2009 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

2009 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi turbo diesel from Philippines

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 CRDi turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres

Summary:

Quite a nice car to own and drive

Faults:

Moisture appears on the headlights, after a couple of hours of driving, squeaks from the brakes & steering, and the central locking system failed.

General Comments:

For my point of view, the Tucson is very fun to drive.

It's spacious and the interior looks nice.

140 kph -- peanuts. the only thing holding me back to speed up is my wife, hehehehe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2010

2009 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CVVT from Philippines

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 CVVT Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Most recent distance1410 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

This is a great value for money compact SUV

Faults:

Water leaked from the windshield of my 28 day old Tucson, soaking the ceiling, due to a defective windshield silicone sealant. The factory defect was repaired under warranty.

General Comments:

Pros:

1. This compact SUV is surprisingly a fuel miser. I can achieve an average of 10 kilometers to a liter.

2. The ride quality is also very car-like, although not as good as our Corolla.

3. Interior space is also adequate, although the cargo area is a bit on the small side, but it's livable.

4. The seats are somewhat firm, but are very supportive, both in city cruising and highway driving.

5. Air conditioning is top notch. It cools the cabin very fast.

6. Great all around visibility, whether during daytime or nighttime.

Cons:

1. Stock headlight and fog light bulbs seem to have low wattage, thus the output is not that bright.

2. Stock rubbers/tires seem to have low grip, especially during cornering, but it does not emit that much road noise.

3. Images on the driver's side rear view mirror are somewhat magnified, causing blind spots.

Conclusion:

You get more for the price. It may have some flaws, but no vehicle is perfect. I would definitely recommend this compact SUV. It is definitely "bang for the buck".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2009

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews