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Hyundai TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD

Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
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Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD
Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr 2WD

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG57.60
  • 0-62mph11.8 secs
  • Top Speed109 mph
  • C02130 g/km
  • BHP115
  • Torque207 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

Review

With this Tucson model, Hyundai has got serious about the growing Qashqai-class family Crossover segment, delivering pretty much everything buyers are looking for in this kind of car in one smartly-styled reasonably spacious package that now offers mild hybrid tech to diesel buyers. We're told that this Tucson can 'change the way you drive': it's certainly changed this brand's fortunes in this sector, now being the Korean maker's best selling car.

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Hyundai are aiming high with this improved version of their stylish Tucson, a sharp-suited family mid-sized SUV aimed at the Qashqai-class. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

The Tucson is a huge car for Hyundai, with more than 600,000 units sold to date before the arrival of this facelifted version. This MK2 model replaced the old ix35 crossover in the Korean company's range back in 2015 and has sold much more strongly, thanks to higher quality, extra technology, greater standards of safety, more space and sharper driving dynamics. It was facelifted in late 2018 and 48-volt mild hybrid tech added in the top 2.0-litre CRDi diesel variant. This electrified technology was further added to the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel units in early 2020. Today, this car has been priced to reflect that level of prowess: Hyundai has long abandoned its bargain basement beginnings. Can what's on offer in this improved model - strong standards of safety and media connectivity, plus the option of mild hybrid diesel technology - really justify that? And offer a genuine alternative to established players from Nissan, Skoda and Peugeot in this sector? Time to find out.

Driving Experience

People have come to expect a lot when it comes to driving mid-sized SUVs. Although they want a lofty perch, they also want to feel like they could be driving a hatchback. The Tucson delivers exactly this blend of virtues, hence its very road-biased suspension setup - and the overwhelming emphasis on two wheel drive models across the range - though a 4WD set-up is available too. That 4WD system is fine for slippery surfaces but don't expect a great deal of mud plugging ability. And engines? Well the petrol range is exclusively front-driven and made up of a normally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI 132PS unit and a much pokier T-GDI turbo 177PS powerplant. Go for the T-GDI variant and you get the option of the brand's seven-speed 7DCT dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Most Tucson buyers though, want a diesel and both the available engines now feature the brand's 48-volt mild hybrid tech. For buyers wanting to fuel from the black pump, the range starts with a 115PS 1.6-litre CRDi variant, but Hyundai expects more Tucson customers to want this 1.6-litre unit in uprated 136PS form. In both cases, you have to have front wheel drive and manual transmission. If you want AWD and an auto in your Tucson diesel, you'll need to stretch to the 2.0-litre CRDi mild hybrid unit, which puts out 185PS. Both diesel powerplants are based around an electrified system that supplements acceleration with power from a compact 0.44 kWh 48-volt lithium-ion battery, and extends engine 'off time' with a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator (MHSG) unit. The MHSG is connected by belt to the engine's crankshaft, and switches seamlessly between 'motor' and 'generator' modes. In 'motor' mode the battery is discharged under acceleration, providing power assistance to the engine, to reduce engine load and emissions. Under deceleration - when braking, or coasting towards a junction or downhill - the MHSG switches to 'generator' mode, recuperating energy from the crankshaft to recharge the battery on-the-go.

Design and Build

There are no further visual changes to this updated Tucson: there didn't need to be as the range was aesthetically updated as recently as Autumn 2018. The front features the brand's signature 'Cascading Grille'. All variants feature front fog lights and most also get a lower skid plate, which is supposed to enhance this model's crossover credentials and give it a wider and more dynamic stance. In profile, this Hyundai remains very much a product of Crossover consumerism, looking gym-toned and Qashqai-like. Customers choose from a range of wheels varying in size between 16 and 19-inches. The roof falls away towards the rear and combines with a rising window line and prominent side creases to create an athletic feel. The wheel arches are emphasised in the way you'd expect them to be on this class of car, while the 'Z'-style character lines below the C-pillar create quite a powerful stance. Inside, most models get an 8-inch central touchscreen display audio system, with a DAB tuner, plus 'Apple Car Play' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring now standard across the range. There's reasonable space for a couple of adults in the rear and though the bench doesn't slide, it does recline. In the petrol models, there's 513-litres of seats-up boot space available (or 484-litres if you go for a 1.6 diesel), so in this regard, the Tucson continues to comfortably beat Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar direct rivals. Fold the seats down and this capacity increases to 1503-litres (or 1,474-litres in the 1.6 diesel). Rear seat space is good, although the rear doors are a little on the small side.

