Hyundai doesn't participate in the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association Varma, which is why when you hear in the press about popular cross-over models in this C-segment Hyundai segment, is an absent model. However, I believe that just by looking at the number of cars on the road, you will easily recognize that Tucson is one of three popular cars in the C-segment segment.
The model I'm standing next to is a third-generation Hyundai Hyundai, launched in Vietnam in August 2015. And has gone through 3 years of product cycles without receiving any one What updates. Besides, Honda CRV, Madaz CX 5 have just launched a new generation, very fresh and many features. And does Hyundai Tucson have anything to compete with this rival? We will explore it now.
I would also like to remind you of how to call Hyundai Tucson, this is the common way that Vietnamese people are still using, if to call in English the Hyundai Hyundai called Tucson is named after Tucson, Arizona. America. Before going into the detailed review section if any of you have not yet subscribed to our channel, be sure to click the subscribe button below to keep an eye out for our upcoming videos that will be extremely interesting.
And today, maybe we will make a little bit of a tear and bring you to the experience of Hyundai Tucson on the road, before going into the detailed evaluation of interior or exterior. .
Right now, I am keeping the car running at about 90km / h and have to share it very personally, I am very fastidious about this soundproofing and Tucson is able to keep an ability. The soundproofing is very good, making a good impression on me. Now, at 90km / h, like this we are operating on 5B road which is quite a beautiful road. And I could barely hear, the sound of fences on the road surface resounded.
In addition, not even the sound of the wind on either side of the vehicle nor the sound of the wind on the roof of the car was coming. Here, Tucson has a ceiling made almost entirely of glass and also has very good sound insulation. For me personally, I am satisfied with the soundproofing speed of 90 km / h like this. However, this road we can operate up to 120 km / h and I will challenge this model by pedaling to accelerate to see if the car can react well, because the information from the manufacturer. given that this model achieves maximum torque at around 4000 rpm, at 90 km / h as we have currently operated the engine near 2000 rpm, and will not be too too much torque, too much power to produce. Let's try it now.
When accelerating the accelerator, the speed up and jumping around 5000 rpm is very fast, and the car quickly reaches a speed of 120km / h. To really appreciate the soundproofing ability of the car at this speed, maybe I need some more time. Before I talk about that soundproofing, I want to share a little bit that with ordinary cars like Tucson it is probably hard to ask for more.
At this speed, the steering wheel is somewhat inaccurate. I sometimes go past the G or deceleration road surface a bit bumpy, the ability to call the ability to control the direction of the car started to move a bit vague then. All at 120 km / h and the car operates at 2500 rpm, a number that I think is impressive for the engine with only 2.0 cylinder capacity like this.
At the current speed of 120 km / h, I probably started to hear the sound of the road surface but it was not too uncomfortable, and most of the sounds coming from outside were not reversed. The car does not create a buzzing sensation. After making a throttle ride like I'm doing right now, I personally feel that the 2.0 engine of Tucson is very impressive. Because the jump up to about 50,000 rpm, but the vibration from the engine does not expect much into the cockpit. If you are not a driver, do not directly put your foot on the accelerator pedal, you can hardly feel that vibration is transmitted into the cabin.
Soundproofing between the engine drill and the car cabin is also very good. At 5000 laps it started having noisy noises coming in, but it would also let me use a word that didn't frighten the people in the car. Some models with poor soundproofing will cause a state of vibration, and the sound of the engine making people in the car seem to feel more insecure.
But with Tucson, I believe many people in the car did not feel the vibration. The ability to accelerate it so smoothly, I asked myself a question is not whether the engine of Tucson is too strong or not. But I will tell you right away, that the Tucson engine is not really impressive compared to the engine models of rivals such as CRV, CX5. Specifically, Hyundai's 2.0 engine generates 152 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 188 Newton meters at 4000 rpm.
