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2021 Hyundai Tucson

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2021 Hyundai Tucson

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Smart styling inside and out
  • Value-laden package that's thousands less than many rivals


  • Not quite as spacious as the roomiest compact SUVs
  • EPA estimates fall short of best in class

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 28 highway, 25 combined

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Value-rich 2021 Hyundai Tucson shouldn't be overlooked

The Tucson has quietly been selling against rivals like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. While it’s not quite as spacious as its roomiest compact SUV rivals, it counters with a value-rich package that's difficult to match. All trim levels—SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate—offer extensive standard equipment.

The SE and Value make do with a 2.0-liter engine, which is adequate rather than exciting. The 2.4-liter of the SEL and above adds some useful performance into the mix, even if it’s not exactly a fireball when it comes to acceleration. Instead, enjoy the Tucson’s fine steering and sharp suspension, which make it among the more enjoyable compact SUVs to drive. It's an impressive package. As the Tucson heads toward a redesign, don't rule out the 2021 model. Unlike so many, the Tucson manages to bow out on a high.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Tucson an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Tucson 7th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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SE 2WD 4D Sport Utility