How did the Hyundai Tucson do in the elephant test in 2022?

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has a radically different design than its predecessor. If you just look at the new SUV, it’s easy to assume that it’s far sportier than the old model. Is that really the case?

After the Spanish publication KM77 got the keys to a new Tucson hybrid that featured adaptive dampers, it put it to the test in the moose test that has been shown over and over to push new vehicles to their limits and sometimes beyond.

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In the first test, the driver of the Tucson tried to perform the maneuver at 76 km / h but couldn’t get through without hitting the cones. After a few other attempts, the fastest speed was achieved at 71 km / h, which is not quite the level of some other SUVs. For example, Volkswagen Tiguan and Subaru Forester both completed the moose test at 77 km / h.

U.S. buyers have a handful of powertrain options for the 2022 Tucson. The hybrid sits in the middle of the range and is equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that works alongside an electric motor and together generates 226 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This variant includes the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 241 Nm (187 and 178 lb-ft). The plug-in hybrid with 261 hp rounds off the range.

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