Hyundai used cars like the Tucson was brought online in 2005 to compete in the compact crossover market. Hyundais strategy was to compete against Toyota and Honda for the compact crossover segment and get a piece of the pie. So when Hyundai introduced the Tucson in 2005 it was no surprise that the vehicle was well designed and it was priced at a very reasonable cost.
Hyundai Tucson used cars:
When the Tucson came to market in 2005 it had the option of a 2.0 litre, four cylinder engine with 140 horsepower to boot or a 2.7 litre, V6, 173 horsepower engine to drive around in. The 2.0 litre Tucson came with either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual and the 2.7 litre Tucson just came with the automatic transmission. The 2006 Hyundai Tucson V6 version still offered all-wheel and front wheel drive and the 2.0 litre version was now offering the all-wheel drive option. In 2007 Hyundai dropped the all-wheel drive of the 2.0 litre version. Hyundai in 2010 was to have a completely different design of the Tucson, so in 2009 they made some design changes to the vehicle and this made it look completely different. They did this to prepare for the 2010 unveiling of the new redesigned model.
Fuel consumption for Hyundai used cars like the Tucson 2.0 litre, that were made in 2005 have 10 miles per gallon for city and highway driving and the V6 model has almost 12miles per gallon for both city and highway driving. The 2.0 litre version of the Tucson for 2006 to 2009 improved slightly for both city/highway driving, but nothing really to write about. For 2006 to 2009 the V6 version had no changes to fuel consumption at all.
There are some things to know before you buy a used Hyundai Tucson from the years 2005 to 2009. A lot of owners have complained about the anti-lock braking system, from their 2005 model. The braking system would activate randomly on one wheel without cause. Apparently Hyundai did recall the vehicles in 2005 to fix the problem. Other previous owners have complained about the battery running out or just dying because of radio issues. The radio was stealing power from the battery when the vehicle was off; I have not heard if this problem has been corrected yet. Theres also issues with the fuel filter in which the ignition button lights up and shows a misfire in the engine.
Over all Hyundai Tucson has been written up as a great used vehicle by various leading automotive magazines, blogs and websites.
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