We haven't owned this car for long (only about 1250 miles) but we find it superb for what we need. OK, it isn't Discovery III quality, but it isn't Discovery price either.
We were initially concerned about the fuel consumption issue, but we are currently getting approximately 38mpg overall, which I don't think is bad for a vehicle of this size (over 460 miles per tank). I think perhaps the new 138bhp engine with the six-speed box has made a difference.
The engine doesn't seem gruff either, so perhaps the What Car? review needs updating with this new model. Space in the cabin is good, but if you've got dogs you may want to check out the boot area before purchase, as it isn't particularly big, and it is difficult to fit cages.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the Tucson, and would buy another, which I guess says it all.
I have now owned my Tucson for around 18 months now and after reading many of your other reviews I must agree that the fuel consumption is quite poor. On average around town I get 28 MPG but the official figures would sugest otherwise. It would be interesting if what car could approach Hyundai and find out whats going on as I feel the vehicle was sold to me under false pretences and as an example to compare it too, I used to drive a Landrover 90 2.5 TD (It was Built like a tank & not very high tec) & this would return around 25 MPG around town.
On a more positive note the general feel of the car for the money is good & although the cruise controle has failed I am confident that this will be resolved under the extensive warrenty. I am currently looking to change the car in the next few months & I think Hyundai need to work a little more on their engine technology & be a little more realistic about the figures they publish before I would look at other cars in their range.
I wanted a replacement for a Nissan Navara, still needed a 4x4 although the separated load space was not necessary and decided to go for this. Like everyone else, I bought this car worried about the fuel consumption and wow was I not disappointed. I have currently driven the car for 6 weeks am getting around 16 mpg. A full tank takes me a wopping 170 miles or so.
Still got a nice discount and have used that to convert the car to LPG. This has upped my effective consumption to a respectable 35 mpg equivalent.
This version only comes in auto mode, which was one of my requirements, and I find it has a lovely pick up from low speed but sometimes feels a bit jerky when changing gear around 40mph. Overall quite a smooth and comfortable ride though. The autobox suffers from not having multiple settings but there is minimal lag when changing down. There is no need to buy extras as it has everything that you want, got a free sat nav as part of a special promotion.
Space wise, and I am 6'4" it has excellent legroom although height wise it is on the limit. Seats are very comfortable compared to many cars I have driven.
In total I rate this car as a very good package. Use your discount to set it for LPG and it is still £4,000 less than the equivalent Nissan X-trail list price.
I have done about 1500 miles in the car in all conditions and it performs OK, but I have the automatic version and it seems very sluggish pulling away at junctions. Fuel economy is also way below the manufacturer's figures (22/23 mpg checked manually, not on the trip meter - this giving 19 mpg).
I don't think I would be inclined to buy another unless this was sorted, and in fact if all the vehicles are only giving this fuel economy (and other reviews seem to suggest this) maybe we should consider the vehicle to have been mis-sold to us and think of taking action.
I would like to hear anyone else's feeling on this.
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