2011 Hyundai Tucson
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- Great interior ergonomics, good looks, AWD works well
- Some road noise, engine noise notable when accelerating
Purchased As New
I will cover this item first, as it is the most contentious subject in many forums and among the many reviews on this site.
Currently around 10,000 km on the odo, driven between September 2011 to now (March 2012). Driving conditions: dry, rain, snow, temp ranges -25C to 35C, city, country roads and highways. General Altimax Arctic tires from Nov 11 to Mar 12. I followed guidelines for engine break-in (first 2,000 km), and I do not have a heavy foot.
Range started at around 500 km, but over the winter months dropped to about 415 km. The colder the temps, the worse the mileage became (around 11-14 L/100km). With current warm temps (25C at end March), average fuel consumption is 8.5 to 9 L/100 (approx 530 km range) in city driving conditions (6.7 on highways). Thus temperature variances will affect (sometimes greatly) this car's mileage and range. In my experience one can have a variance of about 100 km in range (415-530 km). Keep this in mind when testing mileage. The same vehicle will give different results depending on the temps, all other variables being the same.
Design (Exterior): Great looks
Design (Interior Ergonomics): All controls are well laid out (except for the trip computer button which is somewhat hidden by the signal lever). Radio, phone and cruise controls in the steering wheel. Central console controls are clear and easy to use, even with gloves.
I did change out the stock carpets (which are flimsy and small) with WeatherTech floor/cargo liners.
View out from rear window can be somewhat limited, as with blindspots, but I am 6'1", and these issues do not affect me. The passenger side mirror is convex which helps blindspots.
Cargo space is good. There is plenty of extra space under the cargo floor around the spare tire for tools and emergency equipment.
Ride Comfort: I am used to sports compacts thus the firm ride did not have a negative effect on me. The firm ride means very responsive control.
Handling: Good and responsive handling. There is a very small "dead space" when the steering wheel is centered, meaning frequent micro-adjustments esp when driving on a highway in a straight line. The ESC is effective, and the AWD is responsive - with winter tires the Tucson drives like a tank through snow without any issues. Complete sense of safety and control on wintery and slippery highways/roads.
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