2009 Hyundai Tucson
There are 5 user reviews for the GLS 2.0 2WD trim shown below
- excellent handling, gas mileage, cargo, everything!
- only the armrest too far back and the lge windows/frame blindspot
Purchased As New
Have owned mine since 2006...mileage is 24 mpg combined. Very happy with it. Excellent pick up, stereo, cargo handling, no rattles. Just some road noise I hope they work on. But I have looked at the Toyota, and the Honda and was not impressed by the chinzy inside so I opted for the Tucson. Very good product all around, solid baby for the price....read morehide
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great price and very smooth ride.
- Front passanger seat doesn't fold forward for more storage.
Purchased As New
I absolutley love our new 2009 Tucson! It totally Rocks and very affordable for a brand new SUV. I love the bluetooth and XM radio! It's a very smooth ride and nice and comfortable and roomy inside. I just wish the front passanger seat went down forward for more storage when the backseats are folded down. Other than that, no complaints at all with the Hyundai Tucson! I totally recommend it!...read morehide
12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Mostly its the price and safety features
- Acceleration could be better and plain interior
We're a one-income family, I work and my wife is in grad school. I drive a 2007 Toyota Camry and my wife, just learning to drive, needed a car to pick up and drive around with the kids. We have two children, a 1-year-old and an 8-year-old. So I wanted something with a good price/value return and good safety features. My wife wanted something in the SUV-class with some looks. We researched alot, looking at the Toyota's and Honda's. Nice and refined but clearly not value leaders. The Nissan Rogue came close but the limited rear view and cheaper-Murano-wannabe drawbacks had us looking elsewhere. After reading the Consumer Reports reviews, we finally decided to check out the Tucson and Santa Fe's at Harbor Hyundai and immediately liked them.
We bought the Tucson at the height of the gas crisis' because we we're worried about the 6-cylinder Santa Fe. We bought a silver one with the 4-cylinder engine.
So far with a little over 6000 miles on it, the Tucson has been a terrific addition to our family. It is relatively roomy for two kids in the backseat, has good storage space in the back for the stroller and groceries (the darkened rear windows enhance safety making stuff stored in the rear hard to see for any wanna-be thief), the styling is fine, and handling is good. When I get to drive it I love the roominess in the front seats. Views from all sides are great and the overall wheel clearance (14') enhances safe driving. Safety with 6 air bags including the sides gives me peace of mind knowing the kids are onboard. And the 10-year/100000 mile warranty is unmatched by anyone - Hyundai clearly leads every other auto maker in this respect.
So here are the cons. Acceleration on the freeways requires some distance - the 4-cyl is good with gas but now I wish we got the 6-cyl. The interior is plain jane. Lots of plastic. The radio looks like its from Wal-Mart. The seats are rather simplistic but then again, this is a plus if you have kids spilling stuff all over. And the 'bug' look of the front headlights kinda bugged me until I got used to it.
We plan to keep the Tucson until my wife graduates and begins working. But for families like ours, having an SUV vs. the other options within our budget is clearly an advantage. I've noticed alot more Tucson's on the freeways here in Los Angeles and Hyundai has clearly hit the target with this SUV. It is the best buy anywhere. We love it!...read morehide
41 out of 44 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Affordable, roomy, MPG, reliable, warranty
- Cheap radio and depreciation
After putting 10,000 miles I can decisively say that I am satisfied with this car and thus I recommend it. I paid $16,000 for this brand new GLS, FWD 2.0 litters, 4 cylinders, 5 speed manual transmission with 6 air bags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which is giving me 24.6 miles per gallon – not bad!! Considering that my commute is 17 minutes city and 14 minutes highway. Most importantly, the car keeps running smoothly like the day I bought it, giving me a sense of reliability that makes me forget that I am protected by America’s best warranty. Worth mentioning, this 4 cylinder was ranked 5 overall in its class in the Consumers Report Magazine whereas the V6 version was in 3rd place. (As of February -2008) so all in all this car is a great buy. Even better, my monthly payments after my trade in, plus the 4.5% I got at 48 months is so low that I am actually able to build my daughters college fund and speed up my mortgage payments.
In the negative side, Hyundai tneeds to upgrade the radio which is just too simple (in the GLS version). Second, Hyundai placed a sensor to detect if a person is in the passenger seat; if the seat is empty, a light comes off in the dashboard that reads “Passenger Air Bag Off”. Believe me; this light is very annoying, as I drive alone 99% of the time. Just get rid of it in the next model. Third, adjust the ‘double click’ mode in the remote control. Currently, if you double click too fast or too slow, it won’t unlock the doors. It should work at whatever interval you double click the remote. Finally - depreciation, Hyundai cars lose value very quickly, so if you are planning to trade in or sell this car after few years, it might be worth reconsidering your purchase. In my case, it make sense to spend lees up front, as I tend to run my cars until the wheels come off where they are at their residual value anyway....read morehide
76 out of 93 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, great warranty, comfortable seats
- radio isn't that great but that's ok
I went in wanting a SUV but not at the SUV price. Got a great deal on my Tucson and I absolutely love it. I would definitely recommend buying one of these!!!! The ride is very, very smooth! If I wasn't planning on having more kids, I would definitely buy another Tucson when I'm done with my current one, which I've had for 3 years now, and have had no problems what so ever....read morehide
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