We’ve Got Something to Look Forward to: The New 2022 Hyundai Tucson

December 8th, 2020 by

The dark days of winter are closing in, so it’s great to have something to look forward to.

 

We’re looking forward to the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson, coming next March. Just like spring flowers, it’s bloomin’ gorgeous. Edmunds.com said, “The Tucson has historically hewn to conservative styling conventions…the new version is quite different with a cascading front light signature, squared wheel arches, and bold creases on the bodywork. The interior is also quite unusual, with a center stack devoid of hard buttons and a shroudless digital instrument panel. An avant-garde SUV? It’s happening…”

 

Are new powertrains avant-garde? Yes, with hybrids and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs)!

 

  • Gas: 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 hp, eight-speed transmission and an estimated combined 28 mpg (FWD). All-wheel drive available on gas engines and standard on hybrids and PHEVs.
  • Hybrid: 1.6-liter, four-cylinder turbo and 44.2kw motor and 1.49 kwh battery equaling an output of 226 hp, six-speed automatic. Hyundai estimates 30% better fuel efficiency and range of 500+ miles before refueling.
  • PHEV: 1.6-liter turbo, six-speed transmission. Battery pack has 13.8 kwh of power,  28-mile all-electric range and 70 mpg-equivalent efficiency rating.

 

The 2022 Tucson is totally new: bigger,  with bolder styling and interior critics are calling spacious and “airy.” It’s still a five-passenger vehicle, but with three inches more legroom thanks to a longer wheelbase. More cargo room for your skiing, camping or sports gear, too.

Safety’s Standard 

Forward-collision warning, avoidance-assist with pedestrian/bicyclist detection, driver-attention monitor, lane-keep assist, high-beam assist and rear occupant alert. Want more? Remote Smart Park assist (parks itself via the key fob!), adaptive cruise control, Safe Exit warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane-centering are options. A voice-recognition system will allow the driver to do lots, from changing interior temperature to accessing infotainment. More safety with the new multi-air ventilation system that monitors cabin air quality, purifies air and displays real-time air pollution.

 

With eight different trim levels ranging from base SE through Limited, and including the hybrid and PHEV versions, there’s a lot to choose from. Depending on your choice you would get the standard eight-inch touch screen or the 10.25 touchscreen navigation system. At the highest levels leather upholstery and sunroof are offered.

 

There’s a lot to look forward to in the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Good looks, space, performance, and efficiency. You’ll be able to test drive it at Schomp Hyundai on Havana in Aurora next Spring.

 

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