Likes

  • Superb ride quality and refinement
  • Good interior space
  • Good levels of technology
  • Excellent value for money

Dislikes

  • Engines could do with more power (especially 2.0L petrol)
  • No rear AC vents in certain models
  • Some models lack safety tech
  • Publish: September 10, 2021

Stuff you should know

Marking a big change for Hyundai both in terms of design and overall fit and finish quality, the third-generation Hyundai Tucson launched in 2016 with two petrol engines and one diesel, along with 6-speed manual, 6-speed auto and 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmissions.

The Australian range was primarily available with four different trim levels (details listed below) and the Tucson received a mid-life update in 2018, featuring a new headlight design and daytime running lights, along with a new grille featuring a splash of chrome. The back end became neater with reshaped lights, however it was the interior that was most substantially refreshed and redesigned. The infotainment system became dashboard-mounted and improvements were made to the quality of materials and overall levels of technology and equipment.

2020 saw another update with the levels of safety equipment improved as well as additions to each trim level’s list of equipment.

What goes wrong

  • Thanks to Hyundai’s superb warranty and excellent build and quality control, any common issues or faults are currently repaired under warranty
  • There are reports of rear door locking mechanisms glitching, however this should have been sorted under warranty
  • There have been occasional issues with CVT transmissions, again this should have been sorted under warranty
  • Thanks to Hyundai’s superb warranty and excellent build and quality control, any common issues or faults are currently repaired under warranty
  • There are reports of rear door locking mechanisms glitching, however this should have been sorted under warranty
  • There have been occasional issues with CVT transmissions, again this should have been sorted under warranty
  • Thanks to Hyundai’s superb warranty and excellent build and quality control, any common issues or faults are currently repaired under warranty
  • There are reports of rear door locking mechanisms glitching, however this should have been sorted under warranty
  • There have been occasional issues with CVT transmissions, again this should have been sorted under warranty

Should you buy it?

While the Tucson may not be the most exciting SUV on the market and it may not offer the same levels  panache of its European rivals, the Tucson is just an intelligent choice.

Many Tucson still have some factory warranty remaining so if something were to go wrong, Hyundai will most likely be there to handle any concerns under warranty.

Add to that the fact the Tucson is supremely practical, is generously loaded with tech and safety features, is wearing very well and in general is an absolute joy to drive, why wouldn’t you buy a Tucson?

Yes, we highly recommend the Hyundai Tucson.

While the Tucson may not be the most exciting SUV on the market and it may not offer the same levels  panache of its European rivals, the Tucson is just an intelligent choice.

Many Tucson still have some factory warranty remaining so if something were to go wrong, Hyundai will most likely be there to handle any concerns under warranty.

Add to that the fact the Tucson is supremely practical, is generously loaded with tech and safety features, is wearing very well and in general is an absolute joy to drive, why wouldn’t you buy a Tucson?

Yes, we highly recommend the Hyundai Tucson.

Should you buy it?

While the Tucson may not be the most exciting SUV on the market and it may not offer the same levels  panache of its European rivals, the Tucson is just an intelligent choice.

Many Tucson still have some factory warranty remaining so if something were to go wrong, Hyundai will most likely be there to handle any concerns under warranty.

Add to that the fact the Tucson is supremely practical, is generously loaded with tech and safety features, is wearing very well and in general is an absolute joy to drive, why wouldn’t you buy a Tucson?

Yes, we highly recommend the Hyundai Tucson.

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Models, pricing & features

image of 2015 Hyundai Tucson Active X

Active

Price when new: $27,990 - $29,640

Price used: $15,300 - $28,100

Equipment

  • 12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • 6 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning – Pollen Filter
  • Airbag – Driver
  • Airbag – Passenger
  • Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Alarm
  • Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
  • Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
  • Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
  • Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
  • Audio – Input for iPod
  • Audio – MP3 Decoder
  • Bluetooth System
  • Body Colour – Bumpers
  • Bottle Holders – 1st Row
  • Bottle Holders – 2nd Row
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
  • Camera – Rear Vision
  • Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings
  • Central Locking – Once Mobile
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Clock – Digital
  • Control – Electronic Stability
  • Control – Park Distance Rear
  • Control – Traction
  • Control – Trailer Sway
  • Cruise Control
  • Cup Holders – 1st Row
  • Cup Holders – 2nd Row
  • Daytime Running Lamps – LED
  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
  • Door Pockets – 2nd row (rear)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Fog Lamp/s – Rear
  • Glovebox – Cooled
  • Handbrake – Fold Down
  • Headlamps – See me home
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
  • Hill Holder
  • Illuminated – Entry/Exit with Fade
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
  • Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Power Steering – Electric Assist
  • Power Windows – Front & Rear
  • Rear View Mirror – Manual Anti-Glare
  • Rear Wiper/Washer
  • Roof Rails
  • Scuff Plates – Embossed or personalised
  • Seat – Driver with Electric Lumbar
  • Seatback Pockets – 1st Row (Front) seats
  • Seatbelt – Adjustable Height 1st Row
  • Seatbelt – Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
  • Smart Device App Display/Control
  • Smart Device Integration – Apple CarPlay
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Alloy Wheel
  • Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
  • Storage Compartment – In Cargo Area
  • Sunglass Holder
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Driver
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Passenger
  • Trim – Cloth
  • Trip Computer

