2005 Hyundai Tucson Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2005 Hyundai Tucson LX V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series


Extremely happey I went with the Tucson.


Have had absolutely no problems.

General Comments:

Smooth ride and very comfortable seats.

I have a 2WD and it handles the snow very well.

Very roomy, I'm 6'2 and have plenty of room...much more so than most other SUV's I tried out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2005

2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS V6 2.7 Liters from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 2.7 Liters Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carHyundai Ford Probe GT (93)


Everything you would want in a SUV at a very good price


Gas mileage isnt that great.

4 cylinder is not worth it. Get the v6.

Could use some more HP and a larger engine (3.5 liters or so).

General Comments:

First thing you notice is that it is a very comfortable ride - feels more like driving a sedan than an actual SUV.

Steering is very smooth and taking turns are perfect due the ESP system. There is hardly any "wobbly" feeling when ever you take a turn. Has the best handling I've seen on any vehicle.

You do not have the cramped in feeling like the Santa Fe or other SUVs.

Has all the options you would want in an SUV all in one very affordable package.

Accelerating and braking is very smooth.

Easily switch to 4wd by pushing a button.

Back seat folds downward to provide a tons of rooms for storage.

It's quite heavy (3500) so you don't seem to want to push it too hard (hence it may seem slow at accelerating) but when you do actually give it a push, the vehicle flies (0-60mph at 8 seconds).

Very stylish and rugged look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2004

29th Dec 2004, 01:45

I've have my Tuscon for a month and half now, just got my first 3000 mile service oil change (yeah, I do a lot of commuting) and so far so good. I did ponder about the MPGs I was getting at first, but after about 2000 miles in, I began getting better gas mileage - but still not as good as I would want it to be. Otherwise, I have no complaints. It has lots of head and leg room and 4 people can actually sit comfortably (even the driver!!). My best vehicle so far, but still anticipating any problems that may occur with a Hyundai vehicle.

31st Mar 2005, 19:13

Info on the original comment - 190000 miles in one year? Did you mean 19,000 miles? Did the gas mileage improve after the break in period?

27th Sep 2005, 12:01

I agree with the reviewer's points about how the Tuscon rides and handles. I drive many SUVs and the Tuscon reminds me more of a hatchback the way it can be thrown around.

I know the Tuscon isn't a true off-roader, but I've hammered a 4 cylinder model over some really rough mountainous tracks in Saudi Arabia. It has the ground clearance and is surprisingly adept off-road. The one I drove lacked the power though for steep ascents. If you can afford the fuel bills, go for the v6, although the base model has cooler looking alloys.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 13 reviews