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Hyundai Tucson (2015 to 2020)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

62
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

61
%
D

Safety Rating:

51
%
D

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

90
%
A

Running Costs:

-

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

62
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

61
%
D

Safety Rating:

51
%
D

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

90
%
A

Running Costs:

-

Summary


The Hyundai Tucson is a medium-sized SUV/crossover. It replaced a model called the Hyundai ix35 (which, ironically, replaced the original Hyundai Tucson…). This model was launched in the middle of 2015, and was given a major mid-life facelift in the middle of 2018. Production ended in 2020 ahead of an all-new model launching in 2021.

The Tucson received average to good reviews from most of the UK motoring media during the course of its life. It scored particular praise for its value for money and good levels of standard equipment, but its driving dynamics were not considered to be up to the standards of the best cars in its class.

As of May 2024, the Hyundai Tucson holds a Used Car Expert Rating of C, with a score of 62%. It scores top marks for its excellent reliability record but it gets marked down for its safety rating, which is well out of date, and its poor media review scores.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price when new: From £22,060 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Summer 2018
Replacement due: Spring 2021


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2015
Date expired: January 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 86%
Child protection: 85%
Vulnerable road users: 71%
Safety assist: 71%

Notes on safety rating

The Hyundai Tucson was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2015 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2022 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

Although the rating has now expired, the score is still useful if you are comparing a used Tucson to vehicles of similar age – whose ratings will have probably also expired.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Hyundai Tucson was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Hyundai Tucson has an excellent reliability score, according to warranty data provided by our partners MotorEasy.

The most common claims made by Tucson owners are for braking system repairs, which are relatively inexpensive with an average repair bill of less than £400. Gearbox repairs are the most expensive problems, with an average repair cost of £800.

If you are looking at buying a used Tucson, make sure any used car warranty you are offered – or choose to purchase yourself – covers all the potential problem areas shown above.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Hyundai Tucson has received

2018

  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Car for Long Distances

2016

  • BusinessCar Awards – Best Mainstream Small 4×4

2015

  • Recombu Awards – Best Family Car

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