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2009-10 Hyundai Tucson



  • I agree. On my test drive I thought it was very quiet. Also, I merged onto I95 which is a death trap and had no problems excelerating into traffic. I currently have a Subaru and before that a MINI Clubman and the Tucson seems quieter than both of them.
  • I totally agree. I was amazed at how quiet and tight the Tucson was. I was actually trying to eliminate it from our short list of vehicles. I sure can't do that now. Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, I will get the wife into it. The final decision will be hers (it will be her car after all). The Tucson definitely makes the short list. My only complaint was the cost. It seems comparable to other CUV's and I was hoping I could score a decent rebate. Paying full price for a Hyundai just doesn't seem right.
  • I live in the Richmond VA market and the dealers here have marked them up $1500 so they are way over priced. I guess as Hyundai's quality goes up so have their prices, but then again their prices seem to still be competitive. If anyone finds a great deal in the VA or surrounding market please post your experience.
  • Chapusin: I think your test car may have been having a bad day. My '10 has plenty of power to merge @70 mph off most normal length ramps and to keep up with fast moving traffic on the interstate. If you have to go any faster than that to enter traffic, you are not doing it right. The horsepower and transmission are plenty sufficient to power this car. Ther is a certain amount of noise inside, but not much, and certainly not a deal breaker.

    A word of warning though to those who may be buying this vehicle for the fuel mileage. I feel like I was the lamb led to slaughter by believing hyundai claims. (23/31 if I remember) underneath the 31 claim on the sticker itself was the assurance that most people would realise 37 mpg.

    I have only put 341 miles on so far, just going to work and home, and some very short side trips, and the best I have managed is 23.6 mpg. I don't live or work in the city, and I use back roads to and from work with only 2 stop signs and 1 light. The Elantra I traded in got 32 mpg in all situations. I bought the Tucson believing Hyundai had made a better engine with better mpg even though it is heavier.

    I'm disappointed :( but I love the car.
  • nifty56nifty56 Posts: 279
    Test drove a GLS last week, Felt the ride was not quiet, a lot of wind noise at highway speed, harsh ride, felt every crack and small holes. Over a very rough road heard rattles at the rear, something in the back not tide down or suspension noise.
    Will test drive again this week. The Equinox had a better ride and quieter...
  • Glad to see I'm not the only one that felt a lot of cabin noise. I believe my 2002 jeep liberty is quieter. I also drove the equinox yesterday and yes, it is a lot more quiet than the tucson, and a lot more powerful from what i could feel, the engine didn't had any problems moving 3 adults, as compared to the tucson who felt forced to move 2 adults. However, the interior at night in the equinox feels kind of cheap, as opposed to the tucson which feels so luxurious. I guess you can't have both.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Which Equinox did you drive? the 2.4L or the 3.0L?
  • I think the Tucson you tried out must have been different than the one I tried out. I thought it was very quiet, very comfortable, no noises or rattles, very responsive and great power for a 4 cylinder. It seemed to be a higher quality build than the Equinox.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Maybe the dealer forgot to air down the tires to their correct spec. That could account for the harsh ride.

    The manufacturers typically inflate them to the max so they won't flat spot during shipping.
  • fnamowiczfnamowicz Posts: 194
    Is a roof rack available for the 2010 Tucson and does it have a flip up rear window?
  • yes, the roof rack is included unless you get the package that has the sunroof and with the sunroof there is no roof rack. The sunroof is a panoramic sunroof and the back section is not able to open or tilt.
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    No, the window doesn't flip-up. I really miss that feature that was on my old CR-V. I think they went the way of front-door vent windows...
  • z71billz71bill Posts: 2,000
    Can someone with a 2010 Tucson answer a few simple questions for me?

    Does the Tucson have a built in maintenance reminder feature that keeps track of when you should get your oil changed?

    What is the oil change interval (miles & months) recommended in the owners manual?

    What does your dealer charge for basic oil change service?

