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Tiguan facelift vs Hyundai Tucson: Detailed Comparison

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Tucson

Volkswagen launched the 2021 Tiguan facelift recently. The new Tiguan comes with multiple new exterior styling elements and interior features. Tiguan comes with a petrol-only powertrain setup in the country. Hyundai Tucson is one of the main rivalries for the new Tiguan. In this article, we will be doing a detailed comparison between Tiguan facelift vs Tucson.


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The Facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan is 4509mm long, 1839mm wide, and 1665mm tall. The 5-seater SUV has a wheelbase of 2679mm. On the other hand, Tucson is 4480mm long, 1850mm wide, and 1660mm tall. The Tucson gets a wheelbase of 2670 mm. The dimensions make it evident that the Tiguan is the larger vehicle. 

Tiguan facelift vs Hyundai Tucson: Exterior Styling 

The Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a bold exterior styling. The sharp headlamps and crisp body lines create a smart and mean look. The exterior styling elements of the Tiguan include- new sleek headlights with DRLs come with Volkswagen’s new LED Matrix technology. The front grille is now slimmer and gets lavish chrome accents. Air vents with C-shaped trim on both ends. Other exterior features are 18-inch alloy wheels, matte black claddings, and sleek LED taillights.

The 2020 Tucson comes with a smooth-flowing design styling. The SUV gets a hexagonal chrome grille and sleek angular LED headlamps. The face of the car looks modest and the Fog lamps are placed below next to the air intake vents. The SUV also gets matte black claddings with silver accents and an 18-inch alloy wheel. At the rear, the Tucson gets slim split tail lamps. The Rear bumper gets a silver skid plate and dual-tip chrome-plated exhaust.

Tiguan facelift vs Hyundai Tucson: Interior and Features

The Tiguan gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. VW’s virtual cockpit and 30 shade ambient lighting are included as aesthetic features inside the cabin. Other features in the Tiguan are flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, illuminated gear knob, heated front seats, 3-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming IRVMs, keyless entry, cornering lights, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, push start/stop button etc.

Safety features in the Tiguan include – ABS with EBD, six airbags, responsive Electronic Differential Lock, anti-slip regulation, Hill descent, Hill-start assist, reversing camera with active guidelines and camera lens adjustment and tire pressure monitoring system, 

Also, the SUV comes equipped with engine drag torque control, ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Tucson gets a modern interior with advanced features. The dashboard is dominated by an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with BlueLink connected car technology. The system also supports Android Auto and Apple car play connectivity. Other features include- An infinity sound system, wireless phone charging, cruise control, keyless entry, auto headlamps, and wipers. 

Safety features in Tucson are six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic parking brake with auto-hold, hill start assist, and hill descent control.


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The new facelifted Tiguan comes with a single petrol-only engine configuration in India. The  2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine can generate 187 hp of power and 320 Nm of peak torque. A  7-speed DSG gearbox is available as a transmission option. Also, the car will feature VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system as well.

The Hyundai Tucson gets a 2.0-litre Dual VTVT petrol and a 2.0-litre 2.0-litre e-VGT diesel engine. The diesel engine can produce 185hp and 400Nm of peak torque. The petrol generates 152hp and 192Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine comes connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel drivetrain also gets a 4WD option.


The Tiguan is available at an introductory price of Rs. 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Whereas, prices for Tucson start from Rs. 22.69 lakhs and go up to Rs. 27.47 lakhs (ex-showroom). 

Which one should you get?

The Tiguan is around 5 lakhs more expensive than the High-end Tucson. However, if you prefer to have a premium SUV that can handle both urban driving and off-road terrains seamlessly, Tiguan is the better choice. Moreover, if you are looking for a good-looking SUV with a good powertrain, 4WD, and come on a budget, the Tucson will not disappoint you. 

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