2005 Hyundai Tucson User Reviews

2005 Hyundai Tucson Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"cost" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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mezzoola writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2WD Review
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4

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Visibility, safety, cargo capacity, reliable, looks

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air conditioning system, power, fuel economy, factory windshield wipers

mezzoola
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Very Comfortable Small Family Suv — We have had this vehicle since new and we would definitely purchase again. I was in an accident and was almost glad it happened because I realized how well this vehicle protected me. Ended up with a $7500 repair bill for the front end. I didn't have to pay...accident was not my fault! The accident happened when the vehicle was only 2 years old. Repairs were excellent as we have had no issues at all. Love the ride, visibility, handling and overall comfort and space. It feels like a "cushy" car. Definitely not for you if you want a sportier ride. We purchased this vehicle because the back seats fold down flat with the rear storage area and there is no carpet in the cargo area. We would definitely purchase the 6 cyl though, as not much difference in the fuel economy and this is a heavy vehicle for 4 cylinders. We should have researched that before we bought and not assumed better fuel economy. We have, however, traveled through the Rockies towing a 12ft tin boat with all our camping gear in it! No power, but sure and steady. Yes, we researched the towing specs thoroughly. Acceleration is reasonable on the flat. There aren't many negatives, the biggest one being the very wimpy air conditioning system. In our vehicle, the air conditioning will just stop working after about 15 minutes or so. If you turn it off completely for at least 10 minutes it will start working again. It also belches dry ice type smoke from the vents frequently. It has had this problem since brand new (definitely not caused by the accident) has been flushed twice, checked out numerous times (at least 5 since it was new) but service dept. says there is nothing wrong with it....what can you do??? Good thing we don't live in a climate the requires air conditioning or I would have left it in service and refused to pick it up until they figured it out!! A couple of minor negatives, I don't find some of the controls intuitive and the factory wiper blades were garbage. We replaced with high quality blades. Maintenance and repairs have been average, no big surprises at all. Overall extremely happy with this vehicle!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jessica writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 4WD Review
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I like how much stuff I can fit in my car

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I don't like how much gas it uses, or how much it costs to insure (4x4)

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It's A Good Car For Its Class, But I Wish I Had A Sedan. — The car handles pretty well, does not rattle or squeak, need any repairs, and looks cute but it does cost a lot to own due to gas mileage and insuring a 4x4. It is a fun car to drive though!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Krista writes:
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I love the reliability, at 163,000 and still going strong!

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I wish it got better gas mileage.

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Worth It. — This car definitely has been worth the money. The only repairs it has ever needed were very minor things. The ventilation system however is very difficult to get into and clean. Gas mileage could definitely be improved. Would love to see a hybrid model. After 163,000 miles it shows no decrease in power or any signs of stopping any time soon. This car has done great on the highway and on bumpy, backroads.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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acmtwin1 writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2WD Review
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4 Cylinder - low gas cost and great gas mileage

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acmtwin1
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Great Car For A Great Price — I've had many compliments from other people and I have loved driving this car everyday since I've owned it. I wouldn't pay more for a small SUV. This one has it all and then some. The trunk space is unbelieveable. I am able to haul large furniture items with no problem with the fold down seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dennis writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2WD Review
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Cost friendly to operate

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limited cargo area

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Does Everything I Need It To Do. — It's very zippy. I like getting 26+ or - a couple MPG. Can tow my Waverunner to the lake with the A/C going and not bog down. Have had no problems with it. Just add gas and change the oil. Only things i have chnged or added was the stereo, added the hitch, and replaced the air filter with a K&N.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4WD Review
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Fun, Powerful

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Fair Gas mileage

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Very Reliable — this car is very reliable because it is not too big, but it has power. It's got a nice interior, but it could be better. Its very fun to drive. I like that is manual and Automatic. The gas mileage is ok.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson LX 4WD Review
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Looks and reliability

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Performance and dashboard

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Hyundai Tucson Cdx — Acceleration is a joke but handles OK. Built to last and very comfortable, although dashboard is a bit cheap and plastic. Looks smart, particularly from the back. Cheap to run for a 4X4, although services aren't that cheap. Engine is bomb-proof. A good all-rounder and excellent for a young family with plenty of luggage space.

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debk2155 writes:
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Plenty of interior room in the front and back seats

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Not too good on gas

debk2155
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Just The Right Size For Me, Rides Really Smooth — I really like my Tuscon. It's a good size and has enough room in the front and rear for my long legs. I would highly recommend this vehicle.

Owner for 2 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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Ben writes:
2005 Hyundai Tucson LX 4WD Review
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Build quality, believe it or not from a hyundai, and smoothness

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Fuel economy, low down torque

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Reliable, Smooth, Quiet But Thirsty — Good car, but could use more torque low down in the revs and uses a bit too much fuel for the performance

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2006 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

Great Suv By RonBailMills

So far, I love everything about it. Roomy, smooth, good cargo space. Seats are very comfortable, and the ride is very smooth. Would recommend to anyone with a small family, every day commuting, and ... Read More

Great Value For The Money By lbarzin

Bought this car used for my daughter - it has turned out to be the most reliable, easy-to-keep car in the household. Has required just the minimum of maintenance in 150,000 miles. Quite comfortable on... Read More

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2007 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

Nice Small Suv By Jcar

Nice amenities inside and out - good cargo room for a small SUV, especially with rear seats folded down. Pretty good power from V6 engine. Nice amenities in Limited like heated leather seats, etc. ... Read More

Nice Smaller Suv By Jcar

Overall - liked it - good family transport, rides nice and at 5 years old - zero mx problems. Rear seats fold down for lots of cargo room. Stylish color with features like leather seats, heated wind... Read More

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2008 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

Well Made Car! By KreggoSankar

Everything about the car is great other than the styling of the exterior, the car itself runs perfectly and I would definitely consider getting another Hyundai. Great gas saver also ran back and forth... Read More

Great Car For A Small Family By PDXcam

Great price for the package you get. It doesn't have a lot of power, but it is light on the road so it is adequate. The lack of power certainly helps this CRV/SUV get 20+ MPG which is good in that c... Read More

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2009 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

Good Suv By Richard

this car is very fun to drive, and so far the gas mileage is adequate, the interior is very nice, especially the heated seats upfront, this my second hyundai, both are very comfortable.The acceleratio... Read More

Functional And Good For A Familiar (mother's) Car By Samuel

Performance - Excelent acceleration, brakes are less than regula, very responsive car. Build quality - the side fenders are so fragiles. i already change 2 fenders appearance - interior is very nice. ... Read More

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2010 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

Sporty But Economical By Dawn

This car is fun to drive, gets pretty good gas mileage for its class and has more than enough horsepower. It is missing heated seats, temperature/comfort controls for both and front would be nice, be... Read More

Hyundai Tucson Vs. Other Suvs By Joseph Anthony

Hyundai Tucson vs. other SUVs - what i like about this car is the engine response. its very quick in terms of acceleration and ride comfort is great. also it has a lot of intelligent options that ma... Read More

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