I have a few quibbles with this vehicle: the navigation system tilts upwards and washes out in all but night lights; the blue-hued fuel and temperature gauges set in between the well-hooded tachometer and speedometer are nearly invisible in daylight, as well. For me, those two items could be deal-breakers.
Hyundai's warranty is exemplary, as everyone knows, offering basic coverage of five years/60,000 miles and drivetrain warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Thankfully the quality of all Hyundai products has grown to be amongst the best in the industry so the warranty can be construed - in most instances - to be a moot point.
Were it not for the two items I didn't like on the Tucson, I think it would be a no-brainer to select this vehicle. With its space considerations - how about the 25.7-cubic-foot hatch area that extends to 55.8 cubes with rear seats folded - and the overall quality of construction, the Tucson is a major player in the small, SUV/CUV arena.
© 2011 Anne Proffit