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    Hyundai Has Finally Fixed Everything That Was Wrong With the Tucson

    The 2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV represents a new shift in Hyundai’s entire philosophy

    Hyundai has just unveiled the 2022 Tucson SUV, and we’d be quick to argue that it rights everything that’s been wrong with the Tucson since it was introduced way back in 2005. In fact, the Tucson has changed so much, it looks like a completely different model compared to the face-lifted model that went on sale in 2019. It only makes sense that this is where we land – after all, the Tucson is Hyundai’s best-selling crossover and second-best-selling vehicle overall. If you thought the 2021 Elantra looked great, you’re going to fall in love with the new Tucson.

    The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Takes Sharp Design to a Whole New Level

    Let me just come right out and say that there is no way you’ll be able to confuse the 2022 Tucson as a previous-gen model. Without looking too deep into the company’s “kinetic jewel surface details” or “parametric dynamics” it’s easy to see that the new Tucson takes after the Elantra but moves the design to the next level. The front end is sharp and sporty, while the side profile is so elegantly sculpted that it looks more like a concept that a production model. It’s particularly easy to fall in love with the bulging front fenders and sharply protruding (and generous) body lines.

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    Even the rear profile takes plenty of sports DNA with a dual-check-mark-like taillights that are connected across the rear hatch. And, for once, we have a crossover with a rear fascia that doesn’t look like it was added as an afterthought. Where the old model was portrayed by big, bulky headlights and old-school Hyundai grille, dull lines, and an uneventful rear end, the new model is exactly the opposite. If Hyundai felt like it needed a pat on the back, we’re here to give it – the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is a huge leap forward for the company in terms of design, but how does it hold up on the inside?

    Length182.3 Inches
    Width73.4 Inches
    Height65.6 Inches
    Wheelbase108.5 Inches
    Front Track (18-inch)63.8 Inches
    Rear Track (18-inch)64.1 Inches
    Front Track (19-inch)63.6 Inches
    Rear Track (19-inch)63.9 Inches

     A Modern Interior Without All the Drama

    2022 Hyundai Tucson

    Hyundai seems to have ditched that annoying “lets play it easy” mentality with the exterior design and, while the 2020 Tucson’s interior isn’t quite so aggressive, it’s certainly not boring, either. The layout of the vents and design of the trim on the door panels give the cabin this impressive wraparound look that really emphasizes the concept of space. Where the old model featured an analog instrument cluster and bulky display on the top of the dash, the 2022 Tucson has a small tablet-like digital instrument cluster and a larger display integrated right into the center stack. Most physical buttons on the center stack are gone now, with the majority of controls being touch sensitive. Of course, this dual-display system is an option, but the standard system – an 8.0-inch display – doesn’t sound bad either.

    Other interior enhancements include things like car-to-home communication that allows you to control smart devices in your home while you’re on the road. There’s an available air-quality monitoring system, too, however its availability in the U.S. has yet to be officially confirmed. Material quality appears to have improved over the last generation, as has fit and finish, but remember this is a Hyundai, not a Mercedes – it’s hard to believe the company could push the Tucson that deep into premium territory.

    FrontRear
    Headroom40.1 inches39.5 inches
    Shoulder Room57.6 inches56.0 inches
    Hip Room54.5 inches53.9 inches
    Leg Room41.4 inches41.3 inches
    Minimum Cargo Room41.2 cubic-feet
    Max Cargo Room80.3 Cubic-Feet

    2022 Hyundai Tucson – Going Hybrid

    2022 Hyundai Tucson

    The 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. It mates exclusively to an eight-speed automatic by can be paired with an all-wheel-drive system. When equipped with the standard FWD system, the 2022 Tucson is said to return 28 mpg, a 3 mpg improvement over the 2021 model. This isn’t the only powertrain option up for the taking, though, and you’ll be happy to hear that the Tucson is going hybrid.

    An optional 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is up for grabs, and it’s paired to a 44.2-kW electric motor and 1.49 kWh battery pack. According to Hyundai, the system comes together to produce 226 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the Sonata hybrid at 192 horses and the Elantra at 139, this is a very nice surprise. However, things get a little better, as there’s also a plug-in hybrid coming our way.  That will feature the same 1.6-liter turbo-four, but it’ll mate with a 66.9 kW electric motor. That system features a 13.8 kWh battery pack and is estimated to deliver a cool 261 horsepower and an undisclosed amount of torque – probably a figure in the 290 pound-foot region.  Hyundai claims the 7.2 kW, 240-volt charger can replenish the batter in about 2 hours and will be good enough for about 28 miles of all-electric range.

    Down the road, a Tucson N-Line will make its way, but word has it that it’ll feature the Sonata N Line’s 2.5-liter turbo-four and could put out as much as 290 ponies and 311 pound-feet of torque. That model will be offered exclusively with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and will only be available with AWD.

    2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder1.6-Liter Hybrid1.6-Liter PHEV
    Horsepower187 @ 6,100 RPM227 @ TBA261 HP @ TBA
    Torque178 @ 4,000 RPM195 LB-FT @ -1,600RPM224 LB-FT @ 2,100 RPM
    Hybrid Battery TypeN/ALithium-Ion PolymerLithium-Ion Polymer
    Battery VoltageN/A270V360V
    Battery CapactyN/A1.49 kWh13.8 kWh
    Battery Power OutputN/A64 kW88 kW
    ChargerN/AN/A7.2 kW (@240V)
    Charge TimeN/AN/A2 Hours

    Looking Forward

    Hyundai hasn’t offered up pricing details for the 2022 Tucson, but don’t expect pricing to increase too much. As the brand’s second-best-selling model and best-selling crossover, Hyundai has to keep it right in the Goldilocks pricing zone in which it currently resides. If pricing does go up, it will be marginally at best. Expect the Tucson to go on sale in early-to-mid 2021.

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