Last post on Jul 06, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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Hyundai Tucson, Future Vehicle, SUV
#97 of 114 Re: A No Brainer [merf1]
May 13, 2010 (11:24 pm)
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.
#98 of 114 Tuscon Suspension?
May 23, 2010 (10:39 pm)
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?
#99 of 114 Re: A No Brainer [merf1]
May 24, 2010 (11:40 am)
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??????
May 24, 2010 (12:29 pm)
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.
#101 of 114 Re: No Brainer 2 [miamicrv1]
May 24, 2010 (12:49 pm)
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.
#102 of 114 Re: No Brainer 2 [miamicrv1]
May 27, 2010 (4:05 pm)
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.
#103 of 114 Re: No Brainer 2 [missmysi]
May 28, 2010 (5:09 am)
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.
#104 of 114 Re: No Brainer 2 [thegraduate]
May 28, 2010 (6:25 am)
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.
#105 of 114 Re: No Brainer 2 [mickeyrom]
May 28, 2010 (7:26 am)
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.
#106 of 114 Re: No Brainer 2 [missmysi]
May 28, 2010 (7:37 am)
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.