Hyundai Tucson & Santa Fe Among Best SUVs On Market
Reasons to purchase a sports-utility vehicle from this capable, respected, motor manufacturer.
5 year, unlimited mileage, warranty
The Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe are excellent value for money, nicely equipped and stylish sports-utility vehicles. As standard, both come with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, 5 years roadside assistance and 12 year anti-perforation warranty. These incentives suggest the manufacturer has confidence in its products.
Hyundai Tucson overview for 2016
The all-new Tucson is a “sophisticated” and “compact” vehicle that is “impossible to ignore”, Hyundai suggested. It measures 4,475mm long by 1,850mm wide, which makes it slightly larger than the manufacturer's small family class hatchback; the i30. Such proportions ensure that it is large enough to feel spacious yet small enough to manoeuvre easily in a congested, city, environment.
The Tucson comes with a range of powerful and fuel efficient engines. Choose the 1.6-litre 132PS petrol, for example - or the: 1.7-litre 116PS, 1.7-litre 141PS, 2.0-litre 136PS or 2.0-litre 185PS diesel. 0-62mph times range from 9.5 to 13.7 seconds, fuel consumption from 43.5 to 61.7mpg and emissions from 119 to 170g/km.
Furthermore, choose 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or 7-speed automatic transmission. Drivetrain options are front-wheel-drive or on-demand 4-wheel. The latter sends engine power to the front wheels only in normal circumstances to save fuel, transfers up to 50% to the rear when the road is slippery and can be locked to 4x4.
Tucson trims are: S, SE, SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE and each has a pleasing specific. Equipment highlights include the: park assist that steers into spaces, automatic emergency braking, satellite navigation, electric tailgate plus the front and rear parking sensors. Prices range from £18,995 - £32,700 (on the road).
Hyundai Santa Fe overview for 2016
The Hyundai Santa Fe is the “authentic 4x4 with advanced technologies”, its manufacturer argued. It is larger than the Tucson – its length is similar to the i40 Tourer, in fact - so it measures 4,700mm long by 1,880mm. It comes in 5, or 7, seat form with the third row emerging from the floor of the boot as required.
The Santa Fe has a 2.2-litre, 200PS, diesel engine that provides plenty of power and respectable fuel consumption. It is teamed with on-demand 4-wheel-drive plus 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic, transmission. Expect 0-62mph in 9 seconds (9.6 seconds automatic), 46.3mpg (42.2 auto) and carbon emissions of 161g/km (177g/km auto).
Santa Fe trims are: Premium 5 Seat, Premium 7 Seat, Premium SE 7 Seat and Team Wiggins Edition 7 Seat. All have a tremendous range of equipment. Highlights include: park assist, a rear-view camera, satellite navigation, blind spot monitor, self-levelling suspension and hill-start assist. It costs from £31,850 - £38,645 on the road.