2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid – Modern Styling with a Modern Powertrain!

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid –  so we’re about an hour south of tucson arizona, spending the day sampling this all new tucson, both the gas and the hybrid models. Now, at this point, you’ve, probably seen our review of the gas model. So you know what time it is now it’s, time to look at the hybrid model. Without wasting any time we’re, going to go ahead and jump right into this review, see how this hybrid model stacks up against stiff Competition like the rav4, hybrid, and also see if this is the tucson, you should buy, so walking up to this new tucson first impression is going to be wow, because this has got a really bold design.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Release Date

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Release Date

What You Have to Get From 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

That really stands out from the rest of the class and for this hybrid model you’re, not going to really notice anything different from the regular gas power model. So up in the front that’s, going to mean you’ve got the brand new hyundai grille. It takes up a dominating roll across the almost the entire front of the vehicle, and here, with the limited trim.

Exterior

We also have the gloss finish and the blacked out hyundai emblem, but to be on the gigantic grille. Probably, what’s going to draw your attention the most going to be these lighting elements? These are positively wild, so you have got basically a headlight unit that’s integrated inside of the grille.

So when this vehicle is off, this just looks like the grille when it’s on each of these elements is a daytime running light that runs down the front for an incredibly distinct look as far as the rest of your headlight, that’s going to be down here, you have standard full, led lighting, it’s, a reflector led on most of the trim levels, a projector led on this limited trim level, and none of the models come with fog clips.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Configuration

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Configuration

Now i do want to quickly mention that the hybrid is available in less trim levels than the gas powered model. So you have the blue, which is the base model. It’s, basically equivalent to the sel sel convenience and limited trim levels and as far as how that works in with the wheels the sel convenience and this limited trim level, they’re, going to share this really nice.

Looking 19-inch alloy wheel with all the cool contrast design and then only that base blue will come with a 17-inch, alloy and then moving up here to your mirrors. You will nicely find heating and blind spot monitoring included as standard equipment, and then this limited trim level throws in the silver accent alrighty, so at the side before we get around to the rear.

I do want to mention stuff in terms of the length of this vehicle: it’s up 6.1 inches over the previous generation 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. That, of course, affords you a lot more space on the inside, which we will talk about later now. Obviously, here at the side, there is some unique design elements. We have the silver piece going through right through here and we’re, also going to have roof rails on the sel trims and higher and working our way around to the rear design itself.

We have a very unique look honestly. This is one of the most polarizing looks in the entire segment, which i actually love, because it at least stands out whether you like it or not. Now, as far as what features you’re, going to get you’re going to have led tail lights and that’s, going to be on the sel, trims and higher, and this this is just your brake light portion And if you drop down, you will notice, you have the turn signal and the reverse light.

We do have an added silver accent for the limited trim. However, you’re, not going to get exhaust pipes on any of the models. Besides for the inline, but you will have 2 000 pounds of towing on this hybrid now, a really big aspect of anything in this segment is going to be the safety, because this is a family vehicle and they are going to throw in all of your safety Systems standard on the all-new tucson, so it’s, going to be ford, emergency, braking pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam headlamps and lane keeping assist.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Safety Feature

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Safety Feature

Now, if you go for the limited trim or higher, that’s, going to also throw in rear, auto braking and it’s, also going to throw in hyundai’s. Smart park system well guys that’s. Going to sum up the really polarizing and cool exterior design of this all new 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, but i know there’s a lot of luxury on the inside.

Interior

Now, one thing to keep in mind is that their digital key system, which uses an android phone to let you inside of the vehicle without the key that comes on the sel convenience model and above and of course, to get inside just grab behind the handle.

All right and taking a look inside of 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid cabin it’s, got a very nice modern. Look that doesn’t, look like anything that the competition is offering now with the hybrid model. You have a very similar material and color option list to the regular gas powered model.

So your base blue trim, as well as the scl convenience model. They’re, going to come standard with cloth seating and then, when you get up to this limited model, that’s, where you’ll, get the full leather seats and as far as your color options, you will have the choices between black gray and beige.

Now, turning over here to your door trim, you have a lot of nice materials up here, so our armrest portion is going to be finished in a leatherette material. With the color contrast stitching detail, we do have piano black trim right through here up through the center.

We have a cloth trim and then the top portion is going to be padded blended with it within this piece of trim. Here you have two person memory, seating for your limited model and as far as your windows, they’re gonna, be one touch auto up and down for your driver and passenger checking out the seats.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Interior

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Interior

These are eight-way power, adjusting with two-way lumbar support that’s, going to be standard and then, like. I was already mentioning. We do have the full perforated leather here with the limited trim level, really nice seat. We just rode in for about an hour in this model and have to say very comfortable on all types of terrain so, like i was saying, this design is very cool, very modern, looking and then, as far as the actual material selection, uh, really nice stuff involved.

