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2009-10 Hyundai Tucson

aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
edited July 2014 in Hyundai
Does anyone know when the Tucson will be updated with new styling and more powerful engines?

I am guessing it will use same structure as the Kia Rondo....I am hoping the interior will be like the Elantra.

I4 should be the 2.4L with 165hp and V6 should be rated at 190Hp and 5 speed AT transmission on both engines


  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    I did a report 55K miles of my Tucson V6 (see Tucson forum). I don't think Hyundai will do serious changes to the Tucson until 2012.

    Hyundai should realize that what people want is a compact SUV with offroad capability (not just crossover) and 5-seats. The only shortcoming of the present Tucson is its limited off road feature. The VW Tiguan is the answer for this sector of costumers wishes and the germans has addressed this. Why engine power has to be linked to 7 seats?

    I could be happy if Hyundai improve the multi-link suspension (rear) capable of doing the same that the Sorento, for example. Stronger structure.
  • ziadcziadc Posts: 1
    Today I went to Hyundai showroom in Dubai and seen the Tucson 2009 , it's the same shape as tucson 2008 the only difference is the large CD screen.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    IIRC, at the New York Auto Show, one of Hyundai's US Execs confirmed a new round of 24/7 2.0 (2nd 7 new and refreshed cars in 24 months), and I believe a new Tucson should be in the cards of play.

    I would like to see the next gen Tucson NA version switch to the fuel efficient 2.4L I4 Theta engine used in the Sonata (NA). At the same time, cancel the 2.7L V6 used in both the Tucson and the Santa Fe.
  • gauriingauriin Posts: 6
    I heard that Hyundai Tucson will be discontinued in 2010 in Korea.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    I don't know about in Korea, but for the US market, the Tuscon replacement is coming soon.

    And just looking back in my last post here, my wish came true!! Hyundai is going to delete the 2.7L V6 on both the Tuscon and the Santa Fe (US market), with fuel efficiently 4 cyclinders, which I believe would be Thetas.
  • carbuntcarbunt Posts: 40
    There maybe two 4cyl engines offered for the 2010 Tucson. A normally aspirated 2.0 and a turbo 2.0. Plus a 5spd auto box which should improve fuel economy over the current model.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    Well not too much information. The press release was posted. Some cool new features like a Kenwood Navigation system. The kenwood navi unit isn't all that spectacular. No large display. Instead a Garmin packaged in a Double din stereo. It does have an aux in. Standard on the limited and optional on the lower trims. v6 is staying for 09. Hope this helps.
  • prasadpprasadp Posts: 14
    Hi everyone,

    Any idea when 2010 Hyundai Tucson will hit the dealers? It looks great. i initially wanted to buy a Honda CRV, but i think Tucson is worth waiting. any information on this subject is highly appreciated.
  • I asked about the same question two or three weeks ago in the main Tucson thread and didn't get any replies. Hopefully somone with info will let us know, if not then maybe we will get a better idea around the time of the LA Auto Show- it is supposed to be displayed there.
  • prasadpprasadp Posts: 14
    so there wont be any 2010?
  • prasadpprasadp Posts: 14
    I mailed hyundai, u.s.a and they said it should come to PA by mid dec. this year, which is good for me as i am planning to buy this year end as i can get my tax refunded.
  • Thanks. I hope that turns out to be accurate.
  • bpraxisbpraxis Posts: 292
    Hello everyone and I hope that you are having a nice day.

    Wow, the new ix 35 or Tucson looks like a much more expensive vehicle.

    The new Lexus RX which is a major disappointment to my eyes should have looked like the new Tucson.

    The contrasting lines are fantastic and I cannot wait to see one in the flesh.

    Hyundai is on the move and thier styling makes the current crop of small SUV's look very long in the tooth except for the CRV.

    The Rogue and the RAV need a nip and tuck remake.

