Updated Hyundai Tucson Arrives For 2025

Key Takeaways:

  • All 2025 Hyundai Tucsons get refreshed front and rear fascias with a bolder look.
  • Every model is fitted with a 12.3-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
  • Several key controls return to physical buttons from infotainment options
  • Gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains remain the same.

Hyundai offers its compact Tucson SUV in several iterations, including gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Between them, they’re the most popular models in the brand’s lineup. For 2025, they all get mildly refreshed, with updated looks, additional features and restyled cabins. The updates are critical, as the compact SUV segment has become one of the most competitive in the industry.

You’ll first notice new front and rear fascias with bolder lighting signatures. They refine the Tucson’s innovative “Parametric Dynamics” design with a simpler, yet bolder appearance. XRT models gain ladder-type roof racks with more capacity than before.

“The refreshed 2025 Tucson SUV expands the appeal of our full-spectrum eco-powertrain approach, offering internal combustion, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models in a popular compact SUV design,” said José Muñoz, the president and global COO of Hyundai Motor Company.

2025 Hyundai Tucson XRT

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2025 Hyundai Tucson XRT

There’s much more to discover inside the new Tucsons. All feature a new curved housing that carries the available 12.3-inch instrument cluster and now-standard 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen. Unlike the 2024 models, every Tucson now supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Even though the touch screen is larger, several functions have been moved from it, returning to physical controls. They include frequently used components, such as the volume knob and climate controls.

Additional infotainment system updates include sharper graphics and brighter colors, improved response times and more intuitive menu layouts. Some of the most valuable real estate in any vehicle is center console space. In higher-trim 2025 Tucsons, the shifter has been moved from the console to the steering column, freeing up center console space for other functions.

Newly available is a full-color head-up display (HUD) that, in some models, allows navigation cues from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to appear on the HUD. Charging ports throughout the cabin are now USB-C, with higher power ratings to more quickly charge capable devices. All Tucsons are now equipped with proximity key entry and starting, while some feature phone-as-key capability or fingerprint readers to identify drivers.

For the first time, you can enjoy certain Hyundai Bluelink+ services for the life of your car. Previously, several telematics functions required subscriptions. Support for Hyundai Pay, the company’s mobile payments system, is available. Adding to the Tucson’s already generous array of advanced driver assistance technologies is a sensor that looks back at the driver to ensure they’re still engaged in the act of driving. It can safely bring the car to a stop if it senses you are not.

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2025 Hyundai Tucson

The gasoline-only Tucson will continue to be powered by a 187-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. Tucson Hybrid models employ a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder and an electric motor to produce 231 total system horsepower. They’re matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

Providing power in the 2025 Tucson plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is the same engine used in the traditional hybrid, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, a more powerful battery and standard all-wheel drive. Between the gas engine and electric motor, the Tucson PHEV makes 268 horsepower. Hyundai has not announced the all-electric range for the 2025 Tucson PHEV, but the similar setup in the 2024 Tucson PHEV can achieve an EPA-estimated range of 33 miles on electricity alone.

New in the 2025 hybrid and PHEV Tucsons is a “Baby Mode” that softens initial acceleration so you don’t accidentally jolt your child or pet awake. For areas where internal combustion engines are restricted, the hybrid and PHEV Tucsons feature a Green Zone drive mode that maximizes EV usage.


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