2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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33 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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1 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger.

13 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle.


Seating capacity

182.3” x 65.6”


All-wheel drive



2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid review: Our expert's take

By Brian Normile

In the spring, Hyundai announced the addition of a plug-in-hybrid version of its Tucson compact SUV. At the time, the automaker said the 2022 Tucson Plug-in Hybrid would have standard all-wheel drive, 32 miles of all-electric range and 261 system horsepower — but it didn’t say how much the Tucson’s latest variant would cost. Now we know: $35,975 (all prices include destination but not any available plug-in tax credits) for an SEL, the lowest trim available for the PHEV Tucson. (PHEV stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.)

Related: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Widens Appeal With Plug-In, N Line Models

Primed for an Upset?

That starting price is more than $3,500 less than the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid’s chief rival, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime, a PHEV version of Toyota’s popular compact SUV. The RAV4 Prime starts at $39,565 for its lower trim, SE, though it beats the plug-in Tucson in horsepower and all-electric range with 302 total system hp and 42 miles of EPA-rated all-electric range. (Factors beyond horsepower affect acceleration, but the RAV4 Prime is legitimately quick.) Whether that extra power and range is worth the extra money remains to be seen.

Limited, Too

In addition to the SEL, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid will be available in the SUV’s highest trim, Limited, adding a significant number of comfort, convenience and safety features. Among them:

  • A 10.25-inch touchscreen display, up from 8 inches in the SEL (albeit likely with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto versus the wireless integration on the 8-inch unit, as was the case for the 2021 Tucson)
  • Heated rear seats (heated front seats are standard on all trims)
  • A surround-view camera system
  • Hyundai’s blind spot cameras

All of that will cost $7,800 more than the SEL, with a total price of $43,775. At that, the most expensive Toyota RAV4 Prime, the XSE, is actually slightly less expensive than the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid Limited, with a starting price of $42,890.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid should go on sale soon.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value for the money 3.5
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 3.5

Most recent consumer reviews


does not deliver mileage that is advertised

Hyundai advertises that this car gets 35mpg combined, 33 miles on a full charge, and I believe 6.5hrs for a full charge on a 110v household outlet. It actually takes 12.5 hours to fully charge although I haven't been able to test this because when I try to plug into my home outlet, charger notes "fault" even though I was previously able to charge my prius prime in the same outlet. (which by the way, toyota advertises only 25miles per charge but I actually got 34 miles per charge running on pure electric). I am, however, able to plug in the car at work. During my 8.5hour work shift, the car notes that I get 20-22miles of electric. My commute home from work is 23miles. I use up ALL of the electricity PLUS another 20 miles of "gas". This is nearly twice what Hyundai advertises or claims. Also, the key on your phone will not work if you have an iPhone. I also think the navigation and back up camera is not as good as the prius prime. The things I like about this car are that it looks nice and there is a satellite camera or at least there is one with the limited model that I have.


Small gas tank with nice design

My main complaint for this model is the fuel tank, and if you are doing long-distance travel, you have to stop every 300 miles; it only holds 11 gallons, that's ridiculously small for an SUV. I bought the limited version because of the big touchscreen navigation display, but I cannot use android auto google maps on full screen; for some reason, it shows a sidebar with the Android auto logo, which is a waste of screen space. Also, it takes forever to charge with the included charger at home. It is supposed to charge in about 10 hours, but currently, it takes more than 26 hours.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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