Last year’s Hyundai Tucson was a wholly adequate small crossover. It was anonymous to look at, didn’t have much cargo space, and got mediocre gas mileage, but it drove well enough and didn’t cost very much.
For the 2022 model year, Hyundai went bold. First came the dramatic new styling. Then came the upsized dimensions for standout interior space. And, most importantly for this review, then came a gas-electric hybrid model that pushes gas mileage to nearly 40 mpg. The new 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid joins a growing number of compact hybrid crossovers, and it offers a tempting alternative both to them and to the gas-only Tucson. While you may not know Hyundai for hybrids, it has been building them for more than a decade and sells five different hybrids today. We just spent a week in the new Tucson Hybrid, and here’s what we learned about this gas-electric Hyundai suv.