2022 Hyundai Tucson: the official US version…
No surprises here. The new 2022 Hyundai Tucson for the US market looks the same as what we saw a few weeks ago. (Except a few details)
A 2.5 Liter engine with 187Hp is standard. While the familiar 1.6 Liter Turbo comes with the Hybrid and Plug-in hybrid versions.
The plug-in hybrid is expected to get 28 miles of EV range. Which isn’t much. And much less than the much more useful 42 miles of the Toyota RAV-4 Prime.
I have also read a few road tests of the new Sonata Hybrid, where most reviewers were complaining of a rough transition from electric to gas. Something Honda and Toyota have mostly fixed by now…
Pricing will be announded soon.
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While I certainly applaud them coming up with a distinctive look, I don't think this will age well. There is a lot of Aztek-ness in those weirdly angular wheel arches, and the little points there and on the chrome, as well as the diamond plastic on the back are all a bit much.
It's all really, REALLY trying hard.
I like the interior styling much better than the exterior of the new Tuscon, but the exterior isn't horrible.
28 mile range is still decent since it's only RAV4 Prime (42mi) and Escape PHEV (37mi) that exceed it. The RAV4 Prime is very low limited volume and Escape PHEV has been delayed.
Never noticed abrupt transitions with the Sonata hybrid but haven't driven the new redesigned model.
The outside is too busy. I will wait to see it in person to form an opinion. It certainly looks different.
In person, side creases aren't really that noticeable unless sunshine beaming at 'em at certain angles, same with Elantra.