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Hyundai Tucson (4th, NX4) Review Rundown

Hyundai Motor CompanyPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Hyundai Tucson (4th-gen, NX4)
Neoscore* 75%
  • Powerful petrol and diesel powertrains
  • Smooth hybrid drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The 4th-generation Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that comes in two wheelbases. It sits between the compact Kona and full-sized Santa Fe in Hyundai's range. Most variants are two-wheel drive, and there are basic petrol and diesel powertrains, lots of mild hybrids, several levels of full hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The Tucson sits between the compact Kona and full-sized Santa Fe in Hyundai's range. It's a five-seat family wagon for those who like some tallness in their life. The perforated leather seats on this car mark it out as a high-spec example.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good ride and handling
  • Lots of powertrain options
  • Good standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
All-new Tucson is a little bigger than the outgoing model (20mm longer) It has a new, rakish design style that lifts it out of the crowd. Its 4.5m overall length fits neatly between a Nissan Qashqai and Volvo XC40. The Tucson is one of those cars with which you feel instantly familiar.
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Pros[**]
  • Smooth and efficient four-cylinder petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Front wheels sometimes scrabble
  • Rear wheels sometimes wobble

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The Tucson has been a mainstay of the Hyundai line-up since 2004. Despite the emergence of the new all-electric Ioniq sub-brand, Hyundai still has big plans for its traditional family hauler. That's where this new plug-in hybrid variant comes in. It pairs Hyundai's 1.6-litre GDi four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with a 90bhp electric motor.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive range of powertrains
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Hyundai Tucson is the mid-size model in the Hyundai SUV range. It slots between the smaller Kona and seven seat Santa Fe. It goes up against the Peugeot 3008, Skoda Karoq and SEAT Ateca. The Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Tiguan, Vauxhall Grandland X and Ford Kuga are also competitors.
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Pros[**]
  • Competitively priced
  • Lots of standard kit
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Tucson is the fourth model to carry that name, although the UK missed out a couple of generations when it used the iX35 badge instead. You can have a pure petrol Tucson if you'd like - indeed, the 148bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol is the entry point in the line-up. But alongside it there's a 48-volt mild hybrid (148bhp or 178bhp, with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic) and a full hybrid, as tested here. At 4.5 metres, it's longer than a VW Tiguan and only just shy of Toyota's RAV4.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent tech and interior
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mild-hybrid Tucson has a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Powered by a belt starter-generator powered by a small lithium-ion battery (for a total of 148bhp) This gives a small surge of torque to help the petrol unit. Main purpose is so that the Tucson's engine can shut down on the move when coasting, or earlier when coming to a junction, to help boost efficiency.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable and refined
  • Lots of practicality
  • Good infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Auto Express named the Tucson as the best car in its class at our 2021 New Car Awards. It's good to drive, efficient, packed with the latest tech and competes with its premium rivals on looks and kit. It recently won our award for best mid-size SUV, beating the new Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
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Pros[**]
Cons[**]

cnet[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson sets a new benchmark for compact crossovers. The Tucson Hybrid uses a 1.6-liter turbo I4 that on its own offers 180 hp. A 1.5-kilowatt-hour battery sends power to an electric motor, offering an additional 59 hp. All Tucson Hybrids come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic fuel economy
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Lots of tech
  • Comfortable interior
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The new Hyundai Tucson is fantastic both to drive and look at. Like the new Sonata and Elantra, the Tucson will surely be divisive, but I absolutely love it. Globally the 2022 Tucson is offered with two different wheelbase lengths. The base Tucson SE starts at $26,135 including $1,185 destination.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Great infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The base 2022 Tucson Hybrid starts at $30,235 with the required $1,185 destination fee. Our test car, with exceptionally plush carpeted floor mats, was the range-topping Tucson Hybrid Limited, which carries a $38,730 price tag. The standard 8-inch touchscreen features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, dual front and rear USB ports, and Bluetooth.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive fuel economy for a compact hybrid
  • Decent interior design
  • Lots of standard features
Cons[**]
  • Lack of customization options
  • Lacks wireless smartphone support

references

1. ^ Hyundai Tucson 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-11-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 1.6 T-GDi 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-01-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Hyundai Tucson Ultimate Plug-in Hybrid 2021 review. autocar. 2021-07-22 Retrieved 2021-07-31.
4. ^ Hyundai Tucson review. autoexpress. 2020-08-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Hyundai Tucson 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-01-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ New Hyundai Tucson MHEV 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-06-03 Retrieved 2021-07-26.
7. ^ Hyundai Tucson Ultimate Hybrid: long-term test review. autoexpress. 2021-08-23 Retrieved 2021-08-25.
9. ^ 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid review: Even more to like. cnet. 2021-06-07 Retrieved 2021-07-26.
10. ^ 2022 Hyundai Tucson review: The new segment leader. cnet. 2021-04-19 Retrieved 2021-04-20.
11. ^ 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited AWD review: Extra power and efficiency. digitaltrends. 2021-10-06 Retrieved 2021-10-08.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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