The Tucson is a practical and affordable vehicle, with a roomy interior, as well as very good fit and finish. The ride is comfortable, but handling is not agile. Standard electronic stability control (ESC) and curtain airbags are notable safety features. Fuel economy was an unimpressive 18 mpg overall.
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"My Tucson does not accelerate quickly. Sometimes this can be a safety factor. Sometimes on a curvy road, it doesn't feel as stable as I would like."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"V6 is perfect for this unit, I could not be happier. I have NOT upgraded because the V6 is no longer available for the Tucson, if it were we would have 2/ Excellent Excellent unit & I am very happy"

JAMES R., TX (2006 Hyundai Tucson)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Fully adjustable front seats, heated very nice for Canadian winter."

K R., ON (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"This SUV has been very reliable. Though it is 10 years old with 173,000 miles, we've had very few problems with it. We change the oil regularly and do most of the recommended service on time. The ride in the front seats is very comfortable. However the back seat ride is quite bumpy and the seat design isn't optimal for long distance road trips. Since our children, now young adults, rode in the back, I wasn't aware of this disparity until a few years ago. I have ridden in newer model Tucsons whe"

WILLIAM V., NJ (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"The climate control switch to change from defrost to the passengers to the feet was defective. The dealer changed it out 4 times and we gave up. The last new switch lasted 2 days. Very unsatisfactory."

CAROLINE M., NM (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"Seats are somewhat stiff and the leather on the seats is wearing through which is disappointing."

JANE B., AZ (2006 Hyundai Tucson)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The quality of the car has been good, but somewhat lightly built. The gas mileage has never been up to expectations. The car is cramped for long drives, but has been reliable and trouble free."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"Worth the money."

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"poor mileage"

KENT C., FL (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

"Warranty from original owner was transferable.For a couple of hundred dollars, I got all new suspension and new brake hydraulics."

JAMES W., FL (2006 Hyundai Tucson)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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