Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line 2022 Review

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Highlander N-Line – Hyundai Tucson sits right in the middle of perhaps the most competitive SUV segment. This week we drove the top spec Highlander with the N-Line option pack Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line Tucson has evolved into a particularly stylish, dynamic five seat SUV that was a finalist in the recent OzRoamer COTY awards.

Powered by either a 1.6-litre turbo petrol with a 7 speed DCT or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine mated to an 8 speed AT. The version we drove was the 1.6T and I have to say I really liked the driving characteristics, being zippy around town and with peak torque coming in around 1500 rpm it makes for relaxed cruising as well.

Ride, comfort and handling dynamics have all taken a big step forward and the latest Tucson feels fun to drive.

The highlander is already well fitted with comfort, safety and luxury features, the N-Line option adds mostly cosmetic bling

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

I particularly like the tablet style driver instrument binnacle, a view to the future I believe.  Along with that the large central screen is intuitive to use and the push button transmission, once you get used to it is clever and simple.

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line is priced from around $51,400 plus the usual costs

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Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line features

The N Line styling pack adds the following features:

  • 19-inch N Line alloy wheels
  • N Line exterior body kit
  • LED headlights and taillights (if not already available on donor variant)
  • Gloss Black grille with hidden DRLs
  • Silver-painted N Line skid plates
  • A 10.25-inch LCD instrument cluster display (if not already available on donor variant)
  • Leather and suede upholstery
  • N Line steering wheel
  • N Line badging

What is good?

  • Styling and design
  • Smooth drive and ride
  • Interior layout

What is not so good?

  • Not really meant for off road
  • Not a huge fan of the DCT
  • A little pricey

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

Also Look At

Hyundai Tucson sits in a packed segment. The Highlander N-Line also crosses over into premium positioning.

Look towards the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Peugeot 3008 GT,  Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Citroen C5 Aircross, Skoda Karoq, Nissan X-Trail.

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Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

Hyundai Tucson 

Model

Tucson Highlander N-Line

Model Price$51,400 MLP*
Engine1.6L 4Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain7 Sp Sports DCT AWD
Power132kW @ 5,500rpm
Torque265Nm @ 1,500 – 4,500rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP (tested May 2021)
0-100kmh / Top SpeedTBA
CO2 Emissions164 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR7.2L/100km / 54L capacity
Economy on test8.5L/100k
Servicing12Mth / 10,000km service plan
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance8
Ride and Handling9
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose8
Styling / Design9
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money8

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

Dimensions

 
Overall Length4640mm
Wheelbase2755mm
Width1865mm
Height1665mm
Wheels19×7.5 Alloy
Tyres235/55 R19
Max ground clearanceUp to 181mm
Wading DepthN/A
Approach18.3 degrees
Rampover17.3 degrees
Departure angle22.6 degrees
Turning Circle KTK11.8m
Boot Capacity Min539L
Boot capacity Max1860L
Kerb Weight1710kg
Payload (kg)400kg
GVM (kg)2190kg
GCM3840kg
Towing Capacity1650kg
Tow Ball rating150kg

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line

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Summary

Highlander N-Line – Hyundai Tucson sits right in the middle of perhaps the most competitive SUV segment. This week we drove the top spec Highlander with the N-Line option pack.

Hyundai Tucson Highlander N-Line is priced from around $51,400 plus the usual costs

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