Hyundai Tucson 2023

The hybrid model, combining the efforts of a 1.6L turbo and and electric motors, delivers smooth power and flexibility. Power reaches the wheels though a conventional six-speed automatic transmission that is notable for just getting its job done seamlessly. Steering is nicely weighted and geared, and the ride-handling compromise is nicely resolved for this type of vehicle. The Tucson operates in full electric more than expected, however, observed fuel economy in sweltering summer conditions was 8L/100 km, disappointing for a hybrid.

The cabin is roomy, comfortable and stylish. There is ample legroom in both rows and the cargo space is substantial. The driver (on the top trims) views a configurable TFT dash display with crisp graphics. A large screen dominates the middle of the dash and contains the climate and infotainment controls that are touch operated, and essentially unsuited to in-car use. Air-conditioning is inadequate in hot weather. Good audio quality.

Hyundai displayed the styling of the new Tucson in plain sight during the 2020 car show season in the guise of the super-radical T Vision concept. The styling of the new Tucson is essentially a four-door, slightly taller version of its very avant-garde concept car. Like the T Vision, the front of the new Tucson features a very wide grille that has segmented elements at its periphery that house the daytime running lights and head lamps. Very strong accent lines flow from the tops on the front fenders into the front doors and prominent style accent lines emanate from just above the front door handle to the back of the car. The most radical elements of the design are the two, forward-sloping, but non-parallel accent lines that run from the door handles down to the bottom of the doors. When viewed with some perspective, these are actually fender blisters and not just random elements they appear to be when viewed up close. Like the current Elantra, Hyundai’s design intent seems to be shock, rather than inspire “aahhs.” The cabin has a strong horizontal emphasis, with a small gauge package (TFT in premium trims) and a large infoscreen integrated into the centre of the dashboard. Climate and audio controls rest below the infoscreen. The dashboard sweeps dramatically into the front door panels. A wireless version of the iOS-Android cellphone interface is standard as are heated front seats.
Most Tucsons are powered by a 187 horsepower 2.5L four that has worked its way through the Hyundai lineup over the last few years. It delivers decent power without the complexity of a turbo. The 2.5L is hooked up to a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission; with the hybrid powertrain linked with a six-speed automatic.
Except for the base trim, where it is optional, all-wheel drive is standard on the 2023 Tucson. Standard active safety equipment includes a forward collision warning, including pedestrians and cyclists and a lane-keeping system. Blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, active cruise control with stop and go and self-parking are optional. Rear seat occupancy and unsafe exit warnings are available.

All-wheel drive is a $2000 option on the Essential and Preferred trims and standard on other models. Active safety equipment, including a forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, is standard on all trims. Moving up to the Preferred trim includes blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, junction turn intervention, active cruise control, touch entry and push button start, deep tint glass, leather wraps for the steering wheel and shifter and a heated steering wheel, and is a bargain. The Preferred Trend trim, with leather seating, a power seat, dual-zone climate control and a panoramic roof, is very good value. The Urban model is essentially an appearance package and is overpriced. Unlike some other Hyundais, where the N-Line is a higher-performance variant, the Tucson N-Line is just a trim variant, with a “sporty” body kit, digital gauge package, alloy pedals, half-leather seats, ambient lighting and a Bose-branded audio system, and is worth opting for if you like the look. The Luxury trim is limited to the HEV and PHEV powertrains. It adds heated rear seats, foot-gesture operated power tailgate, auto-dim rearview mirror, garage door opener, parking sensors and full leather seating surfaces. The Ultimate, restricted to the HEV and PHEV models, adds a memory system, power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a 360 degree monitor and multicolour ambient lighting, and is a bit overpriced. The PHEV variant of the hybrids adds $4450 to the invoice but can generate $2500 rebates from both the Quebec and federal governments.

Not rated. Insufficient data. Unproven 2.5 engine and hybrid system. The Tucson should be reliable during the warranty period.

Last update: June 27, 2023


  • Engine

    1.6L T H, PHEV (226 HP combined), 2.5L-4 (187 HP)
  • Transmissions

    6A, 8A 
  • Fuel consumption

    City: 10.5L/100 km Road: 8.3L/100 km
  • Drive Layout

    All-wheel drive
  • Body Style

    Compact SUV & Crossover



What’s new this year?

The Urban trim level is new for 2023. Wireless cellphone charging and a luggage tonneau cover have been deleted from most trims and navigation is now standard starting from the Trend model.

Starting from  $ 28 499

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - October 2, 2023
Base vehicle
FWD Essential
$ 0 $ 28 499
AWD Essential
$ 0 $ 30 499
FWD Preferred
$ 0 $ 30 899
AWD Preferred
$ 0 $ 32 899
AWD Preferred w/Trend Package
$ 0 $ 36 099
AWD Urban
$ 0 $ 38 499
N Line
$ 0 $ 38 499
Hybrid Luxury
$ 0 $ 40 099
Hybrid Ultimate
$ 0 $ 42 499
Plug-in Hybrid Luxury
$ 0 $ 44 549
Plug-in Hybrid Ultimate
$ 0 $ 46 949
Optional Paint

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 200
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 1 925
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 100

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