Hyundai Tucson Towing Capacity

Looking to see what kind of strength the Hyundai Tucson has? When properly equipped, the 2021 Tucson can tow between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds around Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO.

Our McDonald Hyundai team has created this informative Hyundai Tucson towing capacity guide to detail the engine configurations, features that benefit this SUV’s towability, and the Tucson’s cargo capacity. Start reading below!

Engine Specs

Engine Specs of the 2021 Tucson

Across the Hyundai Tucson’s six trim levels, towing capacity will depend on the trim you choose. With two engine configurations, you can generate enough power to tow your cargo:

Engine Horsepower Torque Trim Level
2.0L inline 4-cylinder 161 150 lb-ft SE and Value
2.4L inline 4-cylinder 181 175 lb-ft SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate

If you choose the SE or Value trims, you’ll be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. With those two Tucson trim levels, you can tow these items:

  • Motorcycle
  • Single-axle trailer
  • Couple of canoes
  • Light rowboat


If you wish to tow items that weigh up to 2,000 pounds, the Hyundai Tucson SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate trims are more than capable of doing so when properly equipped. You can tow these items with one of the four trims:

  • Lightly-loaded utility trailer
  • Pop-up camper
  • Small aluminum boat
  • Jet ski

It’s also important to note that all Hyundai Tucson trim levels come standard with front wheel drive. Because this type of drivetrain usually allows a vehicle to be lighter, you can utilize a higher towing capacity with a 2-wheel drive system compared to the available all wheel drive system.

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Tow for Longer With Your Hyundai Tucson

Are you planning an out-of-town camping trip? Or maybe a day out on the lake fishing for bass? A home improvement project in need of supplies? The 2021 Hyundai Tucson boasts an EPA-estimated 23 city/28 highway MPG.1 With such an impressive fuel economy, you can stay on the open road longer without stopping at the pump.

Drive Confidently When Towing

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson features a range of standard safety systems that help give you more peace of mind and confidence while driving with or without your trailer, including:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BA)

When these systems work together, they allow your Hyundai Tucson and whatever you’re hauling to stay steady on your intended course. The braking features will help your SUV and your trailer safely come to a stop when you need to slow down quickly.

Peace of Mind on the Way to Your Dream Destination

There is also Hyundai SmartSense, a suite of driver-assistive technologies that can monitor any changes ahead, keep you focused on the road, and help protect against the unexpected. These standard and available safety features work around the clock to ensure your security:

  • Standard Driver Attention Warning (DAW): To help prevent potential accidents, this feature monitors driving patterns to detect drowsy or inattentive driving. When detected, it will warn you with an audible cue and instrument panel message.
  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): This intuitive system was made for those heart-stopping moments when something unexpected crosses your path. It will alert you of a potential collision and even apply emergency braking if you can’t stop in time.
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist (LKA): If you drift out of your lane without signaling, this system will audibly and visually alert you. If necessary, it will apply corrective steering assistance.
  • Available Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW): If a vehicle is in your blind spot, your Tucson will visually alert you. If you try to switch lanes in this instance, you will be audibly alerted.
  • Available Surround View Monitor: This available camera system provides you with a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of your Hyundai to see your surroundings more clearly when backing up or trailering.

Comfort and Tech to Keep You Entertained on Those Long Hauls

Do you have a long highway trek ahead of you? The 2021 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with comfortable YES Essentials® cloth seats—a unique fabric that is stain-resistant, anti-odor, and antistatic. So, bring on the muddy hiking boots or road trip fast food stops. Your adventure will stay with you forever but not on your Tucson’s seats.

You can further settle into your seat with the available 8-way power driver seat, power lumbar support, and heated front seats.

Your Travel Companion

Comfort matters when you’re embarking on a long drive and so does the built-in entertainment. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. For a premium listening experience, you can opt for the available Infinity® Audio system with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology and eight speakers.

More Ways to Carry Your Gear

Along with towing a trailer behind your Hyundai Tucson, there is room inside the cabin for other supplies:

Interior Dimensions
Cargo Volume Behind (First Row/Second Row) 31.0 cubic feet/61.9 cubic feet
Passenger Volume 102.2 cubic feet
Total Interior Volume 133.2 cubic feet

With the available hands-free smart liftgate, you’ll have an easier time loading and unloading gear into the back of your 2021 Hyundai Tucson. You can quickly access more room for bigger items with the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. For more cargo storage, you can utilize the standard dual-level cargo floor.

Also available are roof side rails. These will let you carry everyone’s skis and snowboards on top of your SUV when heading to the mountains for a weekend on the slopes.

Discover What Else Awaits in the 2021 Tucson

Its ability to tow and haul a great deal of cargo is just the start of what the 2021 Hyundai Tucson can do for you. Come by McDonald Hyundai and learn more about the various features of the Tucson. Drivers in Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, Colorado, can also set up a test drive of the Hyundai Tucson.

1 2021 TUCSON SE/Value: FWD 23 City/28 Hwy/25 Combined MPG, AWD 22 City/25 Hwy/23 Combined MPG. 2021 TUCSON SEL/Sport/Night/Limited/Ultimate: FWD 22 City/28 Hwy/25 Combined MPG, AWD 21 City/26 Hwy/23 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

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