The Tucson follows Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme, with sculpted lines and a striking athletic presence. The stylish hexagonal grille features high-efficiency LED projector headlights, LED accent lights and LED daytime running lights. The rear features a Z-shaped character line to complete an aggressive profile, while the rear end is accented with LED taillights. Twin bevel-cut exhaust tips and a rear spoiler complete the look.
The Tucson features a capacious 38.7 cubic feet of cargo space as well as a "dual-level" design for greater versatility. The 60/40 split-fold rear seatbacks recline up to 37 degrees for even more rear seat comfort.
Five trims are offered on the 2023 Tucson: SE, SEL, N Line, and Limited. The gas powered Tucson is powered by a 2.5L four cylinder mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that makes 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel drive hybrid Tucson is available in three trims Blue, SEL Convenience, and Limited that are all powered by a 1.6L four cylinder that makes 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque that's mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The SEL trim comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors with built-in turn signals, LED headlamps and daytime running lights, heated from seats, intelligent cruise control system, an 8-inch touchscreen, a 6 speaker sound system, an HD satellite radio, 4 USB ports, Bluetooth and 2 12V power outlets.
The N Line gets 19-inch wheels, sport pedals, simulated suede and leather front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded 8 speaker sound system.
Limited adds a power moonroof, cooled front seats, leather seats, driver seat memory, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen.
XRT has a class II hitch, side steps, a hands-free power liftgate, a roof rack, remote activated puddle lights, wireless device charging, a traffic sign recognition system and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.
Standard safety equipment across all Tucson models includes an active lane departure warning system, forward and rear collision mitigation, an active blind spot warning system, a driver attention alert, pedestrian detection and 6 airbags.
After a redesign in 2022 the Hyundai Tucson carries over with minimal changes for 2023.
The Hyundai Tucson competes in a very crowded small crossover segment, sized right between compacts like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V and the larger Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. The Tucson gets the accolades for safety, five-star rating from the NHTSA and Top Safety Pick award from IIHS. All trims include automatic emergency braking and active lane control, trims about the base model add even more standard safety features. Standard features and infotainment also add great value to the compact SUV.