HYUNDAI TUCSON

Hyundai Tucson

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How much does the Hyundai Tucson cost to run?

The 1.7L diesel is the most economical Hyundai Tucson to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Hyundai Tucson 1.7L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 62 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Honda CR-V 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 13, which is lower than the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Suzuki Vitara 1.0L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel1.6L petrol1.7L diesel2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
mpg57.6 - 58.937.2 - 44.857.6 - 61.735.3 - 58.935.3
emissions125 - 130147 - 177119 - 129127 - 210190
tax£125.00£160.00 - £260.00£125.00 - £30.00£125.00 - £325.00£300.00
insuranceGroup 20 - 24Group 15 - 26Group 13 - 21Group 19 - 31Group 22

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Hyundai Tucson: How big is the boot?

The Hyundai Tucson has a below average boot space (502 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Hyundai Tucson easy to park?

The Hyundai Tucson is very middle of the road - it fills just over three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Suzuki Jimny.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4462m long it gives you reasonable 338mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Hyundai Tucson has the best performance?

The fastest Hyundai Tucson from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 265 lbs/ft torque and 177 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Kuga 2.5L petrol, which will beat your Hyundai Tucson to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel1.6L petrol1.7L diesel2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
zeroTo6211.2 - 11.88.9 - 11.511.5 - 13.79.5 - 12.810.4
torque280 - 320161 - 265280 - 340305 - 400184
bhp115 - 136132 - 177116 - 141136 - 185139

What size caravan or trailer, can the Hyundai Tucson tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Hyundai Tucson 2.0L diesel which has 400 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2200kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.