MY18 update

  • Smart Device Integration – Android Auto

MY20 update

  • Control – Hill Descent
  • Grab Handle – Passengers Side
  • Grab Handles – 2nd Row
  • Parking Assist – Graphical Display

Active X

Price when new: $30,490 - $32,640

Price used: $16,900 - $29,500

Adds

  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • Leather Gear Knob
  • Leather Seats – Partial
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Power Door Mirrors – Folding
  • Power Door Mirrors – Heated
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Dual

MY19 update

  • 8 Speaker Stereo
  • Driving Mode – Selectable
  • Premium Sound System
  • Radio – Digital (DAB+)
  • Storage Compartment – Centre Console 2nd Row

MY20 update

  • Amplifier – 1 Separate

Elite

Price when new: $35,240 - $38,200

Price used: $19,400 - $36,200

Adds

  • Air Cond. – Climate Control 2 Zone
  • Air Conditioning – Rear
  • Central Locking – Key Proximity
  • Chrome Door Handles – Exterior
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Window Surrounds – Exterior
  • Compass
  • Electric Seat – Drivers
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Headlamps – Corner (Fixed)
  • Headlamps – Electric Level Adjustment
  • Headlamps – LED
  • Illuminated (puddle lamps) Door Mirrors
  • Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
  • Lighting – Exterior Side
  • Park Brake – Electric
  • Power – Boot/Tailgate
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
  • Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare
  • Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy
  • Starter Button

MY19 update

  • Chrome Grille Surround
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (High speed)
  • Control – Pedestrian Avoidance with Braking
  • Cruise Control – Distance Control
  • Cruise Control – with Brake Function (limiter)
  • Driver Attention Detection
  • Headlamp – High Beam Auto Dipping
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Front Passenger
  • Lane Keeping – Active Assist
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Driver

Highlander

Price when new: $43,490 - $46,850

Price used: $23,200 - $42,900

Adds

  • 19″ Alloy Wheels
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (Low speed)
  • Control – Park Distance Front
  • Digital Instrument Display – Partial
  • Electric Seat – Passenger
  • Glass Roof
  • Heated Seats – 1st Row
  • Lane Departure – with Passive Steer Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 2nd Row
  • Seat – Ventilated Drivers Side
  • Seat – Ventilated Passenger Side
  • Skid Plate – Front
  • Skid Plate – Rear
  • Tail Lamps – LED
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring – with logging/display
  • Warning – Rear Cross Traffic (when reversing)

MY18 update

  • Collision Warning – Forward

MY19 update

  • Air Cond – Climate Control with Remote Start
  • Heat Insulated – Windscreen
  • Steering Wheel – Heated
  • Sunroof – Electric
  • Wireless Charging – Compatible Devices

30 Special Edition

Price when new: $37,750

Price used: $22,500 - $25,200

Adds

  • Diffuser – Rear
  • Side Steps

Trophy

Price when new: $33,650

Price used: $24,000 - $26,700

Adds

  • Leather Look – Gear Knob
  • Leather Look – Steering Wheel
  • Metallic Finish Door Inserts

Go

Price when new: $28,150

Price used: $20,900 - $23,300

Adds

  • Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Grille – Black
  • Headlamps – Halogen
  • Laminated Windscreen
  • Power Door Mirrors
  • Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Steel
  • Spoiler – Rear Roof Mounted

Special Edition

Price when new: $43,850

Price used: $31,800 - $35,000

Adds

  • Camera – Front Vision
  • Camera – Side Vision
  • Chrome Interior highlights
  • Heat Insulated – Side Windows

