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Hyundai TUCSON vs. Lexus UX 250h

When we compare the Hyundai TUCSON to the Lexus UX 250h, 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, interior volume and base engine power. The Lexus UX 250h has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai TUCSON versus the Lexus UX 250h, the Hyundai TUCSON is a better car than the Lexus UX 250h.

Hyundai TUCSON versus Lexus UX 250h Pricing

A used 2023 Hyundai TUCSON ranges from $28,988 to $39,569 while a used 2023 Lexus UX 250h is priced between $37,460 to $48,800. For a new model, the Hyundai TUCSON's price is between $29,854 and $39,607, with the Lexus UX 250h priced between $38,636 and $48,094.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai TUCSON’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Lexus UX 250h base engine makes 181 horsepower. The TUCSON is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. The UX 250h is rated to deliver an average of 42 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 435 miles. 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 front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Lexus UX 250h, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Hyundai TUCSON has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Lexus UX 250h.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Hyundai TUCSON and the Lexus UX 250h have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Hyundai TUCSON

2023 Lexus UX 250h

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,854 - $39,607

Used Asking Price:

$28,988 - $39,569

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,636 - $48,094

Used Asking Price:

$37,460 - $48,800

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

9.2 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 24
7 / 14
9 / 61
9 / 24
11 / 61
11 / 28

Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

11 / 24

Most Reliable Small SUVs

12 / 24
17 / 61

Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

18 / 61
23 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

Luxury Hybrid SUVs with Best Resale Value

2 / 17

Summary Review

The Hyundai Tucson is a five-passenger SUV with an upscale cabin and plenty of room for cargo and people. The current Tucson was redesigned for the 2022 model year, with new models costing an average of $29,524 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,667.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • High quality cabin materials
  • Plenty of standard safety equipment
  • Comfortable ride

  • Tricky capacitive infotainment controls
  • No volume knob
  • No wireless Apple CarPlay with large screen

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SE, SEL, XRT

Trim Levels

Base, F SPORT Design, F SPORT Handling, Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

178 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.056 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 458 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

43 / 41 / 42

Range (city/hwy):

456 / 435 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

38.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

146.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.9 inches

Cargo Space:

17.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

107.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3341 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

65.6 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

108.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3483 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

60.6 inches

Length:

177 inches

Wheelbase:

103.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/50R18