2020 Hyundai Tucson

Rating7.2

Ranked #12 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$24,950 - $33,300

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Key Spec of 2020 Hyundai Tucson
fuel economy

22/25/28

fuel type

Regular unleaded

horsepower

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

2020 Hyundai Tucson Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 22, 2022

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In the crowded crossover market, some of the SUVs opt for practicality over style. Some are ultra-modern while others are completely utilitarian. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson combines all of them into a handsome-looking package with a class-leading cabin and exceptional value for money. For a starting price tag of MSRP $23,350, the 2020 Tucson is powered either by a standard 2.0L naturally aspirated Inline-4 engine or an even more potent 2.4L 4-cylinder.

Changes to the tune of a leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the Sport models, whereas there are also color palette changes this time around. Hyundai also uplifts the safety quotient of the 2020 Tucson, by offering it with some of the latest safety features as standard. All-in-all a solid player, let's find out how it competes against the competition.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Appealing exterior design

Underpowered base engine

Sport variants gets leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Top safety scores

Less cargo space than rivals

New exterior shades added to the color palette

Comfortable and quiet cabin

Best in class warranty

Compliant suspension setup

Over All Rating

7.2

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy7.00
Interior8.20
Exterior2.50
Safety7.00
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#12 in Compact Suv

#17 in Suv

#17 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

SE$24,950 onwards

  • 17-Inch alloy wheels
  • 7-Inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic headlights
  • Height-Adjustable driver's seat

Value$25,000 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Satellite radio

SEL$25,950 onwards

  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Exterior styling enhancements
  • Second-Row USB port

Sport$28,100 onwards

  • 19-Inch wheels
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Led headlights

Limited$29,250 onwards

Ultimate$31,900 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision mitigation system
  • Heated rear seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ventilated front seats


Colors and Styles

2020 Hyundai Tucson in Aqua Blue color
Aqua Blue

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is powered by a standard inline-four motor which is available in two different states of tune. While one makes 161 hp, the more powerful unit spits out 181 hp. You get front-wheel drive as standard along with an available all-wheel-drive option too. The interior is pleasant and spacious which is crafted from world-class materials. With the prices starting at $22,550 for the base FWD variant, the Tucson has an advantage over others as it undercuts its rivals by thousands of dollars and comes equipped with a long list of safety features. It has also got a 5-star rating from federal agencies in terms of safety which is commendable at this price point. For 2020 the revised Tucson competes with sales leaders such as Subaru Forester, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Equinox.


Features
8.0/10

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is well equipped no matter what trim you choose. It comes in over 6 trims, namely SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Value. The 2020 Tucson starts at $23,350 for the base trim and goes up to $33,300 for the top Ultimate variant. The SE and the Value come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate gets a 2.4-liter engine generating 181 hp and 175 lb-ft. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, and all-wheel drive is optional for a premium.

Trims

SE

Value

SEL

Sport

LIMITED

Ultimate

MSRP (FWD)

$23,350

$25,000

$25,950

$28,000

$29,250

$31,900

MSRP (AWD)

$24,950

$26,400

$27,350

$29,500

$30,650

$33,300

Key Features

Automatic projector headlights

Panoramic sunroof (one-touch open and rear shade).

LED accents and LED Daytime Running Lights

LED approach lights (front door handles).

HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light

Automatic high-beam headlights and wipers
 

Roof-mounted Center High-Mount Stop Light

Premium Audio System with Clari-Fi Music Restoration

8-way power driver seat

Side mirrors with turn-signal indicators.

8-way power passenger seat

Adaptive cruise control
 

17-inch alloys

Blue LinkConnected Car System

Rear-cross traffic alert

Shark-fin roof antenna.


 

Ventilated front seats.

Heated rear seats
 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Dual-zone climate control system

Heated front seats

Leather seating surfaces.

8-inch color touchscreen with navigation and Infinity Premium Audio System

Upgraded driver-information display
 

6-speaker sound system with USB port

18-inch wheels

HD Radio/Sirius Satellite Radio

8-inch color touchscreen with navigation and Infinity

360-degree parking system  

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The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is well equipped no matter which trims you choose. The SEL variant hits the sweet spot, as it adds more features at a cheaper price tag of $25,950. You get features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat USB port, and a swanky exterior styling. A perfect value-based proposition for sure.

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

The turbocharged engine is peppy, smooth and respectably fuel-efficient - Edmunds

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson in the SE and Value trims come standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that generates 161 hp and 150-pound feet of torque. The SEL, Sport, and Limited variants are powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four which puts out 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Both of the powertrains are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims and you can also opt for all-wheel drive. Power delivery is linear and shifts are butter smooth.

The Hyundai Tucson with its 2.0-liter engine doesn’t provide brisk acceleration but it has ample grunt for city driving and highway passes. The 2.4L 181 hp four-cylinder is a bit quicker in attaining the 0-60 MPH mark. While the 2.0L backed Tucson takes 9.7 seconds, the 2.4L backed Tucson takes 8.8 seconds. The transmission shifts smoothly over the rev range and makes most of the horsepower delivered.

