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Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is one of Australia's most popular SUVs, with its name having been used on-and-off by Hyundai throughout its history.

The first generation Hyundai Tucson, launched in 2004, gave way to the second in 2009 which was renamed ix35 in Australia and many other markets to reflect the i-based naming system.

This new name was abandoned for the third and current Tucson, and will remain for the imminent fourth generation.

Mostly priced between $30,000 and $50K, the Hyundai Tucson is the brand's mid-sized SUV, sitting above the Kona but below the Santa Fe in its range.

Available across three main variants called Active, Elite, and the top-spec Highlander (all with different versions through gearbox choices or features), the Hyundai Tucson is a rival to the likes of the Toyota RAV4 and the Mazda CX-5, though it beats both on its entry-level price.

How much weight can a Hyundai Tucson carry?

Hyundai says the maximum gross vehicle mass (GVM) for its Tuscon is between 2040 and 2250, depending on the variant, which means in most cases you can have approximately 400-500kg more than the vehicle's own weight. We'd recommend erring on the cautious side, and not overloading any car. In terms of boot space space, the Tucson has a 488L boot with the seats up, though seats down allows a generous 1478L.

Is the Hyundai Tucson a 7-seater?

Unfortunately, Hyundai buyers looking for seven seats must look to the larger Hyundai Santa Fe, or across brands to the Tuscon-rivalling Nissan X-Trail or Honda CR-V E7.

Where is the Hyundai Tucson built?

Hyundai has manufacturing plants all around the world, but Australia's Tucsons come from a plant in

Is the Hyundai Tucson all-wheel drive (AWD)?

About half the Hyundai Tucson range is all-wheel drive, with the more expensive variants being the AWD variants and the lower specification variants mostly front-wheel drive.

Are there any recalls on the Hyundai Tucson?

The ACCC doesn't list any safety recalls for the Hyundai Tucson since 2016, when select models were recalled for unsafe bonnet latches.

Hyundai Tucson (11)
  • Active
    SUV
    Price:$29,640
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Manual
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.8 L / 100 km
  • Active
    SUV
    Price:$32,140
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.9 L / 100 km
  • Active X
    SUV
    Price:$32,640
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Manual
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.8 L / 100 km
  • Active X
    SUV
    Price:$35,140
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.9 L / 100 km
  • Active
    SUV
    Price:$37,440
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.4 L / 100 km
  • Elite
    SUV
    Price:$38,200
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:6 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.9 L / 100 km
  • Active X
    SUV
    Price:$40,440
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.4 L / 100 km
  • Elite
    SUV
    Price:$41,200
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:7 SP Automatic
    Engine:1.6L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.7 L / 100 km
  • Elite
    SUV
    Price:$43,500
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.4 L / 100 km
  • Highlander
    SUV
    Price:$46,850
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:7 SP Automatic
    Engine:1.6L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.7 L / 100 km
  • Highlander
    SUV
    Price:$49,150
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:8 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:6.4 L / 100 km