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2012 Hyundai Tucson Consumer Reviews

4.2
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Great Looks, Value And Ride

by from Mesquite, Nevada on October 24, 2011

I traded in my 2011 Hyundai Elantra which I loved, but it was killing my back, for a 2012 Tucson. Just love the truck, the style is great, looks just like the Lexus, the interior is almost perfect, ju...
I traded in my 2011 Hyundai Elantra which I loved, but it was killing my back, for a 2012 Tucson. Just love the truck, the style is great, looks just like the Lexus, the interior is almost perfect, just wish the a/c vents went down further, but the rest is perfect. It is very comfortable and roomy in the front and in the back. The cargo area is a little small, but it will work. If you need a bigger cargo area, get an Xterra, but only get 15 mpg in town and 20 highway. I am getting 21 in town and 27 hwy, but I have less than 1000 miles on it and it will get better, still not bad for an SUV. The ride is very smooth and quiet and the acceleration is much better than you would think. The price is excellent for what you get, plus you get the best warranty there is and 5yr/unlimited Roadside Assistance. Excellent SUV.
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Getting over that deep gut sick feeling

by from Helena Alabama on May 17, 2012

Traded a Jeep Grand Cherokee in for a Tucson GLS 4 cly auto. At first wasn't sure I made a good decision. As time has passed, I'm liking the Tucson better each time I drive it. The ride is smooth and ...
Traded a Jeep Grand Cherokee in for a Tucson GLS 4 cly auto. At first wasn't sure I made a good decision. As time has passed, I'm liking the Tucson better each time I drive it. The ride is smooth and almost as quite as the Jeep GC. The seats are as good as most larger vehicles, and a lot better than the other brand smaller SUV's. Leg room is great, front and rear. Engine performance is peppy, it surprized me, and my jeep was a V8. My driving is part city and Highway. It has averaged 30.1 . I made my first interstate trip yesterday, The traffic was moving well but running around 65 mph. I saw as high as 38.1 for a few miles. Then it dropped to 35 and 36, It played back and forth at that range. When I reached my destination the MPG had settled in at 35.6 Hwy. This trip had two adults, luggage and A/C running. I tried the ECO, and didn't see much improvement at all. I did notice ECO had less performance and less A/C but all was adequate. I do like the large diameter brake rotors. This is a great improvement over the past few years with most brand vehicles, You know the warp the rotor routine. I know the brakes are better than most, and truly believe the rotors will last better than most, without warpage. I like the 10 year 100,000 mile power train warranty, Of course that is for the engine and transmission. I also like the 5 year unlimited mile road side warranty, as explained to me, If you hit a pot hole and blow a tire the warranty will replace the tire free, and or wheel. This was pointed out in the manual, hope it's correct. I don't see anything wrong with this vehicle at all, so far so good. I guess my being a vehicle Tech for 30 years makes me look closely at running gear more so than most people. So the only thing I see that I don't like is the new style larger wheels. This one has 17 inch rims. Anytime you have a large diameter wheel with low profile tires you get a harsh ride when you hit a bump. The larger the wheel and the lower the profile tire you get a rough ride, but great handling. This also improves tire rolling resistance for better fuel economy, so were stuck with the new style wheels. Anyway....I now have proven to myself this is a good vehicle and love it.
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Tuson

by from Canada on November 7, 2011

The choice was narrowed down to two vehicles - 2012 Forester or Tuson. I finally decided on the Tuson limited for a number of reasons: - the Subaru styling is somewhat dated as are some other features...
The choice was narrowed down to two vehicles - 2012 Forester or Tuson. I finally decided on the Tuson limited for a number of reasons: - the Subaru styling is somewhat dated as are some other features ie 4 speed transmission, interior design to name a few. The Hyundai 5 year warranty was a strong selling point. Also the styling,interior, dual sunroof, and stronger dealer network(in my area) were swaying points. While both vehicles are in the same price range, Hyundai was a lot more willing to deal by throwing in extras. 1000km later, the Tuson is everything I had hoped for and more.
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Second Hyundai - First SUV

by from Herndon, VA on September 2, 2012

I got my 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited just a few months ago and am extremely glad! Don't get me wrong, I loved my 2005 Accent. I figured I would miss my Accent because I loved being able to fit into th...
I got my 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited just a few months ago and am extremely glad! Don't get me wrong, I loved my 2005 Accent. I figured I would miss my Accent because I loved being able to fit into the tight spaces that SUVs couldn't. Once we got this, however, I realized that while it feels much bigger than it looks (the inside is awesome and there's plenty of space), the car still isn't humongous, which means I got the best of both worlds. The gas mileage is similar to what I was getting in my Accent, but with a bigger gas tank I notice I'm filling up less. My insurance went up by a whopping $4 per month! (Yes, that was sarcasm... I expected it to go up much more). Apparently the safety ratings for the Tucson are awesome, so that's why there wasn't a huge price hike. I have to revert to the Accent to talk about reliability, since I've only had the Tucson for 2 months. The Accent was very reliable so I have no reason to doubt the Tucson will be just as great, especially with the warranty there to cover it in case it begins acting up. Piece of mind has been a staple ever since I've been dealing with Hyundai. The turning may be rigid, but I honestly don't notice it much at all. It keeps pretty straight while i'm on highway roads, which I appreciate more than seeing it as a burden. The car is not an off road vehicle, though it can handle a bit:-) I'm looking much more forward to driving through the mountains in this thing than the Accent. Initially we were worried that we got the wrong car - we were more interested in waiting for the 2013 Santa Fe. And while I have no doubt the Santa Fe is an amazing car, we do not regret going ahead and buying the Tucson before the Santa Fe came out. It is an awesome car with great fuel economy - for a good price. I have a hard time seeing the downside to it.
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Excellent 2012 Hyundai Tucson SUV for the price!

