Hyundai Tucson Lease
Sitting below the larger Santa Fe in Hyundai’s SUV line-up, the Tucson is a popular choice in the competitive compact SUV market, thanks to its high driving position, roomy interior and generous standard specification.
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD SE Nav 2WD
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 SE Nav 2WD DCT
1.6 TGDi SE Connect 2WD
1.6 TGDi 48V MHD SE Connect 2WD
1.6 TGDi Premium 2WD
1.6 TGDi 48V MHD SE Connect 2WD DCT
1.6 TGDi 48V MHD Premium 2WD
1.6 TGDi 48V MHD Premium 2WD DCT
1.6 TGDi Ultimate 2WD
1.6 TGDi Hybrid 230 SE Connect 2WD Auto
1.6 TGDi 48V MHD Ultimate 2WD
Complete Care Terms and Conditions
Complete Care is available to drivers aged between 21-70 with no more than 2 “at fault” claims in the last 2 years and no more than 6 points on driving licence. The driver must not have been subject to a driving ban in the last 5 years and must have held a full UK/EU licence for at least one 1 year. Prices are based on the postcode of the customer. 72% of our customers would qualify for the advertised price however a confirmed rate will be sent in writing upon request.
In the event of an incident resulting in damage, loss or theft to the vehicle, the customer will be required to pay an excess known as a Customer Incident Charge (CIC) if they are found to be “at fault”. The CIC varies depending on the number of “at fault” incidents for the vehicle and is an escalating charge as follows:
- First incident is £250
- Second incident £350
- Third and subsequent incidents £750
If a repair is lower than the CIC, then the customer will only be charged for the loss, also known as a Customer Elected Payment (CEP).
Full eligibility criteria, restrictions and policy exclusions are available upon request.
Why Lease The Tucson?
Chris Pickering is a freelance motoring journalist who has spent more than a decade reviewing the latest models from around the world. He knows the motor industry inside out, having previously worked in product development for a major car manufacturer.
The Hyundai Tucson is a mid-size SUV that has all the bases covered. It sits squarely in the middle of this highly-competitive segment, offering a little more cabin space than some rivals and a little more comfort than others. Overall, though, it’s the Tucson’s generous equipment levels and all-round ability that are its greatest strengths.
The Tucson comes in a variety of different flavours, including a trio of mild hybrid diesels, a sporty N-Line model and a four-wheel drive version. It helps that Hyundai has an enviable reputation for reliability, while the Tucson scores a respectable 3.8 out of 5 in our customer reviews.
Plentiful space, flexible seating arrangements and a decent number of cubby holes dotted around the cabin make the Tucson extremely easy to live with. It seats four adults in comfort – five at a push – with two ISOFIX points for child seats in the back.
At 513 litres, the Tucson’s boot compares favourably to those on the Nissan Qashqai and the Seat Ateca, although it can’t match that on the similarly-priced Skoda Kodiaq. The 60/40 split rear seats recline and they fold flat at the pull of a lever, giving an impressive 1,503 litres of loading space.
The Tucson’s cabin is a pleasant place to spend time. You sit quite high, giving it a proper SUV feel, while good front and rear visibility make it pleasingly easy to place on the road. Material quality is generally good and the design is neat, with logically-laid out controls and clear, easy-to-read dials.
All versions baring the entry-level S Connect model come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which includes a seven-year subscription to Tom Tom Live Services. The graphics are a little more basic than some systems, but the touchscreen unit is responsive and intuitive to use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the board, as is DAB radio, air conditioning and a rear parking camera.
The sweet spot in the range is arguably the second tier SE Nav model, which adds things like parking sensors, 17-inch alloys and various styling enhancements for little additional outlay. That said, there are some good deals to be had further up the range too. Top spec models add numerous extras, including adaptive cruise control, heated leather seats, wireless phone charging and a heated steering wheel.
One of the most impressive things is the cabin quality, with excellent fit and finish throughout. Ford has gone to great lengths to ensure its infotainment systems are up to date and as a result the systems in the Focus are excellent, including the voice control, Bluetooth pairing, music streaming and navigation.
What's it like to drive?
The Tucson is comfortable and relaxing to drive. Ride quality is generally very good, while wind and road noise are well contained. It also feels pretty nimble for an SUV, although you’d stop short of calling it sporty. The exception to that is the Tucson N-Line. This is essentially a trim spec on the diesel versions, but on the petrol models it extends to a retuned suspension setup, changes to the steering system and bigger front brakes. The effects are subtle rather than transformative, but they do provide a little extra dynamic sparkle.
The engine options consist of two petrols and three (Euro 6d-compliant) diesels. There’s a 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine offering 132PS or a turbocharged T-GDI version of the same unit with 177PS. The main diesel options are a 1.6-litre engine in 115PS or 136PS form. Most trim specs are available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) driving the front wheels. There’s also a 2-litre 185PS diesel that comes with four-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic, but that’s reserved for the top two trim specs.
The petrol engines both return around 35mpg on paper, but there is a marked step up in performance from the GDI engine to the T-GDI unit. Opt for the DCT gearbox and the latter will out-sprint most of the other cars in this class, with an 8.9 second 0-to-62 mph time. It’s a similar story with the diesels, where the 136PS engine strikes a good balance between performance and economy, feeling brisker than its 11.2 second 0-to-62 mph time would imply, yet returning a respectable 48.7mpg.
Overall, the Tucson is very much a road-orientated SUV, but it does acquit itself reasonably well when the going gets tough. All versions come with Hill Descent Control, which can be very useful for negotiating slippery slopes, while the four-wheel drive models offer greater traction in snowy or icy conditions.
The Hyundai Tucson is a practical, dependable and user-friendly SUV. It’s not as exciting to look at or to drive as some of its rivals, but it scores well in all the fundamental areas and offers generous levels of equipment for a competitive price. You can read more in our user reviews and check out the latest deals on our leasing page.