They are all figures that are lower than the CX5's 2.0 engine. And especially not as impressive as the 1.5-liter engine of the new Honda CRV. However, I also want to share with you that sometimes it is difficult for us to look at the parameters on the paper to evaluate the goodness of an engine. As my personal experience with the 2.0 Tucson engine is: even at high speeds like about 90 km / h I have just shared with you, the power from the engine is still very is abundant. And as soon as we step on the accelerator, the time it takes for the machine to jump from about 2000 to 5000 rpm is almost instantaneous. It made a very good impression on myself. Engine smooth and abundant power.
Hyundai equips the Tucson with an electric power steering, and for my own personal experience this steering is quite light, perhaps more suited to urban driving. And for you operating at high speed on a road like this for example. The steering wheel almost makes me feel a bit vague. I will try a lane change at high speed, for example, now I am operating a car at 110 km / h we change lanes like this for example. What I temporarily call an immediate loss of control makes it impossible for people who are new to driving, to get used to such high speed turns.
In addition, Hyundai also equips this Tucson with a suspension that appears to be geared more towards urban operation. The Tucson's suspension is a bit soft and it helps to travel on bad roads at low speeds it will be smooth, it will be more comfortable. But on the contrary, it has a disadvantage is that when you move at high speed like this, you will go through rough roads or have continuous turns that can make the oscillation difficult. can be extinguished quickly and make the car a little bit floating.
Therefore, people in the car will feel a bit hangover when moving at high speed for a long time. However, to make up for the shortcomings that I have just mentioned, Hyundai equips Tucson with the electronic balance system I call more advanced than other models. Conventional electronic balancing systems only interfere with the wheels' level of grip by applying braking force, while Hyundai equips this Tucson with a system called Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). ).
This system, in addition to interfering with the brakes, also somewhat works on electric power steering to help us not be ... I use the word sa momentum in the direction of the car, the direction that the car can be lost. high control. And to be able to give you the most authentic feeling about this system, we will make the following assessments, right after we finish the evaluation on the road.
A model like Hyundai Tucson is a cross-over born to serve the needs of urban transportation and can move a little on the difficult roads, it is very difficult for the car company to have It is possible to create a harmonious system between the elements of smooth movement in urban areas and the movement in the roads it is sure. This can often require luxury automakers. Therefore, it is difficult for us to use many negative words to describe the performance of Tucson on the road.
To sum up, to me, Tucson is on the road of operation, the engine is smooth, light and powerful. Being able to sound really impressive, very good even though the car is only in the ordinary car segment. However, the weakness is in the steering wheel, it is not very accurate, it is not very sure, and the suspension somewhat feels floating. And after more than 100 km of vehicle experience on the road, now Hyundai 2.0 is reporting fuel consumption of about 7.7 liters / 100km.
This may be a bit of a big number, but I also have an explanation for this model because we tested the car with throttle kicks and the throttle kept stopping the car continuously, there are conditions that are harsher than normal operation. And so from my personal perspective, I think the fuel consumption of this model is quite good. It is also not a bad number compared to the cars in the segment. Here we go into the evaluation of vehicles in urban roads. Does this car have disadvantages when operating in small streets?
Experience the Hyundai Tucson in the street, it will probably be quite biased for this model if it is said to be a small A column. But for me, this A column is not a very large A column. In general, the A-pillar of Hyundai Tucson still brings some inconveniences when we turn into small corners or need to turn.
However, offset the Hyundai Tucson has a comfortable high seating position and good visibility. This Korean model has a much lower overall height when compared to rivals such as Honda CRV or Madaz CX5. However, for someone with a height of 1m 74 like me, I have a good seat like this. I have a pretty clear view ahead. The bonnet also doesn't hide much visibility. Especially, the dashboard here is not as convex as many models I have experienced. It gives me the confidence to get used to this Korean car.
Talking about Hyundai Tucson engine, I also shared with you in the previous section that this model has the specifications on the papers not really good. At the same time, the maximum torque is achieved at relatively low rpm. So does this make Tucson sluggish even in the streets? My answer is no. This car has a 6-speed automatic gearbox and often shifts the gearbox to about 2000 rpm.
