Hyundai Tucson Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Hyundai Tucson Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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 Variants Explained

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 - 2021 Jeep Compass Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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 - 2021 Jeep Compass Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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 Khanna

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.

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