Here so across our upper dash, this is going to be finished in a soft touch plastic. As we move down, we’ve got that seamless, vent design. That kind of goes around and onto the door trim. Really nice look, and you also have a cloth trim, which is up here on the dashboard, goes to the door trim and across the front portion as well through the middle.

This is all going to be piano black. We do have some more trim through here. There is going to be a hard touch along the bottom, but, despite all the complex shapes going on, everything in here fits together very well and feels extremely solid.

Now start it up, of course, put your foot on the brake and press the standard button. Now, as soon as i start up the vehicle, one of the first things you’ll, probably notice is this very premium gauge cluster. This is a 10 and a quarter inch display and hyundai’s actually including it on all. But the base hybrid model – you know this is not something you expect, of course, and compared to the gas model, you do have some special stuff on board.

For 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, you have the hybrid gauge to replace the tachometer and then in the center you do have some. You know hybrid focus stuff, like a energy flow right there. Now coming back to the steering wheel. Of course, we do have electric power assisted steering and the newest hyundai design steering wheel with four spokes. It is nicely leather wrapped if you choose anything but the base model, and if you choose this top of the line, limited trim level that’s, going to throw in heating as well as these rain sense wipers.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Entertainment

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Entertainment

As far as the wheel itself is going to be manual tilt and telescoping across the lineup all right, but this is a family crossover. After all, so let’s go next into interior storage. So we’ll turn over here to our center console press. This little button right there that’s, going to release your console up, and once we open it up, it looks like we have a lot of space inside. This is quite deep at the bottom. There is going to be a felt lining as well, and you know we got to test out with the coupons.

So here’s, our thick stack of coupons – oh yeah, swallows this up, no problem whatsoever. Now, up in front of that, we do have our two cup holders right here, but there’s, also quite a bit more storage. So we have a deep bin um. This right here does work as a wireless phone charging pad. So you can just kind of stick your phone right in there. You also have your traditional connections right there and on both sides of the center console.

We have more storage as well. So this is one difference from the gas powered model. Most of the gas powered models actually come with a traditional shifter. However, all of the hybrid models will come with this push button style shifter the operation for this is quite simple. All you’re going to do is press the d for drive. Of course you do actually have paddle shifters on the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid model and then for reverse.

You’re just going to press the r once you do. You’re, going to see a 360 degree camera system on this limited trim level. The other models, of course, will have a regular backup camera, but as far as this one here excellent resolution really nice picture.

Obviously, as you can see, you’ve got the split screen ability. You can also click over here to cycle between your different views as well and then for park, just press the p and then back behind the shifter. You do have an electronic parking brake as well as a brake hold. I move the water bottles out of the way, so we can see this row buttons right here. Of course, we have some different types of buttons, but i do want to point out specifically the three stage: heated seats.

Those are going to be standard equipment and the seat, ventilation that’s, going to be included on this top end limited model and then, as far as the broader climate controls. So we have a very modern touch. Capacitive set up here. This is dual zone automatic. It’s, included on all the models. As you can see, you just press, you know the touch sensitive buttons to make your adjustments to the temperature as well as your fan speeds you’ll notice.

It is very responsive, so if you’re wondering about that, there’s, no lag or anything like some of the older touch, capacitive systems so definitely very responsive and then up above that we have got some touch. Sensitive controls for our audio system, so standard on this model is going to be a six speaker, sound system. You have an eight speaker, bose sound system on this top end limited model um. However, today, without cell service uh, where we’re at, i can’t queue up my royalty-free music.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Transmission

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Transmission

So you have to take my word for it, but this is a really nice sounding sound system, but i won’t, be able to give you guys a sample right at this moment all right, but now we’re. Looking at the main infotainment system, We have the largest option. This is a 10 and a quarter inch display here as well, and this, of course, is running the latest hyundai infotainment system.

As you can see, you have really nice graphics. All the latest responsiveness and standard on this model is going to be an 8-inch display for the other two trim levels now as far as important things to point out, just like with other hyundai kia products.

The 8-inch display is the one that includes wireless android, auto and wireless apple carplay. When you get up to this higher end screen on the limited trim level, that’s, going to then require that you plug your phone in and have a wired, android, auto and wired apple carplay connection.

That being said, this model, in addition to having the bigger display, does throw in a built-in navigation system, and you also have split screen ability. So you do have some extra benefits there, but i would like to see hyundai uh, you know, add the wireless connectivity to the larger display and just like with the gauge cluster, you do have some hybrid specific things that you can check on with the energy flow and stuff like that.

Now moving beyond that display up here at the top, we do have an auto dimming rear view, mirror with your homemake universal remotes, that’s on the scl convenience and higher and then up here at the very top we’ve got a panoramic sunroof and hyundai is actually including this as standard equipment on all, but the base blue model alrighty.

