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2011 Hyundai Tucson

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Tucson MSRP: $ 18895.00
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Description:
Redesigned for 2010, the Hyundai Tucson is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 9 trims, ranging from the GLS Manual FWD to the Limited Auto AWD PZEV.

The GLS Manual FWD is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 176-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. The Limited Auto AWD PZEV is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 170-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway.

2010 Hyundai Tucson Review

What we like:
  • Almost perfect compact suburban get-it-done family mover
  • Most of the road noise stays outside
  • Sharp-dressed interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Available XM Nav traffic with live updates
What we didn't like:
  • Position and angle of display screen gets a lot of glare from sun
  • iPod interface and controls reset to default settings every time the ignition is turned on
  • To maximize fuel economy the automatic transmission up-shifts too early, which causes engine to fall out of power range and bog
  • Tight cargo hold limits "utility" function
Ruling: it's fuel-efficient, stylish and high-rent — but limited on utility

With Ford, GM, Toyota and Honda pretty much dominating the U.S. car market, there are always hungry challengers striving to chip away at the top five carmaker's tenable grasp. With a noticeable increase of market share, Hyundai has been on fire the past two years with top contenders such as the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Fortifying their position and offering another solid vehicle into the crowded crossover market is the all-new 2010 Tucson.

While the previous generation lagged behind competitors, the new Tucson received a much-needed redesign which gave it greater power, more style and a competent interior. The changes make it one of the best values in its class.

The first generation Tucson (2005 - 2009) was bland and underpowered, the redesign gives it good-looking curves and a more powerful and efficient powertrain. The Tucson now has the power, fuel economy, and interior amenities to do battle with competitors such as the Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and others.



 
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Reviewed by:
HavoK


Review Date
February 18, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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4.75 of 5, 16.00 votes

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Review 1 of 2 , from Austin, TX

Price Paid:  $21500.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 Tucson GLS AWD

Strengths:
Great body style, fit and finish are very good. Interior ergonomics are almost perfect, front leather seats are very comfortable. Interior noise is good...better than RAV4 (I owned a 08 before). Transmission is very smooth, gearing ratio and shifts are spot on....plus six-speed! Engine has plenty of power....thanks to transmission. Fuel Economy is excellent (even for my AWD - I often hit 29.5 mpg between fill-ups! Very easy to maneuver, very tight turning radius....great for parking lots. Really love the color of my Tucson....Graphite Grey Metallic. Heater really puts out heat....have not tried A/C yet. I am really liking XM/Sirius Sat radio!

Weaknesses:
Daytime driving lights should be standard for safety or at least on Popular Equip package upgrade. Suspension on AWD model is stiffer compared to non-AWD model... why make is stiffer? Gas tank size is small (14.5 gal), should be at least in the 16-18gal size. Auto-lights should be available on all models . Full size spare would have been nice. No power seats available on the GLS....guess I should have bought the Limited.

Summary:
Overall I really enjoy driving my new Tucson. I would almost say that I actually have fun driving it. They are a few minor things, but overall they will be selling a lot of these Tucsons. No other small SUV comes close to the value this vehicle brings to the market. Like I stated before, I have owned 08 RAV4 and my new Tucson definately beats it most areas. My wife, who has always been against Hyundai, was really impressed by the Tucson and now really likes the new 2011 Sonata and the Genesis.....new car in the future? ? ? We will see. Overall you will not be disappointed by the new Tucson.

Similar Products Used:
Toyota RAV4



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Reviewed by:
Summer


Review Date
July 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.16 of 5, 37.00 votes

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Review 2 of 2

Price Paid:  $25000.00 from Hyundai

Strengths:
space, very quiet

Weaknesses:
the light color fabric gets spots easaly

Summary:
This car has been a great car! This car has great power to it, when you step on the gas it really goes. There is a lot of space i'm tall and can sit in the back with no problems at all. Stearing and handling is so smooth. The automatic trans is really nice. It is tall enough so your not climbing up or down to get in the car. very quiet.




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