In 2022, the Hyundai Tucson arrived with a bold, new look and tons of other updates. With this redesigned crossover entering just its second model year, we expect it to be a carryover model.
The current Hyundai Tucson boasts a sharp, new design that includes a bold grille flanked by thin headlights and stacked accent lighting, distinct body lines and creases, flared wheel arches, and a stylish backside with a LED light bar with slash-like taillights. With it entering just its second model year with this design, we expect the 2023 Tucson to be nearly identical.
Inside, the Tucson continues with a bold design that includes a four-horizontal-spoke steering wheel, a full-width HVAC vent, a wide-screen 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a push-button transmission, an available digital instrument cluster, a 64-color mood-lighting system, and more. We expect no changes inside the 2023 Tucson.
Under its hood, the 2022 Tucson comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will swap that engine out for a 180-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter that pairs with electric motors for a combined 226 hp. This power heads through a six-speed automatic transmission.
The base Tucson comes standard with front-wheel drive but has optional all-wheel drive. The hybrid and plug-in hybrid models have standard all-wheel drive. We expect these powertrain options to remain the same in the 2023 Tucson.
The IIHS has yet to crash-test the current Tucson, but we know it includes standard automatic forward emergency braking, active lane control, and rear occupant alerts. Optional safety gear includes blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, surround-view camera system, rear automatic braking, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot cameras. We expect these safety features to remain a part of the 2023 Tucson.
Pricing & Release Date
There is no official on-sale date for the 2023 Tucson, but we expect it to follow the same release schedule as the current model. If this proves true, the standard models will arrive in the spring of 2022 and the plug-in hybrid and hybrid models will come in the summer of 2022.
Pricing is also unconfirmed, but with no changes coming, we expect the 2023 Tucson’s pricing to remain close to the $26,135-$38,535 MSRP range of the 2022 Tucson.
Pictured: 2022 Tucson