Hyundai Tucson 2021
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE23 MPG City / 28 MPG Highway
- ENGINE1995 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
Hyundai's handsome and value-packed Tucson compact SUV may be overshadowed by the luxury Palisade and sprightly Kona SUVs, but like its siblings it has a lot to offer. Its cabin is nicely laid out and offers plenty of convenience and luxury features—especially toward the more expensive end of the lineup where the Limited and Ultimate models take up residence. Buyers choose between a 164-hp 2.0-liter or a 181-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and either front- or all-wheel drive. Fuel efficiency and cargo space aren't class leading, but they aren't far off either, and the Tucson's other positive traits help to bridge that gap. On the road, the Hyundai's ride is smooth and its handling agreeable; a host of driver-assistance features are standard as well.
What's New for 2021?
Hyundai is gearing up for an all-new Tucson to bow for the 2022 model year, so in the meantime it's making almost no changes to the 2021 model. In fact, the only thing that's different this year is color choices. Black Noir Pearl has been replaced by Ash Black, Gemstone Red has been replaced by Red Crimson, and Sage Brown has been replaced by Coliseum Gray.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- SE - $26,195
- SEL - $28,045
- SEL Convenience - $30,285
- Blue hybrid - $30,595
- SEL Premium - $31,985
- N Line - $32,145
- XRT - $32,795
- SEL Convenience hybrid - $33,195
- SEL Plug-in hybrid - $35,975
- Limited - $36,245
- Limited Hybrid - $38,895
Limited Plug-in hybrid - $43,775
We'd stick with the mid-range SEL, which was also our pick for 2020. The SEL offers most of the niceties that modern SUV shoppers want, including dual-zone automatic-climate controls, a rear-seat USB port, heated front seats, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Choosing the SEL also adds 18-inch wheels and silver-painted exterior accents that give the Tucson a classier appearance
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
Hyundai's compact crossover earns accolades from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its strong showing in crash tests; newly standard driver-assistance features such as automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist add an extra layer of protection. Additional features are optional. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
Hyundai and its sister company Kia offer the most competitive warranty coverages in autodom, including the longest powertrain coverage. The company also now offers complimentary scheduled maintenance that bests mainstream rivals such as Toyota.
- Limited warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance covers 3 years or 36,000 miles