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Pros: ride and safety features
Cons: roof-rack which was optionally equiped. not worth 200.00 to me
Advice: honda crv a great vehicle but design not equal to tucson. ford escape a bit frumpyconsidered honda crv and ford escape, but good reviews and sleek appearance drove my decision.
Pros: standard features( abs, traction control, and even the cassette player
Advice: test drive honda crv, see how loud the engine is compare to tucsoni love the way this car drives. i tested the rave 4 honda crv, but this car was fun to drive. and with the warranty,i got a great deal. i agree with other owners about the fuel economy, ifixed that problem with a k&n air filter a friend told me about. average 24 to 25 mpg fwy at 80 mph.
Pros: Quality of workmanship, seats, clear and easy to read gages, standard options that everyone else wants you to pay for.
Cons: Windshield wipers met in the middle of the drivers view and can leave a line that can be hard to see threw. Arm rest to short, needs to be longer.
Advice: BUY IT... I test drove the Mazda Tribute first and bought the Hynudai Tucson, that should say it all.I purchased my 05 Silver 2WD GLS Tucson over one year ago and still love it. I looked for about 6 months before deciding to buy it. I read the other reviews and agree with all of them in that the 'TUCSON' is the very best buy for the buck. You can not beat the warranty, comfort standard options and cargo space. I have been averaging 20-21 MPH between city/highway driving. I know that others have said 17, so I do not know what they are driving but considering that this is a V-6 Automatic, I do not see any of the other SUV's matching this in the V-6 class. The arm rest is the only bad thing for it is way to short for individuals who need to move the seat all the way up, but everything else is just right for me. I bought my Tucson for me but my wife fell in love with it and is know thinking about trading in her truck for a Tucson too.
Pros: Warranty, sporty appearance, interior comfort and versatility, road handling, value
Cons: Gas mileage is between 18-22 so far- lower than I expected based on advertising
Advice: Compare gas mileage with other similar vehiclesA fun-to-drive 'peppy' vehicle (V-6) with precise road handling characteristics; comfortable seats; simplicity of controls; automatic downhill downshifting is a bit disconcerting until you get used to it; poor front seat center console placement
Pros: It's exterior appearance
Advice: NonePros: This vehicle is perfect for my wife. A compact SUV that is large/safe enough, and small enough for her to manuever. We've only had is a week, but thus far we really enjoy it. It's a very sharp looking vehicle, and the color we chose (Alpine Frost) get's a LOT of compliments. The cargo space is generous, and it comes with a 'privacy shield' and cargo net. The interior is beautiful. It is a VERY smooth ride. Cons: Miles Per Gallon. Hyndai touts that this vehicle (2.7 V6) gets 21 MPG in the city. However, I haven't been able to get better than 17 MPG with it. The driver arm rest can be a beating, as it has this annoying flip up compartment that you have to almost turn your body to open (as it's so far behind the drivers seat). When I purchased the car from Allen Samuels Dodge/Hyndai in Fort Worth, I got the works with respect to warranties. I also purchased a 37k maintenance plan--and was told it includes car washes. However, when I took it to the dealer to get washed, the service tech looked at me like I was on crack--and informed me they do not offer that. But that's more of a dealer issue thatn issue with the car. All in all, if you are looking for a compact SUV that is 'OK' on gas mileage, easy to manuever--this is a very good vehicle for the price (20k).
Pros: Comfortable interior
Advice: Just buy it, you won't be disappointedExcept fuel consumption it's worth every penny.
Pros: ease of using rear window and door opening
Cons: audio features
Advice: among small suv's offers best valuecomfortable ride audio average, good roominess, controls easy to locate and use--good value--also like tire guage warning light