I have had this vehicle for a little over a month and now and I am very happy with it. It rides like a car. It is roomy and comfortable inside. It handles snow well (although it does not have a four weel drive like a jeep has a four wheel drive and is not made for off-roading). It has lots of cargo space for its size. It is very easy to park in the city. You cannot beat the warranty. On the down side, the six cylinder is adequate but not powerful. The gas mileage (about 20 around town) is a bit disappointing. I looked at a lot of vehicles before I made my decision, and I still think the Hyundai Tuscon offers the best value for the money. If you are looking for a small, reliable, comfortable SUV type vehicle, this is a very good choice.
My wife had a 2008 Tuscon and we used it for 4 years, and finally we sold it. I am really glad that we sold it . I am mechanical engineer, I really understand cars and engines, so this car has a nice looking exterior design ,but inside desingned with really poor material, in a time everything peels and get torn. And engine is designed with cheap material too, beside the nice exterior engine makes noise , because if you open the hood and once you try to change your oil yourself and look at the cars from under , you will see how the engine and parts desinged unorganized . and also if you drive little fast I mean like around 80miles/ hour and if you need to break, the steering wheel vibrates , shakes really fast and you can easily lose your control, this not an appropriate car . I just wanted to tell you my few years experince about tuscon. if you want a real car , go with GERMAN engine , no matter Audi, valkswagen, bmw etc.. but go with german engine, and you will the all quality on every single part of the car. I have a volkswagen which is the lowest price german car in the market , it s awesome, my dad used to have a volswagen and he used 10 years with 400.000 miles , when he sold , the car was still awesome.... By the way I am not a german or from europe , I just wanted to expain these things to give some advices. thanks
The car drives great, gets great gas mileage and looks fantastic. I only have 2 complaints, the back cargo area is plastic and stuff slides around back there. Also, the radio rattles a little, but it is not a standard equipment radio, so cannot blame Hyundai for that! As soon as this one is paid off, I intend to trade it in for a new Tucson. I really love this little car!