Hyundai Motors India has finally launched the Tucson facelift at a starting price of Rs 22.30 lakh. The facelift of the SUV was first showcased at the AutoExpo 2020 held earlier this year at Greater Noida and was initially supposed to be launched somewhere around the month of April but got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, with the launch of the facelifted Tucson, we are keeping with our custom of comparing the new product with its immediate rivals. As of now, the Hyundai Tucson has just one direct rival in the form of Jeep Compass in our country. However, for the sake of a cumulative comparison, we are adding the top-spec of the Tata Harrier to this comparison as well. Let us see how does Hyundai Tucson stack up against these two.
Engine & Transmission
Hyundai Tucson is powered either by a 2.0-litre VTVT petrol engine or 2.0-litre turbo diesel unit. The Jeep Compass also gets the option of either a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit or 2.0-litre diesel unit. The Harrier on the hand only gets a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine as it is yet to receive a petrol powertrain. In terms of performance, the Tucson diesel unit cranks out the highest output figures of 185 PS of maximum power and 400 Nm of torque. In respect to that, the Compass and the Harrier sharing the same diesel powertrain generates 173 PS and 170 Ps respectively. For the petrol powertrain, the Jeep’s 1.4-litre unit belts out the highest figures of 163 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque.
|Diesel Engine||Hyundai Tucson||Jeep Compass||Tata Harrier XZA AT Dual Tone|
|Diesel Engine type||1995cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC||1956cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC||1956cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC|
|Power[bhp]||182 bhp @ 4000 rpm||171 bhp @ 3750 rpm||168 bhp @ 3750 rpm|
|Torque[NM]||400@1,750 – 2,750 rpm||350||350|
In the Hyundai Tucson, the transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed automatic in the petrol variants and an 8-speed automatic transmission in the diesel variants. For the Jeep Compass, there is a 6-speed manual gearbox standard for both the powertrains and the option of a 7-speed automatic gearbox on the petrol variants and 9-speed automatic for the diesel powertrain. The top-spec Harrier considered here is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The top-spec trim of both Tucson and Compass offer an AWD option, whereas the Harrier is only an FWD SUV.
|Petrol Engine||Hyundai Tucson||Jeep Compass||Tata Harrier XZA AT Dual Tone|
|Petrol Engine type||1999cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC||1368cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC||–|
|Power[bhp]||150 bhp @ 6200 rpm||160 bhp @ 5500 rpm||–|
|Torque[NM]||192 Nm @ 4000 rpm||250 Nm @ 2500 rpm||–|
The Harrier is by far the largest among the three. It is the longest, the tallest and the widest in the segment. It also has the longest wheelbase among the three, therefore one can expect better space in the Harrier.
|Dimensions||Tucson Facelift||Harrier XZA AT Dual Tone||Compass|
In terms of features, the new Tucson offers Power Adjustable Front Seats (Passenger – 8 Way, Driver -10 way), Infinity Premium Sound System (8 Speakers), Hands-Free Power Tailgate, dual-zone AC, Wireless Charger, Panoramic Sunroof, Rear AC vents and Electronic Parking Brake. While the Tucson offers dedicated car connectivity technology, the Harrier and Compass miss out on it.
|Hyundai Tucson||Jeep Compass||Tata Harrier XZA AT Dual Tome|
|parking sensors||front and rear||rear||rear|
|parking camera||360-degree camera||yes||yes|
|Rear AC Vents||yes||yes||yes|
|Automatic Climate Control||yes||yes||yes|
|Driver’s seat adjustment||10-way electrical||8-way electrical||10-way electrical|
|tyre pressure monitor||yes||no||optional|
|No. of speakers||8||6||6|
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||yes/yes||yes/yes||yes/yes|
The updated Tucson is the priciest in the segment with its base variant even surpassing the top-spec Harrier considered in this comparison by almost Rs 2.0 lakh. Even the difference between the top-spec variant of the Tucson facelift and the Compass stands at over Rs 2.0 lakh.
|Ex-showroom prices(lakh)||Tucson Facelift||Compass||Harrier XZA AT Dual Tone|
|Diesel||Rs 24.35- Rs 27.03||Rs 18.01- Rs 27.60||Rs 20.25|
|Petrol||Rs 22.30- Rs 23.52||Rs 16.51- Rs 21.95||–|