Hyundai has thrown away caution and gone bold with its all-new 2022 Tucson, giving its small SUV a very distinctive design. It now stands out against key rivals including the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. It’s not all style without substance, either, because the 2022 Hyundai Tucson retains Hyundai’s usual traits of strong value as well as generous equipment levels. So if you like the looks, it’s a real win-win. The SE, SEL, N Line, and Limited trim levels are offered for the 2.5-liter gasoline engine model. The Blue Hybrid, SEL Convenience Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid are the trim levels for the, you’ve guessed it, hybrid models. A regular hybrid and plug-in hybrid are available.
Those hybrids mix an electric motor and a 1.6-liter engine and are all-wheel-drive with a six-speed automatic. The 2.5-liter engine model is available with either front- or all-wheel drive and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SE comes with all the essentials, including LED headlights, alloy wheels, and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Hyundai also outfits the base model with an extensive list of advanced driver aids. The SEL and above add some convenience and luxury features, with SEL the real sweet spot in the lineup. They're are all fairly unremarkable to drive, but that’s true of the majority of its rivals. The Tucson appeals for its value, utility, and ample equipment—and now its bold looks.