Review: 2020 Hyundai Tucson Preferred – Part 3

The interior of the Hyundai Tucson Preferred is functional, but modern. I’ll get to why I say that the interior is functional later, but for now let me walk through it with you.


The cloth covered drivers seat is easy to dial in to your preferred driving position. They’re also heated which is a plus.


The window and door lock switches are easy to reach. However the door is a sea of hard plastic.


One thing to point out about the doors is that they will hold a water bottle. A requirement for my wife.


You can see the switches for the various safety systems are to the left of the steering wheel. There’s also a dead pedal to allow you to rest your foot on long drives.


The leather wrapped steering wheel has all the controls for the infotainment system and the cruise control system. It’s also heated.


The gauges are clear and easy to read even in direct sunlight. There’s a TFT screen between them that will show you a variety of information such as fuel economy or how the AWD system is being used.


On the top of the dash is a 7″ LCD screen with hard buttons for all the infotainment functions. The very top of the dash is made of a soft touch material. The rest of the dash is a hard plastic.


The HVAC controls are below the screen. Below that are a pair of 12V outlets, along with an aux audio jack and a USB port. The shifter is leather wrapped. You also have cubbies in front and to the left of the shifter for items that you need to have at hand.


You also get a cubby below the shifter along with two cupholders. Plus you can see the drive mode and hill decent control button.


The cupholders pass the Starbucks venti test with ease.


Inside the arm rest is a deep storage area with a small tray that makes it easy to store small items such as loose change.


There is a lit glovebox that is decently sized. You will note a pair of clips to the right, That’s a holder for a pen.


The back seat is decently sized for two adults. Maybe three for short trips.


If you don’t need to seat three people, you can use this flip down arm rest to hold your drinks.


There’s a HVAC vent for the rear seat passengers.


Rear seat passengers get heated seats.


You get a lot of storage space in the back. 877 Liters to be precise. And if you flip down the 60/40 rear seats, you can get up to 1754 liters.If you look on the right hand seat, you’ll see a hook for a plastic grocery bag.


You can get a ton of stuff back here.


There’s a handle to help you to close the hatch so that you don’t get your hands dirty. Which is handy as the hatch is manually operated.

While I didn’t note any squeaks or rattles during my time with the Tucson, the only thing that I will note is that the winter tires on the Tucson created some road noise. But nothing that was objectionable. The other thing that I will note that there is a ton of hard plastic in this interior which may turn some off. But it really isn’t that bad as long as you keep it clean as it will show dirt rather easily.

Tomorrow I will talk about the technology in the 2020 Hyundai Tucson Preferred which has a lot going for it. Stay tuned for that.


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