We are very pleased with our new 2017 Hyundai Tucson.
No defects to report.
We started leasing it on June 27th 2017.
As it is getting broken in, gas mileage is getting better and the ride more comfortable.
I’m used to driving a much larger Dodge Caravan, so it has taken me some time to adjust to the size and all the upgrades, compared to my old 2004.
At first it felt like I needed to attend flight school with all the functionality, some of it this 63 year old will probably never use in the next 3 years. A great big thanks to the sales person at the dealership, who took the time to make sure I understood all this.
Everything I want to use works perfectly!
The finish is splendid and the Caribbean Blue is so pretty after a rain.
We have some very steep hills in our town and I really appreciate the Dual Transmission.
All it takes is a little touch to the left on the shifter. The display changes from “D” to the current gear your in. If I slow down a bit and tap the shifter back, it easily downshifts to a lower gear, so that I don’t have to ride the brakes so much.
When I’m ready, I just give the shifter a slight tap to the right and the display goes right back to “D”.
All this with no clutch pedal and the transmission won’t even go into an inappropriate gear.
This feature is going to be so useful, keeping my family safe on the road in our Maine winters.
After all, sometimes “life happens”, and we just have to go out in that storm for an emergency.
I’m not even taking into consideration being able to push a button and locking in all four wheels, or pushing another button starting down that icy steep hill to get extra braking from the engine to a better control.
Speaking of Winter (yikes, at the end of July no less), our road and driveway are often the last to get cleared of snow. In an emergency, that can be back breaking, shoveling to get out.
The exhaust system is always a big concern with high snow banks.
The exhaust system is tucked in so nicely to the frame, I had to really stoop down just to find it.
This is a very well designed and manufactured SUV.
There is even more space for groceries in the back than my old Caravan. What a surprise that is!