2025 Hyundai Tucson: A Refreshed Compact SUV with a Stunning Interior – Because it looks good, has a lot of space inside, and rides smoothly, the Hyundai Tucson is one of the most popular small SUVs on the market. But Hyundai is redesigning the Tucson for 2025, which will make it even more appealing to people who want a current and useful car. The 2025 Hyundai Tucson: what you need to know.
What’s Different in 2025?
The 2025 Hyundai Tucson is a familiar version. Instead, it is a mid-cycle refresh that makes changes to the current model’s appearance, interior, and technology. The changes are small but important; they are meant to make the Tucson look bigger, better, and easier to use.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The 2025 Tucson has a new grille design with sleeker daytime running lights, updated bumpers and skid plates that make the bodywork longer, and new wheel designs that range in width from 17 to 19 inches. The Tucson still has the same general shape and size, but the changes make it look more refined and classy.
The most important changes will be made inside the 2025 Tucson. The whole dashboard has been redone, and now two 12.3-inch screens share a single rectangle housing on the dashboard. One is a digital collection of instruments, and the other is for pleasure, navigation, and other car features. The screens have clear graphics and easy-to-use menus, and they can be changed to fit different styles and tastes.
The center console has also been updated. It now has more room for small things, a wireless charge pad, and a new gear selector that is placed on the steering column. This makes more room on the console. The most welcome change, though, is that the climate control and audio system no longer use touch-sensitive settings that were hard to use. Instead, they have real buttons and knobs. The new buttons are simple to reach and use, and they make the area more relaxing and easy to use.
The 2025 Tucson also has a new parcel box on the dashboard that can hold small things like sunglasses or smartphones. There is also a hidden air vent that runs the length of the dashboard and lets more air flow through. The materials and finishes are high-end and of high quality, especially on the higher models with leather seats, wood details, and ambient lighting. The cabin is also roomy and flexible, with plenty of space and legroom for front and back-seat people, as well as a large trunk that can be made even bigger by folding down the back seats.
A standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2025 Tucson will also have a hybrid system with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor for a total output of 226 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and a plug-in hybrid system with the same engine but a larger battery pack for a total output of 261 horsepower.
Based on the trim level, all three powertrains can be paired with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The hybrid models also have an e-handling system that applies power vectoring to the back wheels to make the car more stable and quick. Hyundai says that the plug-in hybrid type can go up to 32 miles on electric power alone.
It could be more exciting to drive the 2025 Tucson, but it works well enough for most people who value ease and fuel economy over speed and excitement. The standard engine speeds up smoothly, but it lacks power when passing or merging. Hybrid cars get better gas mileage and have more power and speed. However, the EPA still needs to release official numbers for the 2025 model year. We think they’ll be about the same as the 2024 model year, which are:
– Base engine gets 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg all together (FWD); 24 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg all together (AWD).
37 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined (AWD); 38 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, 38 mpg combined (FWD).
– Plug-in hybrid: Stay tuned
The ride of the 2025 Tucson is smooth and comfy, and it does a good job of blocking out road noise and bumps. The turning is light and accurate, but it could be more fun to use or give you a lot of input. It’s safe and stable to drive, but not very quick or fast. The Tucson is not a car for people who want to drive, but it is a nice cruiser that you can feel confident driving in most situations.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Hyundai Tucson will likely go on sale in Europe early in 2024. In the U.S., it will show up later that same year as a 2025 model. We think the base S.E. trim with the normal engine and front-wheel drive will cost around $29,000, and the top Limited trim with the plug-in hybrid system and all-wheel drive will cost around $38,000. Hyundai hasn’t officially announced the prices for the U.S. market yet, but we think they will be around those numbers. The hybrid models are likely to start at around $34,000, and the plug-in hybrid versions are likely to start at around $40,000.
Along with the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4, the Mazda CX-50, and the Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2025 Hyundai Tucson will have to deal with tough competition. But the Tucson has a lot to offer buyers who want a stylish, roomy, and fuel-efficient car. Its new look, better interior, and range of engine choices are just a few of the things that make it stand out.