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2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid: Detailed Look At The All-New SUV

The 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid recently debuted with redesigned exterior fascias, a fresh interior design, and a curved display with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. Competing with the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Kia Sportage Hybrid, and the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the 2025 Tucson Hybrid offers a desirable mix of performance, technology, and safety features. In the 2025 Hybrid SUV field, the new Tucson stands out as a fuel-efficient and well-rounded family compact SUV. This 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid review covers the SUV’s new design, features, driving impressions, and price.

Highlights of the 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid include the 231-hp hybrid powertrain, the new “Baby Mode” feature, the updated exterior design, and the 12.3-inch infotainment system. The Tucson Hybrid comes at a starting price of $34,500 for the Tucson Hybrid Blue trim, the most fuel-efficient model in the lineup with  38 mpg combined. The $34,500 price tag makes the 2025 Tucson Hybrid more affordable than the Honda CR-V Hybrid. The Tucson Hybrid will be available from late summer/fall 2024. With this article, we look at what makes the 2025 Tucson Hybrid a top choice for SUV buyers.

What’s New In The 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid?

The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid will receive a mild refresh in 2025. The pickup truck now has revised front and rear fascias, bringing a modern and bold appeal. 

Aside from the exterior, the 2025 Tucson Hybrid interior receives tech upgrades, including the curved display and color option. The truck also received over-the-air updates

The Tucson 2025  upgrades apply to all Tucson models, including the non-hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

The 2025 Tucson Hybrid is part of the current generation that debuted in 2022. It is the most tech-advanced and powerful generation of the Tucson Hybrid. 

Engine & Transmission

The 2025 Tucson Hybrid has a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor, delivering 231 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. 

Power in the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is managed by a 6-speed automatic transmission. 

Standard All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive is standard across all 2025 Hyundai Tucson hybrid trims. The all-wheel drive gives the hybrid SUV control in several driving conditions.

This means all models deliver a light off-roading experience, just not like the rock-climbing Jeep Wrangler, though.

Power, Ride, and Handling

The center of the Tucson Hybrid’s performance is the peppy powertrain. Despite taking a more fuel-efficient standpoint as a hybrid SUV, the 2025 Tucon Hybrid has a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor. With a power output of 231 hp, the hybrid Hyundai Tucson is more powerful than the non-hybrid Tucson’s 187 horsepower

The 2025 Tucson Hybrid excels in both power and fuel efficiency, making it a smart choice for those prioritizing both performance and economy. 

Thanks to its increased power, the Hybrid Tucson SUV provides a noticeable performance boost, particularly in acceleration over the non-hybrid Tucson.

Driving Impression And Experience

Drivers will appreciate the Tucson Hybrid’s smooth ride, composed handling, and quiet cabin. 

As we mentioned earlier, the 2025 Tucson has a standard all-wheel-drive system. This enhances stability and effectiveness in the hybrid SUV.

New “Baby Mode” Feature

A unique addition to the Tucson Hybrid 2025 lineup is the new “Baby Mode,” which smooths acceleration to ensure a gentle ride for sleeping children in the back.

Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency is a key consideration for hybrid buyers. The main selling point of the Tucson is its hybrid powertrain. In terms of fuel economy, the 2025 Tucson Hybrid delivers respectable numbers. 

Most 2025 Tucson Hybrid trims achieve around 37 MPG in combined city/highway driving. This figure places the Tucson Hybrid on par with other hybrid compact SUVs, particularly the Sorento Hybrid and the RAV4 Hybrid. 

The most fuel-efficient trim in the 2025 Tuscn hybrid lineup is the entry-level Blue trim, reaching up to 38 mpg combined. The Blue trim comes at an estimated starting price MSRP of $34,500.

Revised Exterior Design

While the overall look of the Tucson Hybrid remains recognizable, the 2025 model features minor tweaks to the front and rear fascias and new wheel designs. 

One of the changes to the Tucson’s design is on the signature multiple lights in the grille, which are reduced to eight. Thanks to this update, the Tucson has a distinctive nighttime appearance. 

Addressing a previous issue of a short wiper, the 2025 Tucson Hybrid’s rear wiper has been lengthened by three inches, improving rear visibility.

Modernized Interior

The 2025 Hybrid Tucson Hybrid’s interior sees significant upgrades, with the noticeable one being the curved display unit that combines a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. This curved interior display is only available in higher trims of the Tucson. What about lower trims?

Lower trims also receive a larger infotainment screen compared to previous models. Other notable interior enhancements in the 2025 Tucson Hybrid include redesigned steering wheel and door panel accents, a new shelf above the glove compartment, and relocated physical controls for climate and audio systems.

Passenger And Cargo Space

Despite being part of the compact SUV class, the Tucson Hybrid offers a large 5-passenger interior space, with a two-row configuration and generous rear legroom of 41.3 inches.

In terms of cargo capacity, the 2025 Tucson Hybrid has 38.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which expands to 74.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. 

New Color Options Tucson Hybrid 2025

For 2025, the Hyundai introduces a new red paint option for the Tucson Hybrid N Line trim. With this shade, the N Line model stands out from the 2025 Tuscon lineup and the rest of the cars on the road as well.

Warranty Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 2025

Hyundai offers good warranties for the 2025 Tucson Hybrid:

  • New-Vehicle Coverage: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain Warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles
  • Free Scheduled Maintenance: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years with unlimited mileage

5-Star Safety Ratings

The 2025 Tucson Hybrid inherits the strong safety ratings of its predecessor. The previous 2024 Tucson model was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and received a 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA. 

Standard safety features in the 2025 Tucson Hybrid include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, junction turning assistance, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Hyundai Tucson 2025 Pricing

These are the estimated starting prices for the 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid:

TUCSON TRIM LEVELEstimated Price
2025 Tucson Hybrid Blue$34,500
2025 Tucson Hybrid SEL Convenience$37,000
2025 Tucson N-Line$38,500
2025 Tucson Hybrid Limited$41,500
Pricing of the 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SUV

Price Comparison with Competitors

The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid’s $34,500 starting price makes it cheaper than the Honda CR-V Hybrid’s $38,000. We expect the Kia Sportage Hybrid to start at around $33,000, making it more affordable than the Tucson Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Average Resale Value

Unlike the Toyota RAV4, the Tucson Hybrid has an average resale value for its class

On-Sale Date

The 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid will be available for sale from late summer or fall of 2024.

2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Verdict

The 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid offers an attractive package of performance, efficiency, technology, and safety. The compact SUV offers lots of interior space, with a generous cargo area. It’s full of technology features too, like the curved display with a 12-3-inch infotainment screen. Under the Hood, the 2025 Tucson Hybrid carries a reliable and powerful 231-hp hybrid powertrain, which also delivers an exceptional fuel economy. With an estimated starting price of $34,500, the Tucson Hybrid is an affordable ride. All things considered, The 2025 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is a compelling family SUV.

Wilfred Nkhwazi
Wilfred Nkhwazihttps://flagshipdrive.com
🚗 About Wilfred Nkhwazi - Founder of Flagship Drive 🌍 Meet Wilfred Nkhwazi, an automotive writer, and explorer of the open road. 📚 With more than five years of experience in the world of automotive writing, he's the visionary behind Flagship Drive. As a seasoned writer, he brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to Flagship Drive, providing readers with the latest news, reviews, and trends in the automotive world. Wilfred has a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the technology and engineering behind cars, making him the go-to expert for all things automotive. When he isn't behind the wheel, you can find him exploring the latest automotive innovations or attending industry events. He is also the curator of CarReviewHQ.com, where he dissects the finest details of automobiles.
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