Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai Tucson 4x4?
While the Tucson isn’t a massive car, it feels quite bulky from the driver’s seat, and it’s hard to spot where it ends. Given that not every model was fitted with rear parking sensors and comparatively few had them at the front, it will pay to check carefully for body damage or signs of a hasty repair.
Check, too, that the alloy wheels haven’t been kerbed excessively, especially the larger-diameter versions, which will be costly to renovate if necessary. Bigger chips and grazes could be indicative of expensive damage to the suspension.
It’s also worth checking the electrics over carefully, because a few Tucson owners have noted electrical glitches. Don’t forget there are a few electrics where you might not expect them to be, such as in the button that opens the boot.
What are the most common problems with a used Hyundai Tucson 4x4?
Happily, the Tucson is relatively problem-free. However, several owners have reported excessive clutch wear and/or flywheel faults that have led to costly repairs, even under warranty. Make sure, therefore, that any manual Tucson you’re viewing has a clutch pedal that operates freely and shows no sign of slippage, and keep an eye out for any odd sensations through the clutch pedal or sluggish starting during your ownership.
Is a used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 reliable?
The Tucson scored a reliability rating of 92.8% in our latest survey. This is a reasonable score that ranked it seventh in our table of 16 similar-sized SUVs.