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#50 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson [aqua2]
Dec 29, 2009 (7:21 am)
Thanks for your post. Was the 2010 Tucson quiet at speed? My wife and I test drove a 2009 Tucson and 2009 Santa Fe and found the Santa Fe was much quieter on the Interstate. We bought neither and decided to wait. The 2010 Tucson is not yet available in our area as of 12/29/09.
We both love manual transmissions and give thanks to Hyundai for being one of the few manufacturers that offer SUVs with a stick. We are dissapointed with the cheapness of Forester's interior -- our '04 Forester's interior is a low-buck shambles and the new Forester appears to use even cheaper materials.
#51 of 114 Test Drive!!!!!!!
Dec 29, 2009 (12:24 pm)
I agree with agua2. I test drove the new Tucson yesterday and there is no comparison with the 2009. I don't know if I like the front that much. It reminds me of a Ford. I will have to say though that the ride was very impressive, very quiet, and great power for a 4 cylinder. I reset the computer on my 3+ mile test drive and got about 27/28mpg in mixed driving. This one is definitely on my short list along with the 2010 Equinox. It seems that the Tucson rides better, both are quiet, but the build quality seems better on the Tucson. The Equinox is better looking on the inside and out.
#52 of 114 Re: The numbers do not work.... [prasadp]
Dec 31, 2009 (7:43 am)
The 2010 Tucson doesn't have any current incentives or rebates. The previous generation 2009 Tucson does have some strong incentives. In fact, I just received a quote on a 2009 Tucson GLS 4-cylinder automatic for $17,900. The price I received on a 2010 Tucson GLS automatic was $20,304 with carpet floor mats, and including the $795 destination fee. The new Tucson is in stock at most Chicago-area dealers.
I know this is not the "Prices Paid" forum, but I wanted to address a previous poster's comment on Tucson incentives.
#53 of 114 Re: The numbers do not work.... [colloquor]
Dec 31, 2009 (8:54 am)
Was this the base model with no package equipment? i got a quote from a dealer in WA for $22,590 GLS automatic with popular package and Navi.
#54 of 114 Tucson is Really Peppy
Jan 01, 2010 (4:36 pm)
In this past week I have test driven both the Equinox and the Tucson. Both were automatic, 4 cyl (I bought the Tucson) I'm not a car expert, but I know what I like. I am a professional truck driver for 35 years though, and am used to many different feels to my rides.
I can say that the Equinox was not near as responsive as the Tucson. I accidentally (somehow) revved the engine on the Equinox trying to get more from it that was not forthcoming in the lower gear. Maybe I caught it in between gears trying to get out of traffics way. After that I was afraid to go on the interstate, so I didn't. I did drive it at a pretty good speed on the surface street though. There was no further problem except that in a comparison with Tucson, the Tucson wins.
I've only had the Tucson 2 days and have not really gone anyplace to put it through it's paces. I have gone on the interstate twice though. I've got to say that on the ramp it just sets down and goes with no worry about merging. I purposely gave it more acceleration than needed and there was no hesitation and plenty of power. On the road I drove at around 75 mph at just slightly more than 2000 rpm. There seemed to be plenty of pedal left, and what little engine noise I heard, it didn't seem to be straining.
With all the bells and whistles and pretty lights, for the price, I think I like this car better than any I've owned. The car purists who see nothing but parts of other cars that may or may not have been copied, get over yourself. I cannot tell the difference between a Beemer grill and a VW grill, and I don't even know anybody who knows anybody who can. I know I will never buy a Lexus or a BMW, but I do know I bought a very stylish, good looking car. I got the Garnet Red. and it looks rich and eye catching. I bought the first one in CNY, the dealer only had it over night, and it was the only one he had.
I traded in an '03 4 cyl Hyundai Elantra that I was getting 32 MPG combined driving, not just on the highway. That car was just as tight as the day I bought it, not a squeek or a rattle to be heard. The absolute only money I spent on it was recently 4 new tires, 2 brakes, and a battery that I don't think I needed but the mechanic talked me into it.
#55 of 114 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge
Jan 01, 2010 (8:11 pm)
I had an opportunity to test drive the all new 2011 Hyundai Tucson today. The dealer I visited for my test drive had only two Tucsons on hand, a Limited in the showroom and a GLS for test drives. Seeing the new redesigned sheet metal up close and comparing it to the outgoing model, the differences were contrasted like night and day.
About the Exterior
Starting from the front and continuing to the rear, the 2011 Tucsonís exterior communicates a supple, curvaceous, sophisticated shape and shares an obvious family resemblance with its much bigger, Veracruz sibling.
