2021 Hyundai Tucson SE Review, Specifications


Engines and transmissions are carried over previous 2020 Tucson, as is the diesel’s eight-speed transmission, but the major difference is a safety improvement.

Smart Sense – safety features

Speaking of those features: Smart Sense gives you camera-based auto emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist and driver attention alert which is similar to the features available in ToyotaRav4

There’s also some more important stuff included with the 2021 Hyundai Tucson SE. It comes with dual-zone climate control air conditioning and an electronic parking brake, all of which are quite important features on the base model.

The safety kit also includes adaptive cruise control, which is a radar-based cruise control that adapts to traffic congestion. At emergency braking, there are two types of “Forward Collision Mitigation”: one that uses the camera to stop you in an emergency situation at urban speeds (on Active and Active X), and another that uses radar (as part of adaptive cruise control) to adjust your speed and stop if possible, at highway speeds.


$23,700 Starting MSRP



Type :                     Inline 4-cylinder

Displacement (liters) :   2.0

Horsepower @ RPM :         161 @ 6200

Torque @ RPM   :           150 @ 4700

Compression ratio  :       11.5:1

Valve train  :             DOHC 16-valve with D-CVVT

Fuel system:  Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)  S


Front Wheel Drive (FWD) :         S

All Wheel Drive (AWD)     :          O

6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®:   S


Body type: 5-passenger crossover       :           S

Towing capacity (lbs.)                             :       1,500

Drive Mode Select                                   :          S

Body material: Advanced high-strength 

steel and high tensile steel                      :         S

Front suspension: Independent 

MacPherson strut with coil springs         :        S

Rear suspension: Independent 

multi-link design                                          :      S

Gas-pressurized shock absorbers, 

front and rear                                               :      S

Front stabilizer bar (24.7 mm)                    :     S

Rear stabilizer bar (23.0 mm)                      :    S

Turning diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.)           :   34.9

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Features

 Wheelbase (in.)                         :                  105.1

Length (in.)                                   :                 176.4

Width (in.) without mirrors        :                 72.8

Height (in.) without roof rack side 

rails/with roof rack side rails       :               64.8 / 65.0


 Track (in., front/rear) 17-inch wheels  :   63.3 / 63.8 


 Curb weight (lbs.) FWD/AWD    :     3,309 / 3,455


Interior Features

Head room (in., front/rear)   39.6 / 39.2

Leg room (in., front/rear)    41.5 / 38.2

Shoulder room (in., front/rear)  57.1 / 55.5

Hip room (in., front/rear)       55.6 / 54.5

Interior Volume

Total interior volume (cu. ft.)  :      133.2

Passenger volume (cu. ft.)       :      102.2

Cargo volume (cu. ft.) rear seats up/rear seats folded down   :  31.0 / 61.9


The Hyundai Tucson is a very well-equipped mid-size SUV just like Toyota Rav4 which, despite a minor price increase, remains exceptionally good value.

Tucson with an impressive balance of style, smarts, and award-winning safety its great fit for any occasion. It’s got all the comfort and tech for nights on the town, weekend road trips or just your everyday commute.

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