If you’re in the market for a small SUV, most people with experience of the sector are likely to point you in the direction of the Nissan Qashqai. Many rival SUVs try to out-perform this well-regarded model, but few come close.

The new Hyundai Tucson is the latest to try. It is a slightly larger replacement for the car maker's ix35 and is offered with a selection of engines, two- or four-wheel drive, automatic or manual transmissions and a wide range of equipment.

Prices for the new Tucson start at £18,695 but the version reviewed here – a mid-spec SE Nav with the entry-level 1.7-litre diesel engine – costs £22,795. That’s a fair price, especially when you consider that it comes with lots of kit and a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Body Glass
  • Electric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trap
  • Front windscreen de-icer
  • Intermittent front wipe with adjustable delay
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
  • Solar glass with windscreen shade band
  • Tinted glass with shade band
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Emergency stop signal system
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Traction control
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Bluetooth system
Driver Aids
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane keep assist
  • Power assisted steering
  • Rear cross traffic alert
Driver Convenience
  • Fully electric and hands free tailgate + keyless entry and start
Driver Information
  • 8" touchscreen DVD colour navigation
  • Digital clock
  • Rev counter
  • Supervision cluster
  • Tailgate open warning light
  • Trip computer
  • Trip odometer
  • Water temperature gauge
Driving Mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass
  • Electric heated door mirrors
  • Electrochrome rear view mirror + compass
  • Folding door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
  • Metal grain centre console
  • 6 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
  • USB/aux input socket
Exterior Body Features
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles with chrome trim
  • Chrome beltline
  • Chrome radiator grille and surround
  • Electric tilt/slide sunroof
  • Illuminated chrome door handles
  • Integrated rear spoilers
  • Mudflaps front and rear
  • Roof rails
  • Silver bodyside mouldings
  • Skid plate protection
  • Twin exhaust pipes
Exterior Lights
  • Adaptive LED headlights with signature lighting + automatic levelling and cornering
  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • LED brake lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Puddle lights
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Climate control air conditioning
Interior Features
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Ashtray
  • Centre rear armrest
  • Cigar lighter
  • Cupholders in centre and rear console
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Height adjustable front armrest with stowage
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Knee bolster - driver only
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Leather upholstery
  • Lockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox
  • Luggage area underfloor compartment
  • Luggage hooks
  • Luggage net
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder
  • Retractable load cover
Interior Lights
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • 'Childproof' rear door locks
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front side airbags + full size curtain airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 60/40 split and double folding seats (flat to floor)
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Electric adjustable front seats including height adjust
  • Front/rear adjustable head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Isofix rear child seat preparation
  • Sliding/reclining rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Alarm and remote central locking
  • Deadlocks
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
Vanity Mirrors
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
  • 19" Alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
  • Full size steel spare wheel

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