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Pros: the side curtain airbags
Cons: The V6 was a little sluggish
Advice: excellent safety featuresThe Tucson was very comfortable to drive. It was smooth and it felt like I was driving a car. It was tight around turns and had a quiet ride.
Pros: The amount of room for the occupants.
Cons: low ground clearance
Advice: forget the looks and just sit in itThe manual transmission makes all the difference.
Pros: price and safety features that come standard
Cons: power of the 2.0 is sluggish
Advice: if mpg is not an issue get the V-6We have had our Tucson for about two months and love it. My boys are both around 6' 4' and they have plenty of leg room. It is getting around 25 mpg, but the 2.0 is a little doggy.
Pros: Keyless entry with car alarm
Cons: Center armrest is too low
Advice: Don't waste time looking at other vehiclesI've had my 2005 Tucson for a little over a month and am satisfied so far. The ride is very comfortable, quiet, and smooth. Visibility is excellent and parking, braking, and handling are good. I bought the four cylinder for the better fuel economy and am averaging about 23 miles per gallon. The four cylinder's power is adequate for everyday routine driving. The interior is borderline luxurious and is very attractive and pleasing. I like that most of the features I was looking for are standard. I spent six months deciding what car to buy and I looked at nearly every manufacturer and a variety of makes & models and concluded that the Hyundai Tucson was the best value for me.
Pros: The ride and the obvious quality.
Cons: There is no automatic locking of the front doors
Advice: Buy a V6...the 4 cylinder is not an optionI test drove a GLS V6 and was really impressed with the quality of the entire vehicle, from the sound the doors made when closed to the finish of the interior, there was the sense that the Tucson was well built. The V6 has enough power (it's not a sports car!) to traverse off highway roads with ease, and cruising the highway is no problem. I wound up buying the car and I couldn't be happier with the driving experience. This is one fine car!!! And, it compares very favorably with the Honda CRV and the Ford Escape....and is cheaper and comes with a better warranty!!
Pros: The whole driving experience
Cons: Gas tank on passenger's side
Advice: Dont' test drive it if you don't want to buy it.OK - the nose takes some getting used to, but the ride is the best I've ever experienced. It simply floats over the, bur responsively. Plenty of power for responsible driving. This is the quietest vehicle I've ever driven. No defects noted whatsoever, and everything is standard - dual zone heat and air, power seats, heated mirrors and wiper grid.
Advice: dont buy new find a good used for half the pricei really love this land rover i bought mine used and got a steal for this super suv.