2010 Hyundai Tucson Limited PZEV: RideLust Review

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2010 Hyundai Tucson PZEV: RideLust Review

a. Hyundai?

Thumbs Up: Hyundai has come a long, long

Thumbs Down: Four motor could use more torque; steering is overly

Buy This Car If: You want maximum in a small crossover with a warranty.

Prior to driving the Hyundai Tucson Limited, I driven anything from the auto giant since a 2007 Sonata. The Sonata was enough for a rental car, but refinement. The motor and transmission, for didn’t communicate well. the accelerator pedal and sometimes the car ahead with surprising other times, it tried to if it wanted to go at all.

It was almost the ECU spoke Spanish and the transmission Portuguese; sometimes they each other, but often did not.

A lot has changed in three and for Hyundai, all of it is good. The brand and the line have matured, and now sells a range of stylish and built automobiles at prices reflect maximum value for segments. Hyundai and Kia have attention to the lessons leaned by automakers in the U.S. market; by selling on price alone, up the content and quality to be as good as else in the class.

Take the 2010 Hyundai , for example. The exterior styling is by other small crossovers, but it copy any of them. Gone is the plain vanilla design of Tucson models, replaced by an design that looks from every angle. where it’s due: Hyundai and Kia are turning out designs show innovation and draw into showrooms.

If that’s not I don’t know what is.

talk about value, as The front wheel drive Hyundai Tucson Limited I drove carried a sticker of $28,090. That may seem but my tester had a leather interior, system, dual front and sunroofs (though the rear was a skylight), backup camera, audio system, automatic control, Bluetooth integration, glass, dual 12v outlets, an iPod adapter, a cargo and a Shiftronic transmission.

The only possible way to add to the price have been to opt for AWD instead of Want a comparably equipped CRV? An EX-L with will set you back $400 and the Honda has a five year, mile power train compared to the Tucson’s ten year, mile power train How about a Toyota RAV 4? Equipped as as the Tucson Limited, it’ll you $1,350 more, and it includes the five year, 60,000 power train warranty as the CRV.

If you want value, and warranty, it’s tough to Hyundai.

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So how did the 2010 Hyundai Tucson Very well, especially to earlier Hyundai models. The lacked a little power a standing start, but I was driving the zero-emissions vehicle (PZEV) which gives up six horsepower versus 176) and five feet of torque (163 168) to the standard Tucson.

moving, the Tucson never down on power and handled enough for a small crossover The Shiftronic transmission is a welcomed as it allows a driver to have a bit more control of the six speed than merely leaving it in

As you’d expect, the Tucson equipped with ABS, control and stability control, but includes Hillstart Assist (to prevent rolling backwards on hills) and Downhill Brake (for descending steep, grades). Despite the PZEV cylinder motor, I only to get 21 miles per gallon in a mix of city and driving. Blame it on too much spent in traffic at needlessly traffic lights.

The EPA rates the Tucson with the motor at 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 26 mpg What drivability changes I suggest to Hyundai? First, low-end torque from the 2.4 four cylinder motor, refine the power steering, felt over-boosted to me.

The restyle stop on the outside of the 2010 and the new interior features a nice mix of material in the dash and instrument The tachometer and speedometer are analog set back in sculpted tunnels to the Genesis Coupe). The LCD display for level and temperature is more appealing than the traditional and the entertainment / nav system is intuitive and laid out.

An information gives the driver dual odometers, average fuel range to empty and average estimates. The leather seats are but comfortable, and my only minor is a lack of side bolstering. a small crossover isn’t to be tossed into corners, but I prefer more lateral for the occasional evasive maneuver.

The tilt and telescopic steering (in Limited models) allows for a comfortable driving position, and the wheel mounted controls for phone and cruise control are a touch. Hyundai certainly an “A” for interior comfort and design, and a side bolstering in the front would get them an “A+” me.

The rear bench seat is comfortable, and offers a surprising of both legroom and head It’s not equivalent to a stretch or even a larger crossover, but six tall passengers won’t like they’ve lost a bet they climb in the back. The sunroof allows rear passengers to get a view of the sky, but the front sunroof opens.

If you want to go al fresco, you need to for the driver or co-pilot’s seat.

By rear seat passengers a bit leg room, Hyundai sacrificed cargo space with the up. If you need to haul four plus luggage, you’ll to pack on the light side, and passengers plus a medium dog probably won’t work for longer than cross-town. If you the panoramic sunroof option and with the roof rails, have the ability to add a rooftop carrier as your vacation trip needs dictate.

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