Used Hyundai Tucson buying guide
The Hyundai Tucson is a mid-size SUV that's known for its comfort, space, and practicality. Its versatility is perfect for those looking for an SUV that can handle all kinds of driving conditions with comfort and ease. You’ll get a choice of two engines and FWD or AWD. The Tucson's popularity comes from its great blend of fuel efficiency, ride quality, and advanced safety features. Ultimately, a used Hyundai Tucson is a great option for those who want a reliable, safe, and practical SUV.
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Hyundai Tucson models: what’s included
Buying a used Hyundai Tucson offers many options, with different petrol and diesel engines, equipment levels, and more. Here’s an overview of the range:
Hyundai Tucson Active
The Hyundai Tucson range starts with the Active, which has two main powertrain choices: 2.0L petrol 2WD (manual / auto), or 2.0L diesel AWD (auto only). Key specs include 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking assist, rear view camera, electronic stability control, bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, driver seat electrically adjusted lumbar support, 60:40 split folding rear seats, anti-lock braking, electronic brakeforce distribution, hill-start assist, traction control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Interior features are laid out neat and tidy on this base model, and it handles city driving well with little fuss.
Hyundai Tucson Active X
The Hyundai Tucson Active X is petrol only, adding a premium steering wheel and gear knob, leather appointed seats, heated power side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a matte grey effect side garnish. Adding a few touches of convenience and comfort, the Hyundai Tucson Active X is a budget-friendly choice for families.
Hyundai Tucson Elite
There’s three choices of powertrain on the Hyundai Tucson Elite: 2.0L petrol 2WD (auto), 1.6L turbo petrol AWD (DCT), and 2.0L diesel AWD (auto). Above the Active X, the Elite adds keyless entry and start, dual zone climate control, electrically adjusted driver’s seat (10-way plus lumbar support), hands-free power tailgate, rear privacy glass, puddle lamps, chrome front radiator grille and door handles, and mounted phone controls on the steering wheel.
Hyundai Tucson Highlander
The Highlander is either 1.6L turbo petrol AWD (DCT) or 2.0L diesel AWD (auto), plus 19-inch alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, front parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, trailer stability control, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, and chrome dual exhaust tips. You can expect the range-topper to be well-equipped, boosting practicality and safety for you and your family.
Is a used Hyundai Tucson safe?
All Hyundai Tucson variants have secured 5-star ANCAP ratings since 2015, having some of the most advanced safety technology available to keep you protected wherever the road takes you. Hyundai SmartSense safety tech is included in many used Hyundai Tucson SUVs, with features like lane keeping assist, blind spot detection, autonomous emergency braking, and forward collision warning. Many other safety equipment like six airbags throughout the cabin, fog lights, and rear view camera also make life a little easier and safer on the roads.
Why a used Hyundai Tucson is a smart choice for car buyers
Choosing a used Hyundai Tucson gets you a fantastic combination of affordability, reliability, and practicality. It’s a smart choice for growing families who like to do a bit of everything, where they can enjoy many years of reliable performance. A used Hyundai Tucson will typically cost less than buying new, and you’ll also get the opportunity to shop around for the right model with the specs, trim, and installed extras that work for you. Many Hyundai cars also come with 5-year unlimited km warranties, and you’re likely to find a used Hyundai Tucson with remaining warranty that transfers over to new owners.
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