2022 Hyundai Tucson XRT is itching to explore the outdoors

It comes with a roof rack and a trailer hitch

Hyundai is highlighting the new Tucson’s rugged side by launching an outdoorsy-looking trim level called XRT for the 2022 design year. It’s an appearance and also equipment package that provides the crossover a much more off-roader-like look while including a handful of helpful attributes.

Based on the SEL with the Convenience bundle, the XRT gains SUV-like accents on both ends, additional cladding on both sides, black mirror caps, and also black trim around the home windows. It also receives running boards and approach lights, and also it trips on trim-specific 19-inch wheels painted black. More vital, Hyundai goes down a roof shelf on the conventional roof rails as well as adds a trailer hitch to every Tucson XRT.

Pictures of the interior weren’t released. Hyundai notes it added black fabric upholstery and a black headliner, nonetheless.

Hyundai made no adjustments to the XRT’s drivetrain or shock absorber, so buyers expecting a two-speed transfer situation will be let down. Power originates from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 187 horse power and 178 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive (an indicator that this is still not an off-roader) and an eight-speed automatic transmission come requirement, and four-wheel drive is optional.

Pricing for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson XRT begins at $32,625 when it’s gotten with front-wheel-drive and $34,125 with HTRAC all-wheel-drive. Note that both of those numbers consist of an obligatory $1,225 destination fee. For context, the base 2022 Tucson carries a base cost of $26,575 while the SEL with the Convenience bundle that the XRT is based upon is valued at $30,475 including destination.