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2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD Is a Premium SUV with an Affordable Price

The Hyundai Tucson 2022 is one of the South Korean firm's best-selling SUVs. Its sleek and sporty design combines performance and technology for a base price of $24,950 MSRP.

If you are looking for a feature-rich compact SUV that isn't too harsh on your bank account, you might want to consider the 2022 Hyundai Tucson model. The Tucson SEL, which is the second-highest model in Tucson's trim line, It offers great value with its plethora of premium features at a reasonable price. But we test-drove the 2022 Tucson Limited AWD, which is the third-highest model in Tucson's trim line.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes in three main trim levels, that offer the driver and passengers features like a birds-eye view camera, a panoramic sunroof, and a six-speaker surround sound system. Here are the three trim levels of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and their respective prices.

  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson SE Price – $24,950 MSRP.
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL Price – $26,500 MSRP.
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Price – $34,700 MSRP .

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD front

Hyundai has been demonstrating for years how they already measure up to companies that have been dominating for decades and what they are trying to do now is make a difference from the rest.

The Exterior of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson

This compact SUV is based on Hyundai's Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy and incorporates a 'parametric' design also seen in the 2022 Santa Cruz, which offers a kinetic surface, something of a jewel. . This is something that according to Hyundai gives it a personal, distinctive identity in a segment that today offers much of the same.

What Hyundai did with the 2022 Tucson was take an aesthetic risk with a simple and straightforward purpose. Be different, stand out from that horde of SUVs that want to look sporty, but elegant, but adventurous, but youthful and so on. Hyundai got something that seems straight out of science fiction. It simply took a concept car, skipped the form dilution and made it onto the production line.

The front is decorated with a huge grille that integrates triangular daytime running lighting at the ends , separated from it by the main LED headlights in a lower area. The sides full of polygons and even the contrasting 19 "wheels give it a lot of personality.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD rear

The rear part has a large LED light strip as is customary in our days. It's disruptive, but may not convince some people, as I saw in other reviews of the 2022 Tucson. I like it.

The new generation Hyundai Tucson also has a new platform and with it dimensions. There are short versions and long versions. The short version that receives all of Europe, Colombia and Mexico, measures 4.5 meters long. The long version is destined for the United States and other markets. It reaches up to 4.63 meters in length.

The Interior

On the outside the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is extravagant, but on the inside it is rather minimalist, yet refined.

Inside the 2022 Hyundai Tucson contrasts with what you see on the outside and not in a bad way. You would normally expect that the interior of the 2022 Tucson was also super extravagant. Yet, the reality is that in this case Hyundai engineers went the route of minimalism and elegance.

In terms of materials there is an adequate level, nothing super elegant, but not neglected either, although the perception of quality can go up much more when you have a two-tone interior. With this SUV there is an option to go completely black, gray with black or black with blue.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD interior

The perception of quality is very good , all the materials are adequate. None of them shows low quality. There are no squeaks or something that really shows that they cut the budget.

We have a clear and easy to read 10.25 " digital instrument cluster , 10.25" touch screen compatible with CarPlay and Android auto, Krell audio system with subwoofer , leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, triple zone A / C, gear selector and push-button parking brake, wireless smartphone charger and ambient lighting.

Good Safety

So far everything sounds good right? The really good thing that deserves applause for Hyundai is the safety team. All versions have 7 airbags, however, the seventh is not the classic knee bag, but a central airbag for the front occupants that comes out of the inner part of the seats and basically wraps the front occupants so that they don't hit each other, emphasizing head protection.

They also have ABS brakes, electronic stability control, hill climb assistant and even trailer stability assistant. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson's Limited AWD trim also includes autonomous emergency brake with evasion assistant, reverse camera with cross traffic alert and autonomous brake, lane maintenance, blind spot alert, adaptive cruise control and even rear seat occupant forgetting alert. Very complete. Anyway, this SUV offers a high level of security.

Its trunk also benefited from the platform change and gets more room.

The Power

The new Tucson offers two 2.5-liter Smartstream gasoline engines, one direct injection and the other multiple injection. It also offers 1.6-liter direct injection, turbocharged and plug-in hybrid and hybrid powertrains.

The new 2.5-liter Smartstream engine, with high-efficiency combustion, cooled EGR and an ITMS cooling system, delivers 187 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 178 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. This engine works with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of EPA-estimated fuel economy, combined city-highway it offers 29 miles per gallon of gasoline with front-wheel drive and 26 miles per gallon with all-wheel drive.

The 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine for the hybrid powertrain delivers 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, with an estimated total of 226 horsepower combined. Additionally, this hybrid powertrain offers 258 pound-feet of torque, combined with a 44.2 kW electric motor and a 1.49 kWh battery.

The Driving

The driving of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson on the highway is peaceful, comfortable and quiet experience.

The cabin on the road is very quiet and the engine noise is hardly noticeable, except when one demands it suddenly, but nothing special. As you get on the road the engine seems to be a little bit lazy once you hit the gas pedal. But once it gets speed, it's a smooth drive. For this reason the Sport mode is configured for conditions such as acceleration in a straight line, corners with medium and high speed, and starts on a hill. The difference between Normal and Sport is noticeable.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD rear seat

The 2022 Tucson does very well on the road, is tame and responds very well.

One thing I have to add is that Hyundai's all-wheel drive HTRAC system was specially configured for all-terrain hybrid and plug-in hybrid models with the goal of maximizing forward-traction capability on a wide variety of surfaces. In addition, both hybrid versions of the Tucson also use a single transmission-mounted electrical device (TMED), which helps manage the increased performance required for hybrid SUV applications.

