Used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 2004 - 2010 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

2004 - 2010 review
Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (04 - 10)
  • Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (04 - 10)
  • Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (04 - 10)
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Our recommendations

Which used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 should I buy?

As on most 4x4s, the diesel engine makes the best choice, of course. Naturally, it's the lightest on fuel, but the extra pull low down in the rev range means it's ideal for off-roading and towing.

The 2.0-litre petrol is worth looking at, though, especially as its 34mpg is not far short of the diesel's. It's also the only engine available with two- as well as four-wheel drive.

The V6 is best avoided: the standard automatic gearbox strangles the engine's power, so it's not that quick, and the costs of buying and running it are too high.

For much the same reason there's no need to pay any more than for the basic, but very well equipped, GSI models. You can step up to CDX (standard on the V6), which has leather upholstery, a sunroof and climate control rather than simple air-con, but we wouldn't bother.**