. If you want a cheap 4x4 with a good kit level, reasonable performance and fuel returns, then this or maybe a Kia Sportage is the road to take. Tucson costs hundreds of dollars less than its rivals yet it comes loaded with comfort and convenience features as well as a full complement of safety features. But then we eyed the high crown in the middle of the road, and the deep ditches on either side, and decided that this was not the place to try to induce a slide. The rear window can be opened separately from the main tailgate although it is not very big, making it ineffective for loading much more than small light stuff.
The V6 was plenty powerful and the mileage not so bad. Model year 2006 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2. Hyundai should change however to a 5-speed automatic. That does not mean the Tucson is the best quality vehicle available in dealer showrooms today, but it is an indication that Tucson buyers haven't had many problems with their new vehicles. When I bought my Hyundai Tucson, I had great hopes for the vehicle. I am 6 feet tall and I am totally comfortable driving this car.
Engine size, cargo room, safety features, easy to steer and great styling. I deliberately set out to find a 6-speed manual 140bhp engined one after trying the Kia Sportage it's mechanical twin , but with the earlier, less powerful 110bhp engine, which was underpowered. This engine features variable-length intake runners for good power and torque across the rpm band. Gas mileage could be better, but for most of my life I've driven smaller cars, so it's not a fair comparison. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.
The Tucscon had all of the features that I was looking for and more. A 5 speed auto trans. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. That day is here, at least in terms of build quality, price, safety, and warranty; the Tucson proved one of the most surprisingly capable and pleasant players in this year's contest. There's even a compass built into the rear mirror.
It is a very comfortable drive for longer trips. I enjoy driving this car, I feel cool when I drive this car and I love driving this car. A quick press of the button makes it so you can just edge out of somewhere you know you're going to spin, like that wet lawn on an incline! Fuel economy was an unimpressive 18 mpg overall. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. But judging from the old skid marks we found, it didn't look as though many other vehicles had managed to get up that particular slope, either. Those who want to be more in command can push the shift lever over to the Shiftronic semi-manual mode.
For tip-toeing over a narrow, rocky trail to your favorite fishing hole, a small and nimble vehicle may offer real virtues. The mat also helps protect the flooring, as well as providing a non-slip surface. So perhaps the stability control was working so transparently that we did not realize it had engaged. Or brand new anything for that matter! Our Take on the 2006 Hyundai Tucson I think I had a preconceived notion about what I would find when I drove the Hyundai Tucson. Recall Date 2013-04-01 Description Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. That's doing an average 75-80mph for half my journey to work on dual carriageways, and the rest on country roads at about 60 odd.
I have had over the 30,000 plus miles a truly 5-star experience. I'm going to enjoy driving this to the shore! Even though Tucson is not intended for serious off-road driving, it does have relatively short front and rear overhangs for improved clearance. The Tucson also has a relatively wide track, which helps improve its stability. From what I've read and seen online, these things are pretty capable off-roaders and only really lack a low range, with good approach and departure angles and an average wading depth I knew nothing about any of this til I bought a 4x4! Without low gearing and aggressive off-road tires it was not able to climb a really steep slippery slope. But fantastically equipped: standard tire pressure monitor, dimming review mirror, heated electric side view mirrors, compass, climate control, heated seats not that I need them in Florida and it drives like a charm.
Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. Possi The Hyundai Tucson is fully competitive with the established players in this segment. That's impressive list of active safety features. Great car for the buck. Model year 2006 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2013 Most recent year of ownership 2016 Engine and transmission 2. I find the engine nice and torquey, and though quite growly on start up and under acceleration, quiet enough at cruising speed. I have never even considered a Hyundai but was turned around after this 5-day rental.