TUCSON 1.6 T-GDi AWD AUTO ELITE
Hyundai’s more substantial replacement for the ix35 starts at $27,990 — the mid-range Elite is $38,240. Standard are dual-zone climate, 17-inch alloys, push button start, auto lights, wipers and mirror, LED headlights, daytime runners and cornering lights, Bluetooth phone and audio, eight-inch touchscreen with satnav and power tailgate. Warranty is five years/unlimited km. Capped price servicing is $2610 over five years. Resale is 64 per cent (ix35).
VERDICT The Tucson is newer but Outlander is larger with seven seats. The latter will be the determining factor for many people. If you’re in the market for a
five-seater, however, the Tucson is a no brainer