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    Hyundai Tucson 2020 vs Competition | Price, Engine & Dimension Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 16 Jul 2020

    The new Tucson’s prices, engine specs and dimensions are out, but how does it hold up against the competition? We find out.


    Hyundai Tucson 2020 vs Competitio

    Hyundai India launched the 2020 Tucson at Rs 22.30 lakh ex-showroom, and it rivals other premium C-segment SUVs like the Volkswagen T-Roc, Skoda Karoq and Jeep Compass. The complete price list of the petrol-powered premium C-segment SUVs is as follows.

    Hyundai Tucson vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUV | PETROL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    Hyundai Tucson

    Skoda Karoq

    Volkswagen T-Roc

    Jeep Compass

    GL (O) AT

    ₹22,30,000

    Style AT

    ₹24,99,000

    T-Roc AT

    ₹19,99,000

    Sport Plus MT

    ₹16,49,000

    GLS AT

    ₹23,52,000

    Longitude Plus AT

    ₹19,69,000

     -  -

    Limited Plus AT

    ₹21,92,000


    Hyundai Tucson is only available with an automatic transmission. Tucson petrol automatic comes with 2 variants: GL (O) and GLS.

    • Hyundai Tucson petrol automatic starts at Rs. 22.30 lakh. Tucson GL(O) costs Rs. 5.81 lakh more than Jeep Compass's entry-level petrol variant.
    • GLS is Tucson's most expensive variant with the petrol automatic powertrain. It is priced at Rs. 23.52 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive petrol automatic C-segment SUV, Skoda Karoq Style, by Rs. 1.47 lakh.
    • Jeep Compass Sport is the most affordable and the only option in this segment with a manual transmission. Its price is comparable with the higher variants of cheaper cars like the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.

    Also Read - Skoda Karoq vs Volkswagen Tiguan Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUV | DIESEL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    Jeep Compass

    Hyundai Tucson

    Sport Plus MT

    ₹17,99,000

    GL (O) AT

    ₹24,35,000

    Longitude MT

    ₹19,40,000

    GLS AT

    ₹25,56,000

    Longitude AWD AT

    ₹21,96,000

    GLS AWD AT

    ₹27,03,000

    Longitude Plus MT

    ₹20,30,000

     -

    Longitude Plus AWD AT

    ₹22,86,000

     -

    Limited Plus MT

    ₹22,43,000

     -

    Limited Plus AWD MT

    ₹24,21,000

     -

    Limited Plus AWD AT

    ₹24,99,000

     -


    Hyundai Tucson diesel automatic comes with 2 variants: GL(O) and GLS. The GLS variant is also available with an all-wheel-drive system

    • Hyundai Tucson diesel automatic starts at Rs. 24.35 lakh. Tucson GL(O) costs Rs. 6.36 lakh more than Jeep Compass's entry-level diesel variant.
    • GLS AWD is Tucson's most expensive variant with the diesel automatic powertrain. It is priced at Rs. 27.03 lakh and that makes it the most expensive diesel automatic C-segment SUV.
    • The Jeep Compass is the only other car in this segment with an all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel drive option.
    • Not only is the Jeep much cheaper than the Tucson, but it’s also available in more variants and with a manual transmission as well.
    • The Compass offers AWD in 3 variants - Longitude, Longitude Plus and Limited Plus. The top variant is also available with AWD and manual transmission.
    • Even with all the bells and whistles, the Jeep Compass comes out cheaper than the Tucson GLS 2WD.
    • Petrol or diesel, price-wise, the Compass is difficult to beat. Plus it wears the Jeep’s legendary brand name. It has some luxurious annotations attached to it considering that it’s the only brand in this comparison not playing in the budget end of the mass market segment.

    Hyundai Tucson Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUV

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Hyundai Tucson

    Skoda Karoq

    Volkswagen T-Roc

    Jeep Compass

    Displacement

    2.0

    1.5

    1.5

    1.4

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1999cc

    1498cc

    1498cc

    1368cc

    Maximum Power

    152PS @ 6200rpm

    150PS @ 5000-6000rpm

    150PS @ 5000-6000rpm

    162PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    192Nm @ 4000rpm

    250Nm @ 1500-3500rpm

    250Nm @ 1500-3500rpm

    250Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    -

    -

    -

    6-Speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    -

    -

    -

    15.0kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed torque converter

    7-speed DCT

    7-speed DCT

    7-Speed DCT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    13.08kmpl

    14.49kmpl

    14.49kmpl

    14.5kmpl


    Hyundai Tucson is available with a 2.0L petrol engine with a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 152PS and 192Nm, respectively.

