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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

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£35,590 - £45,875
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety 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.

Safety

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.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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