In comparing the Hyundai TUCSON's and the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai TUCSON has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and interior volume. The Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai TUCSON's and the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai TUCSON is a better car than the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid.
Hyundai TUCSON vs. Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid Pricing
A used 2023 Hyundai TUCSON ranges from $27,687 to $38,488 while a used 2023 Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid is priced between $31,883 to $41,491. For a new model, the Hyundai TUCSON's price is between $29,512 and $39,669, with the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid priced between $33,235 and $42,209.
Hyundai TUCSON vs. Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Hyundai TUCSON loses 41.6 percent of its value and the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid loses 50.2 percent of its value. This means the Hyundai TUCSON retains 8.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Hyundai TUCSON’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid base engine makes 226 horsepower. The TUCSON is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. The TUCSON Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 38 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. This gives the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Hyundai TUCSON. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Hyundai TUCSON, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more The Hyundai TUCSON and Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Hyundai TUCSON has higher safety ratings than the Hyundai TUCSON Hybrid, with an average rating of 4.61 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Hyundai TUCSON has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.