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Hyundai Tucson 2021 Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price

Hyundai Tucson 2021 Review Australia


Hyundai has upgraded the 2021 Tucson fully. They have given it a new look and a high-tech new cabin. For the first time, they have also provided the sporty N-Line package option. The Hyundai Tucson 2021 is a mid-sized SUV. It competes with some big sellers like Nissan X-Trail, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. However,  the Hyundai Tucson 2021 has more value for money.  This SUV is best for you if you plan on taking long road trips or towing something small. 


Hyundai Tucson engine:


HyundaiTucson Engine


Hyundai Tucson's base model offers a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 115kW of power and 192 Nm of torque.


The Elite and Highlander variants offer the option of a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder engine that produces 132kW of power and 265 Nm of torque.


Only the base model with 2.0-litre petrol has front-wheel drive coupled with a six-speed torque-converter. The rest of the range uses all-wheel drive.


Hyundai Tucson interior:




The interior of the Hyundai Tucson 2021 looks like a huge departure from the past generations. The new Tucson 2021 feels like a completely different vehicle. The material of the cabin feels premium and is made of the best quality. Its twin-10.25-inch displays make Tucson one of the best mid-size SUVs out there.  The interior has extensive use of piano black, which quickly gets scratches and shows dust too often. Although some love this material, it would have been better to have other material options. Its higher grade models have a shift-by-wire system. The controls for the heated steering wheel, heated/cooled seats and parking functions are present ahead of the gear selector. 


It has a 10.25-inch infotainment system that is easy to use and similar to the newer Kia range. It has electable driver profiles, Sounds of Nature for soothing background noise, and Quiet Mode for silence through the rear speakers. It also includes wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Apple CarPlay looks classic as it takes up the entire screen. 


The 10.25-inch screen that is ahead of the driver has a high resolution. This screen displays features like the tachometer, speedometer and other critical car functions. Also, it can change design and colours depending on the drive mode. 


The seats of the Hyundai Tucson 2021 are comfortable. On a hot day, to prevent you from sitting on the hot seats, the front seats include perforations for cooling. The driver seat, as well as the front passenger seats, are electric and also the driver seat has memory.


The Australian-market Tucson has the following measurements:

✓ 4630mm in length 

✓ 1865mm in width

✓ 1665mm in height 

✓ 2755mm wheelbase


This implies that at the back, there is plenty of room. There's adequate toe room and more than enough headroom.


You'll find an armrest in the second row with two cup holders. There are also cup holders in the doors, two USB ports, and air vents. The back of the front seats also has map pockets.


Hyundai Tucson specs:

There are three trims of the Hyundai Tucson: the base model, Elite model, and Highlander.


Here are the features that come standard base Tucson:

✓ 17-inch alloy wheels

✓ The 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system 

✓ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

✓ 4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen

✓ Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter

✓ Autonomous emergency braking 

✓ Blind-spot assist

✓ Lane-keeping assist

✓ Tyre-pressure monitoring

✓ Reversing camera 

✓ Rear parking sensors

✓ Halogen headlights

✓ LED daytime running lights

✓ Automatic headlights

✓ Full-size spare wheel

✓ Remote folding second-row seats

✓ Driver's seat power lumbar

✓ Grey/black cloth upholstery


The Tucson Elite adds the following specifications:

✓ 18-inch alloy wheels

✓ Power driver's seat

✓ Heated front seats

✓ The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system

✓ Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

✓ Satellite navigation

✓ Rain-sensing wipers

✓ Rear privacy glass

✓ Paddle shifters 

✓ Rear seat radar occupant alert

✓ Dual-zone climate control

✓ Front parking sensors

✓ Keyless entry and start

✓ Black leather upholstery


Including the above specifications, the Tucson Highlander also add the following:

✓ 19-inch alloy wheels

✓ 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster

✓ Bose premium sound system

✓ Surround-view camera

✓ Blind-spot view monitor

✓ Power tailgate

✓ Parking collision avoidance assist

✓ Remote brilliant parking assist (diesel only)

✓ Heated and ventilated front seats

✓ Heated rear seats

✓ Heated steering wheel

✓ Power driver's seat with memory

✓ Power passenger seat

✓ LED headlights and tail lights

✓ Ambient lighting

✓ Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror

✓ Passenger walk-in device

✓ Silver-painted skid plate

✓ Black, brown or light grey interior colours


If you choose the N Line package, you will get the following additional features:

✓ The 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (Tucson, Elite)

✓ 19-inch alloy wheels

✓ N Line steering wheel

✓ Black interior with black headliner

✓ Metal pedals

✓ Sports seats

✓ LED headlights and tail lights (Tucson, Elite)

✓ Leather and suede upholstery


Hyundai Tucson safety:

ANCAP or Euro NCAP has not crash-tested the Hyundai Tucson 2021 till now. But all the models of Hyundai Tucson are loaded with their SmartSense safety suite. On the higher end of the trims, you will get some additional premium features as well.


Here are some of the key safety features that the base Tucson comes with:

✓ Autonomous emergency braking

✓ Pedestrian/cyclist detection

✓ Junction assist (camera + radar)

✓ Adaptive cruise control with stop/go

✓ Lane-keep assist

✓ Lane Follow Assist (lane centring)

✓ Blind-spot assist

✓ Rear cross-traffic assist

✓ Intelligent speed limit assist

✓ Reversing camera with rear parking sensors

✓ Leading vehicle departure alert

✓ Safe Exit Assist

✓ Tyre pressure monitor

✓ Seven airbags, including front-centre airbag


The Tucson Elite incorporates the following additional features:

✓ More advanced rear-seat alert

✓ Front parking sensors


The Tucson Highlander includes the following additional safety features:

✓ The Blind Spot View Monitor camera system

✓ Parking collision avoidance assist

✓ A 360-degree camera system 

✓ Remote Smart Park Assist


Hyundai Tucson Price:

The Hyundai Tucson 2021 prices range from $29,640 for the basic trim level SUV to $53,000 for the top of the range SUV.  



✓ It has excellent space and practicality 

✓ Incorporates improved levels of safety tech

✓ The new platform affords an upmarket 'big car feel.'



✓ There is no hybrid or EV tech at all

✓ Has halogen headlights on two of three grades

✓ The prices getting up there

✓ Not much power on hills/when overtaking


Final verdict:

Overall the Hyundai Tucson is a good option that has a fascinating interior. The interior is practical, and the exterior design of this new Tucson is stylish too. On the inside, one will get plenty of interior space and boot space for a family of four. The technology used in the car also works well, and also it incorporates good safety features. We believe that it could do a little more power to speed up hills, and a hybrid or electric variant offered in the range would be lovely. If you plan upon buying one for yourself, we will give you a green signal. At the same time, we recommend you go through the history of the Tucson you plan on buying. To get the hidden history of the car and surety upon your purchase, use the Quick Revs online platform and get a history report within a few minutes. For more information regarding this service, click here


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