Hyundai Tucson (2015-2020) review - Reliability and safety

The Tucson's excellent safety kit and a reassuring five-year warranty will give buyers peace of mind

The Hyundai Tucson ranked 53rd out of 75 cars in our 2020 Driver Power survey, while Hyundai itself finished a decent 13th position out of 30 manufacturers.

The Tucson earned a five-star rating in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2015, in part thanks to a full suite of safety kit, including a Blind Spot Detection system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Autonomous Emergency Braking, although these items are only available if you choose Premium or Premium SE trims. It scored 86 and 85% for adult and child protection, respectively.

What also helped it score well are its full complement of airbags, a traction control system, electronic stability control and ISOFIX child seat mounts in the rear. Every Tucson, whether you go for the entry-level version or the top-spec model, gets these safety features, even if the latest tech is only offered on the highest trims.

Warranty

The Tucson comes with Hyundai’s excellent five-year unlimited mileage warranty that should give great peace of mind.

It’s a huge selling point, which very few other rival manufacturers can offer. However, Hyundai’s sister brand Kia does offer the Sportage with a seven-year/100,000 warranty, which is slightly better if you're not going to get anywhere near that mileage limit for as long as you own it.

Servicing 

Hyundai offers buyers fixed-price servicing plans across its entire model range, meaning you pay a lump sum up front which covers all of your servicing costs over a certain period.

Prices for the Tucson should be similar to those on the old ix35, with three years' servicing costing around £400 for the petrol models and £500 for the diesels.

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