There is no shortage of compact crossover SUVs out there. With nearly every automaker producing at least one compact crossover, how does Hyundai compete? The Tucson benefits from having been around for a few years longer than many of the compact crossovers made by competitors. More importantly, it offers available HTRAC™ AWD and two different powertrains.
The compact crossover market is fierce, but the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is built to hold its own. One of its five trim levels is bound to have the right combination of features. Additionally, the safety and interior technology are always distributed generously for their price, with more standard features than other big players in the industry. The chart below shows you each trim and what features make them stand out.
|Essential||Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist||Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Compatibility|
|Preferred||Optional Engine Upgrade to 2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder Engine||Smart Proximity Key with Push-Button Ignition|
|Luxury||Leather Seating Surfaces||Smart Power Liftgate|
|Urban Edition||Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go Capability||19-Inch RAYS® Alloy Wheels|
|Ultimate||LED Headlights||Infinity® Audio System with Clari-Fi™, External Amplifier and 8 Speakers|
It might seem odd that the Luxury name sits in the middle, but, as it stands, the Urban Edition is a higher trim since it focuses on the drive experience instead of comfort. The Essential trim is true to its name, and is the only trim that cannot upgrade to the more powerful engine, and/or ship with HTRAC™ AWD. The Ultimate edition is the fully equipped model, with its impressive sound system being just one of its most significant features.