Hyundai’s small crossovers have become so popular that the automaker decided to produce two entries in this segment. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is a bit shorter than the Santa Fe, and it comes with a smaller price tag. Customers of the Inland Empire Hyundai dealership appreciate the Tucson, thanks to its comfortable ride, high-quality interior, user-friendly infotainment system, and long list of standard features. Buyers looking for a versatile and capable subcompact SUV should take a close look at the 2020 Tucson.
According to the Hyundai dealership in the Inland Empire, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is available in six trim levels: SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited and Ultimate. Powering the SE and Value trims is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The other trims are equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of twist. Both engines are connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Whichever trim you select, you’ll get front-wheel drive standard, with optional all-wheel drive.
Fuel efficiency is outstanding. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson with the 2.0-liter engine gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel-drive models return 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway.* The 2.4-liter powerplant checks in with 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
Kelley Blue Book gives the 2020 Hyundai Tucson high marks, writing: “The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is a compact-crossover SUV offering the ride comfort, handling and fuel economy of a small car, but in a more versatile design aimed at those with a more active lifestyle. The Tucson shines brightly in the areas of safety and standard equipment, not to mention its unbeatable 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.”
Standard features for the base ST trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated/power-folding side mirrors, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and Bluetooth. The Value trim comes with keyless entry/ignition, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, blind-spot monitoring and satellite radio. The Sport features LED headlamps and an Infinity premium audio setup. Move up to the Limited, and you’ll get a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery and a 360-degree monitor. At the top of the lineup, the Ultimate comes with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof and navigation.
The Limited and Ultimate trims provide buyers with the best selection of available features, including rain-sensing wipers, heated rear seats, driver-attention monitoring, a panoramic sunroof, a forward-collision mitigation system and wireless device charging.
The best selection of available features can be had in the upper Limited and Ultimate models. These include pedestrian detection for the forward-collision mitigation system, driver-attention monitoring, heated rear seats, wireless device charging, rain-sensing wipers and a panoramic sunroof.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is very crashworthy. The Tucson received the highest score of Good in all IIHS crash tests and took the highest honors of Top Safety Pick+. The NHTSA gave the Tucson its top score of five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.