2015 Hyundai Tucson SE Nav with Diesel Guise

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20 Oct 2015
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Hyundai’s entry-level diesel is an impressive machine

The Nissan Qashqai, in its own entry-level diesel guise, has proven itself as all-conquering vehicle and to claim its own share in that segment market, Hyundai has introduced an all-new Tucson, powered by a frugal Hyundai diesel engine.

What is this engine?

The new Tucson SE Nav spec is powered by Hyundai 1.7-litre CRDi engine developing 114bhp, delivered to the front wheels. The combined economy claimed by Hyundai is 61.7mpg and emissions of 119g/km. Both of these figures can’t be matched with the figures of Qashqai and Renault Kadjar’s 1.5-litre diesels.

And quite interestingly, Hyundai has priced the Tucson so wisely that it now sits right in between the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar.

What it feels like?

Most definitely, an excellent car to drive in, around and out of town. It is so manoeuvrable and nimble that you literally forget you are driving a full sized SUV.

As far as engine is concerned, it is willing at low revs, but with a little fuss, it gets up to speed. At 13.7 sec to 62mph, it falls short of Qashqai’s figures by almost 2 seconds. Road and wind noise is also acceptable but under hard accelerations, the engine can be quite vocal. When you are driving around town, it grumbles, and sends some vibrations through the gearstick and pedals.

Travelling at motorways at speeds builds noticeable tyre noise, but it gets worst with the rivals of Tucson.

How’s the cabin?

Although the doors are quite big but the access and ride height are so precise that you can easily slide through the almost seamlessly. Seat height adjustment is easy and reachable. The cabin space is also spacious enough to accommodate six footers. The rear seats also are comfy enough for three.

Should I buy it?

Being a practical car with excellent levels of equipment, striking looks, wide array of features, and good pricing, it is a vehicle to buy. And a likeable companion for any small family. So the answer is definitely, Yes. You should buy one if you don’t have any other preference or anything.

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