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.
The bigger and more resilient car is the Tucson
Hyundai Tucson (2021): Presentation – Garage – Info – Buying advice
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.
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
The lighter Cupra has a little less thirst for petrol, but the Hyundai sips more economically from its battery.
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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.
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
* 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).