2022 Hyundai Tucson | Review & Road Test
This is one of them. This is the tucson, their best selling model, and it now shares the new design language that the sonata and the elantra has Music, whether you like its parametric dynamics, which is a fancy way of saying these creased origami, looking folds in the sheet metal, is completely up To you take it in let it imprint into your brain and process and tell me what you think about it in the comments won’t you i happen to think it’s a little bit busy for my taste but i’m not potentially buying it. You are, i tend to be a little more nitpicky about the inside since i’m. Looking at that, more so let’s take a look. The interior feels more restrained than the exterior it’s pretty tech forward, but still gets some buttons. One knock against the interior: there’s no volume knob. There are no buttons to actually adjust the audio system. Just these haptic things. You know, i thought we kind of figured this out with the honda civic. To me, a volume knob is pretty key, but hey that’s. Just my opinion, good seat, comfort, here, interior personal room and cargo space as well, and you don’t sacrifice anything by way of cargo space. If you opt for the hybrid. I know because this is what that is. The tucson gets a lot of options when it comes to picking the powertrain and it needs to because it’s going up against a lot of big swingers in the mazda cx 5 toyota rav4, including that formidable prime plug in hybrid version.
The honda cr v and vw tiguan wow – that is a lot of competition but let’s get back to the tucson. So all of the gas powered tucsons come with one engine option and it’s a 2.5 liter four cylinder the same one that powers the sonata, and i have to tell you it’s not actually that wimpy with 187 horses fuel economy numbers there impress you take a bit Of a hit, if you opt for the all wheel, drive, which will also hit your pocketbook for fifteen hundred dollars, but that’s a good add on. If you live in a place with weather, the tucson comes in a hybrid which, like i said, i’m driving now, and there is a plug in hybrid that’s coming any second now out of the gate. The hybrid definitely makes me want to restate my claim about the standard powertrain compared to this yeah. It feels a bit wimpy the power here, thanks to the 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine paired to an electric motor mounted on the transmission fields. Good that’s, quick, the hybrid tucson, comes with a six speed automatic transmission. Instead of the eight speed that you get on that 2.5 liter, but i promise you you’re not going to miss those two extra gears with the instant torque that you get from that electric motor. If you are looking for a little bit of a boost, you get these paddle shifters, you can downshift if you’re going around a turn or if you’re, trying to get onto the highway or out of a sticky situation.
As for the ride, the suspension tuning feels appropriate if a little on the firm side for the hybrid. There are four drive modes, including sport and snow, and this is interesting. If you’re driving on dirt or snow, you can lock the power to the front and back at 50 50, so you get consistent traction gas mileage on the hybrid is impressive, with 38 miles to the gallon now, combined with the engine and the motor you’re. Looking at a 500 mile range, which is great especially considering that the gas tank on the hybrid is smaller than the one on the combustion engine model, fun fact, the base gas engine starts at about twenty five thousand dollars and includes great features like an eight inch. Color touch screen wireless apple, carplay and android, auto led headlamps and smart scent safety equipment. The sel gets you extra safety features, including smart cruise control and heated front seats. There is a convenience package for the sel that comes with a bigger 10.25 inch touchscreen and wireless charging, as well as a hands free liftgate. The end line for sporty types, zazes up, the tucson with exterior and interior performance trim, but no more actual power. That’S. A big disappointment: the base model on the hybrid comes in at twenty nine thousand fifty dollars, but you can ratchet that cost up to about forty grand. If you add a lot of the bells and whistles on the hybrid limited trim, the plug in hybrid, both the sel and limited versions, don’t have prices at the making of this video and there’s.
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