Hyundai has recently launched its premium 7-seater, the Alcazar. This car is placed between the Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Tucson. Tucson is the most premium Hyundai that you can buy in India. It comes with four-wheel drive as well as two-wheel drive options and is available in 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines. So now the question arises that is the Hyundai Tucson what the extra money or should you go for the Hyundai Alcazar? This is what we look at in this article on Hyundai Tucson vs Hyundai Alcazar.
To make this comparison at an equal level, we are considering the six-seater version of the Hyundai Alcazar with the petrol engine against the two-wheel-drive petrol variant of the Hyundai Tucson. Alcazar’s Signature (O) trim is picked and it costs Rs 23.86 lakhs whereas Tucson’s GL(O) trim is picked that costs Rs 26.65 lakhs. Hyundai Tucson starts at Rs 26.65 lakhs and goes up to Rs 32.75 lakhs. The Hyundai Alcazar prices range from Rs 19.53 lakhs to Rs 24.44 lakhs.
Now if we compare the engines of the Hyundai Alcazar to that of the Hyundai Tucson then the 2.0-litre petrol engine is almost the same. Both these engines make about 157 bhp of power. The Tucson has an older version of this engine and is slightly less powerful but it makes power at slightly lower rpm. The Hyundai Alcazar has a maximum torque of 191Nm whereas the Tucson has 1Nm more. Being a 5-seater, the Tucson has been tuned more towards efficiency but makes power lower in the rev-range. Both these petrol engines are equipped with a six-speed automatic (torque converter) gearbox. Hyundai Alcazar has the advantage here as it gets both Sports mode as well as paddle shifters.
Hyundai Tucson vs Hyundai Alcazar Dimensions
Now if we compare the dimensions, the Alcazar is 4500mm in length whereas the Hyundai Tucson is 4480mm long. Note that the seven-seater Alcazar is only 20mm longer than the Hyundai Tucson which is a 5 seater. There is a difference of 90mm when we compare their wheelbases. The second-row space in both these vehicles is quite spacious and comfortable. The Hyundai Tucson is slightly wider at 1850mm whereas the Hyundai Alcazar is 1790mm wide. Tucson gets a fuel tank of 62 litres whereas the Hyundai Alcazar gets a fuel tank of 50 litres.
Hyundai Tucson vs Hyundai Alcazar Features
Hyundai Alcazar is a feature-packed SUV. Also, this SUV is the latest among Hyundai‘s lineup and it gets all the bells and whistles that Hyundai has to offer as a brand in India. The Tucson has not been updated according to the new generation and it misses out on a lot of features that the international model gets.
Hyundai Tucson gets connected car tech but the features that are available through Blue Link are quite limited whereas the Hyundai Alcazar gets the whole package. Also in terms of infotainment, the Hyundai Tucson lacks behind as it does get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay but it isn’t wireless. Also, the sound system on the Hyundai Alcazar is a Bose premium sound system whereas the Hyundai Tucson gets an Infinity sound system with eight speakers. Overall with the Tucson, you can see that there is a lack of features as the vehicle has not been updated. The touchscreen is also smaller when compared to that of Alcazar. The cabin misses the charm of modern interiors, something that you get to see on Hyundai Alcazar.
Now if you are a buyer who is looking at features as his priority then you should definitely go for the Hyundai Alcazar. This car has a lot of modern features and it does stand out in front of Tucson. Also, you will save slightly and also get the top-end diesel automatic variant at 24.44 lakhs. The only case you should consider the Hyundai Tucson is when you want to buy a unique five-seater vehicle in the price range of 26 lakhs to 32 lakhs. It is definitely priced premium but you actually get tangible premium features on the Hyundai Alcazar.
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