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    Hyundai Tucson Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Wednesday, Oct 14 2020

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the Hyundai Tucson 2020 to give you a clear idea about which one offers the best value for money. The Tucson is available with a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine option, paired with only automatic transmission.

    Hyundai Tucson

    What are the prices of Hyundai Tucson?

    The Hyundai Tucson has a starting price of Rs 22.30 lakh. It is available in 2 variants - GL(O) and GLS. Both the variants are offered in only 2WD format with the petrol engine, but you get an option of all-wheel drive with the diesel engine. You need to shell out an additional premium of Rs 1.47 lakh for the AWD setup. The Tucson’s diesel variants cost around 2 lakh more than the petrol counterparts.

    The following table offers you the pricing details of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson: 

    HYUNDAI TUCSON | PRICES

    Variant

    Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

    GL(O) 2WD

    Rs 22.30 Lakh

    Rs 2.05 Lakh

    Rs 24.35 Lakh

    GLS 2WD

    Rs 23.52 Lakh

    Rs 2.04 Lakh

    Rs 25.56 Lakh

    GLS AWD

    --

    --

    Rs 27.03 Lakh


    Hyundai Tucson Engine Specifications

    Hyundai Tucson 2.0L Petrol Engine vs Rivals 

    The Tucson gets a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 152PS of maximum power and 192Nm of peak torque. In this segment, only the Tucson comes with a normal (non-turbocharged) petrol engine, while all other rival cars come powered with turbocharged engines, hence, all the other models in this segment offer better torque output than the Tucson. The Tucson also has the least power:weight and torque:weight ratio compared to its rivals. The Tucson petrol is equipped only with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of 13.08kmpl.    

    You can check the Tucson’s petrol engine specification comparison details in the table below:

    TUCSON vs RIVALS

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Tucson

    Compass

    Karoq

    T-Roc

    Displacement

    2.0L

    1.4L Turbo

    1.5L Turbo

    1.5L Turbo

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1999cc

    1368cc

    1498cc

    1498cc

    Maximum Power

    152PS @ 6200rpm

    163PS @ 5500rpm

    150PS @ 5000rpm

    150PS @ 5000rpm

    Power:Weight

    97.19PS/t

    110.51PS/t

    113.64PS/t

    111.11PS/t

    Peak Torque

    192Nm @ 4000rpm

    250Nm @ 2500 - 4000rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 3500rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 3500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    122.76Nm/t

    169.49Nm/t

    189.39Nm/t

    185.19Nm/t

    Manual

    Transmission

    -

    6-Speed

    -

    -

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    -

    15kmpl

    -

    -

    Automatic

    Transmission

    6-speed torque converter

    7-Speed DCT

    7-speed DCT

    7-speed DCT

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    13.08kmpl

    14.1kmpl

    14.49kmpl (WLTP)

    14.49kmpl (WLTP)


    Hyundai Tucson 2.0L Diesel Engine vs Rivals 

    The Tucson comes packed with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that can generate 185PS of maximum power and 400Nm of peak torque. Compared to the Jeep Compass, the Tucson is not only more powerful, but offers better power:weight and torque:weight ratio as well. The diesel engine powered Tucson comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and offers a claimed fuel efficiency of 15.59kmpl with the all-wheel drive setup, that is again better than the Compass’.  

    The following table offers the Tucson diesel engine specification comparison details:

    TUCSON vs COMPASS

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Tucson

    Compass

    Compass Trailhawk

    Displacement

    2.0

    2.0

    2.0

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1995cc

    1956cc

    1956cc

    Maximum Power

    185PS @ 4000rpm

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    Power:Weight

    104.58PS/t (AWD)

    100PS/t

    96.05PS/t

    Peak Torque

    400Nm @  1750-2750rpm

    350Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    350Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    226.12Nm/t (AWD)

    205.88Nm/t

    197.74Nm/t

    Manual Transmission

    --

    6-Speed

    --

    Manual Claimed FE

    --

    17.3kmpl

    --

    Automatic Transmission

    8-Speed AT

    9-Speed AT

    9-Speed AT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    15.59kmpl

    15.3kmpl

    14.9kmpl


    Hyundai Tucson Dimensions vs Rivals 

    The Hyundai Tucson is a premium C-segment SUV, and its overall length is around 4.5 meters. In terms of length, width, height and wheelbase, the Tucson is better than the Compass, Karoq and T-Roc, and it also has the largest boot space, excepting the Karoq. The Tucson offers 18-inch wheels in all the variants.

    The table below offers the Tucson’s dimension comparison details:

    COMPASS vs RIVALS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Tucson

    Compass

    Karoq

    T-Roc

    Length

    4480mm

    4395mm

    4382mm

    4234mm

    Width

    1850mm

    1818mm

    1841mm

    1819mm

            Height

    1660mm

    1640mm

    1624mm

    1573mm

    Wheelbase

    2670mm

    2636mm

    2638mm

    2590mm

    Boot Space

    513-lt

    438-lt

    521-lt

    445-lt

    Ground Clearance

    172mm

    178mm*

    200mm

    160mm

    Fuel Tank

    62-lt

    60-lt

    50-lt

    59-lt

    Tyre Size (base)

    225/55 R18

    225/60 R16

    215/55 R17

    215/55 R17

    Tyre Size (top)

    225/55 R18

    225/55 R18

    215/55 R17

    215/55 R17

    *unofficial

    Hyundai Tucson Variant-wise Features

    Hyundai Tucson GL(O) Variant 

    The Tucson petrol base GL(O) variant is priced at Rs 22.3 lakh, and the diesel version is priced at Rs 24.35 lakh. Thus, the petrol and diesel versions have a price difference of around Rs 2 lakh. 

