2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Hyundai Tucson: just too strong
Hyundai has revamped its compact-sized SUV this year, so we get a new Tucson for 2022. This will allow the model to better compete with some rivals. However, vis-à-vis the Volkswagen Tiguan, it still lacks some arguments.
Let’s see what makes Volkswagen’s SUV superior.
We can’t blame Hyundai for not being daring when it comes to design, but a look at the dashboard of the new Tucson leaves you breathless. In addition to the multimedia system screen, there is another rectangular screen in place of the traditional instrument cluster. Quite frankly, and I don’t mean to denigrate the product here, but it’s anything but pretty.
On the other hand, when you step inside the Tiguan, you can admire the design of the dashboard, which offers the same modernity, but in a much richer package.
Let’s continue with another aspect of the interior, namely the number of seats offered. With the Tucson, it’s limited to five, as with most models in the class. With the Tiguan, it can be increased to seven with the addition of a third bench seat. This is very useful when you need to bring children on board.
And as a bonus, when you put the seats behind the first row, you get more space inside the Tiguan. The cargo volume is 2081 liters while it is only 1876 liters with the Tucson.
A more powerful base engine
If we take the time to compare the base engines of each model, once again, the prize goes to the Volkswagen SUV. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that offers 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. That’s more interesting than the Tucson’s 2.5-litre 4-cylinder, which is limited to 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.
Volkswagen products have long been criticized for their reliability. Things have changed, and the current Tiguan has a much better record than the old Tucson. Of course, we can’t judge the new one, but we should be wary, especially since Hyundai has had many recalls with this model in recent years. Of course, you have to give the runner a chance, but it also illustrates the fact that you have to be careful with the first year of marketing a new vehicle.
With the Tiguan, you can rest easy in this regard.