2023 Hyundai Tucson price and specs: Elite, Highlander up $500 with new technology

2023 Hyundai Tucson price and specs: Elite, Highlander up $500 with new technology

Hyundai has increased the prices of its Tucson Elite and Highlander variants by $500, coinciding with the addition of smartphone-based connected services to the SUV.


  • 2023 Hyundai Tucson prices and specifications
  • Connected Bluelink services available with Elite, Highlander classes
  • Entry-level Tucson unchanged
  • Starting at $34,900 plus road costs

the 2023 Hyundai Tucson has received a minor gear upgrade and a $500 price increase for its two flagship variants, due to hit showrooms in March.

For 2023, Hyundai Australia has equipped the Tucson Elite and Highlander with the company’s “Bluelink” Connected Services – with features such as automatic collision notification, SOS emergency call functionality, voice control, connected navigation, a valet mode and remote functions via a smartphone app.

Hyundai Bluelink is complementary for the first five years of the car’s life and is transferable to new owners of the vehicle.



The inclusion of connected services has resulted in a $500 price increase for both the Tucson Elite and Highlander classes, which are now $39,900 and $46,900 plus road costs, respectively.

Hyundai Bluelink Connect services

The entry-level Hyundai Tucson — priced at $34,900 plus road costs — remains unchanged, having increased in price by $400 since its April 2021 launch.

Hyundai’s cheapest Tucson variant is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine developing 115 kW and 192 Nm, with the drive being sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox.



Hyundai’s Tucson Elite and Highlander are available with a wider choice of engines – the 2.0-litre petrol is joined by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol (132 kW/265 Nm) and a 2. 0-liter turbo diesel (137 kW/265 Nm). 416 Nm).

Both turbocharged engines deliver their power to all four wheels via automatic transmissions, with the turbocharged petrol mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the diesel is mated to an eight-speed torque converter.

The Hyundai Tucson is sold with a standard five year/unlimited mileage warranty and 12 months roadside assistance. The roadside assistance period is extended by one year each time the vehicle is serviced at a Hyundai dealer according to their annual maintenance schedule.



the 2023 Hyundai Tucson should arrive in Australia at the end of March. So far, waiting times of six and nine months have been reported for the SUV.

  • Tucson 2.0 Gasoline – $34,900
  • Tucson Elite 2.0 Gasoline – $39,900 (up $500)
  • Tucson Elite 1.6 Turbo Gasoline – $43,900 (up $500)
  • Tucson Elite 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $45,900 (up $500)
  • Tucson Highlander 2.0 Gasoline – $46,900 (up $500)
  • Tucson Highlander 1.6 Turbo Gasoline – $50,900 (up $500)
  • Tucson Highlander 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $52,900 (up $500)

Note: All prices above are exclusive of road charges.

Standard equipment of the Hyundai Tucson 2023:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (including full-size spare)
  • Halogen projection headlights (with automatic twilight detection)
  • LED daytime running lights (DRL)
  • 4.2 inch instrument cluster display
  • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless/wired Android Auto
  • Bluetooth connectivity for multiple devices
  • Sound system with six speakers
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • cloth seats
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat with dual electric lumbar support
  • Automatic front/lower electric windows
  • Folding center armrest in the second row and folding seats
  • Air conditioning with air vents in the second row
  • Three USB-A ports (one for the first row, two for the second row)
  • Keyless entry
  • Three driving modes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Autonomous emergency braking (with turning function)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Driver attention warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • tire pressure monitoring system
  • Trailer Stability Assistant
  • Trailer pre-wiring pack
  • Acoustically laminated windshield
  • Heated electric folding mirrors
  • gutter

2023 Hyundai Tucson Elite adds (above standard):

  • Connected Hyundai Bluelink Services:
    • Automatic collision notification
    • SOS emergency call function
    • voice control
    • Connected routing navigation
    • Valet mode feature
    • weather forecast
    • Calendar integration and remote functions via app
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25 inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation with live traffic information
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Seats upholstered in leather
  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heatable front seats
  • Two-zone air conditioning with automatic demisting, dehumidification and air diffuser functions
  • Parking sensors in front
  • Extended rear occupant warning
  • “Shift by Wire” gear selector with paddle shifters (turbocharged models only)
  • Four driving modes (turbocharged variants only)
  • Off-road driving modes (turbodiesel only)
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic up/down rear windows
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Smart key with push button and remote start
  • luggage net

2023 Hyundai Tucson Highlander adds (via Elite):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Hidden LED daytime running lights
  • Upgraded reflector LED headlights with auto high beam
  • LED taillights
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Electric tailgate
  • 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster
  • Bose premium sound system with eight speakers
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Eight-way electrically adjustable passenger seat
  • Passenger seat walk-in switch
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Autonomous rear emergency braking at low speed
  • Remote intelligent parking assistance (turbodiesel only)
  • 360 degree camera
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • Dark chrome grille and bumper strips
  • Silver painted skid plates
  • LED interior lighting (including ambient mood lighting)

The N-Line option package, available on the base Tucson ($4000), Elite ($2500), and Highlander ($1500) variants, adds:

  • 19-inch N-Line alloy wheels
  • Exclusive N-Line design
    • Dark chrome grille
    • Body color trim
    • Silver painted skid plates
    • Door frames and window moldings in gloss black
    • Chrome exhaust with twin tips
  • N Line badge
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Hidden LED daytime running lights
  • Interior equipped with leather and suede
  • N line steering wheel
  • N Line shift knob (turbodiesel only)
  • Black fabric headlining
  • aluminum pedals
  • 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster
  • Automatic high beam

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