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Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend #4777727 06/04/18 09:44 PM
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I'm not gonna write a big review on this,but I drove two versions of the tucson this weekend.

One had the 2.0 motor. Simple to say it was lackin power out on the highway as I expected.
The other tucson had the 1.6 turbo engine. It was powerful in town and out on the highway winner 1.6 turbo

Its roomy for what I need it for.I dont have kids,so it's plenty roomy enough.

The leather seats are 100-times more comfortable then the cloth seats,period.

I guess I'm pretty much settled on puchasing this vehicle this summer,unless someone can tell me why I should avoid doing so.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4777737 06/04/18 09:54 PM
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I'd do some digging on the DCT before buying it. I'm not saying that it hasn't been resolved, but for a while there Hyundai was having some issues with their DCT. They've released a few software updates (3, I think?) which were supposed to have helped, but I haven't kept up with it. They are good looking CUV though.

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4777749 06/04/18 10:16 PM
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There is one more model you havenít looked into. That is the Tucson Sport. The Tucson Sport comes equipped with the 2.4L and a 6 speed fluid drive automatic. If I were in the market for a Tucson it would be the Sport model.
https://m.hyundaiusa.com/tucson/sport/specifications.html

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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4777753 06/04/18 10:29 PM
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Drive a mazda cx-5.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: JustN89] #4777872 06/05/18 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted By: JustN89
I'd do some digging on the DCT before buying it. I'm not saying that it hasn't been resolved, but for a while there Hyundai was having some issues with their DCT. They've released a few software updates (3, I think?) which were supposed to have helped, but I haven't kept up with it. They are good looking CUV though.


+1 I would avoid that DCT tranny.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: spasm3] #4777874 06/05/18 05:54 AM
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Why would someone want a Mazda CX-5? A car that has a system that shuts down 2 of 4 cylinders under certain conditions? Not me!


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4777938 06/05/18 08:16 AM
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You are spoiled by the low/midrange torque of the turbo.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: MParr] #4777952 06/05/18 08:40 AM
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spasm3
Why would someone want a Mazda CX-5? A car that has a system that shuts down 2 of 4 cylinders under certain conditions? Not me!



The system activates under light load cruising conditions.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4777958 06/05/18 08:49 AM
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OP what's wrong with your Escape?
It's only 3 years old by my calculations.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4777995 06/05/18 09:37 AM
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Expect an updated Tuscon for 2019. Diesel option is probably everywhere but NA.

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/2019-hyundai-tucson-revealed-diesel-mild-hybrid-powertrain/


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4778004 06/05/18 09:48 AM
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I would also avoid the DCT, especially if it is a dry clutch setup. I guess if one is doing lots of highway driving a DCT should be fine, but then again, what transmission wouldn't?


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4778028 06/05/18 10:14 AM
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Isn't Hyundai replacing a bunch of Turbo Direct Injection engines due to LSPI failures? Cracked pistons seem abundant. Is this 1.6l engine affected?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-hyundai-kia-recall-20170407-story.html


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: Danno] #4778134 06/05/18 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Danno
Expect an updated Tuscon for 2019.


Just bought a 2018 Santa Fe Sport because 2019 will have start/stop engines. Might be the same for the Tuscon?


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: tcp71] #4779412 06/06/18 05:57 PM
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Isn't Hyundai replacing a bunch of Turbo Direct Injection engines due to LSPI failures? Cracked pistons seem abundant. Is this 1.6l engine affected?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-hyundai-kia-recall-20170407-story.html


Not sure where you saw the cracked pistons issue. I know Chev had the cracked piston issue with their turbo 1.4L.

According to the article you linked, the Hyundai 2.4 and 2.0 manufacturing process may have left some debris in the oil passages, causing engine issues.


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Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend [Re: RazorsEdge] #4779431 06/06/18 06:14 PM
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if this is even close to highlander monies..rethink.


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