Hyundai isn’t known for its speed or premium build quality, but its ability to offer more for less. One of the most reliable SUVs Hyundai has manufactured is the Tucson. The SUV has been created as a robust and affordable SUV. Globally, this car is widely accepted not just in Australia, because of its features, comfort, and unique design.
Just because it’s cost-effective, it doesn’t mean that the manufacturer has cut down any safety features or technology, though. After all, Tucson is known for ‘having it all without breaking the bank. The manufacturer has recently overhauled Tucson’s front and back aesthetic.
It’s comfortable to drive, fuel-efficient, and attractively priced for our Australian roads, off-roads, and sandy dunes across the countryside. Let’s take a closer look at what this beast offers and why it is one of our favorite and affordable SUVs of 2021.
|Production||2004 – Present|
|Price||AUD 29,640 – AUD 49,100|
|Engine(s)||2.0 L Beta II I4|
2.7 L Delta V6
2.0 L D CRDi I4
|Fuel Capacity||62.08 liters(16.4 gallons)|
|Mileage (Petrol) Hwy/City||12 km to 9.8 km/liter|
|Mileage (Diesel) Hwy/City||14 km to 11 km/liter|
|Displacement||Robust 1999 cc|
|0-60 mph||8.6 sec|
|Top Speed||189 km per hour|
The Review Of The Most Affordable SUV
Hyundai Tucson is not only an affordable SUV. This is widely popular among travelers for its heavy-duty engine and the loge spacious interior.
Take a look at the features of the Hyundai Tucson and decide on yourselves.
Let’s start with the aesthetics. The 2021 and 2022 models of affordable SUVs aren’t that different, so you won’t be missing out on much if you choose to buy this beauty now. The upgraded shocks, intelligent braking system, leather seats, and climate control capabilities all combine to make even the longest journeys seem short.
And the futuristic aesthetic is sure to make heads turn as you hit the Australian shores in April.
2. Trim Choices
The 2021 model of affordable SUV has a limited number of color choices, unfortunately – especially when compared to the 2022 model. At the same time, there are three distinct engine choices and five trims that you can go for. These include;
- Hyundai Tucson SE – Most cost-effective
- 2021 Hyundai Tucson Value – Value for money
- 2021 Hyundai Tucson SEL – Mid-range.
- 2021 Hyundai Tucson Sport – For the racers among us.
- 2021 Hyundai Tucson Limited – For the collectors.
The SE is one of the most widely chosen options because of its cost-effectiveness, but we believe that the SEL (mid-range) option is the best choice for those who are truly looking for “a bit of everything.” The 62-liter tank can last for roughly 680 to 720 kilometers with air conditioning for these trims, making an economical SUV as well.
Hyundai Tucson reviews have all praised the interior quite a bit, which maintains its black and brown (wood) or the black and silver aesthetic. For classic Tucson lovers, the interior is surely going to bring some nostalgia to life under the affordable SUV choice.
The mileage of Tucson is quite average. It is much better than many you’ll find in the market, but at the same time, there are many that this affordable SUV will leave in the dust (literally) as well. The two four-cylinder engines focus on power and smooth performance instead.
You can find other SUVs that are more fuel-efficient in the same price range (770 to 850 km per tank), but you might miss out on some features or the exceptional aesthetic that this car offers.
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As always, this Hyundai’s affordable SUV model leaves the competition far behind with its competitive warranty coverage. The only company that can compete here is its sister company, Kia. You get;
- Scheduled maintenance tokens (something that Toyota owners yearn for)
- Complimentary maintenance: 3 years.
- Limited parts warranty: 5 years (or 90,000 km)
- Powertrain warranty: 10 years (or 160,000 km)
Hyundai Tucson, despite its power, lacks in terms of its handling. You will need to be slower on the turns with this SUV. However, that is not to say that you will roll the SUV if you turn too sharply; just that the more oversized frame of the car will take some getting used to.
For those of you shifting to the affordable SUV choice of Hyundai Tucson from a sports SUV, we urge you to take it slow on the turns. Very slow.
For those of you who are used to driving an SUV, you will find that the car has balanced handling. When coupled with the smooth drive (on and off-road), you most likely won’t even feel the difference after a month of driving.
This exceptionally designed and feature-rich car is more than just a family or an executive affordable SUV car; it is truly built for the masses. The dashboard itself, its roomy interior (for storage), sufficient leg-room, climate control, heated seats and steering, an intuitive infotainment system, and smooth ride help create a driving experience unlike anything else in the same price range.