The recent redesign of the Hyundai Tucson has brought a lot of novelties and improvements, so it’s no wonder that the new generation is widely considered one of the best compact SUVs on the market. Therefore, we don’t expect to see bigger changes for the 2023 Hyundai Tucson, a model that will represent the second production year of the current generation. The overall layout will remain the same, though we could see a couple of minor updates, in terms of standard equipment, color options etc.
You may count on an SUV that offers one of the nicest cabins in the class. Moreover, the cabin doesn’t just look nice but also offers plenty of space. The new Tucson also comes fully loaded with safety features. Another big quality of this crossover is the ride, which is smooth and comfortable, while the handling feels pretty composed at the same time.
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Hyundai Tucson will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson will represent the second production year of the generation. Therefore, the overall design will certainly remain the same. The recent overhaul has brought a lot of novelties and improvements. Compared to the previous generation, the ride quality is way better and offers a great balance between comfort and athleticism.
When it comes to the styling, the next year’s model will continue with pretty unique styling, with an interesting front-end design, which makes this crossover one of the most intriguing models in the class. The rest of the body features lots of sharp edges and angular design solutions, which make this crossover looks quite rugged. The styling feels super fresh and we are sure that the Korean manufacturer won’t be making any changes in this aspect.
The same thing is with interior design. The 2023 Hyundai Tucson won’t bring any changes, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Moreover, this crossover features one of the nicest cabins in the class, characterized by attractive aesthetics and lots of tech features. Furthermore, most areas are covered with soft-touch materials, and the build quality is pretty impressive.
Besides great overall quality, this cabin also offers plenty of space. Thanks to the pretty long wheelbase, there is plenty of legroom in both rows of seats. Both rows accommodate adults with ease, while the front seats are also massive and supportive, great for long journeys.
Thanks to its size, Tucson also offers one of the largest cargo areas in the class. You may count on 38.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and a vast 74.8 cubic feet, which is more than you get in the new Nissan Rogue, for example.
This should be a typical carryover model, so we don’t expect to see too many changes in this aspect. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, a four-speaker stereo, satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay etc. Also, there are numerous optional features, such as a 9-inch touch screen, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two second-row USB ports, navigation, a stereo with 6 or 10 speakers, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, remote start, proximity keyless entry, a panoramic moonroof, and dual- or tri-zone automatic climate control.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, rearview camera, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, driver attention monitor etc.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Engines
Things under the hood won’t change and the 2023 Hyundai Tucson will carry on with three powertrain options on the offer. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.5-liter inline-four, which puts out around 187 horsepower and offers pretty decent driving dynamics.
The rest of the lineup is about the hybrid powertrain. The first one is a classic hybrid, based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four and combined output of 226 horspower. The plug-in hybrid is based on the same engine but comes with a more powerful electric motor, so the combined output goes up to 261 horsepower. Also, this model comes with a much bigger battery, so you may count on 33 miles of the all-electric range.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base gasoline model returns around 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Hybrid models return between 35 and 37 mpg in a combined ride.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Hyundai Tucson will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 27.000 dollars.