2004 Hyundai Tucson Review

2004 Hyundai Tucson GLS V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles


Great features and value for the price


There is a vibrating noise from the instrument cluster under heavy acceleration when the engine RPMs are about 3900. Dealer is baffled.

I had to have the occupant sensor under the passenger seat replaced.

When accelerating up a long moderately sloping hill, transmission doesn't seem to want to shift out of 2nd gear (it's an automatic). Dealer claims I'm imagining it.

General Comments:

Otherwise I am very pleased with this car. Considering how much it cost, you cannot get a better value for your money! I am a little disappointed with the mileage; I get about 21.5MPG on the highway, but it is a V6 so what do you expect... I plan to keep this until I drive it into the ground. And it's a good thing, too, because Hyundais have very poor resale value. But I like mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review