

N Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
N Line optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Premium optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premium SE equipment

Premium SE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Premium SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Space saver spare wheel

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
S optional equipment
None available

S Connect equipment

S Connect standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
S Connect optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE Nav optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport Edition equipment

Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Sport Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Hyundai Tucson was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.