Hyundai Tucson Road Test

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Hyundai Tucson Review

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If you are looking for a compact 4WD then we recommend that you take a closer look at the Hyundai Tucson we found it a likeable, relaxed and easy to drive vehicle.

Build Quality

We were pleasantly surprised - everything was screwed together well and the paint finish was very good. The choice of materials worked well although some of the plastics were a bit cheap looking - in other areas it exceeded our expectations. The seats were well trimmed with leather faces, which were of a high quality.

Value For Money

The entry-level 2 Wheel Drive 2.0 GSI 5-Door Hyundai Tucson is priced at a very competitive £14,395 OTR and the comparative 4 Wheel Drive model costs £15,395 OTR. However, the top of the range 2.7 V6 CDX automatic model that we tested is priced at £19,145 and although well equipped, for that money you are in Honda CR-V and Nissan X-TRAIL, territory vehicles which will command a higher percentage of their purchase price when resold.

Having said that the Tucson is backed by Hyundai's class- leading 5-Year unlimited mileage warranty which surpasses anything else on the market. Recommended service intervals are every 10,000 miles.

Conclusion

Hyundai's marketing slogan 'A car first. A badge second' appeals to people who are more careful with their money and don’t have their head turned by designer labels.

If you are looking for a compact 4WD then we recommend that you take a closer look at the Hyundai Tucson we found it a likeable, relaxed and easy to drive vehicle. It may not be class leading material but it does offer a good level of standard equipment at an affordable price combined with Hyundai's class-leading five year unlimited mileage warranty. The entry-level model is definitely worth a look if you are on a budget.

25 November 2005 Melanie Carter
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Hyundai Tucson Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Tucson 2.7 V6 CDX
  
Body Type4x4
ColourEbony Black (Solid)
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.5 Seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban21.4 mpg
Extra Urban34.4 mpg
Combined28.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group13
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty5-Year unlimited mileage warranty
6-Year anti-perforation warranty
3-Years' Hyundai RAC assistance
Price (when tested on the 25/11/05)£19,195 OTR

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