2007 Hyundai Tucson GL V6 2WD 2.7 Litre V6 from North America

Summary:

Besides a few annoyances.. I like it

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far...

General Comments:

I bought this car used. I got it for a good price, and it had low km's to begin with, so it was pretty much a new car.

Some Pros and Cons in no particular order.

I feel my Tucson has OK power in it with the V6, however what you trade for power, you get punished a bit in fuel economy, which is not the greatest, or at least I thought would be better... maybe they could have upgraded the horsepower to 200 or so, instead of 173 in the V6.

I wish instead of the Manumatic, it offered more gears on the automatic side, it's only a 4 speed.. I think having it being a 5 or 6 speed, it would be better on fuel economy. I never use the "manual" side, well yes you can change gears, there is no clutch.

The radio kind of looks "calculator-ish" and speakers are weak.

The car handles very well through all kinds of weather, and I feel very safe in this car, has lots of safety features standard. I like the styling of it.

Very good head and legroom for front and rear passengers.

Rear seats fold down, and so do the front ones to increase cargo space.

I wish the driver's right side and passenger left side seat had their own arm rests... the centre console is designed awkwardly for both to share, and if one seat is moved further back than the other, then good luck reaching it.

The cigarette lighter/12v outlet is too close to the gearshift, this can be dangerous if using a plug in device of any kind, because it can be hard to fit, and might fit if the car is in drive. If you had to shift suddenly, you would have to remove the device first before you shift, which is really stupid...

This model has a pop out rear window independent of the tailgate; the 2010 redesigned Tucsons don't have this any more, what a shame...

Great warranty...

Easy to drive and park.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2011

2007 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 gasoline from Panama

Summary:

It's a decent car, but need improvement in some areas

Faults:

Nothing wrong yet.

General Comments:

Good interior space.

Cargo area is very versatile. Easy to fold rear seats to increase area.

I feel this car needs a more responsive and powerful engine. The engine seems to struggle when going uphill.

Noisy engine when accelerating.

Fuel economy should be improved. This 2.0L 4-cyl engine consumes the same as my previous car, a Mitsubishi Galant V6 2.5L 160hp.

I have not drive it yet in highway.

Rear visibility should be improved. You need to use the right exterior mirror more often because the rear lateral windows in the cargo area are too small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd March, 2008

11th Apr 2008, 10:41

SUVs consume more fuel because of the extra weight and greater wind resistance. The taller the vehicle, the harder the engine has to work to keep the vehicle going, especially at highway speeds. It's the nature of the beast.

9th May 2008, 14:03

Update on my first review. My car has now 6500 Km and it is working good. Nothing has failed yet.

There is a high pitch noise when I hit the brakes at very low speed, specially after the car has been parked long time (brakes are cool). The dealer's mechanics said it is caused by the brake dust. In fact there is a lot of brake dust in the front wheels.

I took the car to a country trip for 1000 Km (round trip) and I found it very comfortable. Good fuel economy and also enough power going uphill at good speed, even when we were 4 persons in the car.

29th Dec 2008, 09:28

My car has now 18,000 Km and continues to work fine. Nothing has failed yet. The high pitch noise when pressing the brakes at low speed still present.

Very happy with this car except for the fuel use.

19th Jan 2009, 02:35

With regards to the brake high pitch noise, it's because they need to use ferrous based discs pads, instead of the old type. Hence the noise.