5 Reasons The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is the Best Budget SUV

The Hyundai Tucson: A Closer Look

The Tucson SUV is Hyundai’s best-selling vehicle. That’s not just by chance. It has a near perfect blend of style, tech, and long-lasting value. The Hyundai Tucson was ranked number #1 by J.D. Power and Associates for compact SUVs and carries a 5-star government safety rating.

Here are a few more reasons why you should consider the 2022 Hyundai Tucson above all others.

1. Plenty of Powertrain Options

There are three types of Hyundai Tucson SUVs currently on the market. There’s the gasoline variant, a hybrid, and a plug-in electric vehicle. The standard gas model has optional all-wheel drive and gets up to 33 MPG on the highway.

The hybrid model has all-wheel drive as standard equipment and improves the MPG rating to 38 miles on the highway. Then, there’s the plug-in electric vehicle. It has 200 miles of range and 261 horsepower on tap.

2. Exterior Style of the Tucson SUV

The 2022 Tucson is one of the company’s latest opportunities to showcase its new design language. In a Hyundai company press release, SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Center said “We pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to our product experience through our Sensuous Sportiness design identity.”

The Tucson SUV is sporty and sensuous. The new Tucson models have what designers call “parametric dynamics “. The paneling has attractive, multi-faceted angles everywhere you look. This new design language is most evident from the vehicle’s profile.

In fact, the geometric look is similar to the paneling of the Lamborghini Urus. The new Tucson conveys speed and aerodynamics with subtle hints of futuristic features like hidden headlamps and taillights. You can find elements of Hyundai’s new design language in other models such as the Ioniq 5, Elantra, and Santa Cruz pick-up truck.

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3. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is Affordable

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has a low entry cost of $24,950. Even the fuel-efficient hybrid is just $29,050. You can max out on style with the N Line model for around $30,000. There are cheaper hybrid SUVs on the market such as the Toyota RAV-4, but Hyundai closes the gap with extra incentives and features.

The new Tucson has more standard safety and tech features than the RAV-4 hybrid. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson also comes with a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty on the powertrain. That warranty covers the battery, as well. That’ll give any prospective buyer added peace of mind about their purchase.

4. The Interior is Plenty Spacious

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is getting more passenger and cargo volume. There’s more length and width to the vehicle. It has 38.7 cubic feet of cargo volume and 108.2 cu. Ft. of passenger volume. That’s enough space to fit five or six passengers and all their gear.

The interior is airy and well-laid out. There’s an available panoramic roof and 64 ambient colors for the cabin. The high mark of the dashboard sweeps across the front and flows right into the door paneling to create a clean lateral flow. There’s a 10-inch touchscreen display in the middle and otherwise there’s very little clutter of superfluous controls or buttons.

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5. Hyundai Gave the Tucson the Best Safety Gear

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes with advanced safety features that rival any luxury SUV on the market. However, some of these safety features are only available on higher level trims. You do get forward collision avoidance, lane keeping assist and driver attention warnings on every SUV.

You can have the option to include blind spot collision avoidance, safe exit warnings, and rear cross traffic avoidance technology. There’s also some autonomous driving features on the new Tucson. The vehicle won’t drive itself, but it can help the driver stay in lane while on the highway and apply the brakes automatically to avoid collisions.

At the Finish Line

The 2022 Tucson SUV promises to keep up the best-selling trend for Hyundai. Their designers were wise to copy the new geometric paneling of the Lamborghini Urus and other high end luxury vehicles. The Tucson won’t win any speed races, but it can certainly look the part.

The Tucson SUV has a mild sticker price and enticing warranties. You can choose a gasoline powertrain or get onboard with a hybrid or full plug-in EV. The Tucson’s got technology that will stand up to a few years of innovations. It won’t get lapped a year from now by the latest hot thing on the dealership lot. Only time will tell for sure, but the 2022 Hyundai Tucson might just be the best SUV on the market.

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