The 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL Trim Offers Value With Premium Features at a Reasonable Price

by Gabrielle DeSantis

Are you on the hunt for a feature-rich compact SUV that is not too harsh on your bank account? You may want to consider the 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL model. The Tucson SEL, which is the 2nd-highest model in the Tucson trim lineup, offers a great deal of value with its wealth of premium features at a reasonable price.

How much does the 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL cost?

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Hyundai

The 2022 Tucson SEL can be equipped with either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system. Pricing for the Tucson SEL FWD model starts at $26,500. For the Tucson SEL AWD model, pricing starts at $28,000. 

Also, for an additional cost, the Tucson SEL offers two packages: Convenience Package and Premium Package. The Convenience Package costs $2,600, while the Premium Package costs $1,700.

Premium features and amenities in the 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL

Steering wheel, gauges, and touchscreen in 2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL
2022 Hyundai Tucson | Hyundai

The 2022 Tucson SEL comes standard with a wide array of premium features and amenities. Exterior premium features include LED lighting, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated outside mirrors, black side sills, chrome molding for the windows, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a rear spoiler, a shark-fin roof antenna, and roof side rails. Also, the Tucson SEL offers an optional panoramic sunroof, roof cross rails, a dark accent chrome grille, and a hands-free liftgate.

Inside the Tucson SEL, you can enjoy the premium look and feel of the cabin. Standard interior features include an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a dual-level cargo floor. Optional interior features for the Tucson SEL include leather-trimmed seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, a leather shift knob, a leather steering wheel, and a dual automatic temperature control system.

The Tucson SEL also has many useful cabin technologies. Standard technologies in the Tucson SEL include an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, an eight-speaker Bose Premium Audio System, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB outlets, and a navigation system.

2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL: Engine specs, towing capacity, and fuel economy

All Tucson SEL models are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, it generates an output of 187 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. For manual shifting capabilities, the Tucson SEL offers optional steering wheel paddle shifters.

The fuel economy of the Tucson SEL is 26 city/33 highway mpg for the front-wheel drive model and 24 city/29 highway for the all-wheel drive model. On the towing front, when properly equipped, the Tucson SEL can tow up to 2,000 pounds. 

Precise and responsive steering for the Tucson SEL comes courtesy of its motor-driven power steering system. For confident braking, the Tucson SEL has an electronic brake-force distribution system and a driver-selectable downhill brake control feature. With the available all-wheel drive system, the Tucson SEL provides good traction when encountering rough terrains and slippery road conditions. 

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