Even though there’s still five more months left in the year, it’s not too early to start thinking about a new vehicle. Consider the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD SUV. It has an entirely new look with a longer, wider body takes SUV design into more modern territory. And its complex network of sensors and cameras help keep drivers and passengers even more safer while making driving—and parking— a lot easier.
Tucson’s brand-new design takes things up a notch with a sleek roofline, chiseled surfaces, and muscular fenders. It’s a contemporary look. The unique, angular taillights are connected by an LED light bar. The rear wiper stays hidden from view until it’s used. The LED Daytime Running lights are seamlessly hidden inside the front grille of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, and they only become visible when they’re turned on.
Step inside this new Tucson and you’ll be welcomed by a spacious, streamlined space. It’s all Intelligently designed with intuitive innovations, premium amenities and larger cargo space—everything’s thoughtfully arranged for both the driver and passengers. The interior highlight features include heated/ventilated front seats or heated 2nd-row seats. Tucson offers 2nd-row passengers, class-leading legroom. Versatile remote-release folding 2nd-row seats and a hands-free smart lift gate, gives access to a larger cargo area and an innovative dual-level cargo floor. The interior offers three new technologies, including a 10.25-inch full-touch screen minus any hard buttons, a hoodless digital gauge cluster, and multi-air ventilation, a temperature-adjusting system providing diffused airflow on the front passengers. This indirect, diffusing ventilation system reduces potentially unpleasant airflow and is unique in the automotive industry. These features create a high-tech, fresh and exciting ambience, with cushioned materials on high-touch areas, various material applications based on the frequency of interface, and a premium overall presence. Tucson’s second-row seats feature fold-and-dive functionality for easily optimized reconfiguration capability between passengers and cargo. For extra convenience, a release lever for this function is also located in the rear cargo area.
While traveling at a speed set by the driver. This is done by using radar to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead. When the Hyundai slows down to 6 mph or less, the cruise control automatically turns off. The cruise control also intelligently reactivates if the vehicle in front of you starts moving again within 3 seconds of stopping. Smart Cruise Control disengages at speeds below 6 mph. The Tucson warns you through audio and visual cues, if the vehicle drifts out of its driving lane without signaling. If necessary, it will gently apply corrective steering assistance to keep you inside the lane.
Every 2022 model comes standard with Forward Collison-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist and Driver Attention Warning. These are new state-of-the-art technology innovations that are designed to alert drivers to potential hazards. And help avoid accidents in the first place.
THE NUMBERS: MSRP/about $37,454 — MPG City/24 Hwy/29