Used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 2004 - 2010 reliability

Category: Large SUV

It's good value, but lags behind the best

Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (04 - 10)
  • Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (04 - 10)
  • Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (04 - 10)
Used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 2004 - 2010 review
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What should I look for in a used Hyundai Tucson 4x4?

Possibly the Tucson's most attractive feature is its five-year warranty from new, so any used model will still have plenty of cover left.

There aren't any particular problems to worry about, however. The car is still relatively young, and no major problems have come to light. Certainly, owners give no cause for alarm as far as reliability is concerned.

However, fuel economy has been a problem. Not only are drivers not matching the claimed figures, the onboard trip computer is calibrated in US gallons, making its fuel economy readings confusing in the UK.

Otherwise, we expect few problems with the car. Figures from Warranty Direct show that claim rates on Hyundais are only a little worse than those of Mazdas and Toyotas, and the performance of other Hyundais in JD Power surveys has always been good - the Santa Fe finished in the top 20 in 2005, and the top 40 a year later.

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