Used Hyundai Tucson (2004 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 03 Jul 2013
3
The Tucson is a budget 4x4 that majors on value for money and generous equipment. That's not to say it isn't capable off road and the four-wheel drive versions can cope surprisingly well with tough terrain.
Hyundai Tucson (04-09)
Well equipped, five-year warranty, decent off road ability, strong diesel engine
Awkward looks, dated and drab interior, firm ride, not very economical

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£14,385 - £20,492

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£460 - £3,404

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The Tucson is a budget 4x4 that majors on value for money and generous equipment. That's not to say it isn't capable off road and the four-wheel drive versions can cope surprisingly well with tough terrain. But it's on the tarmac where the Hyundai is really designed to spend the majority of its time. Here it is comfortable enough and handles well in corners with good body control, although the suspension is firm which is noticeable in town and over rough roads.

There's a good diesel engine available, which is just as well as the petrols are underpowered and thirsty. The model was slightly facelifted for 2009 while a two-wheel drive version was also introduced.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Good space and great for towing with 4 wheel drive (when needed).  

5 out of 5

Mervyn Brisk ,   30 Sep 2014    ... read more

 Adaptable space & access to boot through rear window.  

4 out of 5

Charlie Morris ,   27 Nov 2013    ... read more

 Good size especially in rear for my dogs, leather seats very practical.  

5 out of 5

Julie Gregory ,   31 Oct 2013    ... read more

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