Hyundai Tucson

Starting price $28,590
Georgie savings $1,715 - $5,220

The range

The following cars match your search:

2017 Hyundai Tucson Active

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $28,590

Save: $1,715 - $3,145

2017 Hyundai Tucson Active

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $28,590

Save: $1,715 - $3,145

2018 Hyundai Tucson Active

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $28,590

Save: $1,715 - $3,145

2017 Hyundai Tucson Active

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Sports Automatic
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $31,090

Save: $1,865 - $3,420

Review

The Hyundai Tucson competes against the go-to car for young families; the Mazda CX-5. And that’s a big task. But we think the stylish new Tucson deserves your attention thanks to its excellent value and unique design.

 

 

Look mum, hands-free

Aesthetically the new Tucson is very well resolved and dinstictively eye-catching, using Hyundai’s cutting-edge design language. A confident face with brilliant blue LEDs and a sophisticated chrome grille sits affront a tightly-proportioned body, where the small rear end lends the impression of a smaller, more nimble hatchback.

Sitting inside, we see a very neat and cohesive design which borrows elements from some of Hyundai’s more expensive models. The dash fascia and air-con panel are intuitive, but it’s all bisected by a nasty and rough-looking plastic that would not look out of place on a 1990s primary school class chair.

Aside from that, most of the materials are decent, with the same logical switchgear thoughout. Particularly pleasing to touch are some of the buttons, such as the Drive Mode toggle and the cute little parking brake tab. The steering wheel is nice and small too and sits well clear of the concise speedo binnacle.

Making a phone call? That’s easy. It can be done completely hands-free thanks to the standard Bluetooth connectivity and clever voice command system. There’s also Apple CarPlay so you can basically mirror your phone’s apps straight onto the touch-screen (well, most of them).

Shopping becomes more fun thanks to the standard power-operated tailgate for most models, opening and closing at the touch of a button. And inside is a big enough boot to cater for the most ambitious of shopping expenditions. The boot floor is the perfect height too, so you can slide things straight in without needing to do any bothersome lifting.

 

Get moving

The Tucson is maneuverable around the city, and this story continues as you raise the speed. It feels nippy and ready to turn, with a playful character that makes it feel like it’s your best friend. Being slightly raised from the ground also means you can get a bit adventurous and enjoy the great outdoors. For regular city and suburban driving the Tucson will be appealing to a broad audience. Hyundai has obviously worked hard to make sure it attracts almost all buyer types.

Thanks to the zippy turbo engine options, both petrol and diesel, the Tucson is kind to the hip pocket. It slurps 7.7L/100km on the official average, with the diesel using slightly less, at 6.8L/100km. Both enignes are well up to the market standards in terms of power and performance, so you can rest assured you haven’t been shortchanged in that department.

 

 


 

Our verdict

The Tucson is a fresh SUV loaded with features, offering low running costs with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, a neat and user-friendly interior, and a smart exterior design. It feels sophisticated without being complicated for this segment, and is comprehensive and detailed enough in most of the important areas. All we can say is, watch out, Mazda CX-5. This one is coming for you.

If you like the sound of that, talk to one of our experts today.

 

5 specs you need to know:

  1. Engine: 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder
  2. Transmission and drive: Seven-speed automatic, all-wheel drive
  3. ANCAP safety rating: Five Stars
  4. Official fuel economy: 7.7L/100km (8.8L/100km during test).
  5. Time from 0-100km/h as tested: 8 seconds.

 

Pros

  • Very user-friendly
  • Room for all the family
  • Engine has punch
  • Feature packed

 

Cons

  • Some cheap-feeling plastics
  • Dual-clutch auto can be hesitant
  • Hyundai badge?

 

 

 

Review

No review is available for this model.

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