The Tucson handles responsively and securely. Its civilized powertrain yields good fuel economy. The Hyundai also has a reasonably spacious and well-trimmed interior with easy-to-use controls. However, a stiff ride and pronounced road noise take away from the driving experience. Further, the swoopy styling robs cargo space and inhibits the view to the rear.
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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

"Base model does NOT include either cruise control or a roof rack. Other models did but those models were NOT available with a stick shift. Sad that I had to choose between a stick shift or cruise control. Prior year Tucsons were available with both (such as my older 2005 Tucson with a stick shift, cruise control, and a roof rack)."

Michael T., TN (2013 Hyundai Tucson)


Al H., ON (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"It accelerates well and is quite pleasant to operate on both short and long trips."

Donald M., WI (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"It drives and handles very well. I do find the ride choppy and more road noise than expected."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Drive a lot of two lane roads and the acceleration is good for passing on these types of roads."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Weak climbing acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Driver comfort and control"

RON T., NJ (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Road noise. Seems it is somewhat loud at times."

DANIEL M., SC (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"bad - no cruise control"

ROBERT F., NJ (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"It handles quick and ride is rough"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Just right for my Wife."

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"It has good acceleration for passing cars quickly on two lane roads and still good mileage."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Tucson)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Excellent leather seats"

Frank S., SK (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"I find that this Hyundai Tucson model does not have the most comfortable ride in the back seats. Driver comfort is good, also front passenger ride is good. This is the 1st SUV I ever owned. All of my previous cars were super comfortable Buick & Jaguar sedans. Can't compare those rides to the Hyundai."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Four tall, hefty people EASILY fit in my car, with good headroom and TONS of legroom! :-)"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Very comfortable ride"

Ronald T., NJ (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"I am 6 ft tall and like plenty of room in a car above and around my head. This car offers that"

SUSAN S., WI (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Very easy to drive..I feel in total control"

RON T., NJ (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Difficult to see objects in blind spots. Driver's seat doesn't raise up enough."

KATI G., CO (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"The car seats are not very comfortable, In high winds the car makes loud wind noise. Ride is stiff."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"I am in the car all day and it is so comfortable and handles so well."

MARK L., FL (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Horrible ride, rough, noisy and the front wheel drive was terrible on wet pavement and especially snow & ice. Would not recommend this car to anyone."

K B., MO (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Excellent car-handles well on highway-gets 26 mpg on open road-gps works great"

STEWART H., VA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Overall a great car. But, a little too much road noise. Could be related to the tires, so when I replace them I will shop for a more quiet tire. This year's vinyl upholstery off-gases a foul oder."

Richard W., WA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"We have non-powered seats in our Tucson, yet there is sufficient adjustment to provide for comfortable travel on extended trips. The seating position and the great external mirrors make for comfortable operation in traffic."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Tucson)


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

What Owners Say

"Reasonable purchase price and low maintenance cost"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"My Hyundai came with MANY features standard, features for which Toyota, etc. charged extra! And, my Hyundai cost a LOT less than a RAV-4."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Good Price at the time"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"The 2013 Hyundai was the best vehicle available for cash deal We love it very well , absolutely no broblems of any kind . A.H."

Al H., ON (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"The only change that I would make, is to purchase the higher level model, with the turbo engine and the navigation /backup camera. For the difference in the purchase price (~10%) it would have added 50% in enjoyment!"

MICHAEL W., ON (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"Compared to Toyota RAV4, had better features for less money in comparable years."

AUDREY N., IN (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"I know the Tucson doesn't rate as highly as the cr-v or the rav4, but the extra cost to get the same features as the Tucson is not worth it."

Anonymous, NB (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"this car was cheaper than others in its class"

SUSAN S., WI (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"While the fuel economy isn't the greatest, that is offset by the all wheel drive which provides for great operation in our snowy, winter weather. The vehicle provides great service and the manufacturer warranty provides confidence to operate the vehicle for a full ten years."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Tucson)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Nothing special....most suv types look similar. It is functional and does everything we need."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

"I would prefer to have the Tucson be a little more different in styling than exactly copying the Santa Fe - it looks like the Santa Fe went through a "hot" cash wash and was shrunk in its' size."

MICHAEL W., ON (2013 Hyundai Tucson)

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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