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Pros: Visability and comfort in driving
Cons: Could use more comfortable seats.
Advice: I would say to a potential buyer that the car is great, the XLT is better but if you prefer to get better gas milage, your not losing much in the XLS.I purchased the XLS which has a 4 cyl. engine and front wheel drive. I would say that the car handles great and is a pleasure to drive. The 4 cyl. engine gets great gas milage, but struggles somewhat up steep hills. But the confort and pleasure that accompanies the drive well makes up for its struggles.
Pros: Dash layout and comfortable seats. 10 year 100,000 mile warranty.
Cons: Rear storage cover is useless. Remove it and put it in a closet.
Advice: Get one, you will love it !!!!I love my new Tucson. The handling is superb. It has a great feel to it. The transmission shifts smooth and the V-6 has plenty of power. This is a very well designed vehicle.
Pros: Cabin spaciousness
Cons: Would have liked option of more powerful engine.
Advice: Buy, drive, drive, enjoy, have fun, have utility, drive, enjoy, be a original.This car is a great fun car. It has room galore for passengers. The car needs an option for getting a higher performance engine though. It would be great if this vehicle had just a little more power to it. The handling is good, the practicality of the vehicle is great and the main reason for me buying it. As for the styling, in a world of aerodynaic designed vehicles, the 'BOX' designs are a very nice alternative to stand out from the crowd. If you buy this vehicle, get used to being stared at. I even had a guy and his young preteen son stop me while I was getting out of the car to look it over and sit in it. Never happened to me before.
Pros: The gas engine turns off and there is complete silence as though the vehicle is not on
Cons: Don't like the fact you MUST go to specified Ford Dealerships for service
Advice: Do your research.. serious buyers put your name on waiting list... Enjoy the rideOur test drive came when we purchased this vehicle. We waited for two years for this vehicle to come into production and we are glad we waited. Performance is a whole lot better than we expected. Passing on the highway is smoothe with no hesitation. I must say that pick up from a stationary position is not as easy as a regular gas engine (because the electric engine kicks in before the gas), but it will get some getting use to. Road noise is a little annoying at times (especailly when the radio is off), but this is expected as it is not a luxury vehicle. Overall... great SUV. I never thought I would own a SUV, but now I do and I love this one. Way to go Ford.. you have set the bar for others to beat.
Pros: Hands-Free Link and voice command navigation.
Cons: Doesn't have electric rear hatch.
Advice: Buy it...you'll love it!!Absolutely awesome! Has all the bells and whistles and is truly a luxury SUV. Comfortable ride, makes heads turn in the parking lot, and fun to drive.
Pros: Navigation with Rear camera
Advice: Just Go for it.I can proudly say that I have made the right decision. I was about to buy X5 but before closing the deal on it I went to Lexus dealer and man o man I just loved the ride of it. I have the Performance package in my RX and it is just great to have. One of the cool feature of Perfomance package is the adjustment of the vehicle height with speed, the height automaticaaly goes down when the speed is over 80MPH.........(BTW I don't drive that fast, I was checking whether that feature really works or not..... lol)
Pros: I like the look and the comfort of the entire vehicle
Cons: I would like a buttom to open the rear flip gate inside the vehicle
Advice: Check out the diesel version that is supposed to get 25% more MPGI'm a big guy and yet it is comfortable to drive. Handles well and very easy to get into and out of tight parking spots. When you consider the price it really is a great vehicle to own.