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2009-10 Hyundai Tucson



  • merf1merf1 Posts: 8
    One thing I forgot to mention is that the Sorento is a 2011 with rebates and the Tucson is a 2010 with no rebates.
    Comparatively equipped the are about the same price before the rebate.
    It is a no brainer IMO.
  • meanmopar1meanmopar1 Posts: 1
    I test drove the 2011 Sorento AWD with the 4 and 6 cyl engines. The 4-cylinder seemed a bit strained with the larger Sorento, but the 6 cyl model was great, but I think the base 6-Cyl AWD is around $30K? If the vehicle was for me, I would pay the extra and get the Sorento, but I was test driving vehicles with my daughter, and she wanted a smaller vehicle. After test driving a rav-4, Forester, etc, we drove the 2010 Hyundai Tucson AWD and bought it. This car has alot of passenger room! I am 6'2 and 300# and can sit in comfort in the front or rear seats. The Tuscon is quieter and rode better than the Rav-4 we test drove (on the same roads.) The 4-cylinder has plenty of power in this vehicle. I think the Tuscon is lighter in weight than most of the other crossover SUVs? My daughter has not checked the fuel mileage, but it seems to be pretty good. We have had the car for 3-Months, and so far it has been great, no issues at all.
  • miamicrv1miamicrv1 Posts: 66
    Unfortunately I won't have a chance to test drive a new Tuscon for at least another month. I have read several posts that seem to indicate the suspension is too stiff. As always, compared to what....a 72 Buick or a 2010 BMW?

    I was wondering what the general opinion was?
  • nortsr1nortsr1 Posts: 1,060
    Are you guys comparing a Tuscon to a Sorento???? A Tuscon should be comapered to the Kia Sportage and the Sorento compared to the Sant Fe??????
  • miamicrv1miamicrv1 Posts: 66
    That's my question...stiff suspension compared to what? The complaints do seem to come up now and then from some of the posters. What I'd like to know is, does the vehicle provide a quiet and comfortable ride with a European feel to it or is the ride literally jarring and uncomfortable.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Maybe it seems dumb to you, but not to me -- a test drive is necessary to answer that question, in my opinion. Don't decide against a vehicle you're interested in because of someone else's opinion.
  • missmysimissmysi Posts: 2
    It's not a quiet and comfortable ride. My 2010 had a defective tire when I bought it. Even after that was fixed and the tires rebalanced, it still does not ride as smoothly as the first Tucson I test drove. I am very disappointed in the ride. It is not as jarring as a sportscar with a stiff suspension, but it's not as comfortable and smooth as I expected. I think it's really a matter of opinion though.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I haven't driven one, but I suspect Hyundai has tuned the Tuscon to compete with the good-handling Honda CR-V, which rides rougher than a Santa Fe or a Sonata.
  • mickeyrommickeyrom Posts: 936
    I drove the front wheel drive Tucson as well as the front drive KIA Sorrento.IMO the Sorrento had a much more comfortable ride of the two.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Considering they are a different class of vehicle, really, that's not too surprising. The Sorento is more in-line with the Ford Edge / Toyota Highlander while the Tuscon is closer to the CR-V and Escape.
  • chapusinchapusin Posts: 19
    I must say the drive is good, it's nothing out of the ordinary but it's ok, what I really can't stand is the electric power steering, I could say it's even unsafe, because usually when you're finishing making a turn and making your way back straight, in every other car the only thing you need to do is to let go off the steering wheel a little bit, that means, not apply so much pressure to the steering wheel but still keep it in your hand.. it will come back home gently right? On the Tucson, if you let it go just a little bit, it comes home so aggressively and forcefully that it can get slide out of your hand and you can end up going straight into the opposite direction lane. It is really annoying, unconvenient and how I said, unsafe.
  • dannyd3dannyd3 Posts: 56
    Hello everyone,

    I have a new 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS AWD, Its awesome. I have owned many Hyundai's without disappointment.

    Has anyone noticed in the steering that it locks, when starting up the vehicle that the steering wheel is locked and when it frees up its a big jerk. almost as if the tires are stuck to the ground then free up?? Also note in the few months I've had it it has only happened 3-4 times.

    just asking, if yes what might cause this???

  • boltguyboltguy Posts: 94
    Yes I have felt that, I believe it's the electric power steering system "initializing", for lack of a better word. If you don't know, the 2010 Tucson doesn't have a power steering pump or belt.
  • pwitkinpwitkin Posts: 2
    Does anyone know what the rear storage is like. How many full size bags could it hold with 4 adults going on a road trip?
  • pwitkinpwitkin Posts: 2
    Sorry about this repeat message - it is my first time on the site and not sure what I am doing. Could anyone please tell me if they know how much space there is in the rear? can the Tuscon hold 5 large suitcases for 4 adults to take a road trip?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Each person is going to have a different idea of "large" and what fits. Some people don't mind stacking luggage to the roof, where others don't want it any higher than the back window.

    My suggestion, take some luggage and try it out at the dealership. If they want to make the sale, they won't mind obliging you with some time putting empty (clean) luggage into a new Tuscon to see how it suits your needs.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    edited June 2010
    Pwitkin is renting one in a few weeks and that's why he's asking (we exchanged emails earlier).

    But you're right, going to the dealer would be a good way to eyeball the space, assuming there's a dealer in the area.
  • motordavidmotordavid Posts: 39
    Maybe 5, though I have not done a test...we have had 4 sets of golf clubs and 4 adults in the car a few times. Wouldn't want to drive across the country like that, but do-able, vs the "3 sets of clubs" that Hyundai advertises in the Tuck.

    On our last trip, we had 2 sets of clubs, 2 suitcases, and lots of other assorted junque in the back deck area, with no problem and no interference on sight line.
    I agree on dragging your set of cases down to a dlr for a trial pack run.
    GL, mD
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