Market and Model

There are five trim levels: base 'S Connect', then 'SE Nav', 'N Line', 'Premium' and 'Premium SE'. The range may start at around £23,000 but it's very easy to spend an awful lot more. That price gets you entry level 'S Connect' trim with the non-turbo 1.6 petrol engine. The top petrol unit, the 177PS 1.6 T-Gdi turbo unit, prices from just over £25,500. The diesels cost quite a lot more, the 1.6 CRDi mild hybrid unit priced from around £27,000 in 115PS form - or from around £29,000 in 136PS guise. The 2.0 CRDi mild hybrid diesel (which includes auto transmission and AWD) prices from around £34,000. Across the range, this improved Tucson gets a strong portfolio of safety features, with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist standardised across all trim levels, as well as Driver Attention Alert. As for the general kit tally, well even the base 'S Connect' variants get quite a lot. Expect a DAB tuner along with 'Apple Car Play' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. Plus a rear view camera, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel controls and a leather steering wheel and gear knob. Exterior enhancements include alloy wheels of at least 16-inches in size, plus front fog lamps and automatic headlights.

Cost of Ownership

The Tucson can't quite match some of its rivals when it comes to running costs but it gets close. The RDE2-compliant engine line-up of course conforms to Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard and the Gamma direct injection 1.6-litre petrol engine (offered in normally aspirated or turbo forms) has an updated particulate filter. Let's get to the WLTP readings. In 1.6 GDi form, that base petrol unit's figures are unremarkable - up to 35.8mpg on the combined cycle and 180g/km of CO2. In manual form, the T-GDi turbo petrol model manages 35.8mpg and 179g/km - or 173g/km and 37.2mpg as an auto. The big news with this facelifted Tucson though, is the introduction of an electrified 'mild hybrid' powertrain for the diesel units. Here, the engines are assisted by a compact starter-generator unit belt-connected to the crankshaft. Power for the 48V system comes from a small lithium ion battery mounted beneath the boot floor. When you lift off the throttle to coast, or use the brakes, the starter becomes a generator, recharging the battery with energy that you'd otherwise lose in the form of heat. Hyundai claims that this technology improves efficiency by up to 4%. On to the figures: the 1.6 CRDi unit manages 54.3mpg and 135g/km of CO2 in 115PS form, or 52.3mpg and 141g/km in 136PS guise. For the 2.0 CRDi diesel 185PS unit, the figures are 42.8mpg and 172g/km. All Tucson models, like all Hyundais, get the brand's impressive 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Summary

