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0. Hyundayi's Self driving feature is second to only Tesla.
1. I bought the limited edition. Have driven 1600 miles in Northern California
2. The seats are really hard for long drives. I was having backpain after driving for two hours. Will be getting a cushion.
3. The mpg goes really bad at speeds above 65 mph, in moderate weather. I was getting 24mpg after driving around in some mountanous highways.
4. Overall mpg is around 30 right now.
5. Love the car but it has some problems, which scares me for the long run. While driving on the highway the car felt solid.
6. Have purchased a donut spare from ebay. This should have included. Just to claim a bigger luggage space Hyundayi did not.
7. I am still flummoxed as to why even the limited has lock/unlock for 2 front doors only.
Every time I shutdown the car and get off, the passenger doors remains locked.
8. The doors never autolock. Even my 2013 Honda civic has autolock based on timeout.
9. The bottle holders in all the 4 doors are pathetic. They are too small, especially the rear door ones.
10. There is lot of wind noise at high speed. The windows are single pane cheaper ones.
11. Everytime I try to schedule a service, for a rear door not shutting properly, the queue is huge and goes to next month.
This gives me the impression in general Hyundayi cars have lot of problems.
 

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For #7, do you have the window lock on? That engages the child lock on the rear doors

I found this to be the quietest car I've ever driven, but I guess it depends on what you came from. My base model Honda was tough to carry conversation in windy weather it was so loud

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We've only had our Tucson for a day so I can't really have much input on much of your complaints. However, we just sold our 2016 Sonata Hybrid before picking up the Tucson, and I wouldn't worry about long term reliability. Our experience has been that it is comparable to Toyotas we've had in the past. We had very little issues with the Sonata...a skip due to bad coils and an issue with the electric ac compressor, both taken care of under warranty. When I sold that car to Carvana yesterday, it looked and ran like new. No rattles, wind noise or other issues. It had 76000 miles on it. So we didn't hesitate to buy the Tucson.

Interesting you mention the seats. That was our 1 complaint on the Sonata. We had the limited trim (leather) and they were hard. We both have back issues, and those seats crippled us on long drives, even with all the adjustments. Most car seats do that to me with rare exceptions (our 2015 Golf diesel had great seats). It's kind of a crap shoot when car shopping, as seats will feel comfortable for a test drive, and an hour into a trip the trouble happens. I can say that on the 3 hour trip back from the dealership yesterday, we found the seats in the Tucson comfortable, and I don't expect any issues (time will tell). I think the upright seating position helps over the lower sedan seating position in the Sonata. That said, we specifically wanted the SEL convienience model to get the cloth seats after our experience with the leather seats in the other car. I will miss the heated steering wheel, though, and the ventilated seats were kind of nice.

I know many will disagree, but spare tires are kind of over rated these days. I kind of would like one too, for piece of mind, but with tire pressure monitoring systems, you catch a leak before it becomes a flat. In almost 50 years of driving, any flats I've had started small. I've never actually had a blowout. The TPMS systems on my last 3 cars have picked up any issues before they became problems.

Concerning the locks, there must be a setting or manual child guard lock feature somewhere. All our doors are unlocked when we get out of the car. Sounds like yours is set to child guard mode.
 

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Hyundai. Not Hyundayi.
The seat foam is pretty hard but I find that it's actually more comfortable on longer drives than the softer foams.
Fuel economy drops rapidly as speeds go up because there is a lot of frontal area to push through the air, and wind resistance increases with the square of velocity.
I got high 30's and low 40's throughout the summer but that fuel economy is going down, as expected, this winter.
This is the quietest car I've ever owned. The front windshield is expensive acoustic glass on the hybrids. Read the markings on the glass on the passenger front corner.
My Hyundai dealer has only one mechanic and they are pretty backed up for non-emergency types of problems. They did get me in right away for a free tire rotation, though.
 

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Concerning fuel economy. Too soon to tell with our Tucson, but with Sonata Hybrid, it could be influenced a lot with driving style. I could always get better fuel economy than my wife :). As Jay mentioned above, speeds higher than 65 cut it down. I could get 50 mpg on flat back roads. 40 on the highway at 75 to 80, or maybe even a little less. When we were up north (no longer live in NY) our summer average of about 42 would drop to the low 30s in the winter due to the winter gas blends and the heat running. The people I know who owned Prius's (or is that Prii?) had similar experiences, so it's a normal hybrid thing. I don't expect the Tucson to be much different...I'll just say goodbye to those 40+ mpg days I got with the Sonata. The upgrade is worth it, though.
 

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Every time I shutdown the car and get off, the passenger doors remains locked.
There's a setting for when the doors lock automatically (on gear shift or speed)
and another setting for when it unlocks automatically (Shift to park, engine off, or don't) You must be on setting 3.

For #7, do you have the window lock on? That engages the child lock on the rear doors
I think his comment is about why there isn't a outside button on the rear doors, when compared to some top trim other cars
 

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I figured out the setting to unlock all doors after ignition stop.
But still would like to have external locks on the door handles on the rear doors, like on the front ones.
Its a standard feature in most of the midnir top trims in other brands.
 

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There's a setting for when the doors lock automatically (on gear shift or speed)
and another setting for when it unlocks automatically (Shift to park, engine off, or don't) You must be on setting 3.


I think his comment is about why there isn't a outside button on the rear doors, when compared to some top trim other cars
Gotcha, coming from only owning cheaper cars I didn't realize this was even an option to have more than one or two unlock buttons.
 

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For #7, do you have the window lock on? That engages the child lock on the rear doors

I found this to be the quietest car I've ever driven, but I guess it depends on what you came from. My base model Honda was tough to carry conversation in windy weather it was so loud

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I am still having a Honda Civic 2013, which I think is little less noisy due to its shape, at highway speeds.
But I am coming from an Acura RDX, which had much better sound deadening.
 

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I find this car to be extremely quiet. Have had VW and Volvo vehicles previously. I also find the seats to be comfortable. I have back issues and that was the main reason I didn’t go for a RAV4 Hybrid or Prime - the seats were bad.

To each their own opinion.

OP - can you please share some things that you like about the vehicle? Why did you buy it?

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Now that I've driven the 19" wheels and the 17" wheels I do think the smaller wheels make the car a little quieter and more compliant. Shutting the sunroof cover helps with ambient noise, and I suspect removing the roof cross bars will too

Still a huge upgrade for me!

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I agree about the tires and wheels. The taller tires absorb more shock and lessen the chances of curb rash. I think the "Blue" model, not having a moonroof, makes it a little quieter as well.
 

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I just bought a car seat cushion. That solves the problem. Maybe I am fat thats why I feel the pain.
Overall I love the car because of the smooth pickup, very silent engine, unlike any rav4 hev or phev, mechanical AWD, and most importantly an adequately powered gas engine, in case one runs out of electric juice.
Overall I love the car. But sometimes wonder why Hyundayi acted cheap by omitting some basic options.
I did buy a donut sparewheel from ebay, and am also keeping the styrofoam cutout. Had some problem aligning the cover, but managed.
They could have put a spare tire below the suv, outside.
Mpg I am getting around 30-32 in city in California. But its getting colder here and my trips are very short.
So I am happy with that.
 
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