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#1045 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [rxcapt]
Feb 01, 2006 (9:08 am)
One of the main reasons I did not buy a Tucson is the posts on this forum reporting how bad the read world mileage is. We got a 2006 CRV-SE instead and it gets the EPA estimates (average 24-25 MPG in mixed driving). We also have an 2003 Accord 4cyl which routinely exceeds the EPA estimates.
It seems some manufacturers are able to match or exceed the EPA estimates and others are not. Too bad because I really think the Hyundai is a much better looking vehicle than the CRV.
#1046 of 1450 Re: diesel obnoxious fumes [dirtbag]
Feb 01, 2006 (9:18 am)
Well, there is that! But there are a few unknowns on Hybrids also, mostly on the battery pack life...disposal...cost to replace. There are also the... surprise, surprise...complaints about EPA verses real world gas economy numbers. Seems people demand to achieve what the EPA sticker says and cannot otherwise get it through their head that it is an estimate..same as on this board. In addition I read that the Escape hybrid 4wd doesn't do too well when you would expect to need the benefit of awd. I believe the rear wheels are electric motor driven and in light off road testing some magazine or another said that while the Escape could climb a loose surfaced test hill once the second time ran the battery down and it got stuck or stopped part way up. So, while hybrid technology may be fine for a fwd family or commuter car it may not be the answer for a 4wd/AWD S.U.V.
#1047 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [sockpuppet1969]
Feb 01, 2006 (9:28 am)
Please consider that your CRV is a 4 cylinder(maybe with a manual transmission) while most Tucson's are a larger V-6. Also consider that everyone has different driving habits, road, traffic and weather conditions, and routines. I may be able to take one of those CRV's and using it where and how I drive get 18 or less MPG. Conversely, where people are bitterly complaining about gas mileage in the low teens I can and do get 22-23 highway...16-17 in small city, few traffic light, with a "rush minute" as opposed to densely populated larger city driving. It's all in the details as some wise man..oops...person once said.
#1048 of 1450 Re: 2006 Tucson Crossrail Removal [targettuning]
Feb 01, 2006 (1:24 pm)
So here's the deal: I've heard from one person that the crossrails come off by unscrewing about 16-plus allen screws. i just got off the phone witl my dealer's service department and even they weren't too sure, but what he said seemed a little more like the set that I have. Basically, unscrew four set screws where the crossrails meet the siderails and unclamp the hinges.
#1049 of 1450 Re: diesel obnoxious fumes [dirtbag]
Feb 01, 2006 (1:41 pm)
The modern diesel's available in Europe don't smell, smoke or go slow. I spent a 3 week vacation there last year and had the opportunity to drive an Audi A4 diesel. 95 mph all day with 36 mpg! All we need in North America is to get rid of our 19th Century diesel fuel and the doors will open to these cars.
Feb 01, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I ran across this forum while looking for other Tucson owners that may be experiencing a noise factor.
Once my Tucson reaches 40 mph or more, the noise becomes so loud that the radio can be on level 30 and you can still have difficulty hearing the words.
It almost seems like it's not wanting to shift gears. I'm taking it in to the dealership tomorrow, but I was more curious to see if others are experiencing the same issue or if it's something up with mine in particular.
#1051 of 1450 Re: Noise Level [kistler]
Feb 01, 2006 (7:26 pm)
I have 2005 v-6 AWD LX, I have not had a noise problem at all. On a long trip recently (750miles over 2 days) I ran the CD player all the way pretty much set at between 18-22 with mostly soft music (Steve Tyrell-A New Standard) and had no difficulty at all. I have not had the shifting problem either, but sometimes I do override the upshift and downshift on the hills.
#1052 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [sockpuppet1969]
Feb 02, 2006 (12:13 am)
I currently drive a F150 crew cab with the small V8 and get 15mpg city and 20 HWY. I would like to get a Tucson or Spectra, but I also hear bad things about mileage, and from what I read here, I wouldn't do much better. I would however, save by much smaller monthly payments. Someone try and convince me.
#1053 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [scott55]
Feb 02, 2006 (5:29 am)
well if it is any consolation every person I talk to that owns a newer domestic (Ford, Chevy, Dodge) V-8 pick-up complains about extremely poor fuel economy in the 12-14 (+/-a mpg or so) MPG range with the higher numbers being highway driving. I guess this reinforces my point made above that it is how, and where you drive as much as what you drive. In spite of what you may read here the 2.7 liter 4WD Tucson IS capable of lower to mid twenties highway and upper mid teens (16-18mpg)city. You MAY be able to drag this down by setting in gridlock traffic, in winter, every day on your daily commute. As everyone should know stopped in heavy traffic and idling for an excessive time produces exactly 0 (zero) mpg...
#1054 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [targettuning]
Feb 03, 2006 (5:03 am)
I can't imagine that Tucson owners drive less efficiently than CR-V owners. There are no more than a few isolated posts on the CR-V forum complaining about bad mileage. This forum is littered with them.
I also argue that there is no real world difference between the performance of the Tucson's V6 and the CR-V's I4. Especially given that the Honda has a 5-speed auto tranny standard.
I really think the Honda just has a better engineered engine (attention department of redundancy department ).