2013 Hyundai Tucson Review

2013 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.4 from North America

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Good if you're used to a Dodge, but still not comparable to a Honda

Faults:

Piece of trim from the panoramic roof blew off.

Air intake tube and box filled with snow after driving on the highway.

General Comments:

It was between the Tucson and a CRV. I chose wrong.

Driving on the highway for 3 hours, that air intake tube, box and filter filled solid with snow, to the point that I could not go over 40mph and it was spewing smoke.

No maintenance minder for oil changes etc. This is a top of the line Limited model... that type of feature should be standard... like it was in my 2001 CRV and 2009 Civic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th March, 2013

30th Mar 2013, 08:53

I'd rather have the Dodge.

31st Mar 2013, 13:04

I'd take the Dodge too. More reliable, safer and better built.

31st Mar 2013, 22:36

Definitely sell your Hyundai before it reaches 100k, or even better, 50k. You are lucky if it will run that long, and dealer service is awful. Hyundai rarely ever honors their warranties; just check reviews on here. Sure they are cheap to buy, but you get what you pay for.

1st Apr 2013, 02:52

I would rather go with a Dodge over either a Hyundai or Honda, too.

1st Apr 2013, 15:15

I'd take the Dodge or Hyundai over a Honda any day. The newer Hyundais are very respectable cars, nearly on a par with domestic brands. Several friends and clients own Hyundais and have far less problems with them than my friends who drive poorly build Japanese cars. I see Hyundais all the time with well over 100,000 miles on them with no problems.

27th May 2014, 21:39

My Tucson now has 50,000KM. In the shop now because of a rear 'rattling' noise, which turned out to be a broke LR strut bolt. Never had a problem like this in 30+ years of driving. I only drive HWY miles, so it's not like it's been off-roaded. Top strut bolts are threaded into the frame... dealer so far has spent 12 hours trying to remove the broke piece of the bolt... dumb design.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review