Facelifted Hyundai Tucson Is Good, But Is It Mazda CX-5 Good?

The Hyundai Tucson faces some serious competition in the compact crossover segment, but in its latest iteration, it’s closer than ever to its rivals.

Launched earlier this year in global markets, it has a freshened up exterior, with a reworked grille and lighting units, as well as an updated cabin.

Storage spaces are sufficient, and even with a tall person sitting in the driver’s seat, rear occupants won’t struggle for space. At 488 liters (17.2 cu-ft), the boot is bigger than that of the Mazda CX-5, and its capacity can reach 1,478 lt (52.2 cu-ft) with the rear seats folded down.

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All trim levels are comprehensively equipped. A 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, although safety features such as the automatic emergency braking and lane departure alert are available only in higher trim levels.

The same goes for all-wheel drive, too, as the entry-level variant is offered solely with front-wheel drive and the 164 hp (166 PS / 122 kW) 2.0-liter GDi engine. Other engine options available in Australia are the 174 hp (176 PS / 130 kW) 1.6 T-GDi and 182 hp (185 PS / 136 kW) 2.0 CRDi, both of them with AWD.

The Tucson handles well, and the steering is light, which makes maneuvering fairly easy even if it doesn’t offer much feel.

So, can Hyundai’s compact SUV mix it with the segment’s top players such as the CX-5? Let’s watch the review below and find out.


  • charlotteharry57

    You have to get the Ultimate here in the States, to get all the safety nannies, that should be standard. Poor value. Big pass.

    • danno

      Poor value versus ….?

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Oh hey EL CHAPO, using your other handle I see?

      MMC corrects that. Why don’t you use correct information?

  • Bill Nguyen

    Was hoping she’d be more attractive… I mean, erh.. good car, good car.

  • EM1

    I rather see her than that ugly Doug bird beck guy.

    • SteersUright


      • EM1

        Ur mom

  • Paul

    One problem, they got the steering wheel on the wrong side 😉 . I think the car looks good, her not so much. When does she get her refresh?

    • danno

      Manners? What manners?

    • Bonzomatic

      Wow. Someone took their rude pill early today.

    • Matt Campbell

      Way to be a sexist knob. I bet you’re an oil painting, yourself?

  • Liam Paul

    is that woman like 4 ft 4 inch tall, lol that tucson looks like a Chevy Suburban next to her

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