2021 Hyundai Tucson | The Top Compact SUV

front view of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Tucson: Versatile & Simple

Talk about a lot in one package! The time has finally come for Hyundai’s 2021 Tucson to be a part of your garage this year, and for good reason. While it may not offer as many premium options and materials as its siblings, like the Palisade and Kona, the Tucson still offers a variety of stylish interior, modern styling, and a smooth ride. Buyers get to choose between a 164-hp 2.0-liter or a 181-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with either front- or all-wheel drive. Coming in at a starting price of $24,885, Hyundai’s Tucson is a great all-around compact SUV for those who need the basics with a modern touch.

Engine & Performance

Responsive Driving In Harsh Environments

This year’s model is offered in two different engine types, a 164-hp 2.0-liter spitting out an average of 150lbs of torque, and a 181 hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine outputting 181lbs; both have been tested to move the Tucson at a standstill form 0-60mph in 8.8 seconds, a pretty strong number for the value of the car.

While the handling isn’t the best, it still provides a sharp, responsive ride when turning corners in a city setting. The phenomenal suspension pairs with high-performance brake calipers and a weighted steering wheel to provide a “sporty” experience that soaks up all the harsh environmental factors, which is great for daily driver use if you happen to have a ton of potholes or beat-up roads near your area.

Fuel Economy & Pricing

Value For Your Money

Surprisingly for a crossover SUV, the fuel economy for Hyundai’s new Tucson is nothing to rave about. The EPA has rated the Tucson to be capable of 23mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, although, we find that it offers a modest 26 in the city and 29 (average) on the highway during our tests. Overall, they are not crazy impressive numbers, but it still beats many of their competitors while offering a solid starting price point.

For information on the models available and their pricing, a helpful graph is included below:

a graph of the price points for the 2021 Hyundai Tucson

Driving Safety Updates

The Best In The Market

As one of the best in its class for safety, this Tucson car is said to have some of the best compact SUV ratings in the past few years. Hyundai’s compact crossover earns accolades from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its strong showing in crash tests. The Tucson earned five stars for both front and side crash testing and a 4.5 for roll tests, beating out last year’s numbers by just a hair.

Standard driving assistance and safety features included with this year is a long list, including: automated emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and driver attention warning. If you want even more than that for an optimally safe ride, blind-spot warnings, pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams are all available as well.

Interior Technology & Entertainment

Clean Styling & Feature Packed

Inside the cabin of this compact SUV is a simple to use infotainment system with Apple Carplay & Android Auto compatibility that will display media information and a list of other driving stats. If you happen to opt for the premium models, the Limited and Ultimate trim levels feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen with an in-dash navigation heads-up display.

With a beige and black color interior color theme and simple yet intuitive design, the Tucson manages to provide a luxurious and high-end experience that perfectly matches the exterior styling choices. According to Hyundai, the fabric seating that comes standard with most of the trim levels is said to resist staining, repel odors, and reduce static thanks to its inter-woven stitching design. The ultimate and limited trims also offer leather stitching and seats as a standard for those who are not a big fan of interior cloth materials.

Our Final Thought

Large List Of Features For Your Money

Overall, Hyundai’s 2021 Tucson is proving to be a worthy competitor in the compact SUV market, which is already saturated as it is. With a low price point and a fairly big list of safety/entertainment features to take advantage of, it’s hard to not name the Tucson as one of the smoothest and easy SUVs we’ve ever rode.

Contact Tulsa Hyundai For Your 2021 Tucson

Fast & Easy Vehicle Help

Ready to hit the road with your 2021 Tucson? Call Tulsa Hyundai at 877-719-7239 and speak with one of our vehicle experts to get information on inventory, payment options, and pre-approval on all of our vehicles for sale.

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We look forward to providing you with expert help on your new 2021 Hyundai Tucson soon!

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