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I know that the 2022 Tucson Hybrid does not come with a spare tire and I've seen discussions with pictures showing how you can buy a compatible donut spare and put that in the wheel well under the cargo floor. Donut spares are certainly better than none, but I'd feel more comfortable with a full-size spare. Has anyone tried putting a full-size spare in that wheel well and seeing if the cargo floor cover still fits in either of the two positions?

I'm posting this question in both Tucson forums, so I apologize to anyone who follows both, but I've noticed different questions and different members in each one.

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I’m searching for same One month into owning my 2022 Tucson blue hybrid I picked up a nasty screw in right rear. Fortunately my wife heard hissing and we were able to get to tire shop 5 miles away. Repairman said no way that kit would have worked on that It’s VERY unsettling to have a SUV that’s all wheel drive and not want to venture into the forest on dirt roads. I called Hyundai and they don’t even offer me to buy a donut or spare!!! WTH?
 

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My 2022 Tucson Hybrid is supposed to be arriving within the next week.

We were recently stranded miles from the nearest road in our current vehicle after an off-road blowout, so I totally understand your apprehension at not having a spare. The lack of any spare was very concerning to me until I hopefully found a solution. My plan is to take out the styrofoam piece under the cargo floor and try to fit a full-size spare in the available recess. The SEL model comes with 19" tires, so I'm not sure it's going to fit in that space. If the the full-size spare doesn't fit, several on this forum and the other Tucson forum have had luck with putting a donut spare in this space where the non-hybrids have their spare tire. Hyundai is not the only carmaker I've learned that is no longer including any spare tire in their vehicles. Very disappointing.
 

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I found a spare tire solution, albeit an expensive one. modernspare.com has a hybrid spare for sale for the 2022 tucson. It is not quite a full size tire, but is rated for highway speed. It was over $400.00 for the full spare tire kit. Didn't see any other options, so I bought it. It fits nicely into the spare tire space, Hopefully I won't have a reason to use it.
 

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I am not an expert on how spare tire can be used and in this particular case I am referring to a donut spare tire. I see on the forum that a number of happy Tucson Hybrid owners already successfully found a workaround and used donut T135/90 D17 spare tire to fit into under the cargo floor. I understand that. What I don't understand and hope someone may explain - can that donut T135/90 D17 actually be used in case of emergency ( when original 235/55R19 gets flat)? It looked to me that a number of postings were by the owners who stated their car is Hybrid Limited and that is 19" wheels. Based on the numbers, original 19" tire would be approximately 740 mm (~29") in diameter. Referenced donut tire would be approximately 674 mm ( ~26.5") in diameter. Unless my calculations are wrong, I am not sure how can I drive car with such difference in 2.5" between tires diameters? Anyone can assure me that it is fine for the purpose to get to the nearest repair shop only? I hope so. Thank you in advance!
 

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I wouldn't do it, Tire Size Calculator . I found this elsewhere on this site. 2021-2022 Hyundai Tucson (Including Hybrid) Spare Tire Kit Options The size of the wheel doesn't matter as long as there is room for the brake caliper and the bolt pattern is the same. The diameter of the tire mounted on the wheel is what matters. The only way you could get away with that big of a mismatch would be on a front wheel drive car with the spare mounted on the rear. Mismatched spares on a drive axle could damage the differential and cause steering difficulties on front and rear wheel drive cars.
 

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I wouldn't do it, Tire Size Calculator . I found this elsewhere on this site. 2021-2022 Hyundai Tucson (Including Hybrid) Spare Tire Kit Options The size of the wheel doesn't matter as long as there is room for the brake caliper and the bolt pattern is the same. The diameter of the tire mounted on the wheel is what matters. The only way you could get away with that big of a mismatch would be on a front wheel drive car with the spare mounted on the rear. Mismatched spares on a drive axle could damage the differential and cause steering difficulties on front and rear wheel drive cars.
I hear you and if your post is valid "officially" - then this shoudl be a warning to the others, who may have HEV with 19" wheels but follow upon other similar threads and bought spare tire T135/90D17 ( as quite often referred to as a "good fit" for the available cargo space in Tucson HEV) and plan on using it in case of flat tire. and this tire size calculator you linked to is quite impressive, especially, when you do comparison!Thanks a lot!
 

