Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Should you buy a Hyundai Tucson?

There are better all-round packages available, but the Tucson is a practical and well-equipped SUV with standout styling – and that’ll be enough for some people.

It covers off the emotional aspect with its design, the rational side with its practicality and technology and impresses us with its focus on electrification. A worthy upgrade, then, and one that should be on your shortlist, even if we don’t think it’s quite at the top of its class.

What we like

The Tucson’s concept-car styling looks good whether you have a base-spec or a top-spec car, and the new interior is one of the best Hyundai’s made.

What we don’t like

The lack of a diesel engine limits the Tucson against rivals – the hybrid powertrains are good, but aren’t as efficient on long runs. Its road manners aren’t up there with the best in the class, either.

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