2014 Hyundai Tucson | new car review

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 by
2014 Hyundai Tucson
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  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 72,150 - 101,750
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Tucson isn't in need of flowery introduction, for it's known to be the Korean crossover that gave its competitors a run for their money.

Pros

* LED tail lights are a neat addition.
* Ample amounts of standard equipment.
* Rear A/C vents to make sure occupants in the back don't get barbecued.

Cons

* A lot more hard plastic than you'd like in the cabin

Looks

Though the Tucson remains unchanged for the most part, new LED tail lights enhance the beauty of the rear end. As for the front, Bi-function project headlamps are now offered as a standard feature across all variants. To those who like their bling, the 2014 Tucson has you covered since the new alloys can be had as either 17″ or 18″.

Feels

Step into the 2014 Tucson and a few noticeable improvements have been carried out. For starters, a new GPS and audio system along with a revised 4.2″ TFT supervision instrument cluster can now be found in the Tucson. Additionally, to create a sense of luxury, the Tucson can now be had with a brown leather interior as well. However, it was features such as Bluetooth and steering audio  controls being offered on the entry level model that took us by surprise.

Hyundai Tucson Interior

Engineering

Buyers of the new 2014 Tucson now benefit from Hyundai’s Flex Steer system available on the model for the first time. Three driving modes – normal, comfort and sport allow the driver to vary the level of steering support and feedback to best suit the environment.

What’s on offer?

The 2014 Tucson can be had with either a 2.0 litre engine or a 2.4 litre engine. While the 2.0 litre is only good for 158 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque, the 2.4 litre is capable of producing a decent 177 horsepower and 226 Nm of torque. Once the 2014 Tucson goes on sale in October, prices are expected to range from AED 72,150 for the entry level version up to AED 101,750 for the fully loaded model.

Summing it…

On the whole the 2014 Hyundai Tucson does offer good value for money. With an array of standard features including rear A/C vents and standard 17″ alloys, it is better looking, better priced and better equipped than it’s main competitor the Toyota RAV4.

2014 Hyundai Tucson Collage

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