But the hybrid still gets pricey.
Hyundai and its sister automaker Kia are well-known for offering great value compared to competitors. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson, which was revealed for the North American market in 2020, is no exception. Hyundai's latest compact crossover is already in production at its Montgomery, Alabama factory, but we didn't know pricing until now. The base Tucson SE starts at $24,950 for front-wheel-drive or $26,350 for all-wheel-drive. This is $1,200 more than last year's model, but still $1,200 less than a Toyota RAV4.
As standard, the Tucson includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The mid-level SEL trim costs $26,500 ($27,900 with AWD) or can be equipped as an SEL Convenience for $29,100 ($30,500 with AWD) or SEL Premium for $30,800 ($32,200). Freight charges add $1,185 to all prices.
Hyundai equipped the base Tucson with plenty of features, but the SEL adds important features like adaptive cruise control and heated seats. The convenience package adds niceties such as 19-inch wheels, a power liftgate, sunroof, larger infotainment screen, a wireless charger, dual-zone climate control, and more for $2,600. For $1,700, the premium package includes the convenience package and adds leather seats with ventilation, Bose audio, and LED daytime running lights.
The Hyundai Tucson N Line is a sportier model, though it features the same performance found in lower trim levels. With its mostly cosmetic upgrades, the N Line starts at $30,600 ($32,000). At the top of the model lineup, the Limited trim costs $34,700 ($36,100) and comes decked out with features like a panoramic moonroof, surround-view camera, and blind-view monitor.
Pricing for the Tucson Hybrid is much simpler, with only three available trim levels, all boasting AWD. The base Blue Hybrid trim starts at $29,050, the mid-level SEL Premium is $31,650, and the Limited is the priciest of all at $37,350. All hybrid models include a smaller 1.6-liter turbocharged engine paired to a 44.2-kW electric motor and a 1.49-kWh battery pack sending power through a six-speed automatic. The engine produces 177 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque on its own, or 226 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque combined with the electric motor.
An upcoming plug-in hybrid model will add 28 miles of EV driving range, but pricing has not been announced yet.