The cabin is noticeably quiet at highway speed and wind noise can be barely heard. Tucson’s suspension is composed and does a good job in soaking bumps. The ride quality is compliant and the car feels connected to the tarmac. The electric-assisted steering doesn’t feel sporty but it is very predictable. It is well weighted and changes direction with confidence. It might not be athletic, but the nimble steering helps in controlled body movement. Choosing Sport mode from the drive settings changes the reactions of the throttle and transmission for somewhat more fun. The larger 19-inch alloy wheels do impact ride quality in a negative way.

Models

2020 Hyundai Tucson

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 GMC Terrain

MSRP

$23,350

$23,800

$24,495

$25,000

Engine

2.0L NA I-4

1.5L I-4 Turbocharged

2.5L Flat-4

1.5L I-4 Turbo

Transmission

6-Speed automatic

6-Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

9-Speed automatic

Horsepower

161 hp @ 6200 RPM

170 hp @ 5600 RPM

182 hp @ 5800 RPM

170 hp @ 5600 RPM

Torque

150 ft-lbs @ 4500 RPM

203 ft-lbs @ 2000 RPM

176 ft-lbs@ 4400 RPM

203 ft-lbs @ 2000 RPM

0-60 MPH 9.7 secs 8.4 secs 8.5 secs 9.3 secs
Quarter Mile 16.8 secs 16.3 secs 16.7 secs 16.6 secs

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson packs a 12-inch front and 11.9 inch rear disk braking system. The brakes are easy to modulate in the city and on the highway. Emergency stops are straight and the brakes feel confident on corners. Hyundai Tucson stops at 118 feet which is above average in this segment. Most of the rivals take more distance than the Tucson in case of an emergency stop.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson provides a decent fuel economy with both of its engines. The 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 161 hp is EPA-rated at 23 MPG in the city and 28 miles to the gallon out on the highway. The 2.4-liter engine with 181 hp is able to deliver 22 MPG in the city and 26 miles on the gallon out on the highway. Opting for all-wheel drive will significantly drop the mileage in both variants. As seen above, the 2.4L engine delivers a modicum of extra power for a drop in fuel efficiency numbers.

Model

2020 Hyundai Tucson

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 GMC Terrain

MPG (city)

23

26

26

26

MPG (highway)

28

31

33

30

MPG (combined)

25

28

29

27

Range (miles) (city/highway)

377/459

387/ 462

432/ 548

387/ 447

Fuel Capacity (gal)

16.4

14.9

16.6

14.9

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson has one of the biggest fuel tanks in the segment- a 16.4-gallon tank to be precise. Now despite this, the Tucson is able to stretch up to just 459 miles on the go, between fuel stops, which is below average in this segment.

Interior
8.2/10

Once underway you'll be impressed by the Tucson's quiet and refined ride quality, something Hyundai representatives told us was a specific focus for the new crossover - Forbes

The cabin of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is more like European cars with a monochromatic theme and inspired by the popular Kona. It is spacious and well-built with a new center stack and a new infotainment screen. The neatly designed dashboard houses clearly labeled controls and the layout is certainly driver-focused. Inside the 2020 Tucson is brilliantly designed to look good with an ample amount of space. The front seats are reasonably comfortable with a great amount of support and cushioning.

Touchpoints for knees and elbows are nicely padded. The 60/40 rear folding seats provide a good amount of headroom and legroom for an average individual. They also feature a slight reclining adjustment. The panoramic sunroof can be slide all the way back to feel limitless space and fresh air. The 2020 Tucson has 31.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 61.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Some of the standard seating features include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Eight-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats

Model

2020 Hyundai Tucson

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 GMC Terrain

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/57.1/41.5

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.0/57.2/40.9

41.2/58.2/43.3

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.2/55.5/38.2

38.5/55.5/39.7

38.5/55.6/39.7

39.6/57.2/39.4

Cargo Capacity 31.0 cu. ft 29.9 cu. ft 35.4 cu. ft 29.6 cu. ft

The sensible dash houses simple controls for the climate and audio systems. At night, those controls are backlit in soft blue lighting. The digital display doesn't overload the driver with too much information. Audiophiles have nothing to worry about, as a premium Infinity 8-speaker audio system is in place. The 7.0-inch infotainment screen is intuitive to use and comes with the following standard amenities:

  • 5-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth and USB port
  • Rearview camera

Optional infotainment features include:

  • 7 or 8-inch touchscreen
  • Satellite radio
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Navigation
  • Infinity audio system
  • Aux Input and Audio Jack
  • Sirius XM HD radio
Exterior
2.5/10

The 2020 Tucson adopts the latest styling theme of Hyundai with bold and dynamic lines. The front end sports a glossy black and chrome hexagonal grille with angled-shaped LED headlights and daytime running lights. Tucson’s rounded-square wheel arches are ideal for its 19-inch alloy wheels. The 2020 Tucson is certainly stylish and modern from any angle you see.

Tucson’s rear is smartly shaped with some new headlights and a sleek aerodynamic spoiler. Two character lines, one from the front fender to the rear fender and just above the door handles accentuate the sporty appeal with a beefy C pillar. Dimensions-wise, there isn’t much difference and the chassis that uses more than 50-percent high-strength steel contributes to Tucson’s excellent safety scores.

