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2021 Hyundai Tucson

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$16,999 - $25,691
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2021 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $23,700
2021 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,100
2021 Value 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,150
2021 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,100
2021 Value 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,550
2021 SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,500
2021 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,250
2021 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,400
2021 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,650
2021 Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,800
2021 Ultimate 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,050
2021 Ultimate 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,450
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The Hyundai Tucson is a carryover for 2021 with changes limited to a few updates to the color palette. This means the compact crossover is back with the same two four-cylinder engines, the same comprehensive suite of safety features, and 7-inch touchscreen.

Choosing Your Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is available in six trim levels: SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate. Pricing starts at $24,840 including destination for the base SE and climbs to $33,190 for the range-topping Ultimate.

Engine Choices

There are two four-cylinder engines available on the Tucson. The SE and Value trims feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the other four get a 2.4-liter four-cylinder.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L 4-Cylinder161 hp150 lb-ft25 mpg
2.4L 4-Cylinder181 hp175 lb-ft25 mpg

Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to the front wheels as standard, but all-wheel drive is a $1,400 option.

Towing capacity maxes out at 1,500 pounds in all configurations.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Tucson seats five passengers and offers 38.2 inches of rear leg room. There's 31 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, or 61.9 cubic feet with it folded down.

Comparatively, the Tucson is more compact than the segment-leading Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, but is notably larger than the compact crossovers like the Honda HR-V and Nissan Kicks.

Hyundai Tucson

Safety Features

The Tucson is equipped with a basic level of active safety features. These include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and a driver attention warning system.

Moving up the trim levels, The Value and above get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, the Limited and above are equipped with a surround-view camera system, and the Ultimate features adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and pedestrian detection.

The Tucson carries a five-star overall safety rating with the NHTSA.

Connectivity

The base trim is the only model to go without HD radio, satellite radio, and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics services, but it does include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a front USB port.

The infotainment is controlled through a seven-inch color touchscreen display, which is upgraded to an eight-inch display with navigation on the Ultimate.

The SEL and above gets a second-row USB port, while the Sport, Limited, and Ultimate upgrade to an eight-speaker Infinity audio system and get a wireless charging pad.

Hyundai Tucson

SE - From $24,840

The SE trim feels like a stripped out model with just a few notable features like 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-way manual driver’s seat, cloth seating, and a 3.5-inch LCD multi-information display in the gauge cluster.

Value - From $26,290

The Value trim lives up to its name with some appreciable items like LED accent lighting, heated side, mirrors, roof rails, and eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and push button start.

SEL - From $27,240

In what is even possibly a greater value, the SEL trim adds a bit of style and comfort with 18-inch wheels, upscale touches to the side sills and front and rear fascias, and chrome dual-tipped exhaust outlets. The interior receives nicer materials on the doors and dual-zone automatic climate control with AC vents for the rear passengers.

Sport - From $29,390

The Sport trim receives 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, fog lights, and a hands-free liftgate. Inside, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter add to the sporty theme.

Limited - From $30,540

The Limited trim is notably more upscale with chrome trim highlighting the grille, door handles, and belt-line molding, as well as side mirrors with turn signal indicators. Interior upgrades include leather seating, an eight-way power passenger seat, and a heated steering whee..

Ultimate - From $33,190

The Ultimate trim receives premium features that attribute to its price. A panoramic sunroof, automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a 4.2-inch display in the gauge cluster leave little chance of the top-tier Tucson being out-equipped by its competitors.

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The 2021 Hyundai Tucson SEL includes today’s expected modern car creature comforts without loading on the premium features that drive up the price. It's where we'd start our search.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Good value
  • Smooth ride
  • Large touchscreen
Cons
  • Small for the class
  • Uninspiring performance
  • Tight squeeze for three in back
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Automotive Editor

Six years and still just normal. The compact crossover class has been through a lot of change lately with more dramatic styling and powerful turbocharged engines arriving. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson, however, will have none of it.

Since its 2016 redesign, the Tucson has chosen to stay on the straight and narrow and cater to the masses instead of drawing attention. Overall, it's a solid option in the class, but it's a little light on fun compared to some rivals.

Inoffensive design borders on boring. The Hyundai Tucson marks the sixth model year with the same clean-cut design. In those years, the Tucson has watched its competitors take on bolder and more inspired styling, but it’s stayed true to its roots of simplicity over drama.

This lack of styling theatrics has made it a target for shoppers who want to drive a vehicle, not a design fad. This tactic gives the Tucson a wider sweet spot when it comes to potential buyers, as it sits between the forgettable Volkswagen Tiguan and the brooding Toyota RAV4.

On the flip side, the Tucson will bore to tears those who prefer sharp styling. These shoppers will find comfort in the boldly styled RAV4 or even the sleek Ford Escape or Mazda CX-5.

Tight on space, not on tech. Other than styling changes, the Tucson has also watched its competitors grow in size. This growth has resulted in roomier cabins that haul people and cargo more effectively.

The Tucson is no slouch with 38.2 inches of rear leg room, 31 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats up, and 61.9 cubes with the rear seats folded. It’s no Honda CR-V, though, which boasts up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room and 40 inches of rear leg room.

The Subaru Forester is right there with the CR-V with almost 40 inches of rear leg room and 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The CX-5 also boasts 40 inches of leg room, but its 59.6 cubes of max cargo room is short of the Tucson.

With its 7-inch touchscreen and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Tucson matches most of its competitors. Plus, its $24,840 base price makes the Tucson a strong value.

The Tucson also outshines a few key rivals, including the Forester and its 6.5-inch touchscreen. The big win comes when comparing the Tucson to the CR-V LX, which has a standard 5-inch infotainment display screen and no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto – and it costs $1,430 more than the Hyundai.

Safety isn't an issue with the Tucson’s standard automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. The Tucson does, however, lack the standard adaptive cruise found on the RAV4, CX-5, and Forester.


Hyundai Tucson

Smooth ride but limited fun. The Tucson delivers a smooth ride that few in its class can match. Where it falls flat is in the power department with its standard 161-horsepower 2.0-liter and optional 181-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines.

Buyers craving more power can get 181 hp or 240 hp from the Kia Sportage and 203 hp from the RAV4. The Sportage also offers tighter handling to match its superior power.

Final thoughts. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson has nothing to love, but it also has nothing to hate. It’s about as inoffensive as a crossover can get today, and that pays dividends when trying to attract customers who want a car that blends in.

It’s not cavernous on the inside like the CR-V or Forester, but it’s good enough for most. It lacks the 240-hp turbocharged oomph of the Sportage, but its 181-hp optional engine is plenty for the average buyer.

Overall, the Tucson is a pleasantly average crossover for the typical car-buying parents and their 1.93 children, which is the average number of kids under 18 per family in the United States.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 161 HP / 150 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd SHIFTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 28 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 161 HP / 150 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 28 / 25 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$63
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
61.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
102 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
176.4 "
Exterior Width
72.8 "
Exterior Height
64.8 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
41.5 "
Rear Legroom
38.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,309 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
17.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Colored
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Yes Essentials Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles

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