In the spirit of Tim Taylor from Home Improvement, it’s all about the power (infamous grunting noises in the background). Yes, we still love watching that show. Anyway, that’s all we want to talk about today regarding the 2022 Hyundai Tucson…the power!
Needless to say, there’s more to the compact SUV than just its sheer power, but given that it’s indeed an SUV, it’s fair to assume that many potential buyers want to know how much it can tow. In other words, what the towing capacity is. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson towing capacity is…hold on just a sec. We’re going to answer that question directly, but let’s talk about how towing capacity is measured, in the first place.
Determining towing capacity
Just so everyone’s clear, a vehicle’s towing capacity refers to the weight that it can pull. Finding out this number isn’t always as cut and dried as it would appear to be, however. For starters, the number can be affected by outside factors such as additional suspension, transmission, and engine options for vehicles. Now, that said, the number can always be found by taking the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (GCVWR) and subtracting the curb weight of the vehicle from it.
The GCVWR, for the record, refers to the weight of the attached trailer and the maximum weight of a loaded vehicle. The curb weight, on the other hand, is the weight of the vehicle including the standard equipment and a full tank of gas. Essentially, the curb weight is the closest weight to what the vehicle itself weighs.
What is the 2022 Hyundai Tucson towing capacity?
It’s time to get down to business and get this sucker answered, right? Indeed, we’re going to spill the beans of the information that everyone came here to know. Hyundai themselves points out, however, that the towing capacity of their 2022 Tucson model can vary (as we alluded was a possibility with towing capacity earlier).
At maximum and when properly equipped, this model can tow up to 2000 pounds. If that’s not the case, though, it’s only going to be able to tow up to 1500 pounds. Even at its maximum capacity, the Hyundai Tucson towing capacity is a little bit limited. For a compact SUV, the specification is still very much respectable, however.
“Wait a second, are you guys going to elaborate a little bit about what you meant when you said that the 2022 Tucson can tow up to 2000 pounds when properly equipped?” Ah, yes, don’t worry, let’s take a look at that right now.
The engine options that are available
Hyundai makes it crystal clear how their buyers can get the 500-pound towing upgrade for their 2022 Tucson. It basically comes down to the engine options that are available for the model. To get the maximum capacity of 2000 pounds, the SEL, 2.4 inline 4-cylinder configuration engine option will need to be purchased. As opposed to the 2.0 inline, 4-cylinder SE and Value trims, the SEL delivers 20 more horsepower and 25 more pound-foot of torque.
So, if you feel that the extra 500 pounds of towing capacity that the SEL configuration offers are worth it for this model, you’ll want to ensure that’s the engine option you receive with it.
Other features that assist with the towing capacity
Hyundai claims that outside of the engine power of the 2022 Tucson, there are a number of different performance features that play a role in the vehicle’s towing capacity. We just figured we’d share those features as they’re pretty nice and will give riders of the vehicle better peace of mind when towing.
- Lane Keeping Assist – This safety feature is actually nice even when the Tucson isn’t towing anything. Basically, it offers alerts and also corrects the vehicle in case it begins drifting from the lane you’re driving in. Vehicles just keep getting safer, and that’s a good thing.
- Electronic Stability Control with Brake Assist and Traction Control – Wow, this sounds fancy! Features such as these just allow the 2022 Tucson to have the utmost control and safety, which are not bad things to have when hauling a trailer.
So, what can the bad boy tow?
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson towing capacity has already been documented, but what can it actually tow? For the purposes of this question, we’re assuming the 2000-pound towing capacity of the SEL configuration explained earlier. With that capacity for towing, your options aren’t exactly that diverse. When it comes to camping enthusiasts, not too many camper trailers will be able to be towed.
Considering that the average dry weight (not including cargo or anything like that) of a camper trailer is around 5000 pounds, the 2022 Tucson will only be able to handle the smallest of camper trailers out there. It also needs to be mentioned that it’s probably best to avoid getting too close to the maximum towing capacity. Remaining within 10 percent of the total is probably ideal.
Quite honestly, the Hyundai Tucson towing capacity makes it most suitable for smaller travel trailers. Trailers designed to tow equipment such as canoes and kayaks, jet skis, motorcycles, and just general small utility trailers are going to be better suited for this vehicle. Being that it’s a compact SUV, it’s not as if it was ever designed to be a workhorse.
So, the most cut and dried answer that you can get for this question is 1500 to 2000 pounds. No doubt, the 2022 Tucson is respectable when it comes to its towing capabilities. It’s not the best choice for devoted RVers, but it can get the job done a little bit in that area. Another car model that often gets asked the question of towing capacity is the 2022 Nissan Armada.
We wanted to find out if that specific model would be able to tow a travel trailer. If you enjoyed what you read today, we feel you’ll also enjoy that read. However, we’ve been wrong before. Take care everyone.