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2010 Hyundai Tucson

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 28/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 6-Spd w/Overdrive & Shiftronic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2010 Hyundai Tucson Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 132 Ratings for the 2010 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Like the car, however, I would not buy again.

By on Sunday, August 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Like the looks."

Cons: "Bad gas mileage, Bluetooth unusable,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"There are several reasons that I would not buy the car again. The advertised gas mileage is higher than it actually gets. Hyundai tested several years ( not 2010 ) and admitted their stated mileage was wrong. They sent an apology letter to owners of 2011 and 2012 and offered to compensate them somewhat for the difference they had to spend on gasoline. They did not offer me the same courtesy when I called saying they did not test 2010 models. My guess is all models have this problem. Also, the Bluetooth is unusable because no one can understand me when I make or receive a call. They finally, after about 10 trips to the dealership, replaced the microphone. That did solve the problem at all. Never would have bought this car or any Hyundai because of these two reasons. Shame on Hyundai for being unwilling to do anything to right these wrongs. Car is too high when getting in."

Luv my little SUV

By on Thursday, August 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good price, quick response, fun to drive"

Cons: "Road noise-little loud"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had my Tucson for 6 mo. & luv it. I love the quick response and easy handling. The interior is very user-friendly. All controls easy to reach. I am 5'9" with long legs and there is plenty of room in the front and back. With bad knees, it is easy to get in & out of and don't have to bend over to get groceries out of the back. I have the GLS model and will keep it many years, however one day would love to upgrade to Limited Edition."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

So far - so good

By on Sunday, August 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,300

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great standard features and value"

Cons: "Not yet sure about seat comfort on legs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've put 1300 miles on the 2015 Tucson SE. Here is what I can tell you. Gas mileage thru the first 1300 miles has averaged around 28 in mixed driving but a little more highway than city so far.The computer shows it getting about 28.6 so that's close enough to my calculations that I'm beginning to trust the computer. The SE has the larger engine, a 2.4 and it has plenty of pep to suit me. It is noticeably quicker than the 2.0 The ride is very smooth on decent roads but I do notice the harsher bumps more than I did on my Sonata. Overall I'm satisfied with the ride. Road noise and wind noise seem about average to me. Neither is a problem. This is my first SUV and I had been concerned about visibility after reading reviews. It hasn't been a problem for me. Admittedly there is a little more of a blind spot than the average family sedan but not as much as I was led to believe. Forward visibility is excellent and the seating position is high. I can actually see the hood while I'm driving. There is ample legroom, front and back. I had a problem with my right knee hitting the center console on most of the SUV's I tested. The RAV4 had the most knee room followed by the Tucson. I am 5' 10" and when I adjust the driver seat to give myself plenty of legroom there is still about 3"-4" inches of knee room in the back seat. Now, if the front passenger has the seat back reclined a good bit to take a nap then an adult will lose that knee room in the back, but a child will still be fine. On my test drive of 20 minutes and on subsequent trips of 45 minutes or less the seats have seemed comfortable. The one trip that lasted about an hour and 10 minutes started to hurt my legs up high by the hips. The sides of the front seats go up at a very steep angle and the foam seems very stiff. I'll have to see if this breaks in with use but I would pay attention to it when test driving. My butt and back have been comfortable. The SE has power seats and a power lumbar adjustment so you should be able to find a position that's comfortable on your back. The GLS does not have a lumbar adjustment. The controls for windows, locks, mirrors, AC, radio, etc have been easy enough to get used to. The touch screen for the radio is a bit small to suit me at about 4.3 inches. The Limited has a bigger screen I believe. This is my first touch screen radio and if you use your fingers it gets really smudged really quick. Luckily there are steering wheel controls and voice activated controls even on the mid level SE so you don't have to touch the screen once you become familiar with them. You just press a button and say XM channel 65 or FM channel 104.5 and it happens. About once every 10 tries it will say it didn't understand but if you speak clearly it works well. The Tucson is a little shorter than most of it's competitors and has a smaller cargo area. Not a problem for me but be aware of that. I didn't notice the cargo area lighting when I test drove so I don't know how it compares to other SUV's but now that I have the Tucson I can tell you the cargo lighting is on the left side and is basically worthless if you need to see back there at night. I feel a retractable cargo cover should be standard but it is not except on the Limited. I bought an aftermarket cover for about 75.00 and it works well. The list of standard equipment on the SE is long. Power drivers seat. Heated front seats. Heated mirrors. Map lights and visor lights in addition to the dome light. Of course XM radio is standard on all trim levels with 3 free months. In summary, the SE has a MSRP of 24,800 and I bought mine for 21,800 + TTL for a total of 23,400. Substantially less than any similarly equipped SUV. Time will tell about the reliability and I'll try to post again when it has more miles on it."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Will buy another on or up grade to Santa Fe

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price for all the equipment I have"

Cons: "wheel well screws came loose 2 times"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have loved the vehicle since purchase never had any what I would consider real problems only a couple cosmetic, I have kept up with the required maintenance."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Reliability has been very surprisingly good

By on Sunday, August 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Spunky"

Cons: "could use a few more horses"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"When I purchased the vehicle in 2011 I was skeptical about Hundai. After 93000 miles I would consider another one. The reliability has been very good. I replaced the usual; tires, breakes, and a battery, and nothing else. The drivers seat is showing its wear (so am I) but, over all, I would rate it very high. The "big three" would be lucky to match this mid size trooper. I need to mention that I did have the Tuson serviced as recommend by the manufacturer. Regards"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

My favorite car so far

By on Monday, July 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great in snow, tons of cargo room in back"

Cons: "so-so gas mileage, bumpy ride"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is the perfect car when you need room for four passengers and the ability to haul things (the back seat folds down flat). Gas mileage is not great (mid 20s with the AWD) and it rides a bit rough, but overall this has been a great car for me. I didn't want a monster SUV and couldn't afford a luxury one, so the Tucson is the perfect size and price. Has been very reliable--no mechanical issues at all, just general maintenance. (knock on wood) Zips around town and has good power to merge/pass on the interstate."

8 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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