However, the way the Hyundai Tucson shifts gears or the way the engine achieves 2000 rpm is also quite gentle. Simply put, compared to some other models I've ever experienced, the gear shift is about 2000 rpm. However, the engine when operating in the low speed range will often be a little inertia at about 2000 rpm. I say the example is the Ford Eco Sport for example. When you move at No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, when we reach 2000 rpm, the car will most likely be a bit restrained at that 2000 rpm threshold threshold and then jump into the gear ring. next.
In Hyundai Tucson, the gear shift is quicker and it doesn't take as long as 2000 rpm. Besides, I also continue to praise Huyndai's engine for being able to easily jump from standing still until achieving 2000 rpm which is quite gentle, it is not noisy, no vibration. . And we also can hardly feel the car must try to rise up to change gears.
It gives us a sense of agility, it exits more when moving at low speeds. Still this engine is still talking about gear shifting when you need a more sporty feel try pedaling, I'll do it now. Yes, the cycle when the pedal has reached the maximum threshold, that is, more than 6000 rpm to change the gear. However, the noise and the tremor were not significant. And the thing that the engine achieves in the rev range from 2000 to 5000 is pretty fast, it's quite light, it doesn't need a lot of effort.
Say like some engines that have high vibration when you suddenly accelerate, the first thing you feel is that the vibration will reflect up to the steering wheel. But Hyundai Tucson is not only you can feel the small jerks at the bottom of the car floor or the feet touching the pedals that control the accelerator pedal here.
The car's steering is light and vague at high speeds, I told you about the road. Now what do we have at low speeds in the city? The Hyundai Hyundai operates with me very gently and probably will suit more users thanks to this rather light electric power steering. And at low speeds, we get a better sense of the road surface and more accuracy.
And according to my own personal experience compared to some other models in the segment such as Madaz CX5 or Chervolet Captiva, this steering wheel is much lighter. This obviously brings a more elegant gentleness when moving in the street, and it will be suitable for both female users. Can easily drive one hand like this, changing lanes very easily.
About soundproofing of Hyundai Tucson 2.0 model. If it could be a bit of an overstatement, at this low speed the Tucson feels like it is a German model. Every sound on the outside is almost impossible to hear. The only language I can hear here is the sound of the air-conditioning when I adjust the air-conditioner to be a bit cold.
Air conditioning buzzing buzzing. This is the only language I can hear, the rest at 2000 rpm there is no engine noise, no road surface and no wind outside. I am really impressed with the soundproofing ability of Hyundai Tucson at low speeds like this and even high speeds like I shared before. Hyundai doesn't give a dry weight figure nor does it tell you the turning radius.
Though Hyundai Tucson has an overall size that is not that big compared to its competitors in the segment. But according to my own experience, this model still turns quite bulky. Perhaps it is rare for a single model, a high-roar model can satisfy me personally in this clause. A little bit of power for that urban turning is the lightweight electric power steering I mentioned already. And also a little bit dissatisfied myself is that this model is not equipped with front-distance sensor.
This is probably something that is a bit lacking compared to a car costing to 830 million that I am experiencing here. I will immediately try turning your head for you. Here is a double pavement with 2 lanes. And we'll take a red, I'll try. Yes, they will lose 1 red. It takes the steering wheel very fast to really turn around in this narrow environment.
I'm trying to bring the Hyundai Tucson up to a maximum speed allowed in urban areas that is about 60 km / h to see this threshold, at this low speed, the car is uncomfortable or not? Still speeding up, I will try to calmly accelerate. At 60 km / h, the car is reporting an attractive fuel consumption level of only about 5 liters / 100km, the rpm is not too high, maintained at about 2000 cycles / minute.
This is the point that makes this car quite comfortable even if you move in a way that can be said to be a bit rushed in the city. The engine noise at 2000 rpm is not a problem. Good soundproofing and fuel consumption. Everything will help you maintain the moving in urban it quickly and comfortably. And even if you want to run a little sport, the fuel consumption is not a problem.
