2008 Hyundai Tucson User Reviews
SE 2.7 4WD shown
- $8,928 - $12,966
- No trim specified for this review
- 27mpg in town, comfy, interior quality, quiet, exc. ride, XM Radio,
- Pillar causes a blind spot, no body molding, hard dash, spare under cargo area
Got the 4 cyllinder with AT & is sufficient, especially noticed the engine loosened up after several hundred miles & became more responsive. Very deceiving power...feels like it is going slower than it is, so smooth! Trim-GLS (did not want leather and did not like the cladding). Was surprised to get 27 in town and this last tank looks like I am getting closer to 30 in the hilly SF Bay Area... I drive conservatively & do not try to impress people. (Some would probably be happier with the 6 banger).
The front seats are very comfortable with the storage behind both. The passenger seats lays down completely flat so I have a "desk" with netting to hold my binder in place. Has eyeglass holder on ceiling. I have all the seats fold down flat...better visibility. Curb lights on the door for safty.
This car is a dream to park & manuever. Corners well and is fun to drive around bends! Love the ride, so much better than the RAV4 and CRV I tried and the interior outclasses them. There are lots of cargo storage departments and a hidden area under the cargo space.
Someone in my condo who dirves a Mercedes asked why I got a cheap car when asked what I bought...then they looked at it & was quite impressed with the interior. So there is the stigma that these are cheap but that should change with the introduction of the Genesis & once folks start to look at these.
Added running boards, mud guards and body trim...for just a few hunderd bucks. (did not like the body cladding). The lighted ashtray is puny but I don't smoke so it is another storage nook. Glovebox is good size. Armrest low but wide, I think it has to be low because of side airbags, espcially if the front seat is folded flat forward for use as a desk.
I wished there were more choices in hybrids SUV...I stayed away from Ford and Mazda because it was made by Ford due to my Ranger having so noises after just a few years and like the European carlike ride the Tucson has.
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