So, what do we have? The tough looks of an SUV, the sensible practicality of a 5-seater mini-MPV and the affordability of a family hatchback. These are the facts behind an improved Tucson model good enough to attract fresh buyers to the Hyundai brand. It's nicely built, efficient to run thanks to the mild hybrid tech and quite capable in 4WD form of getting everywhere any ordinary family driver might want to go. No, it's not perfect - a class-leading family hatch might offer slightly sharper handling and better all-round visibility - but these aren't deal-breaking issues. More important will be this model's competitive pricing and lengthy warranty. It's a Hyundai of the modern era. And that makes it a very impressive car indeed.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass
Automatic defog system
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
Body colour bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Chrome beltline
Chrome radiator grille and surround
Electric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trap
Electric heated door mirrors
Folding door mirrors
Follow me home headlights
Front fog lights with static cornering function
Front skid plate - silver
Integrated rear spoiler
LED brake lights
LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights
Mudflaps front and rear
Puddle lights
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear privacy glass
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Silver bodyside mouldings
Silver roof rails
Solar glass with windscreen shade band
Trailer stability assist
Windscreen wiper de-icer
Driver Convenience
8" touchscreen DVD colour navigation
Apple car play/Android Auto
Blind spot monitoring
Bluetooth system
Cruise control + speed limiter
Digital clock
Emergency stop signalling system
Flex Steer variable steering settings
Front and rear parking sensors
Lane keep assist
PAS
Rear cross traffic alert
Rev counter
Reversing camera
Roll over sensor
Smartphone wireless charging plate
Supervision cluster
Tailgate open warning light
Trip computer
Trip odometer
Water temperature gauge
Windscreen washer level indicator
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Krell premium audio system with 8 speakers and subwoofer
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
USB/aux input socket
Interior Features
12V socket in centre console
12V socket in luggage compartment
60/40 split and double folding seats (flat to floor)
Ashtray
Chrome interior door handles
Cigar lighter
Cupholders in centre and rear console
Door courtesy lamps
Driver and passenger front seat pockets
Driver's electric adjustable lumbar support
Dual zone climate control
Electric adjustable front seats including height adjust
Front and rear door pockets
Front armrest with storage box
Front centre console cup holders
Front door pocket bottle holders
Front map reading lights
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated/air conditioned glove compartment
Isofix rear child seat preparation
Knee bolster - driver only
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Leather upholstery
LED illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Luggage area underfloor compartment
Luggage compartment lighting
Luggage cover
Luggage hooks
Luggage net
Overhead console with sunglasses holder
Passenger seat electric height adjuster
Rear armrest with cupholder
Reclining rear seats
Retractable load cover
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS/EBD
Active bonnet
Autonomous emergency braking
Brake assist function
Childproof rear door locks
Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
Driver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake
ESP
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbags + full size curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm and remote central locking
Deadlocks
Engine immobiliser
Keyless smart entry with push button start
Locking wheel nuts
Perimeter alarm
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Technical
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Wheels
18" alloy wheels
Space saver spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 130
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 153
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1598
Compression Ratio 15.9:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 77
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 85.8
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 57.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 60.1
EC Urban (mpg) 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 43.5
WLTP - MPG - High 55.4
WLTP - MPG - Low 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium 51.4
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.6
Badge Power 115
Coin Description CRDi
Coin Series Premium
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 15E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.8
Engine Power - BHP 115
Engine Power - KW 85
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 207
Engine Torque - MKG 28.6
Engine Torque - NM 280
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 109
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 225/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/55 R18
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1650
Length 4475
Wheelbase 2670
Width 1850
Width (including mirrors) 2065
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 62
Gross Vehicle Weight 2120
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1503
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 513
Max. Loading Weight 613
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1507
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.6

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £362.76 p/m £13.14 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £367.18 p/m £13.28 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £377.48 p/m £33.41 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £386.47 p/m £35.33 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £394.04 p/m £52.81 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £400.58 p/m £65.17 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £288.55 p/m £22.88 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £292.98 p/m £28.59 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £305.68 p/m £30.20 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £319.41 p/m £48.18 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £330.20 p/m £60.54 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £340.44 p/m £72.45 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £263.34 p/m £27.25 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £266.58 p/m £32.08 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £276.46 p/m £46.21 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £287.19 p/m £59.34 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £297.39 p/m £72.65 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £305.87 p/m £87.07 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £435.32 p/m £15.77 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £440.62 p/m £15.93 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £452.97 p/m £40.10 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £463.76 p/m £42.40 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £472.85 p/m £63.37 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £480.70 p/m £78.20 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £346.26 p/m £27.46 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £351.58 p/m £34.31 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £366.81 p/m £36.24 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £383.30 p/m £57.81 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £396.24 p/m £72.65 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £408.53 p/m £86.94 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £316.01 p/m £32.69 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £319.89 p/m £38.50 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £331.75 p/m £55.45 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £344.63 p/m £71.21 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £356.86 p/m £87.18 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £367.04 p/m £104.48 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £665.00
Pearlescent paint £665.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Champion Blue £665.00
Metallic - Fiery Red £665.00
Metallic - Micron Grey £665.00
Metallic - Moon rock £665.00
Metallic - Phantom black £665.00
Metallic - Platinum silver £665.00
Metallic - Stellar blue £665.00
Metallic - White sands £665.00
Pearl - Olivine grey £665.00
Solid - Polar white FOC
Trim
Leather - Beige FOC
Leather - Black FOC
Leather - Grey FOC
* option prices shown are estimated