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Hyundai Tucson, Cupra Formentor: test, SUVs, plug-in hybrid, price

Formentor or Tucson – which plug-in hybrid SUV offers more for the money?

Strong gasoline engine meets helping electric motor – so between Cupra Formentor and Hyundai Tucson casually progressing. How To Cars clarifies in the test who hums better.

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An SUV, stylish in shape, as economical as possible, yet powerful, also with electric support (because it is still heavily subsidized by the state) – a dream. A dream? Nope, but for 44,120 euros feasible at the Seat dealer. He’ll sell you one – albeit not at a very cheap price Cupra Formentor VZ 1.4 e-Hybrid with 245 hp from a fine electric-gasoline engine mix. The offers very similar systems Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI. It even starts with 265 hp and distributes its power to the road via all-wheel drive. Hyundai sells the twin-hearted Tucson for 42,350 euros. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)

The bigger and more resilient car is the Tucson

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The Tucson in the AUTO BILD “garage check”

Both SUVs shift their gears automatically, both bid approximately according to the WLTP laboratory test 60 kilometers range in electric driving mode. Who is better? Clarifies our comparison test in the class of compact plug-in SUVs. The larger and at the same time more resilient car comes from Korea. Of the Tucson Not only does it feel a bit more airy, there is more space available, especially in the rear. the Seats are pleasantly shaped and padded, and you can also get into the car more relaxed at the back. Only on the subject Lateral support If the Tucson lags behind, the front seats of the Cupra, which are tighter in the backrest area, support more pleasantly.

€ 12,990

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Trend, gasoline

54,850 km
97 kW (132 PS)
07/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

€ 13,590

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 blue Classic multifunction steering wheel, petrol

67,673 km
97 kW (132 PS)
04/2017

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

€ 13,590

Array Tucson 1.6 blue Classic multifunction steering wheel, petrol

67,673 km
97 kW (132 PS)
04/2017

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

€ 13,890

Array Tucson 1.7 CRDi blue Classic, diesel

118,779 km
85 kW (116 hp)
10/2016

Diesel, 4.6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 122 g / km *

€ 13,980

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi Classic Blue multifunction steering wheel met Gar, Diesel

60,500 km
85 kW (116 hp)
06/2016

Diesel, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 13,980

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Classic blue, petrol

71,320 km
97 kW (132 PS)
11/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 149 g / km *

€ 14,380

Array Tucson 1.6 Classic blue, petrol

80,000 km
97 kW (132 PS)
11/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 149 g / km *

39108 Magdeburg, Autocenter Albert Vater Strasse


18439 Stralsund, AUTOZENTRUM EGGERT GmbH


18439 Stralsund, AUTOZENTRUM EGGERT GmbH


25813 Husum, Nord-Ostsee Automobile GmbH & Co. KG – Authorized Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai sales and service


50825 Cologne, Moll Automobile GmbH & Co KG


52222 Stolberg, Jacobs Automobile Stolberg – Jacobs Automobile GmbH


52078 Aachen, Volkswagen Center Aachen Jacobs Automobile GmbH

In addition, the Hyundai swallows more luggage than the Cupra and carries with the order over 100 kilos higher payload also larger loads. At the same time, the Tucson runs quieter than the Formentor.

In terms of costs per kilometer, both SUVs are on par

Cupra Formentor Hyundai Tucson

The lighter Cupra has a little less thirst for petrol, but the Hyundai sips more economically from its battery.

© Olaf Itrich / AUTO BILD

Special Wind and rolling noise at higher speeds, the interior is more subdued. The spoils its passengers Tucson also about the finer suspension and more equipment – for example, seat heating (for the front seats) is installed as standard. Of the Cupra holds against it with more life in the booth. The much lighter car anchors more courageously, can more willing to conduct, runs even on bad roads more targeted following its radii. In general, the Formentor feels more alert, and its engine already gives a sportier and more powerful feeling – despite at least 20 hp less. The Cupra sprints even faster than the Hyundai and ticks off overtaking maneuvers more lively.

€ 29,699

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI, petrol

16,000 km
110 kW (150 PS)
03/2021

Petrol, 5.4 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 128 g / km *

€ 29,980

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI, petrol

9,000 km
110 kW (150 PS)
01/2021

Petrol, 5.5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 125 g / km *

€ 30,450

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI Available, petrol

2,500 km
110 kW (150 PS)
03/2021

Petrol, 5.4 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 123 g / km *

€ 30,450

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI, petrol

1,000 km
110 kW (150 PS)
06/2021

Petrol, 5.4 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 123 g / km *

€ 30,495

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI 19, petrol

9,000 km
110 kW (150 PS)
04/2021

Petrol, 5.5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 125 g / km *

€ 30,840

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI, petrol

4,800 km
110 kW (150 PS)
01/2021

Petrol, 5.5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 126 g / km *

€ 30,950

CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI, petrol

250 km
110 kW (150 PS)
08/2021

Petrol, 5.5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 126 g / km *

78467 Konstanz, Gohm + Graf Hardenberg GmbH


08107 Kirchberg / Saupersdorf, CCA Autohaus Kirchberg GmbH Kirchberg


77709 Wolfach, Autohaus Staiger GmbH & Co. KG


54294 Trier, Tix Automobile GmbH


35415 Pohlheim, Auto-Häuser GmbH & Co KG


92442 Wackersdorf, Maschek Automobile GmbH & Co. KG


73460 Hüttlingen, Auto Bierschneider GmbH Hüttlingen

Side effect of his formula “less displacement meets less weight”: he sips more modestly from the tank, consumed in the test 4.2 liters / 100 km, the Tucson came on 4.6 liters. But be careful: the lower thirst for petrol is offset by its higher electrical consumption. Let’s calculate in Cents per kilometer um, the two plug-in hybrids are then almost on par.

In the Cupra, the electrical components appear to be attached

Of the Four-cylinder in the Tucson runs more grown-up, much smoother in terms of work culture. E-drive and 1.6-liter mesh more smoothly, the gasoline engine turns off more relaxed. in the Cupra the electrical component always feels a bit attached, especially when the accelerator pedal is depressed. In addition, the Tucson brings its power – thanks All-wheel drive – more confident on the asphalt. on wet road for example, rapid start-up is possible in the Formentor a hectic scraping affair. Plus: The Tucson offers the fuller electrical package: More battery capacity ensures larger ones E-range of 60 kilometers in the test – the Seat managed 43. And the on-board charging technology is designed for higher performance, so the stops run correspondingly faster Charging stations away. The bottom line is: the Tucson wins. More car, more comfort, stop a little slower. A dream? Nope, more like our test result and simple math. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).

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