Hyundai offers the 2021 six different ways, but smart buyers will stay tuned to the middle versions. Based on those models, we give the Tucson a 9 for features, with points for its value, warranty, infotainment, and standard features.
The $24,840 Tucson SE offers the lower-output engine, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and automatic emergency braking. The $26,290 Tucson Value adds on blind-spot monitors, keyless start, heated front seats, and HD and satellite radio.
We’d select the $27,240 Tucson SEL, which gains the bigger engine along with more USB ports, 18-inch wheels, and automatic climate control.
The $29,390 Sport model adds on LED headlights, 8-speaker Infinity audio, wireless and smartphone charging, while the $30,540 Limited gets leather upholstery, power front seats, and a heated steering wheel. For $33,190, the 2021 Tucson Ultimate factors in heated rear seats, cooled front seats, an upgraded 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, and adaptive cruise control. In the words of the perennial “The Price Is Right” game, that’s too much.
All-wheel drive costs $1,400 on any Tucson. All carry Hyundai’s excellent 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, which includes 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage. All 2021 Hyundais come with free scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
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