2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid for Sale in Springfield, MA
Redesigns are always exciting, especially when it’s one of the automaker’s best sellers. Hyundai put a lot of thought into making over the Tucson, its perennially popular compact crossover, with a lot of that influenced by the company’s Sensuous Sportiness design identity. It’s understandable that the first thing you’d notice is the 2022 Tucson’s fresh look, dominated by cutting-edge lighting design that includes LED daytime running lights hidden within a dominant grille. But it’s not the only new development – not by a long shot. The biggest part of this new Tucson generation is the inclusion of a hybrid powertrain. According to Hyundai, adding this nameplate to their hybrid lineup is a giant step toward their goal of an entirely eco-powertrain approach.
It’s hard to resist standard all-wheel drive, loads of standard technology, and a gas-electric hybrid powertrain that yields up to 38 miles per gallon. Those who need more reasons should take note that the 2022 Tucson Hybrid also comes with 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance, which covers routine oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections. That along with Hyundai’s legendary 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is putting this green-minded compact SUV on a lot of drivers’ short list.
Trims, Powertrain and Fuel Economy
The 2022 Tucson Hybrid is presented in three trim levels: Blue, SEL Convenience, and Limited. Their hybrid system marries a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor, which produce a combined 226 hp. The other member of this hybrid powertrain is a six-speed automatic transmission; as mentioned, every Tucson Hybrid gets an all-wheel drivetrain.
This compact SUV can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds with trailer brakes and 1,650 lb. without trailer brakes. The Blue is the most fuel-efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 38 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The SEL Convenience and Limited weigh a tad more, thanks to their additional standard equipment, and so their numbers tick down to 37 city/36 highway. One significant advantage of the ’22 Tucson Hybrid is its regenerative braking feature, captures braking energy to store as electric power, incrementally recharging the battery.
Notable Features by Trim
The ’22 Tucson Hybrid certainly doesn’t skimp on amenities. The Blue gets automatic LED headlights and daytime running lights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, rear privacy glass, roof side rails, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual front- and second-row USB ports, two 12-volt power outlets (one up front and one in the cargo area), a rearview camera with parking guidance, dual-zone automatic climate control, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a 60/4split fold-down and reclining rear seatback, and a dual-level cargo-area floor.
The SEL Convenience gets two class-exclusive features: a hands-free liftgate and Hyundai Digital Key, where your smartphone can act as the vehicle’s key fob. It also has a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, a wireless smartphone charger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and ambient interior lighting. The Limited is loaded inside and out, getting premium LED daytime running lights, some deluxe exterior styling elements (chrome-accented side mirrors, unique front and rear fascias, a dark chrome grille, and gloss-black pillars), rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, ventilated front seats, driver’s seat memory, a heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats, and more ambient interior lighting settings.
Safety and Technology
Safety is paramount to the Hyundai Motor Company, and they’ve packed the ’22 Tucson Hybrid with great driver-assist technologies. Each trim has some form of the automaker’s SmartSense bundle of driver aids. The base package, found in the Blue, contains forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and cyclist/junction turning detection, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, safe exit warning, rear occupant alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go. The SEL Convenience gets an enhanced version of rear occupant alert, and the Limited also supplies reverse parking collision-avoidance assist, front and rear parking distance warning, a surround-view camera system, a blind-spot view monitor, highway driving assist, navigation-based adaptive cruise control with curve control, and remote smart park assist.
Every trim also issues a great slate of connectivity features. The Blue and SEL Convenience have an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD and satellite radio, Blue Link Connected Car Services, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. The Limited gains a 10.25-inch touchscreen, which changes the smartphone integration to plug-in. This deluxe version of the infotainment system also has navigation, voice recognition, and a top-end Bose sound system.
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