I purchased this car last November. I researched a lot of SUV's before deciding on this one. I am also a previous Hyundai owner. This SUV rides very smooth and is comfortable for long road trips. The interior looks sharp as well as the outside. The two things that it is missing is a latch for the trunk on the inside (it's opened only from the outside) and there are not any lights in the mirrors in the sun visors. I find that to be odd. Every vehicle should have it. The gas is not as good as they report it to be. I have never reached the 29 mpg. The best highway miles I have received was 25.8. The best city miles I have received is 24.6. Overall, it still has better gas mileage than most..... Now 2 yrs later. The quality of the material on the seats are terrible. By looking at my seats, you would think I have small children. They are stained up terribly as if something spilled on all the seats. For the record, I haven't had many people in the back seat. I hope before I trade it in, they come clean. The material is very poor in quality.
This car has converted me solely to Hyundai. It's amazing, great gas mileage, I average 28mpg combined. I can't imagine the reviewers saying that it doesn't have get up and go, it does, I fly onto the highway. The car has every feature and then some, great handling. I have fit a wingback chair and a recliner in the back, at the same time, with the seats down- no problem. Excellent car!!
We are in our late 60's and wanted a small suv. Mileage is nowhere close to what is advertised about 21MPG. It is underpowered to the point of being dangerous. If you are driving in any kind of wind, HANG ON TO THE WHEEL! Maybe after someone is killed in one of these Hyundai might listen. This is the worst car I have ever owned and I have owned plenty in my lifetime
The Tucson is a nice solid SUV that drives and rides like a sedan. The seats are very comfortable, the A/C works perfectly. We love everything about the car except for the radio, which needs a copilot, especially a very young one, to operate. What ever happened to user friendly? Every new Hyundai I get has a completely new radio design and every one gets harder to use. No pushbutton resets on this one, and there is a small display that is impossible for the driver to see and use while driving. A very unsafe situation if you want to change stations on the highway. I have complained to Hyundai but they don't seem to understand.
Winter White, Limited Technology Package ($2,650 -- includes panoramic sunroof; navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen; Sirius/XM with NavTraffic (90-day trial); premium audio with 360 watts, seven speakers including one subwoofer and external amplifier; LED taillights), Carpeted Floor Mats ($125)
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
182 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
177 @ 4,000
Six-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Best run came with mild power braking, though a simple pedal transition produced nearly identical runs. Very consistent acceleration. Manual shifting not necessary as Drive seems to get the Tucson down the track just as quickly. Won't hold gears at redline.
Pedal feedback is medium soft and remained so throughout testing despite some differences in stopping distance over five runs. ABS activation is obvious but not intrusive during panic stops. Stopping is straight and without drama. Overall, the Tucson's brakes feel safe and reliable in this situation.
Slalom: Stability control is highly invasive here, which forces smooth and slow transitions between the cones. The Tucson does nothing terribly wrong or truly amazing. Feels like it's tuned adequately for 6/10ths driving and not much more, which should serve its buyers well. Skid pad: Heavy understeer is the Tucson's default mode when pushed hard. Its steering is lightly weighted and passes along little information about what the front tires are doing. Balance can't be corrected with lift-throttle -- even with the ESC switched off. This isn't a sports car and it doesn't handle like one, but its tuning feels safe for the segment.