Hyundai Brings Some New Angles to the 2022 Tucson

June 4th, 2021 by

 

Auto manufacturers used to restyle cars almost yearly. Nowadays, that doesn’t happen, so when a manufacturer like Hyundai introduces a completely new model, like the 2022 Hyundai Tucson crossover, it’s a big deal.

Make no mistake, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is totally new and a really big deal with a dramatically different exterior, more comfortable interior, more tech and safety features, and it will be available as a hybrid – a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be added later this year.

The 2022 Tucson Trio

  • Gasoline: standard 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, 8-speed automatic transmission offering 29 mpg combined city/highway FWD or 26 mpg combined w/AWD 
  • Hybrid: 1.6-liter turbo-4 engine with 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque + 44kW, 270-volt electric engine totaling 226 hp, 6-speed automatic, offering 38 mpg combined 
  • PHEV: 1.6-liter turbo-4 + 13.8-kWh battery with estimated 32-mile electric-only driving range offering equivalent of 70MPGe; with 7.2-kW onboard charger can be replenished under 2 hours

Stepping on up

Several trim levels are available, with more features at every step up: SE, SEL, SEL Convenience, N Line, SEL Premium, Limited. The Hybrid comes in Blue, SEL Convenience and Limited versions.

Whether you call it contemporary or aggressive, the new Tucson’s styling is arrestingly different with more angles and creases – Hyundai says it’s part of the “Sensuous Sportiness” design language. As CNET points out, “Hyundai isn’t falling into the industry-typical habit of making all its new cars look like Russian dolls.” The grille treatment is particularly striking with embedded LED “parametric” running lights that disappear when off. Wheels are 17” standard with a 19” option on higher trims. The new Tucson is 5.8” longer.

The 5-passenger cabin gets lots of reviewers’ praise, especially for the longer wheel base that provides extra rear legroom and better cargo-carrying capacity of 38.7 cubic feet – with the dual-level cargo floor that boosts it to more than 41 cubic feet.  The multi-air ventilation system that provides both direct and indirect air. Other options are upgraded Bose audio, leather seats, multi-color ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, and heated seats.

Tucson’s sporty N Line version with distinctive trim and headliner, sport seats and metal pedal covers.

Tons of Standard Safety

Safety comes standard with Hyundai’s SmartSense suite, including forward-collision avoidance with ped/bike detection, lane-keeping assist, lane-following assist, auto high beams, driver attention monitoring and rear occupant alert. Also available: blind-spot monitors and collision warning, highway driving assist, rear cross-traffic avoidance assist, adaptive cruise control, reverse parking collision avoidance assist, remote parking assist,  and surround view monitoring.

KBB.com summed it up: “All told, the new 2022 Hyundai Tucson impresses. It’s solid, comfortable, roomy, refined, and practical, and its emphasis on standard safety technology (like a forward collision-avoidance system and lane-keep assist) is much appreciated.”

Best yet, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is here at Schomp Hyundai on Havana. See you soon to test drive it!