I’m in the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, rear seat and wow. First thing that strikes me is just the space now. The big thing with this all new tucson is just the fact that they’ve added a lot of space for you and all of your family and let’s just go ahead and dive into that.

First, you have 41 inches of rear leg, room 40 inches of your headroom. You definitely feel that space there’s, a ton of it and that does make it larger than stuff like the toyota rav4 mazda cx-5, most of its main competition. This is quite a bit larger than and behind russian position. I have a solid, i would say, 10 to a foot 10 inches to a foot of space and my feet can easily slide up underneath the seat now. Hyundai also hasn’t skimped out on the features, so here in the center, we are going to have vents that’s, going to be standard on all of the models.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Redesign

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Redesign

We also have two charging usb ports down below that on the door trim. You’re, also going to notice that we have two stage heated, rear seats, standard on the limited trim, not too useful in the desert here, but maybe in colder climates.

And then, if we fold down the armrest, we do have cup holders inside now. Walking up to the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid tailgate! You are noticing what we have right here, that’s, going to be the hands-free smart, opening one very useful feature and that’s, going to be included on the sel convenience, trims and higher.

But big news back here in the cargo area. Now you’re gonna have 39 cubic feet of space behind the second row, seats and 75 cubic feet as a maximum in this hybrid model, which means that you’re, sacrificing only three tenths of a cubic foot of space.

For the hybrid as compared to the gas model, so really not even a consideration that more cargo space can be taken up now, as far as compared to the previous generation 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, that’s up around 15 cubic feet, which places it almost the same As the santa fe so tons of space back here large large improvements for this 2022 model, now as far as the space and how they finished it is concerned, we have a carpeting along the floor.

If we lift it up, we do have additional storage um. Actually, quite a bit, we have some of our camera equipment up underneath off to the side. We have a 12 volt power outlet and you can also fold the seat. 60. 40 split with the handles back here now. As far as your passenger seat is concerned, we do have power adjustment. The rav4 does not have that in any of the trim levels and if we open up the glove box, this is a very good sized glovebox.

You know, obviously it’s very important to have the coupons and they do fit in here. Just swallows them right up. So we could honestly do like a quadruple stack of coupons so a plus for me, then, if we go up to the sun visor, we have a really large mirror lighting up top and we can also detach and extend nice all right.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Specification

So that was all the way up to 65 miles per hour, with this 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. This of course, like we’ve discussed um, the hybrid you have, you know alternative powertrain options available. There will be a plug-in hybrid, but this is the regular hybrid model, so this is a 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, of course paired with a small battery and your electric componentry and the total system output on this is going to be 226 horsepower.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Specification

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Specification

So a pretty nice boost over that standard gas power steering gas is going to be 187 and you can feel that one of the things that is probably striking me, the most when you first take off in this compared to the gas, is just like that you have that ev boost um, which is really nice for takeoff, and then the engine will of course come in to give you that extra power um, but it’s, a really really nice experience overall right. So, of course, right now we are in pure electric.

I have noticed it stays in ev mode, quite a bit, so we’re going 20 miles per hour here. We’ll, go ahead and turn and give it another test as well, but um you know anytime, the engine is under low strain. It will switch to eevee. So i noticed on the highway. We were going 70 and the engine was not on. So it was pretty cool, but really nice yeah yeah and let’s go ahead and talk about that because, as you probably noticed, something that you really just don’t see in hybrid products, usually transmission is shifting gears.

This does have a traditional automatic transmission instead of a continuously variable like what the competition is going to offer you. This is a six-speed automatic transmission and i have to say i really have enjoyed having that traditional feel on board while driving this 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid model.

Fuel efficiency

You know we’ll, get into the pricing in just a second, but basically small difference between an all-wheel drive gas powered model, and this is going to be about a thousand dollars. So i think that’s, a a small gap that’s easily made up with the fuel economy more power. There’s, a lot of reasons that you that someone would get this and i think it’s gon na really encourage a lot of sales in this regard.

Yeah and then we’re gonna say for the air ball is that this hybrid model does not have a fully based trim level. So you do have to go up to the blue model, which is equivalent to a higher end seo sel gas model. So you don’t, have like a hybrid le option, like you would in a rav4, but let’s, go ahead and talk about the really really important parts uh, so the fuel economy.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Price

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Price

I’m sure you’re curious about that of course. So if you get the hybrid model, it’s going to be rated at 37 36 37 combined. So it’s, not quite the 40 mpg that you get in around 4 hybrid, but still very good. If you go for the blue trim for whatever reason that’s rated at 38 combined – and it is also worth noting that the hybrid does come standard with all wheel – drive that’s, going to be your only option for that

How much the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Price?

As far as the pricing, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid start at $26,135, sel $27,685 and limited $35,885, and if we pull out the money for this one, this is a limited with the destination as Well, as the optional paint color um comes in at $39,054 bucks.