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#194 of 1450 New Engines for 2006?
Nov 18, 2004 (10:58 am)
From what I have been reading it appears that Hyundai will be coming out with their new 4 cylinder (2.0 & 2.4) and 6 cylinder (3.3 & 3.8) engines next year. If this is true, will the Tucson get the 3.3L for the 2006 MY? If so, it may pay to wait until next year to get a Tucson, as I understand the 3.3 will be much better than the 2.7.
#195 of 1450 Re: New Engines for 2006? [mike91326]
Nov 18, 2004 (3:46 pm)
I wouldn't anticipate a larger engine in the Tucson any time soon. Mainly because of size restrictions. The Tucson and Tiburon use the same platform as the elantra which probably would not accomodate an engine of that size. Also, Gas mileage is a primary concern with an SUV in this class. They have class leading power with the current V6, while people are criticizing the mpg so putting in a larger engine would cause two more objections.
#196 of 1450 How similar to the new Kia Sportage ?
Nov 19, 2004 (7:39 am)
According to the Tucson specs and the Sportage specs, looks to me like they are twin sisters. Anyone know how similar they will be. Sportage is not out yet, but due by the end of the year .
#197 of 1450 Re: New Engines for 2006? [mike91326]
Nov 19, 2004 (7:53 am)
sportage and tucson share same platform
just like sonata and optima
and here are some info of next hyundai's engine
theta:2.0 144PS, 2.4 166PS sonata
mu:2.7 TG(next XG)
lambda:3.3 233PS, 3.8 sonata,TG,BH(first luxary brand??)
tau:4.6 343PS, 5.0 373PS
Nov 23, 2004 (5:47 pm)
"Today, Hyundai enjoys a reputation as a builder of sturdy vehicles that still undercut the competition by thousands of dollars, but no longer at the cost of refinement and dependability."
First Drive: 2005 Hyundai Tucson
#199 of 1450 The Tucson sounds like a great deal...
Nov 24, 2004 (3:20 am)
especially will it be so if you watch your total ringing up and the haggling doesn't allow extra charges from left field to trickle in. Here is where I like the Scion philosophy of "negative haggling". The small SUV seems to have everything you'd want, including the extra traction with a flick of the "button on the left of the dash" for slippery driving conditions. Most of us don't 4-wheel, anyway, so that should be sufficient. It is a nice looking body design, too.
#200 of 1450 Towing capacity..anybody know
Nov 28, 2004 (6:57 pm)
Does anybody know what the towing capacity is for the Tucson...? I can not seem to locate it anywhere.
#201 of 1450 Re: Towing capacity..anybody know [naybo]
Nov 28, 2004 (7:21 pm)
It took a whole 5 seconds to find it.
With trailer brake 1,500 lbs. (2.0-liter)
2,000 lbs. (2.7-liter)
Without trailer brake: 1,000 lbs. (2.0-liter)
1,000 lbs. (2.7-liter
#202 of 1450 Re: Towing capacity..anybody know [njerald]
Nov 28, 2004 (7:23 pm)
Great thanks that will help with my decision whether to buy or not. Appreciate it.
#203 of 1450 LOVE this Tucson
Nov 29, 2004 (5:58 pm)
Hello all. I just wanted to give a quick review of the Tucson. My wife and I test drove a few smaller SUVs, including the VUE, Santa Fe, and RAV4, but loved the Tucson. Living in southern NJ I really didn't want/need 4x4, and the combo of anti-lock brakes, traction control and electronic stability control is more than enough for the weather here. The pickup was fine for us ( 2 kids, where am I speeding to? ), and even with the rebates on an '04 Santa Fe, we got the best deal on the Tucson. Toyota was typical Toyota, and even trading in my wife's 98 Lexus, they acted like they were doing US a favor, but their attitude is another story. We purchased a GLS in nautical blue with grey interior and LOVE it. We just got back from a 700 mile round trip road trip to Pittsburgh to see my beloved Steelers and it ran like a top. Hills or turnpike speeds, neither one fazed it. The stereo is suprisingly decent, and an MP3 standard is a nice feature. The sticker was 19,999 or 20,594 with destination charge, and we paid 19,400 plus shipping, and that included the window etching insurance scam, I mean safety program, which I didn't feel was a bad deal at all, considering there are no rebates and no special financing right now. Warranty and recent Hyundai quality ratings make this an easy choice for people looking for a smaller SUV, and I say that after owning my wife's Lexus for 5 years. The front/rear side airbags also make it a no-brainer. No matter what choice you make, good luck and Merry Christmas!