Tech specs

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 114kW / 192Nm (Active 2015 – 2017, Elite 2015 – 2017)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 121kW / 203Nm (Active X 2015 – 2018, Active 2016 – 2018, Elite 2016 – 2018, Trophy 2018)
  • 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 130kW / 265Nm (Elite 2015 – 2020, Highlander 2015 – 2020, 30 Special Edition 2016, Special Edition 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel, 136kW / 400Nm (Elite 2015 – 2020, Highlander 2015 – 2020, Active 2016 – 2020, Go 2018 – 2019, Active X 2018 – 2020, Special Edition 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 122kW / 205Nm (Go 2018 – 2019, Active X 2018 – 2020, Elite 2018 – 2020, Active 2019 – 2020)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (Active, Active X, Go)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Trophy)
  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (Elite, Highlander, 30 Special Edition, Special Edition)
  • 6-speed Automatic (Go, Active X, Elite, Active)
  • 8-speed Sports Automatic (Go, Active X, Elite, Special Edition, Highlander, Active)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.4 – 8.0 / 100km (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Go, Special Edition)
  • 6.5 – 9.6 / 100km (30 Special Edition)
  • 6.1 – 11.0 / 100km (Trophy)

Length

  • 4475mm – 4480mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1850mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1660mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2670mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1770kg (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 1600kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 114kW / 192Nm (Active 2015 – 2017, Elite 2015 – 2017)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 121kW / 203Nm (Active X 2015 – 2018, Active 2016 – 2018, Elite 2016 – 2018, Trophy 2018)
  • 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 130kW / 265Nm (Elite 2015 – 2020, Highlander 2015 – 2020, 30 Special Edition 2016, Special Edition 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel, 136kW / 400Nm (Elite 2015 – 2020, Highlander 2015 – 2020, Active 2016 – 2020, Go 2018 – 2019, Active X 2018 – 2020, Special Edition 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 122kW / 205Nm (Go 2018 – 2019, Active X 2018 – 2020, Elite 2018 – 2020, Active 2019 – 2020)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (Active, Active X, Go)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Trophy)
  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (Elite, Highlander, 30 Special Edition, Special Edition)
  • 6-speed Automatic (Go, Active X, Elite, Active)
  • 8-speed Sports Automatic (Go, Active X, Elite, Special Edition, Highlander, Active)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.4 – 8.0 / 100km (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Go, Special Edition)
  • 6.5 – 9.6 / 100km (30 Special Edition)
  • 6.1 – 11.0 / 100km (Trophy)

Length

  • 4475mm – 4480mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1850mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1660mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2670mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1770kg (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 1600kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • Not tested (Active, Elite, Highlander)
  • 4 stars (Active X)
  • 5 stars (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, 30 Special Edition, Trophy)
  • 5 stars, tested 2015 (Go, Active X, Elite, Special Edition, Highlander, Active)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 114kW / 192Nm (Active 2015 – 2017, Elite 2015 – 2017)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 121kW / 203Nm (Active X 2015 – 2018, Active 2016 – 2018, Elite 2016 – 2018, Trophy 2018)
  • 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol, 130kW / 265Nm (Elite 2015 – 2020, Highlander 2015 – 2020, 30 Special Edition 2016, Special Edition 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel, 136kW / 400Nm (Elite 2015 – 2020, Highlander 2015 – 2020, Active 2016 – 2020, Go 2018 – 2019, Active X 2018 – 2020, Special Edition 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 122kW / 205Nm (Go 2018 – 2019, Active X 2018 – 2020, Elite 2018 – 2020, Active 2019 – 2020)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (Active, Active X, Go)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Trophy)
  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (Elite, Highlander, 30 Special Edition, Special Edition)
  • 6-speed Automatic (Go, Active X, Elite, Active)
  • 8-speed Sports Automatic (Go, Active X, Elite, Special Edition, Highlander, Active)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.4 – 8.0 / 100km (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Go, Special Edition)
  • 6.5 – 9.6 / 100km (30 Special Edition)
  • 6.1 – 11.0 / 100km (Trophy)

Length

  • 4475mm – 4480mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1850mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1660mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2670mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1770kg (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 1600kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • Not tested (Active, Elite, Highlander)
  • 4 stars (Active X)
  • 5 stars (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, 30 Special Edition, Trophy)
  • 5 stars, tested 2015 (Go, Active X, Elite, Special Edition, Highlander, Active)

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

  • 5 years / unlimited km (All Models)

Servicing

  • 15,000 km / 12 months (Active, Active X, Elite, Highlander, Trophy, Go, Special Edition)
  • 7,500 km / 6 months (Elite, Highlander, 30 Special Edition)
  • 10,000 km / 12 months (Elite, Highlander, Special Edition)

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