Review: 2020 Hyundai Tucson Preferred – Part 4

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson Preferred is a SUV packed with healthy amount of technology in it. Let’s start with the safety aspects of the vehicle:

  • Blind spot monitoring is included. Not only does it warn you when you are about to do an ill advised lane change, but it also alerts you based on distance and relative speed.
  • Rear cross traffic alerts as well as rear parking sensors present to make reversing out of a parking space easier.
  • One real highlight is that lane departure warning and assist functionality is included. It is one of the better systems that I have tested lately and I say that because any steering corrections that it makes are gentle and does not freak you out while doing so. Plus if it has to make an audible warning, it does so in a way that doesn’t freak out you or your passengers.
  • There’s an attention assist feature which monitors your driving and will suggest that you should take a break if it thinks you are getting tired.
  • You get automatic headlights so that you never forget to turn the headlights on or off.
  • Cruise Control is on board. It’s a basic system where you set the speed and you have to ensure that you don’t hit anything.
  • There are six airbags on board.

As for the infotainment system:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included. It gets served up on a 7″ screen which is extremely sharp, has great contrast and is viewable in all lighting conditions. The infotainment system user interface was easy to navigate and didn’t display any lag whatsoever. That was completely in line with other Hyundai products that I’ve tried recently. One other note is that I observed that info such as song names from Apple CarPlay showed up in the center TFT screen which was cool. There’s hard buttons for functions like the phone, radio, navigation etc. That also helps to make this system easy to use. One thing to note is that there’s no built in navigation system. Thus you are going to be relying on your phone to find your way around unfamiliar places.
  • There’s a 6 speaker audio system that sounds good as I had no complaints when I was listening to radio or tunes from my iPhone. Though I will admit that audiophiles may want something more upscale.

One thing that I really want to point out is the quality of the camera/screen combo:

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The camera/screen combo is bright with a lot of contrast. It made backing into a space really easy as you can see everything.

The final part of this review will tie up some loose ends and I’ll give you my closing thoughts on the 2020 Hyundai Tucson Preferred. Stay tuned for that tomorrow.

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