The range may start at less than £19,000 but it's very easy to spend an awful lot more. That price gets you entry level S trim with the non-turbo 1.6 petrol engine. Spend another £1,500 or so and you can opt for the 1.7 CRDi diesel. If you want the bigger diesel, then you'll need to look at 'SE Nav' trim at just over £24,000, with a further 4WD option adding nearly £2,000 more. If you want auto transmission or the higher output 185PS diesel and 177PS petrol engines, you'll have to pay for 4WD. All this means it's quite possible to spend well over £30,000 on your Tucson. Still, a rival Nissan Qashqai 4WD model could also top that figure with a few options added, so perhaps we shouldn't be too shocked.
Even base 'S' trim comes with kit like a DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity, plus USB and AUX connections, 16"" alloy wheels, air conditioning and auto headlights. Next up is the 'SE' grade which adds 17"" alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, heated front seats and dual zone climate control, plus the option of an 8"" touchscreen sat nav system. Plush 'Premium' trim includes sat nav as standard, plus 19"" alloy wheels, leather seats, front parking sensors, auto wipers and heated rear seats. Finally the top 'Premium SE' grade adds a heated wheel, keyless entry, a Smart Parking Assist System on autos, an electric tailgate, LED headlights, an opening panoramic glass roof and ventilated front seats.
All models get six airbags, ABS with brake assist, traction and stability control. Plusher models gain a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Rear Cross Traffic Alert Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). The higher the model, the safer you'll be.