    Any word on the pricing or when we can order????
  • I have been trying to figure that out, too. A few weeks ago someone on this thread said Hyundai told them mid-December. I am skeptical about that. Most of what I have read lately says early 2010 U.S. release, but I'm not really sure what that means.
  • I also am choosing between a CRV and the 2010 Hyundai Tucson. I also agree that the new Tucson looks very sharp. Anyone have any thoughts on what to expect on its performance and safety? I hear some mixed reviews on the 2009 model, don't know if it can compare to the CRV. Obviously the price will be probably lower.
  • I expect to look at the new Tucson but not because of performance. This article indicates the new Tucson might get the new direct-injection engine, which could improve MPG's or horsepower or both. I am hoping the new model will be better on MPG's, safety, and reliability than the older model. -cylinder/
  • Here is the official press info, pics and specs on the new Tucson. Some really good stuff! Tucson/Press_Release.asp

  • godeacsgodeacs Posts: 481
    Doesn't look too good - just like the Rogue - reason I crossed it off my list....
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    "Hyundai has unveiled another weapon in its ongoing attack on the automotive sales charts. The 2010 Hyundai Tucson four-cylinder compact SUV will start at $19,790 with a manual transmission and $20,790 with a six-speed automatic. Unlike the last Tucson, this one doesn't offer a V6, but no matter -- the new 2.4-liter four offers more horsepower than the old 2.7-liter six (176 vs. 173) as well as solid fuel economy estimates of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway."

    2010 Hyundai Tucson: Sleeker, Stingier, Stronger, Better (Edmunds Daily)

  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    "Hyundai has done a very nice job here. Materials are OK, but the dash design and tasteful two-tone tan-brown color scheme of my test car exuded a sense of style that the CR-V and RAV4 can't match. In this regard, the Tucson and Chevy Equinox are what to get if you want a little pizazz from your compact SUV. The GLS with Popular Equipment Package adds Bluetooth (includes automatic phonebook download), telescoping wheel, tinted glass and nice leatherette/cloth seats (which seem just as nice as the leather found in the last Sonata we had). The optional navigation system is user friendly and its accompanying iPod interface is well sorted."

    2010 Hyundai Tucson First Drive in Beverly Hills and Malibu (Edmunds CarPool)
  • bpraxisbpraxis Posts: 292
    Hyundai is really moving up their game and I am very impressed with the new Tucson.

    What I see as a weakness is the pricing.

    It looks like option for option the Tucson is $1500.00 cheaper than the CRV and the RAV4.

    This is not enough to compensate for the weak resale value of Hyundai vs. the very strong resale of Honda and Toyota.

    I would bet that Hyundai will have to offer rebates after the first six months to meet the competition. The RAV is overdue for a complete makeover.

    We have owned CRV's and their resale value is amazingly good.

    Eventually I would guess that resale will improve for Hyundai as they are massively improving their product mix.

    I will consider the Tucson if I can buy it for $3000.00 less than the CRV and RAV equally equiped.

    Love the Halo 3 styling.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
    We combined two identical discussions, so it's (temporarily) messy, but at least all of the info is in one place now.


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  • mf15mf15 Posts: 158
    Looks nice,right price,but. Can't get fogs or power seat unless go to limited,don't thnk they offer automatic day/night rearview mirror. Probably underpowered power to weight ratio a little better than CRV which is slow.
    Would like to see for a few more bucks,as options or on limited.
    Blind spot system,even the extra mirrors that the 2010 Escape uses, as opposed to an electronic system.
    HID lights
    HD radio
    New DI engine
    Old Mike
  • Does any one has a side by side comparison of 2010 tucson limited with navi and 2010 crv exl with navi. I would appreciate that. thanks in advance. Prasad :)
  • There's a site called True Delta that will do exactly that for you. You can see adjustments for shared and non-shared features and see a price comparison also. Give it a try. ;)
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Edmunds has a Comparison tool but the 2010 Tucson hasn't been included yet.
  • godeacsgodeacs Posts: 481
    Saw one at my local dealer today and not impressed! I see major side view/rear view issues. I thought the Rogue was bad but the Tucson looks like it could be worse. Was parked next to a 2009 Santa Fe and there is no comparison, outside of better gas mileage but at what cost?

    To the poster choosing between the Tucson and a CR-V - CR-V wins hand's down!
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