2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid First Test; Sacrificing Ultimate MPG for Fun, Style

Hyundai’s latest refresh of its popular Tucson compact crossover features a love it or leave it exterior style, the usual raft of options for a fairly reasonable price, and for the first time, a hybrid model. We recently had a chance to take the top line 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid with all-wheel drive for a spin, and we put it through our test spin cycle for good measure.

2022 hyundai tucson hybrid first test sacrificing ultimate mpg for fun style but before we start please support us by pressing the like and subscribe buttons so that we can continue to provide information about car and motorcycle news also turn on the bell button to get the latest updates your support means a lot to us thank you hyundai’s latest refresh of

Its popular tucson compact crossover features a love it or leave it exterior style the usual raft of options for a fairly reasonable price and for the first time a hybrid model we recently had a chance to take the top line 2022 hyundai tucson limited hybrid with all-wheel drive for a spin and we put it through our test spin cycle for good measure while the tucson

Hybrid is a relatively capable and efficient machine it’s one that had a tough time matching up against its stiff hybrid powered japanese competition in our performance testing even if it did stand out amongst its conventionally powered tucson siblings turbo hybrid power let’s start with the good news we like the tucson’s hybrid powertrain far more than we did the

Base 2.5 liter i4 in the regular new 2022 tucson we found the two 5-liter engine to be underpowered and underwhelming at its core the tucson hybrid utilizes hyundai’s turbocharged 1.6 liter i4 180 horsepower and 195 pounds to foot of torque along with a permanent magnet electric motor 59 horsepower and 195 pounds to foot combined output of the two power sources

Is 226 horsepower and 258 pounds to foot according to hyundai unlike the majority of hybrids on the market which rely on continuously variable automatic transmissions cvts the tucson hybrid employs a conventional six-speed automatic the automatic delivers a more natural acceleration feel than a cvt which dissociates engine speed from road speed our test team went

As far to call the tucson hybrid surprisingly fun during their time with it but in a relative sense of course this is a 3835lb designed for officially handling everyday duties not a track attacker but even daily drivers want to be able to draw on some power when merging passing or otherwise hustling and at 7.8 seconds from 0 to 60 miles per hour the hybrid tucson

Is not slow the only thing is both the 2020 crv touring 7.5 seconds to 60 and raw 4xse 7.1 seconds hybrids outpace the hyundai in the quarter mile the tucson hybrid holds its own a bit more with a 15.9 second pass at 84.4 miles per hour which is better than the crv 16.0 at 86.3 miles per hour but a half second behind the raw 4 15.4 at 90.1 miles per hour stopping

And going around the eight whether you’re zipping around town or avoiding an impact you want authoritative stopping power the hyundai falls short or long in this area compared to some rivals its 129 foot stop from 60 miles per hour is average at best for a vehicle in this class handily outdone by the crv 120 feet and the raw four 115 feet though the brake pedal

Action feels solid especially for a hybrid the all-season tires were called out as possibly being part of the reason for the longer stop distances the tucson hybrids redemption as our tester chris walton noted wow i was not expecting this to be as fun as it is the power is quite surprising there’s plenty of grip the only iffy part is the transmission that’s not

Very smart in sport mode i had to resort to manual shifting there’s a surprising amount of grip and neutral attitude on the skid pad with very mild understeer walton’s positive comments were confirmed by the tucson hybrids performance in motor trend figure 8 where at 27.4 seconds at 0.63 grams average it bested the crv 28.0 seconds at 0.60 grams and rough 4 27.6

Seconds at 0.63 grams it also out handled both in the skid pad pulling a 0.82 grams average slightly better than the crv 0.81 grams and raw four 0.80 grams this is a genuinely peppy fun to drive suv breaking aside that dynamic excellence might just be enough to offset its fuel economy which trails that of the crv and rav4 hybrids at thirty seven slash thirty

Six thirty seven city slash highway slash combined its epa estimates fall short of the crvs forty slash thirty five slash thirty eight and the raw force forty one slash thirty eight slash forty if there’s one area you really don’t want a hybrid to fall behind it’s miles per gallon away from the test track there remains plenty to like about how the tucson hybrid

Handles its business the steering is natural with a precise feel and over pavement bumps and bruises the hybrid hyundai exhibits a generally smooth ride at speed there’s a fair amount of noise getting into the interior but nothing out of the ordinary as a daily driver this crossover is arguably as good as any in its class although as a whole the non-hybrid 2022

Tucson did not fare well in a comparison test against its key sigmund rivals inside the cabin the 2022 tucson is considerably bigger than the outgoing model it’s reflected in the copious back seat where there’s a huge amount of legroom for rear seat passengers and in the cargo bay we like the new interior layout other than some fetching about the touch sensitive

Controls and in the limited trim you get all the top tier fixings and a huge amount of safety features for a solid price of eight thousand seven hundred four dollars all in thanks for watching drop a like leave a comment and don’t forget to subscribe to watch more videos like this you

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid First Test; Sacrificing Ultimate MPG for Fun, Style By Carismoto