The new 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a vehicle that ranks at the top of its segment, featuring compact SUVs like the Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V .

This is an option of great value and very difficult to ignore when the customer must determine the purchase of an SUV of this type.

It is very complete in every way and without a doubt one of the best SUVs both for the family, as well as and especially, for those who have an active lifestyle, who like adventure, without sacrificing the urban lifestyle.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

Reference: Motorpasion, Geeksroom.


Ken Monaco (not verified)    October 11, 2021 - 11:30PM

Outstanding comments!! Love the review...I purchased 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid... traded my lame 2018 Subaru outback. No regrets! Love the Tucson car I ever purchased!

DeanMcManis (not verified)    October 12, 2021 - 11:54AM

I rented the last generation Tucson and Santa Fe for trips, and they were both surprisingly capable and comfortable vehicles. And with the base motor they got good gas mileage, but they were not slow or rough. I would like to try out the new models, especially the Hybrid versions.

Rae Holton (not verified)    October 14, 2021 - 8:21AM

Why is the Tucson Hybrids limited in color options? The feel and running operation of the Tucson is smooth but strong influence on the road in a test drive but color option not there.

Randy Thomas Coffey (not verified)    December 9, 2021 - 9:30PM

Just got my first service on my 2022 Tucson Limited AWD and so far it's been a great vehicle. MPG is around 26 on the average. Got caught in a two hour downpour driving I-74W across Indiana West of Indy and it handled the extensive rain and the really lousy stretch of road like a champ.

Brian Weir (not verified)    January 25, 2022 - 9:04AM

In reply to by Wayne Sherman (not verified)

As soon as I see an ADM I walk. The ADM is the most anti-consumer thing ever. Post that ADM on Google reviews for that business and watch that dealership become the Typhoid Mary of the auto business.

Evonne Nutall (not verified)    January 4, 2022 - 7:21PM

I purchased my 2022 Touson Limited in June 2021. I love it. I have been on numerous trips, so good on the road. I drive 9 hours easy and won't let anyone else drive I enjoy it so much. It has so many features I am still discovering, funny.
I did my research before purchasing and I am so happy with my choice.

Karien M Baxter (not verified)    February 27, 2022 - 11:46PM

In reply to by Evonne Nutall (not verified)

I purchased my 2022 Tucson in June 2021 as well. I traded my 2018 Tucson for the Limited 2022.
I miss the Turbo Engine in the 2018, it was a faster car. I love my 2022. There isn't much that the high scale SUVs has that the 2022 Tucson doesn't.
I suggest that the acceleration could be quicker as well as the auto folding side mirrors.
But job well done 2022 Tucson!!!

James (not verified)    February 17, 2022 - 4:45PM

Ok. So. I bought a 2021 Hyundai Tucson on March 1, 2021
And I traded in my 2016 Honda Santa Fe
I wanted to Santa Fe but had to settle for the Tucson. Ok so at first I wasn’t happy because I dropped her a small car. But then I began to like the Tucson. But after driving it for 8 months. I put 30,000 miles on it and the catalytic converter went
Now I 30,000 miles this should not happen. Now I’m not happy. But it was covered under warranty and it was fixed. In the next two months I put another 6000 miles on it. Started to notice I was losing power again. So after 10 months of driving it I traded it in and got a 2022. Newly redesigned Tucson. Well let me tell you I’ve never been more happy this car is the greatest thing ever I love this redesign I love the interior I love the ride I love everything about the car the color the inside color. Oh and by the way this is the Tucson N-Line!!!! This is just sport model the HOT ROD of the Tucson‘s. The acceleration is unbelievable for a four cylinder. The handling is fantastic. The interior of the car it’s all black with red and it’s unbelievably nice. I have to say I believe the Hyundai hit a home run with this.
Again I would love to have had the Santa Fe but I am super pleased with the Tucson. If I had the money I would’ve bought two of them

James (not verified)    February 27, 2022 - 9:08AM

I had a 2016 Cadillac then I got the 2022 Tucson
Well I love it. I was paying 472 a month for the caddy now I pay 152 for the Tucson. It ‘s a lease but man I am in love with it. I get good mileage it rides great and I live the apple play. I might try the hybrid next but for now this is the car to have.
Well done Hyundai see you in two more years

Carol (not verified)    March 10, 2022 - 9:36AM

2022 Tuscon…..
Very unhappy! I have an updated IOS IPhone XR.
The CarPlay blacks out and I get a prompt telling me that my phone is not responding. Please reinstall. I have pulled off the road to reinstall. Does not work !!!
BlueLink has told me that Hyundai engineers are working on this as many of their new vehicles have this problem. This CarPlay issue is just not inconvenient it is dangerous. I am a senior and need my GPS to WORK !!!
So disappointed with this car.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this, please let me know.
Very frustrated!

Evonne Nutall (not verified)    March 10, 2022 - 3:36PM

In June 2021, I purchased the 2022 Tucson Limited, fully loaded. I love this vehicle, I haven't had any issues, I only have 8,000 miles. Mostly highway, took a few trips after I got it. Excellent highway driving, very spacious, lots of leg room in the back seat. First trip I drove 8 hours, didn't let anyone else drive, it was so comfortable. My only question is the side mirrors doesn't seem to have a switch to automatically pull them in. Could be me, I am still learning it. Mo complaints at all.