As for the suspension, I have also shared it from the moving section on the road. The Tucson's suspension seems to be a bit light, it's a bit tired, it's more suited to urban directions. The proof is that you can move on these bumpy roads, go through small potholes and don't feel the rigidity of the suspension systems, which is more of a sporty driving feel.
Currently, after a relatively long period of experience, with the main travel distance in the city, the speed is not high and sometimes we will challenge Tucson by pedaling or with For quick turns, Tucson is now reporting fuel consumption of just over 9 liters per 100km. An attractive fuel consumption, I have to confirm is attractive. After having a figure that is 7.7 liters / 100km on the road with a lot of throttle kicking, a lot of riders.
After some of the experiences that change lanes at high speed or into high speed cornering, we have also commented on Hyundai's suspension. It's a bit soft, a bit sluggish. However, this model also has a rather big advantage that is the chassis system. We have a relatively firm sense of this chassis system when cornering like this. I was cornering at a relatively high speed of about 60 km / h, and there was no recorded twist.
It's a pity for the Korean model if it has a sturdier suspension, it is more stable then perhaps the urban operation it will be even more perfect. Well, in front of me, I came across a rather large deceleration engine, and its popping sound was not too unpleasant. However, it does not show a certain certainty, this is for me to be just right because we can hardly ask for the certainty, the smooth feeling from an expensive car. , too expensive to stay on Hyundai.
And as usual, to test the robustness of the chassis as well as the ability to move flexibly in the city or the electronic stability features, whether it works really well or not. We often bring our test cars to the slilent test, or zigzag. Here I will perform the test run zigzag with you with the distance of the pile is 15m. One thing that I need to repeat is that we have tested this slilent test before, and we see the Chevrolet Cruze at 40 km / h. Chevrolet Cruze has passed the slilent test in a very simple way. And the Chevrolet Cruze is almost 17 centimeters longer than Hyundai Tucson.
This ensures that Huyndai Tucson is able to pass this test easily. However, whether it is easy but safe, stable, comfortable or not, let's explore right now. Now I will accelerate the car to 40 km / h and use the CRUISE CONTROL system to keep the car maintained at a speed of 40 km / h, to be exactly 44. We prepare to run the test. . Ok just as I imagined Tucson passing this test quite easily, nothing was too difficult.
When we performed a review of this car on the highway, the VSM system, in addition to interfering with unbalanced wheels by braking pressure, also partially affects the electric power steering in here. And just like that with the speed of 40 km / h with the distance between the piles of 15m the system is not really intervention. If really intervening, the CRUISE CONTROL system will be disconnected and the vehicle speed will be reduced a certain way. Let's go back to the test again, a second time. Not too difficult, even with this 2nd, I can control the car to run even more closely.
Through the last zigzag challenge, I personally draw some conclusions as follows: firstly, the body of Hyundai Tucson is really sure. When you push the car into extreme situations when you have to constantly steer as it was just now, the body of the car does not occur the twisting line. The second thing is that this vehicle's ability to balance basic stability is really good. The car operates flexibly thanks to the power steering is quite light. And the system, the electronic systems haven't even been intervened and the car still managed to get past the zigzag this time with relative ease. Usually in models where it has a front-wheel drive system like the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 special edition I'm testing here, there's often a phenomenon called under-steering when we're cornering too. Just like before. But when I did the test myself, I did not recognize that phenomenon. I appreciate Huyndai Tucson's ability to handle situations quickly.
Although the electric power steering is a bit light. And I repeated my remarks when running at high speeds, it was a bit vague but when it wasn't too high, at 40 km / h, I could control the body, control the road. Relatively easy ride is easy. If you go back in time 10 years ago, the way that Korean car companies like Hyundai and Kia invaded Vietnam market is by using more attractive price tactics and a forest of equipment, a Forest option is equipped on the vehicle. Is this still true of the Hyundai Tucson 2018 I'm testing? We will explore the details of interior and exterior design of the car now.
