When looking for a compact SUV, you have an abundance of options available to you — from luxurious models to more affordable options. In the deluge of big-name players that tend to all look the same in this segment, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson stands out. It boasts a head-turning style and a unique aesthetic appeal, combined with practical features such as its roomy interior, lengthy warranty, and budget-conscious price tag.
To top it all off, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson adds a hybrid powertrain to its impressive repertoire, making it a top contender in its class. Take a more in-depth look at the 2023 Hyundai Tucson and all it has to offer.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson has five trim levels: SE, SEL, XRT, N Line, and Limited. Hyundai also offers a Tucson hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. Each trim level has unique features and amenities, allowing you to customize your Tucson to your needs and budget. The team at Hyundai of Auburn has put together this list so you can see what each trim has to offer.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson offers a variety of engine options to choose from. The base model is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that churns out 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive.
The hybrid model comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that provides a combined 226 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The plug-in hybrid model adds even more power, with 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Both hybrid models come standard with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson has a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped and has a payload capacity of up to 1,301 pounds. The all-wheel-drive system is a big bonus when towing, providing better traction on all surfaces. The tow package available for the 2023 Tucson includes a Class III trailer hitch receiver, a four-pin/seven-pin wiring harness, and a trailer stability assist system. The trailer stability assist helps to keep your trailer upright during sudden starts or stops.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson offers an impressively spacious cabin with plenty of room for five passengers. The cocoon-like interior creates a feeling of comfort and safety. The legroom is generous in the front and back, with 41.4 inches in the front and 41.3 inches in the rear. Headroom is also plentiful, with 40.1 inches up front and 39.5 inches for your passengers in the back.
Cargo space is also quite impressive in the 2023 Tucson. The cargo area behind the second-row seats provides 38.7 cubic feet of space. With the second row folded down, this expands to 80.3 cubic feet providing plenty of room for larger items, groceries, luggage, and other gear.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is packed with entertainment and technology features, including an 8.8-inch touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and Bluetooth connectivity. An available 10.25-inch touch screen with built-in navigation adds convenience by bringing all your information together in one place and providing detailed mapping. SiriusXM satellite radio and an upgraded Bose stereo system are optional perks, as is Hyundai’s digital key smartphone app, which provides locking and unlocking features and an option for remote start.
Hyundai has always prioritized safety, and the 2023 Tucson is no exception. The standard Smart Sense system includes automated emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and driver attention monitoring. Upper trim levels come with the bonus of blind-spot monitoring not included in the base SE model. For those looking for an even higher level of safety, the Limited trim offers extra features such as a surround-view camera system, highway driving assist mode, and advanced parking assist.
The Tucson has also been awarded Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a four-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for all-wheel-drive models, with front-wheel-drive models earning five stars. With its commitment to safety, the 2023 Tucson is an excellent choice for families and anyone looking for peace of mind when out on the road.
Overall, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson is an excellent choice for a sporty yet practical midsize SUV. It offers ample power and towing capacity, a comfortable cabin with generous legroom, plenty of cargo space, convenient technology features, and an impressive array of safety features. Hyundai of Auburn is proud to offer the Hyundai Tucson and an extensive selection of new Hyundai vehicles. Financing options are also available if you’re looking to buy or lease the 2023 Hyundai Tucson in Montgomery, Auburn, or Opelika. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and experience the Hyundai Tucson for yourself. If it’s a used SUV you’re after, we can help with that as well.