Hyundai Tucson Hybrid running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
The cheapest Tucson to run is the plug-in hybrid, but the hybrid is pretty affordable to keep on the road, too
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|21-23||5yrs / unlimited miles||TBC||From £1,858 / £3,716|
The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid should be a reasonably affordable car to run, if not offering the rock-bottom bills of a pure-electric or plug-in hybrid alternative. Its insurance rating is reasonable considering the list price, while the five-year warranty with no mileage limit is a big boon. Company-car tax is still hefty for this hybrid version due to its circa-130g/km CO2 emissions; for ultra-low rates you'll need to wait for the upcoming plug-in variant to appear.
Hyundai Tucson Hybrid insurance group
Insurance groups for the Tucson Hybrid range from 21 to 23 depending on trim level. That's roughly comparable with close rivals the Honda CR-V Hybrid (groups 22-24) and Ford Kuga Hybrid (group 20), so policies shouldn't be excessively expensive.
Hyundai has one of the best warranties in the business, covering its cars against defects for five years with no mileage limit. Kia and MG's cover lasts for longer (seven years), but both impose a mileage limit. Toyota and Renault both put 100,000-mile caps on their five-year policies.
Hyundai has a comprehensive service plan offering allowing customers to build a monthly plan customised to their car and annual mileage, so budgeting for maintenance will be straightforward. Exact service intervals for the latest Tucson Hybrid haven't been confirmed just yet.
As a hybrid, the Tucson is eligible for a £10 discount on the standard UK Vehicle Excise Duty (VED, or road tax) rate of £155 a year. No version of the car exceeds the £40,000 threshold that sees owners having to pay an additional £335 a year the first five times they tax it; Hyundai bundles most equipment into trim levels rather than offering a lengthy options list, so there's no danger of exceeding it when ordering.
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 & insurance - currently readingThe 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 ratingA top crash-safety rating and Hyundai's strong record for reliability and customer service should inspire confidence in Tucson owners