2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV Comes With 32-Mile Electric Range
- on March 31, 2021
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Hyundai has released the 2022 Tucson N Line’s specifications along with the information about the 2022 Tucson plug-in hybrid (PHEV). These two models take the total count of the lineup to four. Once on the road, this PHEV will compete against the Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV.
The official statement says it will deliver up to 32 miles of all-electric range using a 13.8-kWh battery pack. Hyundai believes the fuel economy will remain around 70-MPGe. The compact SUV will support Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kW. Like other hybrid electric vehicles, Hyundai has optimized it to better top-up on a home charging system rather than on a public charger.
In addition to the electric motor, there is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 261 horsepower. The mill mates to a six-speed automatic transmission, providing enough power to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Like the other variants in the Tucson lineup, the PHEV is also available in an all-wheel-drive configuration with a special Snow mode.
Once out, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV will face tough competition from the Toyota RAV4 Prime. And because the Prime offers 10 miles more than Tucson does, the former will easily best the latter. That said, the RAV4 is more expensive at $39,220 versus Tucson’s $35,000 (approximately) initial price tag.
The 2022 Tucson plug-in hybrid will hit the roads this summer.