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You probably could get away with it for a short distance but it would put a lot of stress on the differential and it would make for some crazy steering geometry if it was on the front ,especially on sharp turns. As I said, I wouldn't do it. Just look at the speed difference at 50 mph. Almost 5mph.
 

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5X114.3. bolt pattern. Any online tire store will give you a selection of sizes tread patterns etc. Here is one. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/Tire...SpeedRating=T&minLoadRating=S&performance=ALL
I have not found Tirerack to have wheel options for the 2022 Tucson Hybrid. It gives a message stating that due to the technical… blah blah blah, you need to call and talk with a tech. I did and was told that they have not measured what the Tucson Hybrid needs regarding wheel size…

Anyone else have better luck? Thanks
 

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Sorry, you asked for tire size, bolt pattern, I should have deduced that you were looking for wheels, but there are posters here who have given that information. One person sourced a 17 inch wheel, the size the Blue hybrid takes, the other used 19's. There are also other forums. The NX4 is the same car as the 2022 Tucson. Tucson Forums
 

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Here is an interesting development. Reddit website has the similar thread - see it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Hyundai/comments/n8n409/_/gy0tq8v As you can see, user actually took pictures of spare tires in 2022 Tucson SEL and Limited gas only versions with 19" wheels and - who would think? - official manufacturer spares are T135/90D17. Quite confusing, honestly, because there is a noticeable difference in overall diameter between 19" original tire and 17" spare tire....
 

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Here is an interesting development. Reddit website has the similar thread - see it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Hyundai/comments/n8n409/_/gy0tq8v As you can see, user actually took pictures of spare tires in 2022 Tucson SEL and Limited gas only versions with 19" wheels and - who would think? - official manufacturer spares are T135/90D17. Quite confusing, honestly, because there is a noticeable difference in overall diameter between 19" original tire and 17" spare tire....
How does that not mess with the AWD?
 

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I found a spare tire solution, albeit an expensive one. modernspare.com has a hybrid spare for sale for the 2022 tucson. It is not quite a full size tire, but is rated for highway speed. It was over $400.00 for the full spare tire kit. Didn't see any other options, so I bought it. It fits nicely into the spare tire space, Hopefully I won't have a reason to use it.
I am looking at this option also. Was there room for the jack and the wrench in the tire well? Also does the cargo floor fit in the lower slot? Thanks.
 

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A bit late here but as I am also waiting for my 2022 Tucson Hybrid SEL to arrive in a few weeks, I have also been researching spare tire options. What I have found is that the most accurate donut sizes would be 155/90 d18 or 165/90 d17 to most evenly match with the OEM 235/55 R19 tires. My only issue is that I have not been able to figure out the offset requirement for the spare tire sizes. I know that for the OEM tires it is ET 51. I see that there are some Santa Fe spare tires being sold in the 165/90 d17 size, but can't be certain that the offset of ET40 would be ok on the Tucson. Any ideas?
 

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A bit late here but as I am also waiting for my 2022 Tucson Hybrid SEL to arrive in a few weeks, I have also been researching spare tire options. What I have found is that the most accurate donut sizes would be 155/90 d18 or 165/90 d17 to most evenly match with the OEM 235/55 R19 tires. My only issue is that I have not been able to figure out the offset requirement for the spare tire sizes. I know that for the OEM tires it is ET 51. I see that there are some Santa Fe spare tires being sold in the 165/90 d17 size, but can't be certain that the offset of ET40 would be ok on the Tucson. Any ideas?
FYI, I'm running 19" steel wheels for winter with ET 40mm, and no issues whatsoever!

I'd be interested in where you source a compact spare since I have the same 19" OEM fitment!
 

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FYI, I'm running 19" steel wheels for winter with ET 40mm, and no issues whatsoever!

I'd be interested in where you source a compact spare since I have the same 19" OEM fitment!
I see a whole bunch of sellers on Ebay offering Santa Fe 17" spares for around $150 USD. Very tempting.
 
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