The Hyundai Tucson is one of the oldest brands in the Korean carmaker's portfolio. Over the decade the Tucson underwent major revamp in all aspects and that has helped it in coping up with the competition. The new Hyundai Tucson facelift too takes things a notch up especially in the creature comfort department with the addition of new features like an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Hyundai's new BlueLink connectivity tech with voice recognition and all-LED headlights among others. The cabin has been extensively revised as well while it has also received some cosmetic updates on the outside along with new BS6 complaint engines. However, all the updates have come with a slight revision in its prices. Here's how the new 2020 Hyundai Tucson fares up against the competition in terms of pricing.
Hyundai Tucson vs Jeep Compass
The Jeep compass is the arch rival to the Hyundai Tucson. It's the first name that comes to your mind especially given its price range. That said, the specifications of both models do differ to an extent. The Jeep Compass is available with a smaller 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine churning out 160 bhp and 290 Nm of peak torque, which is actually more powerful compared to Tucson's bigger 2.0-litre petrol mill that belts out 150 bhp and 192 Nm of peak torque. While the Jeep Compass petrol is offered with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission as standard, the Tucson is available with a six-speed torque convertor automatic transmission. Also the Jeep Compass petrol is offered in four variants while the Hyundai Tucson Petrol is offered only in two variants. The base Jeep Compass Sport Plus Petrol undercuts the base GL (O) Hyundai Tucson by a good ₹ 5.81 lakh while the prices difference is narrowed to ₹ 1.60 lakh for the top top-end trims, the Jeep Compass being the more affordable offering.
|Hyundai Tucson||Petrol 2.0||Diesel 2.0||Jeep Compass||Petrol 1.4 (AT)||Diesel 2.0|
|2 WD GL (O)||₹ 22.30 lakh||₹ 24.35 lakh||Sport Plus||₹ 16.49 lakh||₹ 17.99 lakh|
|2 WD GLS||₹ 23.52 lakh||₹ 25.56 lakh||Longitude||₹ 19.40 lakh||₹ 21.96 lakh|
|4 WD GLS||NA||₹ 27.03 lakh||Longitude Plus||₹ 19.69 lakh||₹ 20.30 lakh|
|Longitude Plus 4x4 AT||NA||₹ 22.86 lakh|
|Limited Plus||₹ 21.92 lakh||₹ 22.43 lakh|
|Limited Plus 4x4||NA||₹ 24.21 lakh|
|Limited Plus 4x4 AT||NA||₹ 24.99 lakh|
The story is a bit different when you talk about the diesel iterations of both models, with the Hyundai Tucson getting the edge as far as power figures are concerned. Both SUVs get a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine under their hood. But the Hyundai Tucson is the more powerful one here, belting out 182 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque compared to 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque that the 2.0-litre engine in the Jeep Compass develops. That said, the jeep compass diesel is offered with both a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic transmission while the Hyundai Tucson gets the six-speed automatic transmission as standard. Moreover, the Jeep Compass Diesel is offered in a widespread of seven variants (including three 4x4 trims) while the Hyundai Tucson is offered in three variants (including one 4x4 variants). The base diesel variant of the Jeep Compass undercuts the Hyundai Tucson by a whopping ₹ 6.36 lakh while the price difference towards the top end reduces to ₹ 2.04 lakh.
Hyundai Tucson vs Skoda Karoq vs Volkswagen T-Roc
We won't say that putting up the Hyundai Tucson against the Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen T-Roc is an apple-to-apple comparison. The Tucson is substantially bigger in dimensions, is considerably more spacious on the inside and gets a bigger engine. We also know that both the Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen T-Roc are essentially identical twins under the skin being underpinned by the same platform and using same powertrain with similar outputs. The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol (TSI) engine in the Karoq and T-Roc belts out 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque being more powerful than the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol unit in the Tucson that puts out 150 bhp and 192 Nm of peak torque. While the petrol unit in the Tucson is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission as standard, the German models get the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard.
|Hyundai Tucson||Petrol 2.0||Skoda Karoq||Petrol 1.5 TSI||Volkswagen T-Roc||Petrol 1.5 TSI|
|2 WD GL (O)||₹ 22.30 lakh||1.5 TSI AT||₹ 24.99 lakh||1.5 TSI AT||₹ 19.99 lakh|
|2 WD GLS||₹ 23.52 lakh|
Both the Karoq and T-Roc are sold in India as a completely built unit (CBU) and in a single petrol automatic variant, but with a price difference of ₹ 5 lakh with the T-Roc being the more affordable one. The Hyundai Tucson Petrol is positioned between both models, undercutting the Karoq by ₹ 1.47 lakh with the top-end variant while the base variant being ₹ 2.31 lakh more expensive than the T-Roc.