Hyundai Tucson Hybrid review: reliability & safety rating
A top crash-safety rating and Hyundai's strong record for reliability and customer service should inspire confidence in Tucson owners
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2021)||86%||87%||70%|
As this latest Tucson only arrived on the market in early 2021, there isn't yet a lot of independent reliability data that would allow us to offer a definitive verdict. But we can say that the signs are good: Hyundai drivers tend to give good feedback in customer surveys. On the safety front, the car is positively dripping in advanced driver-assistance and crash-avoidance technology and this paid off with a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, awarded in late 2021.
Hyundai Tucson Hybrid reliability & problems
Hyundai's recent models have given it a strong reputation for reliability, and the South Korean brand backs up the quality of its products with a strong five-year/unlimited-mileage manufacturer guarantee. In the most recent edition of the Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, the Hyundai Tucson was ranked the fourth-best hybrid car to own, with owners falling in love with its premium interior and smooth powertrain.
There's a huge list of available active safety and driver-assistance technologies for this Tucson. Highlights include sat-nav-enabled active cruise control, remote parking assistance and multiple blind-spot warning and collision-avoidance systems. The full list is staggering and puts the Tucson in line with some of the most sophisticated SUVs on sale; there’s even a system that reminds you not to forget back-seat passengers when you leave the car. The level of kit on offer is reflected in the model's five-star Euro NCAP crash-safety rating and its individual section scores of 86% and 87% for adult and child occupant protection respectively.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is a stylish, well built and practical hybrid family SUV that's up there with the best contenders in its class
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe hybrid Tucson does reasonably well here, but for the best figures (and lowest company-car tax) you're better off with the plug-in version
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe cheapest Tucson to run is the plug-in hybrid, but the hybrid is pretty affordable to keep on the road, too
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe Tucson's hybrid drivetrain works well and the SUV is a satisfying and capable performer in town, country or on the motorway
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortPremium-quality materials and cutting-edge on-board technology combine to make the Tucson's interior one of the best in its class
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThere's no seven-seater version, but in all other respects the Tucson is a very practical and versatile vehicle that's ideal for family duties
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingA top crash-safety rating and Hyundai's strong record for reliability and customer service should inspire confidence in Tucson owners