Compare 2022 vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson
2022 Hyundai Tucson 2021 Hyundai Tucson


2.5L I-4 2.0L I-4


187 hp 161 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 23/28 *

  Cargo Space

80.3 cu. ft. 61.9 cu. ft.

  Rear Leg Room

41.3 in. 38.2 in.

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson

Serving Lexington Park, MD

The Hyundai Tucson is significantly transformed between the 2022 and 2021 model years. The Tucson's changes stem from the inside out in 2022, including a refreshed exterior, an updated cabin, more technology, and even new powertrain options to meet your demands for performance and speed. The Hyundai Tucson didn't get many changes in 2021 pending its comprehensive updates. Still, the 2021 Tucson also has an appealing and lengthy list of features, safety aids, and other amenities to make any road trip as enjoyable and entertaining as possible.


For 2022, the Hyundai Tucson is available with a new suite of powertrains. Most trim levels get a 2.5L engine with four cylinders. With this standard engine, the Tucson is capable of 190 HP in total power and 185 LB-FT of torque. The standard powertrain comes with an automatic eight-speed transmission. A hybrid powertrain is also available that combines an electric motor and turbo 1.6L engine for a maximum of up to 226 HP instead and an increase to 258 LB-FT in torque. A third powertrain is offered for the Tucson, which is a plug-in hybrid that gives the Tucson even more possible power at 260 HP max. The plug-in hybrid has 28 miles of all-electric range at full charge. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson offers a choice of two engines. The first is a 2.0L V4 with a top power rating of 161 HP, while the second engine, which is reserved for the SEL trim levels and above, is a more powerful 2.4L engine capable of up to 181 HP in maximum power output. Both engines have a six-speed automatic transmission.


The Hyundai Tucson undergoes a dramatic change from 2021 to 2022. The Tucson's outer shell gets a complete design change starting with the front end, which trades the SUV's former rounded headlights for cascading headlights that give it a more streamlined and dynamic look. The wheel arches have a more athletic design with a new square shape, and the Tucson's body is defined on all sides with pronounced creases. Automatic headlights and LED lights are standard on both the 2021 and 2022 models.


In 2022, the Hyundai Tucson gets a standard 8-inch touchscreen, while the 2021 Tucson has a 7-inch display to start. A new 10.25-inch display is optional for the Tucson in 2022. The Tucson also adds more standard safety technology for the 2022 model year. Leather seats and a sunroof are higher-end features offered on the upper-level trims in both years.

For more information on the 2022 and 2021 Hyundai Tucson, contact our dealership today.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.