Model

2020 Hyundai Tucson

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 GMC Terrain

Curb weight (lbs.)

3300

3274

3449

3449

Length(in)

176.2

183.1

182.1

182.3

Width(in)

72.8

72.6

72.4

71.5

Height(in)

65.0

65.4

65.4

68.1

Ground clearance (in)

6.4

7.5

8.7

6.9

Wheelbase (in)

105.1

107.3

105.1

107.3

The Chevrolet Equinox cast the largest shadow with 183 inches of length. Subaru Forester and GMC Terrain have somewhat similar dimensions and there is not much of a difference. Hyundai Tucson is the smallest among all.

Some of the exterior features on offer are-

  • Roof Rails
  • Lip Spoiler
  • 19-inch alloys
  • Power-remote manual-folding side-view door mirrors
  • Bodyside cladding
  • Trailer hitch
  • Hands-free tailgate
Safety
7.0/10

Hyundai often provides its offerings with the best-in-class safety quotient. The same here is applied for the 2020 Tucson, which gets all the latest active and passive safety features onboard. The base Tucson gets all the standard safety features, however forward collision warning and the automatic emergency braking are available only on the higher trims. Coming onto the crash-tests, the 2020 Tucson gets a 5 on 5-star rating from the NHTSA, whereas it also gets a near-perfect rating from the IIHS. 

Some of the safety features on offer are-

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Forward Collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Adaptive cruise control
Competition
7.0/10

2020 Hyundai Tucson vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

If you feel that the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is a bit slow then you should go for the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. It accelerates fast while maintaining a smooth ride and feels agile through the turns. Plush interior and more cargo space is also a plus point for the Chevrolet which might attract your attention. The Chevrolet Equinox has an edge in terms of overall performance and is our choice out of the two.

2020 Hyundai Tucson vs 2020 Subaru Forester

There is not much difference between the two, though the Tucson is a bit wider and has more headroom in the back. The 2020 Forester is longer with more ground clearance. The only area where the Subaru edges past Hyundai is the cargo space. Forester has almost 10 cubic feet of extra cargo space than the Tucson and it is a better choice to go with as there is not much difference in the price cap as well. Subaru Forester is the best bang for your money and moreover, it is a worldwide bestseller.

Final Verdict

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson doesn’t shine in any one criteria but it’s a solid all-around contender with a smooth powertrain and a comfortable cabin for sure. You get peace of mind with outstanding crash test scores and excellent warranty coverage. It doesn’t try to be overly sporty and feels composed out on the road too. Overall it is the best value for money proposition in this segment definitely.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$28100

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

144 cu in

horse power

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

175 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

176.2 in

wheelbase

105.1 in

width

72.8 in

curb weight

3492 lbs

Height

64.8 in

Ground Clearance

6.4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.2 cu ft

cargo volume

61.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/25/28 mpg

highway range

459.2 mi

warranty
basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Claude

2020 Hyundai Tucson

SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 25, 2022

Amazing experience

Pros - Value, AWD, smooth

Cons - Acceleration, seat wear and tear

Can be noisy It has almost little engine noise, travels smoothly, and handles well in poor weather, even becoming caught in a blizzard at Vail Pass in the Rockies. The guy tried to push me for a different trim which was more expensive and not what I wanted

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Michaela

2021 Hyundai Tucson

Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 15, 2022

Affordable compact SUV

Pros - Smooth ride, spacious seats, and a user-friendly infotainment system.

Cons - Sluggish acceleration and low fuel efficiency.

Spacious SUV with smooth rides. My Tucson is amazing in terms of comfort, it offers spacious seats, a smooth ride, and an intuitive infotainment system, but it starts falling short in terms of engine performance, especially over long distances where sluggish acceleration and middling fuel efficiency gets on my nerves. I chose Tucson because I needed comfort for driving short distances. This...

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Jacob

2019 Hyundai Tucson

SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

2

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 18, 2022

Numb brake feel.

Pros - Nothing

Cons - Build quality, Spongy brakes, Cramped rear seats.

Crappy build quality. I absolutely hate my Hyundai Tucson. The build quality of this vehicle is very poor. While reversing from my driveway, I hit the rear wall at 5 mph and the whole rear bumper part got shattered. The brakes, on the other hand, feel less responsive and spongy until I hit it hard. The rear seats, on the other hand, are very cramped which makes it uncomfortable to sit for a very ...

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Safety
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Reliability
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Deal Value
8/10
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Hyundai Tucson 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,417
5 Year Cost To Own
$41,929
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $41,929
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,117$1,668$1,546$1,900$1,742$12,973
Insurance$1,147$1,209$1,254$1,337$1,333$6,280
Fuel$1,856$1,938$2,021$2,085$2,101$10,001
Maintenance$29$225$510$1,596$1,783$4,143
Repairs$41$-45$1$-42$628$583
Financing Interest$1,681$1,327$1,066$639$261$4,974
Taxes and Fees$2,328$168$196$172$111$2,975
Total Cost-To-Own$13,199$6,490$6,594$7,687$7,959$41,929
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