Hyundai’s compact crossover has just been redesigned and it brings significant improvements in various aspects. It’s is one of the best models in the class now and considering that it comes with both gasoline and hybrid powertrain options on the offer, we would normally expect no changes for the 2023 Hyundai Tucson model year. However, rumors suggest we could see a few interesting novelties, particularly under the hood. Allegedly, the company prepares a turbo-four engine to add to the offer. The officials are still quiet about this.
Whether this update happens or not, the overall layout will remain the same and Tucson will continue to offer familiar pros and cons. What we really like about this SUV is its luxurious and spacious cabin, as well as the ride quality, which is pretty much all about comfort. The list of standard equipment is very long, and that refers to safety features as well. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the base gasoline engine, which would use more power and refinement.
We expect that the 2023 Hyundai Tucson will arrive sometime in the second half of 2022.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson definitely won’t change. This crossover has just received a complete overhaul and it’s hard to believe that bigger changes could happen already for the second production year. The model looks attractive, with lots of futuristic details, so the best thing we could see is new color options. The mechanical aspect will certainly remain the same, which means that you may count on familiar ride quality and level of comfort.
We’ve already mentioned the possibility to see a new turbo-four option. This engine would probably be reserved for the high-performance version, which would come with the “N” badge. Besides more power, this particular version would also come with upgrades suspension and brakes, as well as with exclusive styling details, which would accentuate the model’s performance character.
When it comes to the 2023 Hyundai Tucson interior, we have no doubt that things are about to remain the same. In other words, you may count on one of the nicest cabins in the class, which comes with attractive aesthetics, excellent build quality and really nice materials. Higher trim levels also come with upgrades in terms of tech features, such as a digital instrument cluster and a bigger infotainment screen. These things certainly make everything look even more upscale.
This cabin is also very spacious. Both rows of seats accommodate adults with ease, while the front seats are also massive and comfortable. The cargo area is also pretty impressive. You may count on about 38.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 74.8 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. Due to the battery pack, the plug-in hybrid offers a little bit lower ratings.
The same thing goes for standard and available features. We could see some additions but most of the things should remain the same. So, the base version will come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, and a six-speaker stereo. Among options, you may count on a 10.25-inch touch screen, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, rear-seat USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a digital key, and a panoramic sunroof.
When it comes to safety, all models will come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams etc.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Engines
As we’ve already mentioned, there is a possibility to see a new powertrain option on the offer. That would be a 2.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 281 horsepower.
The rest of the lineup should remain the same, which means that base models will come with 187 horsepower. Also, there are two hybrid versions on the offer. The first one is a classic hybrid, based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four, with a total output of 221 horsepower and an average fuel economy of around 33 miles per gallon.
The second hybrid option is a PHEV model, which is also based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four, but which comes with a more powerful electric motor. The combined output goes around 265 horsepower, while you may also count on more than 30 miles of the all-electric range.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Hyundai Tucson will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022. Base models should go around 26.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the closest rivals should be models like Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape etc.