Motoring Journalist Christofer Lloyd takes Hyundai’s latest model the Tucson for a test drive. The brand new Tucson will supersede the ix35 later this month, and the verdict is pleasantly comfortable.
The Tucson offers a practical, solid interior, a wide range of engines and plenty of high-tech kit. The most economical is the 1.7-litre diesel, which offers claimed fuel consumption of 61.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km, placing this medium sized off roader into the £30 annual car tax brand – though it does requires a lengthly 13.7 seconds to reach 62mph. If acceleration is a concern, you can choose the next in line – 134bhp 2.0-litre model or even the more powerful 2.0-litre diesel with four-wheel drive. There are also Petrol engines available with and without a turbocharger.
So what did Christofer and the Team at Car Dealer magazine think?
On test, the team rate the Tucson highly for its smooth comfortable ride with impressive suspension that does the job of ironing out bumps in the tarmac, and little road or wind noise makes its way through to the cabin.
“The Hyundai Tucson should prove an attractive prospect to those after a practical, boldly styled and relatively affordable off-roader. It is comfortable, quiet when cruising and packed with standard kit, whichever model you go for”
Honest john wrote “the new tucson is capable, competent and comfortable choice of family car that represents real value for money”
Model: Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CDDi 185 4WD Premium Engine: 2.0 litre, turbocharged four-cylinder diesel Power: 182bhp, 400Nm Max Speed: 125mph 0-60mph: 9.7 seconds MPG: 47.9 mpg Emissions: 154g/km CO2
The Rivals: Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, VW Tiguan, Kia Sportage