The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is a next-level, affordable small SUV that has a surprising amount to offer considering its reasonable price. If you’re looking for reasons to fall in love with the Tucson, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Below are five of what we think are the best features the 2021 Hyundai Tucson has to offer your family and your sense of adventure.
When you choose the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, you get to choose your perfect SUV experience. Your power to choose starts with your trim level options. Go for the already impressive entry-level SE, or add to the SUV’s list of features by choosing the Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, or Ultimate.
From there, you get to choose your favorite paint color option. You have eight in total:
- Magnetic Force
- Black Noir Pearl
- Winter White
- Aqua Blue
- Stellar Silver
- White Cream
- Dusk Blue
- Red Crimson
You can also choose from plenty of accessories, such as cargo covers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, roof rack cross rails, and more. This high level of customization allows you to build the 2021 Tucson that’s perfect for your lifestyle.
Your customization options don’t stop at just your SUV’s appearance. You’ll also have the choice between two engines and drivetrains. If you choose the SE or the Value, you’ll get the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. If you’re looking for more power, choose any of the higher trim levels to enjoy the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps up 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.
Both of these engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. They both also come standard with a front-wheel-drive system, but you’ll have the option to upgrade to the available all-wheel-drive if you want a boost in traction on slippery roads. Regardless of which engine you choose, you’ll get a 25 combined MPG rating thanks to Hyundai’s efficient designs.
If you plan on towing with your 2021 Tucson, you’ll be able to handle up to 2,000 pounds. You can also make your towing jobs easier with features such as the trailer brakes and dynamic rearview and surround-view cameras.
Connectivity and Technology
The 2021 Tucson comes outfitted with an easy-to-use infotainment system that keeps you more connected and entertained during your drives. You’ll get a 7-inch touch screen from the SE to the Limited trim levels and an 8-inch version on the Ultimate. Each version offers compatibility with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration programs, which allow you to perform hundreds of tasks without having to pick up your phone.
These programs allow you to access many of your favorite phone features and apps through the push of a button on your steering wheel and then through voice commands. You can look up directions to the nearest frozen yogurt shop. You can have your friends’ text messages read aloud to you and then reply to them. You can create the perfect soundtrack for today’s drive. These are just a few examples of what these smart screens allow you to do without looking down at your phone.
Choose the Ultimate trim level to add the premium navigation system to your Tucson. This system gives you more in-depth information about your trips in order to give you the fastest routes to your destinations.
As usual, progressing through the Tucson’s trim levels adds more creature comforts and luxuries to your SUV. Though the SE is already well-appointed, the Value adds features such as a power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front-row seats to make you more comfortable. The SEL’s dual-zone automatic climate control keeps you cozier throughout the year’s weather. The Sport adds some desirable technology features, including the hands-free liftgate, a wireless phone charging pad, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a better eight-speaker sound system to replace the standard six-speaker version.
The Limited is where the Tucson really begins to shine. Its seats and steering wheel have premium leather upholstery that turns your Tucson into a first-class ride. It also makes the passenger’s seat power-adjustable, gives the steering wheel a heating function, and adds more luxurious accents on the door and instrument panels. If you want it all, upgrade to the Ultimate to get the panoramic sunroof, a ventilation function for the first row, and a heating function for the rear-row seats.
Whether you want to take advantage of the Tucson’s impressively low starting MSRP or treat yourself to a luxury SUV experience, there’s a trim level that offers what you’re looking for. Find the model that strikes the best balance between your lifestyle and your budget.
Intelligent Safety Systems
A vehicle’s first job should be keeping you and your passengers safe on the road. Hyundai prides itself on providing you with a great array of safety features that do just that. Most impressive among these are the intelligent driver-assist technologies that take your awareness of what’s happening on the road around you to new heights.
All 2021 Tucson models come equipped with Hyundai’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system. Using sensors, this smart feature looks ahead for potentially dangerous situations. If it finds that the distance between you and the vehicle ahead is closing too rapidly, it warns you through visual and audio alerts. If it finds that a collision is imminent and you haven’t reacted in time, it applies the Tucson’s brakes for you to lessen the blow of the collision or even avoid it altogether.
The Tucson also comes equipped with a lane-keep assist that provides gentle steering adjustments if you begin to drift out of your lane without your turn signal engaged. Other available safety features include the rear cross-traffic alert, the blind-spot monitor, and adaptive cruise control.
Take your test drive of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson at Huffines Hyundai in McKinney, Texas. The above are just a few of the features that make the Tucson one of this year’s go-to SUVs. Once you experience everything the Tucson has to offer for yourself, you may not want to settle for anything less.
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