27 October 2016 · Vehicle Reviews

The New Hyundai Tucson | Phil Gilbert Hyundai

A Comfortable Family Ride

The Tucson is most definitely a family SUV from Hyundai. It won’t win any awards for swift acceleration or sporty handling, but the car is comfortable, it drives reliably, and it is very roomy inside, easily in the same class as Toyota’s RAV4 or the Honda CR-V.

Despite this, the car is very affordable – in keeping with Hyundai’s tradition of supplying value for money. The basic SE model costs around $24,000 while the Eco, Sport, and Limited models range up to $34,000. For an extra $1,500 all-wheel drive can be added to improve performance in difficult terrain and assist with sharper cornering.

Exterior Design

With a hexagonal grille, elegantly sculpted lines, and visually arresting wheel design, the new Tucson has a premium look that makes its predecessors look a little cheap. The car’s exterior design also features auto-levelling LED headlamps, a panoramic glass roof, dual exhausts, and alloy wheels.

Interior Design

The Tucson’s classy look continues inside with a sleek dashboard and console, and thickly bolstered seats. In the Limited model, this is taken to luxurious levels with leather upholstery and ventilated seats. 

The Tucson has a wide range of tech features that make driving fun and keeping the kids entertained easier than ever. These include:

  • Apple Carplay to integrate smartphones with your car
  • A touch screen system with built in satellite navigation
  • A rear view camera
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Audio and phone controls mounted in steering wheel for convenience
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • A trip Computer
  • A proximity smart key with push start button

Room for the Whole Family

The cabin of the Tucson is perfect for the whole family, even for adult children. There’s even a ‘reclining’ rear seat that has a convenient lever like you'd find on a front passenger seat, although its range of motion is quite limited. The new Tucson also has more cargo space, making it better for road trips or taking the kids to school. The floor of the cargo area can also be lowered by two inches for added versatility.

Family Friendly Performance and Handling

The feel and handling of driving a Tucson are far from sporty, despite the car's looks, but this is actually good for a family vehicle. The steering and handling of the vehicle are predictable and competent, the ride is smooth and refined, and the cabin remains quiet even at highway speeds. The base SE model has a 164 horsepower 2.0-litre engine that is great for zipping around town or normal highway driving.  

Come See Us for a Test Drive

If you’re looking for a smaller SUV style car for your family, drop into Phil Gilbert Hyundai and test drive one of our gorgeous line of Tucsons.