2021 Hyundai Tucson

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2021 Hyundai Tucson
2021 Hyundai Tucson

Key specs

Base trim shown.


The good:

  • Smooth ride
  • Quiet cabin
  • 360-degree camera system available
  • Adaptive cruise control available

The bad:

  • Base 2.0-liter engine short on power
  • Available 2.4-liter engine can be noisy
  • Mediocre gas mileage
  • Camera images could be larger, sharper

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Hyundai Tucson trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Hyundai Tucson Review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Hyundai Tucson?

The Hyundai Tucson is a five-seat compact SUV that’s offered in six trim levels: SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited and Ultimate. The base engine is a 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder; a 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is optional. Both engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue

What’s New on the 2021 Hyundai Tucson?

There are no significant changes this year.  

What Features in the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split, folding and reclining backseat
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist

Available features include:

  • LED headlights
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Infinity premium stereo
  • Navigation
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Should I Buy the 2021 Hyundai Tucson?

The Tucson rides well, has easy-to-use controls and offers a lot of value for the money. Visibility and fuel economy could be better, but the Tucson still managed a strong third-place finish in a recent comparison test of seven compact SUVs. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


It’s the first car I have ever bought

So far it has been great . It was hard swallowing the price but I’m hoping it will be my last car.It driver nice and quiet .


So far seems great, goes through gas kinda quick b

It is exactly what I was looking for. A small SUV to put my dog in & take her to the beach 4 wheel drive for the snow, reliable


Much better driving experience than the Kona I had

This vehicle is the perfect blend of comfort and utility. Great value for the price. MPG is very good but not great. Nice infortaintment system.

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