Coming to the overall exterior design of Hyundai Tucson, I believe that any fan of Hyundai brand will easily recognize that this model has not changed much in the past three years. However, for me personally, Hyundai's Tucson is still very modern and very beautiful. And especially here, the high-end 2.0 version of the dental machine has the illumination part here. It is an equipment that is more advanced than rivals such as CX5 or CRV.
What is easy to discover here is that the 2018 version is Hyundai's new la-tooth design. This type of design gives this cross over form a superficial and sporty look, especially when rolling. The contours here it gives you a feeling like a rotating rotor. In addition, I personally still quite like the overall design of the Tucson. Although the overall size of the Tucson is not larger than the competition, if you approach the Tucson always feels crawling, a feeling that this model has a larger overall length than the Madaz CX5 for example.
Back in 2015, I believe that anyone who likes cars will have a crush on Hyundai's LED lighting. LED lighting technology with 4 projectors with the ability to automatically turn on and off according to the light sensor. It can then automatically balance the height of the lighting strip. It is something very modern that excels in the segment in 2015. Until now, Tucson maintains such lighting technology. And of course, it's still a modern kind of lighting.
The competitors still don't have any new technology to overcome this type of lighting on Hyundai Tucson. Personally, in many other evaluation clips, I often show a special affection for car companies with high customer care. And to me Hyundai is such a car company. The reason for this is that in addition to the modern LED technology, Hyundai also equips the car with the ability to light when cornering. A very small part of the lamp is here only if you pay attention to see it. However, it helps us to bend much more safely than conventional lighting.
With the rear end, I believe that people can not distinguish between the 2018 version and the 2015 version because all details have not changed. Here is still the type of LED backlight lighting technology is quite beautiful. And the ceiling type is a bit low. Hyundai Tucson has an overall height less than the competitors about 2 cm. That's why this model seems to be more like a Wagon than a cross over. In addition, Hyundai Tucson equipped with Tucson version 2018 technology is quite interesting that automatic rear wipers and electric rear trunks, and smart rear trunks. Here are two details that I will share shortly.
Stepping into this special edition Hyundai Huyndai Tucson 2.0 the first thing that impressed me was the incredibly wide sunroof. This is an equipment that is probably considered by many to have little opportunity to use it in Vietnam. But for me personally when you have the opportunity to use, this is the equipment that gives you use a enjoyment of a lot more high-end than the car of the same segment. And if the equipment I've listed is not enough to make you feel compelling, then step on the two seats here.
Hyundai's main driver seat is electrically adjustable to 10 directions including the back. And the driver's seat on this side has electrical adjustment to 6 directions. These are the equipment that it outperforms the Honda CRV version for example, the lowest version but cost nearly 1 billion VND is all mechanical adjustment. Here, Hyundai equipped the Tucson 2 with what I think is a very modern electronic handbrake and the ability to automatically hold the brakes.
However, these two items have also become very popular items in the cross over segment for nearly 1 billion, I will not talk too deeply about this detail. The special thing is that Hyundai equipped the Tucson 2.0 special edition with a mode selector here, we will have 3 driving modes including fuel economy, normal and sport. Unfortunately, due to the limited time, we are unable to provide you with specific experience of each level of driving. However, this is the equipment that outperforms other competitors. The reason is that Madaz CX5 or Honda CRV only have two driving modes, Hyundai Tucson has three driving modes.
There are two points that I personally do not feel really satisfied with this car that costs 830 million VND, that is the technology of temporary engine shutdown, a technology that is very popular but has not been brought up yet. this Hyundai 2.0. In addition, the second point is the design here, the dashboard uses too much hard plastic, making it lack of elegance and elegance when standing next to the same segment cars.
Overall, for me personally, Hyundai's interior design is not too special. However, it is quite easy to use. Here we have a lot of large buttons so it is easy to see and touch. The design is not downward like some models that it slightly upside it toward the user. Besides, the system adjusts to a lot of functions displayed in the middle of the clock here and controlled by the buttons here. It's handy and it's intuitive. I can get acquainted easily after just a few minutes. And Huyndai did not forget to bring up quite a lot of interesting little features that I will share in the back.
