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Hyundai Tucson verdict

2021 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Tom Wiltshire Published: 26 August 2021 Updated: 29 March 2023

Should you buy one?

The Tucson is a practical and well-equipped SUV with standout styling – and that’ll be enough for some people. But there’s much more to it than head-turning looks, with plenty of technology on board almost every model.

The Tucson covers the emotional aspect with its design, the rational side with its practicality and technology, and impresses us with its focus on electrification. It’s a strong contender in the class, and one that should be on a compact family SUV buyer’s shortlist, even if we don’t think it’s quite at the forefront 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. The interior is one of the best that Hyundai makes, with upmarket quality, lots of features and plenty of space for all occupants.

What we don’t like

The lack of a diesel engine limits the Tucson a little against its rivals. The hybrid powertrains are good, but if you frequently cover long motorway runs, they still won’t be as efficient as a diesel. The car’s road manners aren’t up there with the best in the class, either.

Hyundai Tucson (2021) rear view
Hyundai Tucson (2021) rear view

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