2006 Hyundai TucsonRknee - Lady Lake, FL01/18/2007
For our needs this is an excellent vehicle for the money. I was not specifically looking for a 4WD but very pleased with the ride and low noise level. The car is very comfortable and has better rear visibility than any of the smaller SUV's I have driven. (I have rented cars almost weekly for the past 20 years). The dash is driver friendly with all controls accessible and easily seen. The car is very easy to get in and out of and the drivers seat is easily adjusted for each driver. There are numerous cup holders and some of them accomodate large water bottles.
This vehicle handles extremely well although we have not had it in any incelement weather to date so I cannot comment on its performance with a slippery surface. I do believe it will be excellent as it has ESC as well as TCS.
We have averaged around 24mpg highway and 22mpg city driving.
Negative items I have noticed would be the lack of an outside temperature read-out on the dash; the hatch window in the tailgate raises independently of the door but is not very practical due to the small opening. When the AC is on, the compressor causes a noticeable strain and sound from the engine, similar to a vibration.
A major plus was when we received our new insurance policy, it increased a mere $8.00 per year. I feel this is due to the amount of safety features this vehicle has which must be recognized by the insurance companies. It's unusual for a vehicle in this price range to have ESC, TCS as well as 6 airbags as standard equipment.
I would buy this vehicle again due to the overall quality, safety and comfort features.
I went from a 2001 Toyota Highlander SUV to this wonderful 2007 small SUV car with all wheel drive. It's the perfect fit for me, a petite woman, who appreciates the height of this car and the power on the V6 engine. Wish it had a better sound system, but that is the low priority when I bought this car. I'm sure it will drive well in snowy conditions but this winter has been very mild.
High quality- paint is gorgeous, no orange peel. Superb gas mileage. Crisp handling. Great heated seats, good lumbar support. Gas mileage exceeds EPA, cruising at 65-75 I get 32-34 MPG! It has a 3.29 final drive for good acceleration. What's not to like?
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