Working my way into the cabin, I found the interior to be quite accommodating, yet exuding the feeling of an upscale, comfortable, roomy and inviting space. All the controls felt top notch and there werenít any hints of ticky, tacky plastics in any of the touch spot areas. Although the dash area does have hard plastics, which is not unusual for this class of vehicle, the one area that I noticed that couldíve been plusher, was the center arm rest, which could have used a little bit more padding.
The GLS I drove came with alloy wheels, cloth leather combo seating, AM/FM/Satellite/CD, tilt/telescopic steering and steering wheel controls. One of the nicest convenience features of the steering wheel controls, aside from the standard Bluetooth which syncs up to your cell phone, controlling CD/volume/channel surfing, was the ability to turn on/off the radio. Other pluses were the express auto up/down, with pinch control for the driver side.
I found the front seats as well as all the other seating positions to be very comfortable. The driverís seat in particular, felt like Hyundai had designed a custom fit glove for me. Impressive. Rear seats do fold flat to increase storage. The other thing that I noticed was that the dash gauge lights are controlled by an electronic dimmer soft push button with plus and minus symbols that offers various levels of either full on bright or all the way to dark. Nice touch.
As I experimented with the electronic dash, dimmer light switch, it reminded me of more expensive vehicles, like BMW, Genesis, Cadillac and others costing thousands more that already have this feature. I know this may sound corny but just the manner in which you can control the soft dash lights to glow at different levels added a more upscale ambiance to the interior.
The Test Drive
Pulling out on to the asphalt, the 2.4 liter equipped, 176 horse powered 4 cylinder engine, (which is the only engine currently available) gave an excellent accounting of itself. The acceleration was there immediately as soon as I hit the gas and the automatic six speed transmission was silky smooth. There was not a hint of hesitation in the automatic gears as I hammered the accelerator to get a feel of the Tucsonís speed.
The Tucson is not go-cart fast, but itís quick enough to get you in and out of traffic smoothly, competently and quietly. Did I say quietly? Because this is one of the quietest riding CUVs that I have tested in recent memory. I found it to be much quieter than either the escape, Rav4 or the CR-V. Cornering felt sure footed and confident. I found the brakes to be a bit touchy but maybe because my tester barely had 15 miles on it.
During my test drive, the Tucson actually felt as big as its midsize sibling, the Santa Fe. This translated to even more of a feeling of comfort and safety. Rolling over road surfaces, the Tucson gobbled up smooth stretches of highway effortlessly and handled the gnarled road surfaces without complaint. Here, Hyundai definitely got the ride and suspension just right.
I also tested backing up and can admit the rear window area couldíve been wider but it didnít prevent me from seeing out or from judging distances between objects, especially another parked vehicle.
I think this second generation, 2011 Tucson builds on the no compromise, quality focused attitude that Hyundai has been delivering lately and has now unquestionably attained. The brand is now on an upward trek, embolden by the success of its Genesis, bolstered by ever increasing sales and growing market share. Lately, it seems Hyundai is doing everything right and the new Tucson is no exception. It is no longer in the little leagues, it is definitely a worthy competitor that is ďUp For the Challenge!Ē
#56 of 114 Re: 2009-10 Hyundai Tucson [aneesh]
Jan 02, 2010 (8:18 am)
There has been one at my dealer for at least two weeks.It's the loaded one ,with a GPS and leather.MSRP around 28K.Much improved over the old model.Looks pretty cool, and with the 6 speed EPA is 32 MPG highway.I'm waiting for the GLS model,which is a little under 21K before I can consider it,but then it will have my undivided attention.
#57 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson [godeacs]
Jan 02, 2010 (8:29 am)
"beauty is in the eye of the beholder".....I liked it.
#58 of 114 Re: 2009-10 Hyundai Tucson [mickeyrom]
Jan 12, 2010 (8:06 pm)
G'day from Aussie !!
2010 Tucson dosn't hit the road here until about 2nd qtr (Apr -June). Australian Price point for the entry level is looking at 30-35K Aussie Dollars. We can currently get the 2009 model for $22K for the City SX 5 Speed Manual (think this is the GLS elsewhere).
I've just ordered the 09 model. The 2010 looks amazing and will likely blow the competion away here. I know the 09 vs 10 are to totally different cars but cant really jusity the 10k plus difference between the models.. On a tight budget these days
Anyway, any tips or things to look out for with my new ride...
#59 of 114 Good Price for 2010 Tucson in California
Jan 12, 2010 (9:34 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2010 Limited FWD with Premium Package. Does anyone know what would be a good price to pay for this.