The search for the year’s best adventure-ready, family-friendly SUV just got much simpler thanks to the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. This versatile small SUV has an extensive list of drive-enhancing and entertainment features. Here are a few of our favorite features the 2021 Hyundai Tucson has to offer.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson comfortably seats up to five passengers in its two-row, 102.2-cubic-feet cabin. There is 31 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, and you can lay the rear-row seats down to open up the cabin to 61.9 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Tucson’s versatile seating system makes it easy for you to transition from taking the kids to school to hauling all your home improvement supplies.
The new Tucson gives you some customization options to allow you to build the SUV that’s best suited to your sense of adventure and style. You can get the 2021 Tucson in one of six trim levels: the SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate. Moving through these trim levels equips your Tucson with more modern and luxury features to improve your driving experience.
Plenty of Power
The 2021 Tucson gives you plenty of power so you can confidently cruise around the city and tackle your weekend warrior trips. The first two trim levels come equipped with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. If that’s not enough power for you, consider the available 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers a smooth shifting experience.
The Tucson’s performance features put all that strength to good work. You can outfit your Tucson to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Use the trailer brakes and rearview camera with guidelines to maintain control over your haul. Though the Tucson comes standard with a front-wheel-drive system, each model has the option to upgrade to the all-wheel-drive system for more confidence on slick roads. The drive-mode selector allows you to adjust how your Tucson handles the road ahead. The Tucson Ultimate gives you the Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go technology, bringing you one step closer to automated vehicles.
The first thing that people notice about any vehicle is its exterior presentation. If we were to judge a book by its cover, we would say it’s obvious the 2021 Tucson has much to offer. From the Limited’s chrome accent grille and window trim molding to the SE and Value’s blacked-out mesh grille, each Tucson embodies a high sense of style.
Moving up through the Tucson’s trim levels will also upgrade its list of exterior features. The Value adds LED accents to the Tucson’s front fascia, and the Sport level introduces LED daytime running lights, headlights, taillights, and foglights to the mix. Each model comes equipped with automatic headlights. Choose the Value model to get heated side mirrors that keep your vision clear during the winter months. Other exterior features include the standard roof rails, available hands-free smart liftgate, an available panoramic sunroof, and more.
The Tucson’s experience continues to impress as you slide into its comfortable space to explore its features. Opt for the Value trim level or higher to enjoy three-step heated front seats and power lumbar support for the eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. You’ll find an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat at the Limited level. Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are available at the Ultimate level. The Limited model also exchanges the quality, durable cloth upholstery for luxurious leather. Dual-zone automatic temperature control, floor-mounted A/C vents for the rear, a heated steering wheel — the Tucson’s list of creature comforts goes on.
Each new Tucson is equipped with a floating touchscreen that performs a wide array of functions. Opt for the 8-inch version over the standard 7-inch screen for easy access to all the features this technology is offered with. Play your favorite songs through the premium eight-speaker Infinity sound system. Connect your phone to your Tucson through the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto programs. Whether you’re searching for directions to the nearest sushi restaurant or you want to send a text to your kids, you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
Other technology features and upgrades include a wireless phone charging pad, second-row USB outlets, and a premium navigation system.
The new Tucson puts a strong focus on providing you and your passengers with safety and a sense of security. Its reinforced body features crumple zones specifically designed to reduce an impact’s severity. When you’re away from your SUV, the Tucson’s standard anti-theft system and panic alarm help to protect your ride. Keep your little riders safe with the standard child safety locks, LATCH carseat system, and seatbelt pretensioners. The Tucson also comes standard with an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, traction control system, and brake assist to help you maintain control over your SUV.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson offers a myriad of features to keep you safe, but it’s perhaps the advanced driver-assist systems that are most exciting. The Tucson’s forward collision-avoidance assist system detects obstacles, pedestrians, and vehicles ahead using front-mounted sensors. If the system detects danger, it will issue a warning and apply the SUV’s brakes if the driver doesn’t stop in time. Other smart safety features include the driver attention warning, lane-keeping assist, high-beam assist, rear cross-traffic collision warning, and blind-spot collision warning.
When you’re ready to experience the 2021 Hyundai Tucson for yourself, you can schedule your test drive at Huffines Hyundai Plano. Once you experience what this fan-favorite SUV has to offer, you just might join the ranks of loyal drivers who return to it year after year.
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