    • Jeep Compass produces 162PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 10PS more power than Tucson 2.0.
    • The Tucson has the biggest engine but lowest torque output as it’s the only one without a turbocharger.
    • The other 3 cars have a turbocharged petrol engine and they make the same 250Nm of torque at low RPMs, which is great for driving in the city and getting high fuel efficiency without compromising on the acceleration.
    • With an automatic transmission, Jeep Compass has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 14.5kmpl.
    • The Tucson is the only car in this comparison to have an old-school torque converter type automatic transmission. The other 3 cars get modern 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
    • DCTs are modern and fast, but the torque converter automatics have a track record for reliability.

    Compass is the only car with a manual transmission and its fuel efficiency of 15kmpl is the best in this segment. With the automatic, all of Tucson’s rivals are better and even at about 14.5kmpl.

    Also Read - Skoda Karoq 2020 vs Jeep Compass Turbo-petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUV

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Hyundai Tucson

    Jeep Compass

    Displacement

    2.0

    2.0

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1995cc

    1956cc

    Maximum Power

    185PS @ 4000rpm

    173PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    400Nm @ 1750-2750rpm

    350Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    -

    6-Speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    -

    17.30kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    8-speed torque converter

    9-Speed DCT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    16.98kmpl

    16.6kmpl


    Hyundai Tucson is available with a 2.0L diesel engine with an 8-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 185PS and 400Nm, respectively.

    • Hyundai Tucson has the most powerful engine in the segment.
    • Tucson’s 2.0-litre engine produces 400Nm of torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With an automatic transmission, Hyundai Tucson has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 16.98kmpl.

    With a diesel engine, the Tucson has a clear advantage. It has better power, better torque and better fuel efficiency despite using a torque-converter type automatic transmission. But if you want a manual transmission, then you again don’t have a choice. Compass is your only option.

    Hyundai Tucson vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Hyundai

    Tucson

    Skoda

    Karoq

    Volkswagen

    T-Roc

    Jeep

    Compass

    Length

    4480mm

    4382mm

    4234mm

    4398mm

    Width

    1850mm

    1841mm

    1819mm

    1818mm

    Height

    1660mm

    1624mm

    1573mm

    1657mm

    Wheelbase

    2670mm

    2638mm

    2590mm

    2636mm

    Boot Space

    513-lt

    521-lt

    445-lt

    438-lt

    Ground Clearance

    172mm

    NA

    NA

    178mm

    Fuel Tank

    62-lt

    50-lt

    59-lt

    60-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    225/55 R18

    215/55 R17

    215/55 R17

    225/60 R16

    Tyre Size (Top)

    225/55 R18

    215/55 R17

    215/55 R17

    225/55 R18


    Hyundai Tucson is 4480mm long, 1850mm wide, 1660mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2670mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 513 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Tucson has a 172mm ground clearance, it rides on 225/60 R17 tyres size and has 62 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • Hyundai Tucson has an overall length of 4480mm, which makes it the longest car in the segment.
    • Hyundai Tucson has a width of 1850mm, it is also the widest car in the segment.
    • Hyundai Tucson has a height of 1660mm, it is the tallest car in the segment.
    • Hyundai Tucson has a wheelbase of 2670mm, it is the longest wheelbase in the segment.
    • Skoda Karoq has the biggest boot space in the segment but it’s only 8-lt larger.
    • The ground clearance of this segment is pretty low even by SUV standards. If you want to buy a car from this segment based on ground clearance, then the Jeep Compass will be the best option.

    Also Read - MG Hector 2-0L Diesel vs Jeep Compass 2-0L Diesel - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    The Jeep Compass has a luxurious badge in this comparison as it doesn’t have a sub-Rs. 10 lakh car or even a sub-Rs. 15 lakh car for that matter. The Compass is also the most affordable and it has the most SUV genes in it, given the Jeep family name. It has the best power and respectable torque output from its petrol engine, both of which blow the Tucson out of the water. An option of manual transmission further offers more choice to buyers.

    With the diesel engine, the Tucson fights back with more power, torque and efficiency. The Compass offers more choices with more variants, a manual transmission and an AWD + MT combination.

    The Tucson shines with best-in-class dimensions, which belittle everything else in this segment.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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