I bought my Hyndai Tucson in late '08 at a decent "end of model year" discount. This is by far the smallest, and only front wheel drive suv I have ever owned but it has proven it self very capable. I have taken it from Washington, to Utah, to Alaska, all the way up to Inuvik,NWT (look it up on a google) and then all the way to New York. It does amazingly well on snow (with some good snow tires)and even handles mud and dirt roads with ease. All around I'm sure glad I bought a Tucson!
I love the way the shift is set up, night and high without taking up too much room as well as the great factory installed speakers. Just about everything in the vehicle is very well thought out.
A few complaints I have with this model: The center console is too far back if your on the shorter side making it hard to rest your arm.