We researched the Tucson Hybrid Limited and Toyota Rav4 Hybrid carefully. Though I was more attracted to the Rav's better gas mileage, in the end, it came down to Hyundai's significantly better warranty. It took almost a year to receive our 2023 Tucson and we "survived" a very frustrating buying environment, where ALL Hyundai and Toyota dealers for a 200-mile radius … were adding significant "market conditions" mark-ups ($3k - $5k) over MSRP (Dayton, OH). Some dealers hid their mark-ups as "dealer installed options" that weren't optional (i.e. fabric/paint protector, etc.) and weren't mentioned until well into the buying process. We paid "only" $1,200 over MSRP for dealer installed, no-value-to-me options that we didn't want, but it was the best deal we could find.
Having decided to buy a Limited version for the first time in our lives, we have been very happy with the features and comfort of this car. Though my wife has initially been a little more tentative about some of the tech features (lane centering, adaptive cruise, multiple audio warnings, etc.). I have driven several rental cars with these features and have been comfortable from day 1. Our sales rep did spend an hour with us to go over the tech, but it was very overwhelming for my wife. This would take her several sessions if I was not able to assist. Nearly all controls are touch sensitive vs. knobs/dials, and that's a very subjective issue for most people. I have had no issues with audio and environmental controls...not to mention you can do nearly all controls via voice command if you prefer. We are very satisfied with the comfort of the seats and all the touch-points. The back seats are very comfortable and offer plenty of leg/head room for people up to, I'm guessing, about 6', even with the front seats being quite far back. The rear seats also recline for the comfort of passengers on longer trips. The cargo area is surprisingly big for a car of this size, and it seems huge with the back seats folded forward. Additionally, the load height is fairly low for an SUV and we've been able to get even heavy things in/out with no problem.
Car Performance and Driving Impressions:
I'm very satisfied with the driving performance and comfort of the vehicle. Acceleration onto the highway is more than adequate, maybe even impressive. The handling seems excellent for an SUV. I also own a Mustang GT, so I'm not comparing with a Prius or something like that. We previously owned an Elantra GT, and the steering/handling seemed OK, but certainly not great; sort of a "dead" feel at the steering wheel and I was a bit disappointed for something with "GT" in the title. This car handles significantly better and has better road-feel in all conditions. The hybrid is AWD and I have driven it extensively in snow over the past week. It has a "snow mode", but it performed admirably in snow, ice, and slushy conditions without even putting it in snow mode (I have a 4WD Ford Ranger to compare with). Maybe I didn't press it hard enough, but I honestly couldn't tell the difference when it was in snow mode. The lane centering and adaptive cruise is very smooth compared with other makes/models I've driven with those features, and does not make jerky or abrupt corrections to lane or speed. The one significant negative and the reason for the 4-star rating is the gas mileage. We are both very conservative drivers who do not typically make jackrabbit starts/stops. In fact, I have purposely driven VERY conservatively over the last two tankfuls in mixed city/highway driving and we can NOT do any better than 30 MPG. In fact, this second tank is showing as 29 MPG average on the dash indicator. I will do a manual check of gas mileage next time I fill it, but I doubt the computer is very far off, if at all. This is really disappointing to me and I certainly could not recommend the car IF your number 1 factor is the gas mileage. Overall, the car is the nicest we've ever owned, so we're still OK with it, but I certainly hope the gas mileage gets better as the car breaks in further. It is possible that the very cold weather (lots of below 0 temps over the past couple of weeks) has negatively affected the mileage as the combustion engines runs a little more to help warm up the car and run all the accessories. Time will tell and I will add an update when I have more gas mileage data to consider.
UPDATE 5 July 23
We have now driven the car about 6,000 miles and have taken a couple 5-6 hour road trips and are still very happy with the features, comfort, and driving performance of the car. The gas mileage has been better in around town and mixed driving (sometimes up to 37), but it's still unimpressive on the mostly highway trips (32-33). Overall, I would give the car a 4.5-star rating due to the gas mileage mostly under performing the estimates. I'm sure most people wouldn't care as much, but the predicted fuel economy was a major reason we bought the car.
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How much does a 2024 Hyundai Tucson SUV cost in Augusta, GA?
A new 2024 Hyundai Tucson SUV starts at $31,694 in Augusta, GA. Prices will vary depending on what trim level you choose. Each state may have different pricing, so make sure you enter your correct ZIP code on Edmunds.
Other versions include: 2024 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid which starts at $36,915. Learn more
How much is a brand-new Hyundai Tucson in Augusta, GA?
A brand-new Hyundai Tucson starts at $31,694 in Augusta, GA. The price can change based on a number of factors such as location, model year, trim level and options. Learn more
How much does a 2024 Hyundai Tucson cost in Augusta, GA?
A 2024 Hyundai Tucson costs from $31,694 to about $40,800 in Augusta, GA. The prices will vary based on trim level, installed options and dealership discounts. Learn more