2023 Hyundai Tucson sticks out from other of its more sober-looking compact SUV competitors with its cutting-edge design. That doesn’t imply that the Tucson forgoes affordability or usefulness. Both are boasted. With the Tucson, Hyundai has adopted a general strategy by providing a wide range of trims and powertrains, such as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, giving it broad appeal. The hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants feature a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that is supported by an electric motor, which gives them more oomph than that of the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The Tucson has an advantage over rivals like the VW Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and higher-end trims that cross the boundary from mainstream to premium. Entry-level versions of the Tucson are well-equipped. 

What has changed for 2023?

Only a minor packaging modifications are made to the Tucson for the 2023 model year after a thorough makeover for the 2022 design year. The Premium package’s features have been added as basic features to lower trim levels in place of the Premium package, which was formerly exclusive to the SEL model. For instance, the wider 10. 3-inch infotainment screen is now standard on all XRT levels and higher, and the panoramic sunroof is now available as standard on the N-Line trim. All Tucson versions now come standard with cruise control, pedestrian recognition, and a speed restriction assist capability. Here on Tucson’s exterior color theme, Serenity White Pearl takes the place of Quartz    White.

Performance - Engine, Transmission, and Other

The base model will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 187 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and either front- or all-wheel drive. In order to power the hybrid as well as plug-in hybrid models, a twin turbo 1.6-liter four will be used, generating a combined 226 horsepower in the former and 261 horsepower in the latter. All-wheel drive is a requirement for the electrified powertrains, but both finally came with such a six-speed automatic gearbox. Lead-footed drivers will crave for more power because of non-hybrid Tucson’s efficiency is at best decent. While the Tucson’s plug-in hybrid and more potent hybrid are both faster, don’t anticipate them to match the RAV4 Prime’s sportsmanlike acceleration. Our Deluxe hybrid test vehicle achieved a respectable 7.1-second sprint to 60 mph at our test track. The Tucson is hardly a sports SUV, yet it handles well, steers pretty crisply, and rides gently. The Tucson drives remarkably quietly and elegantly while cruising; it’s these qualities that provide the SUV a luxury feel that is rare in its class. 

Battery Life, Charging, and Range:

According to the EPA, the plug-in hybrid vehicle has a 13.8 kWh power pack that can support up to 33 miles of battery engine. When attached to the level 2 charging point, the battery can be fully recharged at about two hours due to a 7.2-kW onboard charger.

Fuel efficiency and actual MPG

According to EPA, non-hybrid Tucson models with front-wheel drive should achieve up to 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. Its plug-in hybrid model scored an impressive 80 Mage combined and provided 33 miles of energy driving in the EPA test. The hybrid has fuel economy estimates of up to as 38 MPG city camp; 38 MPG highway.

Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior

The Tucson has a simple but modern dashboard with such a digital meter panel, a push-button shift, and a touch-sensitive infotainment control panel. Hyundai’s premium Palisade SUV as well as the recently updated Sonata camp; Mantra sedans acted as a kind of turning point for the industry’s interior decoration, as well as the new Tucson follows the trend with such a thoughtfully structured cabin filled with premium materials and opulent features. The Tucson offers better passenger comfort and functionality than the preceding model due to its larger cargo and rear seat space. We managed to place nine carrion bags behind hybrid’s back row, and when the setbacks were folded, the total number of bags we could fit increased to 22. 

Connectivity and Information

Apple Car Play and Android Auto are built into the dashboard’s standard 8.8-inch touchscreen; a bigger 10.3-inch display with built-in navigation and extras like Sirius XM satellite radio as well as a better Bose stereo system are available. Hyundai’s smartphone app for its digital key, which offers remote start functionality in addition to lock and unlock features, is also another high-tech option.

Features for Driver Help and Safety

There will be a large variety of driver-assistance features available, many of which will be standard.

Pedestrian identification in automatic braking assist as well as the standard lane-departure warning available lane-centering assist and adaptive cruise control