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Hyundai Tucson, Future Vehicle, SUV
#66 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [spyderone]
Jan 14, 2010 (8:59 am)
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.
#67 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [familydadx4]
Jan 14, 2010 (4:51 pm)
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.
#68 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [chapusin]
Jan 14, 2010 (5:08 pm)
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.
#69 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [chapusin]
Jan 25, 2010 (9:09 am)
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...
#70 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [nifty56]
Jan 25, 2010 (9:26 am)
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.
#71 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [chapusin]
Jan 25, 2010 (10:15 am)
Which Equinox did you drive? the 2.4L or the 3.0L?
#72 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [nifty56]
Jan 25, 2010 (6:22 pm)
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.
#73 of 114 Re: 2010 Tucson Up For the Challenge [spyderone]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2010 (8:40 am)
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.
Jan 28, 2010 (9:53 am)
Is a roof rack available for the 2010 Tucson and does it have a flip up rear window?
#75 of 114 Re: Features [fnamowicz]
Jan 28, 2010 (2:13 pm)
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.