And now maybe we'll go through the space in the backseat and the compartment space to see if Hyundai Tucson is really appealing. The space in the backseat of Tucson I must say I am quite impressed because I have installed the front seat to fit my sitting position. Behind me, I still have a lot of space to stretch my legs quite comfortably like this. However, it is quite a shame that Hyundai equipped the back of this chair is a hard plastic sheet that lacks elegance.
Normally, cars in this segment will have leather seats here, it will be more comfortable when we can touch the knee, for example. As for the space above my head, it was quite comfortable to me. Especially here, I repeat that we have a very large part of the sunroof. It extends to the end of the second row. Although the ceiling is not too high, but the glass on the top of this car it gives us a clear airy quite comfortable. The car has air conditioning for the rear seats, but it cannot adjust the temperature because Hyundai Tucson only has 2-zone automatic air conditioning.
But I have to keep praising the Korean car company for equipping the rear seat with a small reading light that is quite interesting, and proves that car buyers are well cared for. than. I like small and valuable details like this. Try sitting a little in the middle of the middle row here. I don't think we would fit in for long distances because the edge here is too high, too hard. We also do not put your legs straight like this because the floor of the car is a bit small, it is forced to set your legs aside. With this sitting posture, I believe that you won't be able to sit for long distances. And despite the fact that I personally feel the rear seat space is very spacious. But to sit three people as comfortably as possible, I don't think it is appropriate.
Having a shorter overall length than the rivals, the wheelbase is even shorter, whether or not the rear cargo space of Hyundai Tucson is really good or not, we will check it now. Although the overall size is not too large, but for me personally, the space for Hyundai's map is also quite impressive. However, one minus point that I mentioned from the previous section is that the ceiling of the car is low compared to the competitors that will make the storage space not really too spacious. Here we have an extra tray like this. This section is only available on premium versions.
And when we go down like this, we fold the front seats down into a much bigger storage space. It's a pity that Hyundai doesn't have a lever to lower the front row, but we have to loop forward to fold the seat. And as you can see, when we fold down the second row of seats, the storage space is actually very spacious. We can even use it as a place to fall back on long trips. I appreciate cars that can fold flat in the second row like this. And before finishing the review of Hyundai Tucson special edition 2.0 here, do not rush to turn off the following clip we will introduce you to 4 interesting features on the Hyundai Tucson soon.
As promised in the previous section, in this section we will introduce you to 4 interesting features above Hyundai Hyundai that I think many people will not know or need time to learn about it. Here we will explore the first feature is the smart electric door. Smart power door is a feature that you can turn off or turn on in the Setting of the car. The smart electric trunk door will work for you when we keep the smart key in the pocket like I'm doing here, and approach the back of the car in about 3 seconds the trunk will automatically open to us to pack things into situations where we might be busy holding something for example.
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I can test it for you right now. 2 3 and as you can see, I have not touched the side of the trunk door and the door has opened itself. Some people may think that this feature will be a bit annoying, for example, you can completely turn off in the settings on the steering wheel.
Well the second feature I would recommend is the Welcome Light feature. As you can see, when we hold the smart key in our pockets close to the car, for example, the mirror will automatically open and a small light here will automatically light up when If you park in the basement or in the dark, for example, the lights here will help us easily hold it on the door handle, easily locate where our car is located.
The third feature I would like to introduce to you is that the rear wipers can work automatically, first of all you can install that feature in the Settings here. The second thing here is to get the rear water to work automatically, so it's essential that the car is running. We turn on the front wipers and turn the reverse gear like this, the rear wipers will automatically wipe you can see. This makes it easier for us to back up during windy or rainy days, with dirty glass for example.
The fourth feature that I would like to recommend to you is the deviation warning function when starting. This is a feature that I think is useful for people who are new to driving. On Hyundai Tucson when we set the steering wheel as it was and started the engine, the screen here will notify us that the steering wheel is skewed and we need to spell the steering wheel straight back before having Can roll safely.