    Looking at this vehicle for my daughter - she does not drive many miles - her Mazda3 required oil changes every 6 months to comply with warranty - a few times she only had 1,500 miles between changes.
  • fnamowiczfnamowicz Posts: 194
    I also miss this feature.
    I still think that you can get this in the Sportage and in the Ford Escape.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    My apologies for posting a picture too large for the forum. Can someone remove it for me? I can't get to the button with which I can do that.
  • Image looks fine to me.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The picture looks fine, but it is so big it is causing display issues on my monitor.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    As the Iceberg said to the Titanic...

    ...Sank You!

  • I doesn't have a maintenance minder and my dealer says it's every 3600 miles I believe
  • Hi again,

    So I feel I need to post here again because maybe that Tucson I test drove was having a bad day indeed. I have finally bought my White 2010 Tucson, Limited with premium package, 8 miles on the odometer. MSRP was 28k, I got it at 25,800. The thing is a beauty, inside and out. The engine feels confident enough to move the vehicle, not torquey like a V6 but it is enough. Love the audio system and XM radio! Road noise, I haven't driven it a lot and only on local streets not on the freeway but it feels quiet. Interior build quality feels very high end, the car does NOT feel cheap. The only thing I would have loved the car included is HID lights and keyless engine start. AWD wouldn't hurt but it does hurt gas mileage. The only thing I don't like about this car is that motor driven steering, it feels kind of artificial and I don't feel as connected to the road as I do with my civic coupe.
  • It seems like you got a fantastic deal!!! How did you do it? The dealers in my area have them marked up $1500. Did you deal locally or go to another market? Thanks for the info.
  • I live in San Diego, I emailed the dealer in LA mentioned here (they're cheaper over there) and got their price. Then I went to my local dealer to see how much would I get for my trade in, they wanted to do business so I showed them the LA price and they matched it.
  • Hi,
    the $25800 is the selling price, right? If it is the OTD price, then it is a hell of a deal! I don't think it is possible though, as the invoice for you car should be more than $27000, am I correct?
  • OTD was 29,100 if I remember correctly
  • For what it's worth. Drive the KIA Sorento before you buy a Tuc son.I drove both and thought the Sorento far superior.
  • I have been looking at the Sorento as well, but haven't driven it yet. Did you try it out? If so, tell me what you think about it and why do you think it is better than the Tucson.
  • merf1merf1 Posts: 8
    edited March 2010
    I have been driving a 2006 Tucson for 4 years [ bought it new] and have had no problems except a little rust on the side behind the passenger door. Loved the car.
    I decided to buy a new SUV and headed out to test drive the 2010 Tucson.
    I liked the Tucson--lots of power with the 175 HP 4 cyl and lots of standard features.
    The negative to me was that it has less cargo space than my 06 and I thought it was kind of odd looking.
    I test drove a 2011 Sorento and was impressed.
    It has more space and cargo room inside, is much better looking [IMO], and just seems to be more refined and more comfortable.
    Same engine as the Tucson but a little heavier.
    The 6 speed auto is smooth as butter and the acceleration with the 175 horse engine is impressive. I traded in my 06 Tucson. [ I paid $16200 for it just over 4 years ago and got $8500 in trade. ] The sticker price for the Kia was $24305.
    LX with convenience package and floor mats.
    They sold it to me for invoice price and gave me the $1000 rebate and an extra $500 auto show rebate. I traded for $13600 plus tax, title, and license.
    With 500 miles on the Sorento I am well pleased and very impressed.
    If you are thinking about a Tucson do yourself a favor and test drive a Sorento.
  • mickeyrommickeyrom Posts: 936
    Good advice.Truer words were never spoken.
  • boltguyboltguy Posts: 94
    Sounds like you did very well. I'm guessing you had your Tucson paid off already. I'm in a similar situation, I have an '05 Sportage I'm considering selling privately. I like the new Tucson quite a bit, but like you don't like the reduced ground clearance or the reduced height of the cargo area. I'm gonna wait for the new Sportage to arrive before I make a final move, as the Sorento's rear is a little odd looking to me.
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