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Introduction:

To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago

For the 2022 edition, we include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and new vehicles coming to market in the next few years.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid AWD

Vehicle Type: SUV/Minivan Hybrid
77
 overall score
Category Ranking: 9

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $37,350
Price as Tested: $38,704

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Regular
Fuel Capacity (gal): 13.7
EPA City mpg37
EPA Highway mpg36
EPA Combined mpg37

Advanced Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control [S]
  • Advanced Headlights [S]
  • Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • Blind-Spot Warning [S]
  • Driver Monitoring [S]
  • Forward-Collision Warning [S]
  • Lane-Departure Warning [S]
  • Lane-Keeping Assistance [S]
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning [S]
  • Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking [O]
  • [S] Standard, [O] Optional

Overall Observations

The completely redesigned Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is one of the newest hybrid crossovers. The fourth-generation compact crossover’s most obvious change is its bold styling, such as distinctive headlights that flow down into the daytime running lights along the edges of the grille. Bulging fenders and a prominent chrome strip that runs along the roofline add to the eye-catching design. The Tucson’s hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor (226 hp total). All-wheel drive is standard. This setup delivers smooth performance while returning excellent, if not class-leading, fuel economy (37 mpg combined). Handling in everyday driving is competent, although the steering lacks feedback. The new Tucson has a noticeably more spacious interior, with abundant room throughout. Cargo space has likewise expanded, to a total of 75 cubic feet—although backseat entry and exit are a bit difficult. The infotainment system, which lacks knobs and hard keys, is difficult to use. LEDs with auto high beams, a complete list of advanced safety features, and 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance are standard
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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Points

  • Smooth drivetrain
  • Roomy interior
  • High fuel-economy ratings(37 mpg combined)
  • Good overall value

Weak Points

  • Touch-operatedinfotainment system isdifficult to use
  • Difficult rear-seat entryand exit
  • Numb steering

Vehicle Specifications

Model year tested: 2022
Number of passengers (F/R): 2/3
Curb weight (lbs): 3820.0
Exterior L / W / H (in): 182.3 / 73.4 / 65.6
Wheelbase (in): 108.5
Number of air bags: 7
Warranty (months/miles): 60/60,000
Tire manufacturer and model: Michelin Primacy A/S
Front and rear tire size: 235/55 R19
Max towing capacity (lbs): 2000
Headlight type: LED
Transmission type: Hybrid drive
Drivetrain type: All wheel
Engine/motor: 1.6L 4-Cyl. turbo GDI
Engine horsepower @ RPM: 180 @ 5500
Electric motor horsepower: 59
Combined system horsepower: 226

Test Data

Test Vehicle Scores

Advanced Safety Features:

9.70

Fuel Efficiency:

6.55

EPA Emissions Score:

7.00

Acceleration:

5.26

Braking:

5.95

Handling:

7.13

Ride Quality:

7.05

Interior Size:

3.50

Easy of Entry and Exit:

7.39

Visibility:

7.25

Interior Noise:

7.39

Cargo Capacity:

3.71
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