2022 Hyundai Tucson First Drive Review


Tucson’s standard active safety features in 2022 Hyundai Tuscon include emergency brake assistance, pedestrian inspection, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance and driver’s careless warning system. 

Take a look at Hyundai’s list of already strong SUVs, from mini-space to plus-size polycarbonate, you won’t find any shortage. It’s six in all – it’s more than a Jeep – and a combination of hybrid, electric and combustion engines work hard under the skin. But highlighting the company’s global sales volume, the right size in the middle of the pack is the 2022 Hyundai Tuscon. 

In the Hyundai portfolio, the Tuscon fits between the Kona and the Santa Fe although it is 1.1 inches longer, wider and 0.6 inches taller than its predecessor, with a wheelbase 3.4 inches longer than before. It also offers about 8 cubic feet of cargo space. This enhancement, absorbing the length and wheelbase of the Jumbo Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, makes the Tuscon one of the smallest compact crossovers ever. The rear seat legroom is now 41.3 inches in the best class, the CR-V tops the list, while the cargo space is now among the class leaders. 

Jumbo Honda CR-V

2022 Tuscon has a new aggressive outward appearance with numerous swellings on each side, muscle swelling, sharp folds, rising and falling accents, tapping masses and we’re still on the sides of the body. There’s a lot of action going on the Tucson’s surface, but we can never imagine it’s like any other SUV. 

The wheel arches are comparable to the angular Lexus NX, though made with a bit more precision. The silver spear hits the doors above a pillar, above the door, thickens the back, descends to the lift gate and will add luxury air. This little detail sounds like something you would expect from a Jaguar. The front-end shape, like the new wing, reflects its many-day running light LED elements (five per side) grille slates, and two lighting elements in each front corner make the new Tuscon front end more aggressive and attractive. 

Meanwhile, below, the rear, tooth or nail-like taillights are less on the bumper with progress signs different from the height of the rear glass, as Hyundai has been doing for some time now. All of this translates into a better, more confident look than you would expect from a luxury car, but not a single compact SUV, the maximum mounted price in the US. This welder weight is Hyundai back in the heavyweight design line from the corner. 

heavyweight design line from the corner

Even if the inside is big, the big idea from the inside is not necessarily the huge space improvement. Over the past few years, Hyundai has completely embarrassed other big and affordable brands in terms of interior design. The Tucson also comes with a three-level windshield, which helps prevent noise. This is another example of offering a luxury interior in a car at an affordable price. 

Although the 2022 Tucson comes standard with an 8-inch center infotainment display, each of the testers we ran had a 10.35-inch display and a digital instrument cluster of the same size. Although there is no hood on them for any scene, they are not affected by sunlight. Hyundai claims that the displays have glare treatment on their glass surfaces, of which we were initially skeptical.  

Tucson’s standard active safety features in 2022 Hyundai Tuscon include emergency brake assistance, pedestrian inspection, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance and driver’s careless warning system. Options for systems for blind spot and rear cross traffic, safe exit alarm, adaptive travel control and surround view monitor. 

driver's careless warning system

Other technical and technological features include remote parking for tight spaces, remote start with heated and ventilated seats, Apple Pal Car Play and Android Auto Toe, available Qi wireless smartphone charging, deep object and natural language interface with environmental recognition and Hyundai. The new Tuscon’s custom navigation system is now cloud-based and the Bose eight-speaker premium audio Duo system is standard on three of the four trim levels (SEL, N Line and Limited). 

Hyundai’s Blue Link-linked car system has been stable for three years after purchase in three trim levels, but the basic S.E. It enables remote start, remote door locking and unlocking, stolen vehicle recovery system, window level and fuel level tracking, personal preferences and other functions through web portal, smartphone app and Alexa and Google support apps. A specific number of functions can also be controlled via the smartwatch application. 

Hyundai has reconsidered the powertrain strategy for the new 2022 model. The previous inline-force has gone 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter, and instead is naturally paired with 2.5-liter inline-4 and 1.6-liter turbo inline-for conventional or plug-in hybrid systems. Hyundai uses the usual six-speed auto with them, while many competitors adapt to the constant switching of their hybrid power units. 

turbo inline-for conventional or plug-in hybrid systems

For all the design and interior benefits, frustration with the behavior of the usually desired 2.5-liter engine seems overwhelming. Forget for a moment that the hybrid balance shows 226 total horsepower and the total torque is 257-pound-feet which is 187 hp and 178 pound-feet of 2.58-liter torque. Ignore the fact that hybrids consume about 30% less fuel than standard engines. 

Although the two powertrains show the same power and performance statistics accurately, the hybrid wins this race every time, as the four-cylinder is muted, muted and unsatisfactory compared to the pair paired with the 2.5-liter engine 1.6. Litter turbo and electric motor. It rates 6,000 rpm at the top end of the 2.5-liter engine’s breath. The feedback of 2.5 is excellent for inputs at low engine speeds, while lagging behind is weak. After working on both the 2.5-liter and the hybrid Tuscon, the giant powertrain takeover proves to be the best driving companion at every possible level. 

For those wondering about the plugin Hybrid Tuscon, EPA limit ratings and other performance statistics will be released later this summer near its sale date. Other versions have already arrived at dealers. 

The 2.5-liter gas engine comes standard with front-wheel drive, starting with the SE model starting at 26,135, all-wheel drive optional up to 50/50 torque front rear and up to 1.2-inch ground clearance, with a center differential lock. Stable in the all-wheel drive hybrid, it starts at 30,235 for the blue trim and goes up to 38,535 for the limited. 

The trim level starts at SE and pushes up to the expected volume-leading SEL. The Trim is only offered with a 2.5-liter standard engine, but it will only add visual elements to the mix without mechanical modifications – those with a talent for driving excitement won’t find it much. Finally, the top limited trim includes a wide sunroof, leather seat cushion, eight-power power front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, automatic wipers, parking sensors, blind spot warning and the surrounding view parking system. 

From the hybrid’s quiet driving approach, to all angles, including standard devices and space, the new 2022 Tuscon is more competitive than other smaller SUVs. 

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