by from Atlanta, GA on August 30, 2011

Purchased this SUV a few weeks ago and had no problems with it. Cargo space is small but back seats collapses and gives you more room. My backseat passengers really liked the comfort and room provided...
Purchased this SUV a few weeks ago and had no problems with it. Cargo space is small but back seats collapses and gives you more room. My backseat passengers really liked the comfort and room provided in the back and made several postive comments about it. Engine is a bit sluggish but the mpg makes up for it. The interior is well designed and very easy to maintain and clean. Overall, the Tucson 2012 is a great buy for the price compared to the other SUVs I looked at.
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BEST value for the dollars

by from Anoka MN on October 22, 2011

We have owned this Tuscon for 1 month so reliability will be evaluated in months to come. But when we compared the Tuscon to all others in its class ( small SUV / Crossovers ) It is the best buy. Ride...
We have owned this Tuscon for 1 month so reliability will be evaluated in months to come. But when we compared the Tuscon to all others in its class ( small SUV / Crossovers ) It is the best buy. Ride is quiet an smooth. Acceleration is more than I expected with a 4 cylinder motor. the 6 speed trans was smooth and downshifted perfectly to keep motor in torque band when pulling up steeper hills . Brakes seemed a little touchy compared to my Saturn but easy to get use to. Have seen 23 mpg around town and 29 highway . A GREAT little car.
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2012 Hyundai Tucson

by from Medford, NY on September 1, 2012

Dealer in Riverhead,LI was absolutely no help. After the deal was closed, wouldn't even return phone calls. Service department was cool, though. Took the new 2012 Hyundai Tucson from Long Island to Ma...
Dealer in Riverhead,LI was absolutely no help. After the deal was closed, wouldn't even return phone calls. Service department was cool, though. Took the new 2012 Hyundai Tucson from Long Island to Massachusetts for a weekend trip (after the 600 mile break-in period). Got 30.5 MPG during the trip. What a great little vehicle!! Had ECO turned-on for the whole trip, and the pick-up was still within expectations! After 1400 miles now, getting about 20-21 on local street driving. Should be going to about 23 MPG soon.
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Buy with Confidence

by from Irwin Pa. on September 28, 2011

I just recently purchased my 2012 Hyundai Tucson and can't say enough good things about it. I traded in another SUV for it because of gas mileage and I have definitely NOT regretted a single second I ...
I just recently purchased my 2012 Hyundai Tucson and can't say enough good things about it. I traded in another SUV for it because of gas mileage and I have definitely NOT regretted a single second I did. Also, I am 6'1 and over 250 lbs and the room I have in it is fantastic. I purchased the AWD and still get fantastic gas mileage. Plus their warranty is one of the best.
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Red Hot like its color

by from New Bedford, MA on December 27, 2012

Once you sit in the drives seat, you feel like your part of the car. Here I go it drives like a car, not a SUV. You get the best from both worlds. You have the room to haul all your Christmas gifts an...
Once you sit in the drives seat, you feel like your part of the car. Here I go it drives like a car, not a SUV. You get the best from both worlds. You have the room to haul all your Christmas gifts and the luxury and comfort you want. Looks red hot and drive red hot.
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Surprised

by from Compton, CA on June 19, 2012

I purchased my Tucson on Mothers Day evening but test drove it the day before. When I got home I was skeptical but as I drove it I was starting to feel really happy. I traded in a 2008 Lexus IS 250 be...
I purchased my Tucson on Mothers Day evening but test drove it the day before. When I got home I was skeptical but as I drove it I was starting to feel really happy. I traded in a 2008 Lexus IS 250 because I worked very far and was loosing my job and wanted something reliable and reasonable to take care of. I owned a Honda CRV before I bought my Lexus and wanted to go back to the SUV. Driving my Lexus was way to low to the ground and had more flats in those low profile tires. I was just tired of it so I decided to go back to my SUV. I am loving my Tucson. It does drive just as smooth as the lexus. Don't get me wrong, it's not a lexus but it almost close to the ride. I do have to say that they put an after market navigation system in this one and it is very complicated and the screen is hard to see. Other than that it is an excellent SUV for the money. I have to agree with some of the reviews regarding the ECO, it does not make a difference in the mileage but that was OK with me being that I came from paying for the highest gas in the lexus to Regular Unleaded. I'm loving it!!!!
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