A more conventional 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, shared with the Sonata family vehicle, powers the base Hyundai Tucson 2022.

However, there are also hybrid and plug-in hybrid models that use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that has been turbocharged and is paired with an electric motor.

All Tucson models are stylish and well-equipped. Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and Mazda CX-5 are 2019 Tucson rivals.

What's New for 2022?

For 2022, the Tucson receives a complete redesign that incorporates the brand's new design language for a striking appearance.

It includes a sunroof, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, and a 10.3-inch digital gauge display as standard equipment.

Sporty N Line and robust XRT models are offered for the first time, but consumers hoping for a high-performance turbocharged four-cylinder will be disappointed.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 187 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The non-hybrid Hyundai Tucson has enough power for both city driving and passing on the highway, but quick drivers will crave for more.

Although the more potent hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles feel faster, neither of them will accelerate as quickly as a Toyota RAV4 Prime.

While the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is no sports car, its handling is confident, its steering is reasonably crisp, and its ride is agreeable.

The Tucson drives incredibly quietly and elegantly when cruising; it's these characteristics that give the SUV a sense of luxury that is uncommon in its class.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

EPA says the plug-in hybrid's 13.8-kWh battery pack offers 33 miles of electric-only driving.

When connected to a level 2 charging station, the battery can be fully recharged in around two hours thanks to a 7.2-kW on-board charger.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

EPA forecasts nonhybrid 2022 Tucsons will get 26 city/33 highway mpg with front-wheel drive.

The plug-in hybrid variant got 80 MPGe combined and 33 miles of electric-only driving in the EPA's test.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The new Tucson's dashboard features a digital gauge display, push-button shifter, and touch-sensitive climate and infotainment controls.

Hyundai's Palisade SUV and recently revised Sonata and Elantra sedans were watershed moments for the company's interior designs.

The new 2022 Hyndai Tucson looks to continue the trend with a deliberately planned cabin filled with premium materials and luxury features.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Standard 8.8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; optional 10.3-inch screen with navigation.

Hyundai hasn't released a list of standard and optional features, but SiriusXM, a Bose sound system, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are expected.

Hyundai's smartphone app for its digital key, which offers remote start functionality in addition to lock and unlock features, is another high-tech choice.