What is the Tucson?
The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV that competes with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. Thanks to Hyundai's unique design direction, it looks nothing like its competitors, and that's no bad thing. The Tucson offers up a good ride, a roomy interior and a generous warranty, making it a popular choice for those who need a compact people mover. It's also available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid model, though we think acceleration is lackluster with most powertrains. Another con is the Tucson's touch-only center stack, which can be distracting to use while on the road.
All in all, though, it's a competent all-rounder and a solid alternative to more mainstream offerings. The changeover to the 2024 model year won't bring much in the way of change since the Tucson was just completely redesigned a few years ago, and SUVs typically take four laps around the sun before they get a major refresh. If you're interested in a Tucson, there's no real need to wait for the 2024 model as it will likely be indistinguishable from the one currently on sale.