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Hyundai Tucson Review
Ishaq Nabi
by Ishaq Nabi

24-8-2021

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Hyundai Tucson has taken the Pakistani market like a storm. It’s one of the most talked-about cars in the country and car enthusiasts are rating it even higher than Kia’s best-selling Sportage. While early movers might already know everything about Tucson, we wanted to do a Hyundai Tucson review for others.

Hyundai Tucson Price In Pakistan

While the Hyundai Tucson 2021 is available in 5 variants around the world, in Pakistan it’s only limited to two; one is the front-wheel-drive GLS sport and the other is the All-wheel Drive Ultimate version. The Tucson was launched in Pakistan in August 2020.

The Hyundai Tucson 2020 price at the launching event was PKR 4.9 million for the sports variant and PKR 5.4 million for the Ultimate variant. However, the prices were bumped up to PKR 5.1 million and PKR 5.6 million respectively. Now the 2021 sports variant is priced at PKR 5.75 million whereas the Ultimate variant is at PKR 6.15 million.

This price range makes it the nemesis for Kia’s Sportage because that falls in the same price range. So let’s do their comparison first to see what the differences are.

Hyundai Tucson Vs Kia Sportage

Before we do a comparison, we want our readers to know that Kia and Hyundai are both South Korean brands. Kia was introduced in the Pakistani market by Lucky Motors in 2019. Seeing its success the Nishat group partnered up with Hyundai and brought its cars to the Pakistani market in 2020.

While the competition is tough, it’s worth mentioning that Kia is partially owned by Hyundai. That’s one reason why there are a lot of similarities between the two. If you want to see a checkbox review of these two cars, click the link to see one on our Instagram account.

Here we are going to do a detailed comparison of Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.

Exterior

While the two cars have the same length, width, and wheelbase, the Tucson is clearly taller than the Sportage. The Tucson also has a more muscular look as it seems a bit bigger. The Tucson boasts a hexagonal grille while the Sportage has a grille shaped like a tiger nose. Both have DRLs, fog lights, sunroofs, silver roof rails, and 18” alloy rims.

Hyundai Tucson - Exterior
Hyundai Tucson - Exterior

The rear lights of the Sportage are connected to each other using a thin light strip which makes for a sleek design. The Tucson however has dynamic LED lights on the front which the Sportage doesn’t.

If we keep explaining the details, this will take quite a while but the short answer is both these cars are beautiful exterior-wise. The only reason why someone will prefer one over the other is his/her personal preference and nothing to do with the design of these cars.

Interior

Similarly, the interior of these two cars has a lot in common. Both feature a two-toned interior where the upper tone is made of plastic and has a dark look whereas the lower half of the interior has different colors depending on the one you’ve selected. The second tone of the interior is made of suede leather.

Hyundai Tucson - Interior
Hyundai Tucson - Interior

The only difference being that the Tucson features a floating infotainment screen whereas the Sportage has an embedded one. Both of them have rear AC vents, the same temperature control kit, the same multimedia control, and cruise control embedded in the steering wheel, and the same seat fabric.

The Tucson and Sportage both have ample boot space. In our opinion, the Hyundai Tucson interior is a bit better than Kia’s.

Features

With the growing competition and innovation, added features have come to weigh a lot when you’re selecting a car. Even on this front the Tucson and Sportage have a lot in common. Both have a powered tailgate feature

The Sportage boasts of parking sensors on the front and back which are missing in Hyundai Tucson. The Tucson is equipped with a wireless charger just around the gear lever. This is a very useful feature as it allows the driver to charge his phone without diverting his focus from the road. Kia Sportage has a 3.5” MID located in its tachometer whereas the Hyundai has a full-colored 4.2” MID.

Moreover, the additional features of the Hyundai Tucson include a cooled glovebox and puddle lamps.

Performance

Performance-wise, the Hyundai Tucson is a great vehicle. It comprises a 2.0 MP Gasoline Engine which has a 16-Valve In-Line 4-Cylinder. This allows it to produce 155 maximum power HP/6,200 rpm and 196 nm Torque kg-m/4,000 rpm. Even though the Tucson is taller than the Sportage and looks bigger, it’s lighter in weight by 50 KGs.

This makes it a strong enough engine for a family. If however, you feel that it’s not picking up the acceleration, then switch it to the sports mode and your problem will be solved. The Hyundai Tucson also features the same McPherson struts suspension as with the Kia Sportage. However, if you want an AWD, you should go with the Ultimate variant otherwise the sports variant will do the job for you.

The Hyundai Tucson has a very smooth drive. Its steering is so efficient that you can change the direction of your car by slightly pressing your finger on it.

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Average

The Hyundai Tucson has a fuel average of around 9 KMPL on busy roads to 12 KMPL on highways and long distances. Remember we are only citing values for Pakistan’s roads and there might be some differences when compared to international standards.

Final Words

We hope we have answered all your queries regarding the Hyundai Tucson. If you are looking for a Hyundai Tucson for sale, click the link and find dozens of options on our site. We personally like the Hyundai Tucson black but the other colors are attractive as well.

If you have any queries regarding Hyundai Tucson or any other car for that matter, reach out to us at info@carmandee.com. We would gladly respond to every query you send us.






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