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

"Acceleration from a dead stop is unimpressive. It lags, then kicks in and when it does it moves. Acceleration when in motion is good. Handling is good, had it on a few 1000 mile road trips. Cabin noise is a bit loud at times depending on the roads. It’s generally quite fun to drive."

Anonymous, NV (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Engine is somewhat underpowered for the vehicle"

Charles W., CT (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Reliable, decent mileage, comfortable"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Terrible acceleration. Many times you step on gas and nothing. All of a sudden, vehicle lunges forward. Also very slow take off and then lunges forward. Safety issue...."

J M., FL (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Handling could be better with better variable steering. At higher speeds, steering is very sensitive."

Anonymous, AR (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"The smaller motor can't get out of its own way except between 2500 and 4000 rpms in most gears. Hence the six speed transmission. The manual automatic feature is fun to drive and will rid the driver of some of the engine's inherent weakness. Pushing the pedal into passing using the automatic transmission mode dropped the gear way too low - I preferred to handle the downshifting manually in order to avoid this."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Acceleration is good for city and highway travelling even in Eco mode"

LORNE R., MB (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Plenty of power and ease of maneuvering"

Ray Z., NE (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"This vehicle turns on a dime, like it has caster wheels in the front."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Tucson)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"excessive road noise"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"when driving often sounds noisy (trucklike). There is some internal noise I hear, but cannot find. Sounds like there is a loose tool rolling around."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Adjustability, comfort and ease of use"

Eugene V., FL (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. This summer , I drove to Texas for a family reunion. I set the lumbar control and adjusted the power seats. Didn't stop for the night. drove straight thru, not quite 17 hours, stopped for meals and restroom at rest areas. Surprisinly comfortable , even on a long trip, upon arrival, just the aches and discomfort I deal with everyday, The long drive didn't exacerbate pain in my back at all. I could not be happier with my Tucson"

MARCUS P., FL (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"The cloth seats stained with what look like white fringes of wetted areas. This IS NOT from salt water or perspiration. It was plain water. I've never seen a problem like this before (and Having owned several cloth seat cars)."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"the seats are stiff and hold your legs to tight"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"noise control is very good seats are not comfortable. the back hits my rib cage and is not very comfortable"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"No Lumbar Support in front seats, not even drivers seat."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"The seats are a little hard, could use more foam in the construction."

L P., VA (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"getting whistling noise from bug deflector"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"The car is very comfortable easy to maneuver and very easy to get in and out of. I like bery able to see cars coming off the exits."

Robert L., MA (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Rides comfortably"

Ray Z., NE (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Road noise is minimal and the interior quality of the materials is good for the price point."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Very nimble with very nice seating position. The ride is well controlled. The quality of sound deadening fits the price point of the car."

T G., IL (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Excellent - very comfortable front and back seats and very quiet"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Tucson)


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

What Owners Say

"Car came with features that would have been extra on other cars we looked at."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Great vehicle, navi is really helpful, value = dollars spent"

LORNE R., MB (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Great value for the money."

DENNIS M., TN (2014 Hyundai Tucson)

"Very strong price value relationship"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Tucson)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Pretty typical model styling which is nice"

M C., NC (2014 Hyundai Tucson)
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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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