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Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend

Posted By: RazorsEdge

Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 02:44 AM

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.
Posted By: JustN89

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 02:54 AM

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.
Posted By: MParr

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 03:16 AM

RazorsEdge
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
Posted By: spasm3

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 03:29 AM

Drive a mazda cx-5.
Posted By: JC1

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 10:48 AM

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.
Posted By: MParr

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 10:54 AM

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!
Posted By: CT8

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 01:16 PM

You are spoiled by the low/midrange torque of the turbo.
Posted By: PimTac

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By: MParr
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.
Posted By: Lolvoguy

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 01:49 PM

OP what's wrong with your Escape?
It's only 3 years old by my calculations.
Posted By: Danno

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 02:37 PM

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/
Posted By: KrisZ

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 02:48 PM

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?
Posted By: tcp71

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 03:14 PM

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
Posted By: knerml

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/05/18 05:30 PM

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?
Posted By: Danno

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/06/18 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: tcp71
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.
Posted By: dblshock

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/06/18 11:14 PM

if this is even close to highlander monies..rethink.
Posted By: Nick1994

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/06/18 11:35 PM

Originally Posted By: tcp71
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

Hyundaiís engine issues were 5 model years ago.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/06/18 11:41 PM

The 2015 Sonata has as many complaints as the 2012 and 2013 Sonatas. Plus the number one complaint involving the 2015 Sonata are engine issues.

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Hyundai/Sonata/

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Hyundai/Sonata/2015/
Posted By: Nick1994

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/06/18 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
The 2015 Sonata has as many complaints as the 2012 and 2013 Sonatas. Plus the number one complaint involving the 2015 Sonata are engine issues.

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Hyundai/Sonata/

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Hyundai/Sonata/2015/
It's a little bit different of an engine, and i haven't heard of mass failures anymore than other brands.

Not too interested in a little independent website.
Posted By: dblshock

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/07/18 12:07 AM


problem is these always develop new problems and the reputation suffers along with resale value.
Posted By: Nick1994

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/07/18 12:14 AM

Originally Posted By: dblshock

problem is these always develop new problems and the reputation suffers along with resale value.
I only paid $9,990 for it, definitely not concerned about resale value crackmeup

I could have my mechanic install a new long block engine in it, and I'd still be in for a lot cheaper than buying a used Accord (which the cheapest used 2015 Accord in the State of Arizona last year was $16k).

Edit: Just checked, 16 months later there's only 1 in AZ under $16k, and it's black, which is a deal breaker. They're still all over $16k.
Posted By: dblshock

Re: Test drove 2018 tucson over the weekend - 06/07/18 12:25 AM

well there you have it all in a nutshell Nick.
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