    HYUNDAI TUCSON | PRICES

    Variant

    Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

    GL(O) 2WD

    Rs 22.30 Lakh

    Rs 2.05 Lakh

    Rs 24.35 Lakh


    The GL(O) variant offers all the basic features along with some other important safety features, such as side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic projector headlamps and rear parking camera.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Tucson Facelift Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Fuel Efficiency

    In terms of style, the Tucson GL(O) variant’s key features include LED DRLs and positioning lamps, roof rails, twin exhausts, chrome door handles with backlight on front doors, 18-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery.

    The following table offers you a detailed look at the Tucson GL(O) variant’s features:

    HYUNDAI TUCSON GL(O) | FEATURES

    Safety

    Style

    Std. Safety Features

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    LED DRLs & Positioning Lamps

    Shark Fin Antenna

    Automatic Projector Headlamps

    3 x 3-point Seatbelts in Rear

    LED Tail Lamps

    Scuff Plates

    Fog Lamps

    ISOFIX

    Front & Rear Skid Plates

    Leather Upholstery

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Rear Parking Camera

    Roof Rails

    Leather Finish on Dashboard

    Electronic Stability Control

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Twin Chrome Exhaust

    R18 Machined Alloy Wheels

    Hill Start Assist

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

    Panoramic Sunroof

    Hill Descent Control

    Chrome Door Handles w/ Backlight


    This variant offers an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, steering-mounted audio controls and 8-speaker sound system. The GL(O)’s key functional features include - dual-zone auto AC, powered driver and passenger seat, auto-dimming IRVM, smart key w/ push-button start-stop, electrically adjustable, foldable and heated ORVMs, cruise control, reclining rear seat, tilt and telescopic steering, cooled glovebox, drive modes and wireless charger. 

    The table below offers a look at all the entertainment and functional features of the Tucson GL(O): 

    HYUNDAI TUCSON GL(O) | FEATURES

    Entertainment

    Functional

    8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Dual-zone Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents

    Heated ORVMs

    Front & Rear Armrest

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    10-way Powered Driver Seat

    Parcel Screen

    Extendable Sun Visor w/ Vanity Mirror

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    8-way Powered Passenger Seat

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Cooled Glovebox

    8-speaker Infinity Audio System

    Auto-dimming IRVM

    Puddle Lamps

    Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Up/Down

    Bluetooth & USB Connectivity

    Smart Key w/ Push-button Start Stop

    Cruise Control

    Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

     

    Electrically Foldable & Adjustable ORVMs

    60:40 Rear Seat

    Sunglass Holder

     

    Rear USB Charger

    Rear Seat Recline

    Rear Wiper & Washer

     

    Connected-car Tech

    Tilt & Telescopic Steering

    Drive Modes

     

    Rain Sensing Wipers

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    Wireless Charger


    The entry-level Tucson GL(O) variant is quite feature loaded, and you get all the must-have and also several good-to-have features in it. 

    Hyundai Tucson GL(O) vs GLS Variant 

    The Tucson GLS is around Rs 1.2 lakh more expensive than the GL(O) variant, and this is true in case of both petrol and diesel versions.

    HYUNDAI TUCSON | PRICES

    Variant

    Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

    GL(O) 2WD

    Rs 22.30 Lakh

    Rs 2.05 Lakh

    Rs 24.35 Lakh

    Difference

    Rs 1.22 Lakh

     

    Rs 1.21 Lakh

    GLS 2WD

    Rs 23.52 Lakh

    Rs 2.04 Lakh

    Rs 25.56 Lakh

    Difference

       

    Rs 1.47 Lakh

    GLS AWD

    --

    --

    Rs 27.03 Lakh


    The GLS variant offers penta projector LED headlamps with bending lamps, front parking sensors, powered tailgate, electric parking brake and supervision cluster. According to our internal data, for these features the GLS’ added premium is not justified. 

    HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS | FEATURES OVER GL(O)

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    5 Projector LED Headlamps

    Powered Tailgate

    Better Instrument Cluster

    LED Bending Lamps

    Electric Parking Brake

     

    Front Parking Sensors

    Traction Cornering Control (with AWD)

     


    The Tucson GLS diesel variant also offers the all-wheel drivetrain option, for which you will have to pay an additional Rs 1.47 lakh. We suggest that you consider the GLS AWD, only if you do have a specific requirement of all-wheel drive. 

    Verdict : Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Tucson Should You Buy?

    If you are planning to get home a Hyundai Tucson, then we recommend that you go for the entry-level GL(O) variant. This base variant offers a number of good features that you can expect in an upmarket car, such as - side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, backlit door pockets, touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charger, dual-zone auto AC, powered driver and co-driver seat, auto-dimming IRVM, cruise control, rain sensing wipers and reclining rear seat.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Tucson Facelift Ground Clearance, Boot Space, Dimensions and Tyre Size

    If you wish to upgrade over the GL(O) variant, then the GLS variant is expensive. It doesn’t really offer compelling features to justify its added premium. The Tucson GLS diesel offers you the all-wheel drive option, which gives you better driving capabilities in various situations such as - sand, slush, rains and rough terrains. We suggest that you choose the Tucson GLS AWD diesel, only if you frequently drive in such conditions. 

    What are the Colour Options of Hyundai Tucson?

    The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is offered in 4 exterior colour options -- white, silver, black and dark blue. 

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Urban Cruiser

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga, Tucson

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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