The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is an appealing compact crossover that’s affordable and practical. The cabin is comfortable, and there are many comfort and convenience features, particularly when you move to the higher trim levels. Buyers at dealers like the Rancho Cucamonga area Hyundai dealership can choose from two four-cylinder engines and front- or all-wheel drive. Tucson owners appreciate its well-mannered handling and standard driver-assist features.
According to the Hyundai dealer near Rancho Cucamonga, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is offered in six trim levels: SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited and Ultimate. Powering the SE and Value is a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The other trims employ a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 181 hp and 175 lb-ft. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. EPA-estimated fuel economy maxes out at 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway.*
Edmunds gives the 2021 Hyundai Tucson high marks, writing:
“Braking and handling are more than competent and impart a better feeling of control than you find in other SUVs. It even has well-balanced steering — light at low speeds but with enough heft to give you confidence on the highway.”
Inside, you’ll find a practical dashboard with easy-to-use climate and audio system controls. Drivers will love the blue backlighting. The digital display keeps things simple. The infotainment system gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen, although the Ultimate trim gets an 8-inch touchscreen. When you step up to the Limited or Ultimate trim, you’ll get leather upholstery. Rear-seat passengers will enjoy the comfortable seats. There’s ample cargo space to stow items, with 31 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 61.9 cubic feet with the seats folded.
The 2021 Tucson’s base SE trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, automatic headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and a USB port. Standard driver-assist features include drowsy driver monitoring, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
Highlights for the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited trim include a chrome grille, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, a surround-view parking camera system, an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.
Safety is an important consideration for buyers considering a new family vehicle. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is very safe. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2021 Tucson a Top Safety Pick and awarded it with its highest rating of Good in all crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2021 Tucson its best overall safety score of five stars.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.