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Pros: The smooth ride
Advice: it is a wonderful vehicleGreat!
Pros: standard alarm, ESC
Cons: front armrest needs to be longer
Advice: Do the research, then drive this jewel!After much painstaking research, I decided to buy a 2007 Hyundai Tuscon, SE, 4WD. I live in Alaska, so it's important to get good quality and performance. This vehicle is outstanding. I drove from Anchorage (where I purchased it) to North Pole, about 400 miles, in snow and ice. This vehicle's ESC and 4WD are excellent. I had no problems with anything. The driver's seat was very comfortable, I had no back problems after such a long drive. The radio picks up stations much farther than any other vehicle I have had up here (and I own a Toyotal Highlander,too). I wholeheartedly recommend this vehicle for safety, comfort and performance. Great gas mileage, handles perfectly on the curves, especially in the snow! Perfect first SUV for a small family, too. Great price and wonderful service at the dealer (Lithia Hyundai, Anchorage, Alaska)! They even picked me up from the airport!
Pros: Limited Package
Cons: The driver's seat could use some work.
Advice: Compare to other small SUVsSmooth, quiet, very sporty. I was impressed with the handling, quality, and everything overall. You won't find a better luxury, 4WD for the money.
Pros: Acceleration on demand
Cons: Driver seat not as comfortable as expected for long trips
Advice: Although MPG needs some improvementDuring test drive: excellent acceleration was obvious; shifting was smooth; no complaints about the driver seat. After purchasing: the driver seat's bucket form is a tad too narrow and its head rest does not have tilt adjustment. The head rest's tilt angle is fixed too far forward even when its front-rear adjustment is set at its most far back position. The awkward angle forces my head to tilt downward when I try to sit up straight with my shoulders against the seat back.
Pros: powerful a/c,esc,appearance
Cons: armrest,middle console,no electronic thermometer(outside/inside)?
Advice: best bet for the price,unless u lookin for a hybridthe v6 2wd tuscon is the best,the power ,the handling,the pick up,merging speed,also good on likely days of hydroplaning, excellent road handling on rainy days. Already put 5k miles,and all smiles,only problem is the mpg,not as promised(22-26),only gives 18city,max 22 highway.good interiors and stereo.good leg room and baggage space,but a uncomfortable arm rest,poor middle console.long story short-BESTcar for its price.
Advice: ask for better tiresI like my 2005 Tucson, look, handling, comfort is all good. Now the bad. I have not had my Tucson for a year yet, I have driven it 13K miles and I am already having to replace the Goodyear tires. The Hyundai dealer service manager said that Hyundai put regular car tires on the SUV, like the Tucson. Not good. I advise new buyers to ask for better tires from dealer. Tires are not covered under the bumper to bumper warranty. Also the headlights on my Tucson are cockeyed. Service dept. tried to correct, no success as yet.
Pros: the overall looks
Cons: the manuel drivers seat adjustment
Advice: The 10year/100,000 warranty says alotAfter a short test drive, my wife and I were hooked. The 2006 handled quite well with the ESC thru the wet curves we drove on. The power is sufficient for our needs. Also the creature comforts are outstanding and user-friendly on a vehicle of this size. We would recommend this vehicle to anyone shopping for a smaller suv.