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Hello everyone. This is Dwight and I'm a new guy on here. I have an order placed for a new Tucson Limited Hybrid. Coming from a tuned 2011 Nissan Juke SL, I'm looking forward to when this Tucson arrives here in Harrisburg, Pa. As everyone knows, you can get overwhelmed with all the positive as well as negative including disinformation. I've been bouncing back and forth between this vehicle and the Toyota Venza Limited Hybrid. Even though I'm retired, the kid in me still likes power but at the same time being frugal on fuel. I've been reading a lot of info on the new 1.6T Smartstream engine and all its complexities. Before I plop down 40 g's on a new vehicle, I want to know if y'all have had or have heard of any problems/issues with this engine and its dynamics including transmission. I've been blessed, if you want to call it that, with my Juke never having any issues with it. I'd like to be able to continue that good feeling with a new suv. I found out yesterday from my local Hyundai service dept mgr that the 1.6T actually does use two fuel injectors. One that's mounted in the port and one that's direct injected. This was one of my concerns as my Juke is DGI only and the valves get carboned up which requires a total fuel induction cleaning.
So, back to my main question before this Tucson arrives, is this engine and transmission reliable or are the issues that develop after so many miles? Thanks for any input you can give me.
 

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Hello everyone. This is Dwight and I'm a new guy on here. I have an order placed for a new Tucson Limited Hybrid. Coming from a tuned 2011 Nissan Juke SL, I'm looking forward to when this Tucson arrives here in Harrisburg, Pa. As everyone knows, you can get overwhelmed with all the positive as well as negative including disinformation. I've been bouncing back and forth between this vehicle and the Toyota Venza Limited Hybrid. Even though I'm retired, the kid in me still likes power but at the same time being frugal on fuel. I've been reading a lot of info on the new 1.6T Smartstream engine and all its complexities. Before I plop down 40 g's on a new vehicle, I want to know if y'all have had or have heard of any problems/issues with this engine and its dynamics including transmission. I've been blessed, if you want to call it that, with my Juke never having any issues with it. I'd like to be able to continue that good feeling with a new suv. I found out yesterday from my local Hyundai service dept mgr that the 1.6T actually does use two fuel injectors. One that's mounted in the port and one that's direct injected. This was one of my concerns as my Juke is DGI only and the valves get carboned up which requires a total fuel induction cleaning.
So, back to my main question before this Tucson arrives, is this engine and transmission reliable or are the issues that develop after so many miles? Thanks for any input you can give me.
As was mentioned in previous posts, several reliable sources rate the Tucson Hybrid as a sound and reliable vehicle. Consumer Reports rates the Tucson hybrid as one of the best hybrids available. Although the hybrid is new to Tucson, Hyundai has had hybrids in several of its other vehicles and has been very reliable. You will always find in this forum people that are having serious issues with their cars. It’s quite rare and Hyundai usually corrects the issue if they see a trend in any of their models.
Do some research on the Tucson and it’s competitors and make your own decision based on your own individual situation. Most here think the Tucson will be a decision you’ll happymakin!😀
 

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The hybrid does not have the dual injector setup. It is direct injection. That said, I know of no issues with them. Time will tell, but ours has been flawless for over 5k so far. The only negative that seems to be a constant is that fuel economy isn't at specs for some, especially on highway trips. You definitely won't get the spec'd 37 mpg at 70+ mph on the highway. Great car, though. We love ours.
 

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Hello everyone. This is Dwight and I'm a new guy on here. I have an order placed for a new Tucson Limited Hybrid. Coming from a tuned 2011 Nissan Juke SL, I'm looking forward to when this Tucson arrives here in Harrisburg, Pa. As everyone knows, you can get overwhelmed with all the positive as well as negative including disinformation. I've been bouncing back and forth between this vehicle and the Toyota Venza Limited Hybrid. Even though I'm retired, the kid in me still likes power but at the same time being frugal on fuel. I've been reading a lot of info on the new 1.6T Smartstream engine and all its complexities. Before I plop down 40 g's on a new vehicle, I want to know if y'all have had or have heard of any problems/issues with this engine and its dynamics including transmission. I've been blessed, if you want to call it that, with my Juke never having any issues with it. I'd like to be able to continue that good feeling with a new suv. I found out yesterday from my local Hyundai service dept mgr that the 1.6T actually does use two fuel injectors. One that's mounted in the port and one that's direct injected. This was one of my concerns as my Juke is DGI only and the valves get carboned up which requires a total fuel induction cleaning.
So, back to my main question before this Tucson arrives, is this engine and transmission reliable or are the issues that develop after so many miles? Thanks for any input you can give me.
Welcome to the group. My Hybrid has had no problems with the power train (a little over 8000 milrs), yesterday night coming home I averaged 39.4 mpg, today bringing home dinner (in sport mode) 28.2 mpg.
Your numbers will rely on your driving style and the ambient temperature (for heat). Power is satisfactory and often surprises the cars next to me.

Handling is good, ride is quite and smooth enough ... the technology is good. I like my Tucson VERY much.
I'd double check on the extra injectors, the turbo (at least mine) does not have it.
 

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As was mentioned in previous posts, several reliable sources rate the Tucson Hybrid as a sound and reliable vehicle. Consumer Reports rates the Tucson hybrid as one of the best hybrids available. Although the hybrid is new to Tucson, Hyundai has had hybrids in several of its other vehicles and has been very reliable. You will always find in this forum people that are having serious issues with their cars. It’s quite rare and Hyundai usually corrects the issue if they see a trend in any of their models.
Do some research on the Tucson and it’s competitors and make your own decision based on your own individual situation. Most here think the Tucson will be a decision you’ll happymakin!😀
Hi. Yeah, I've been through many websites who agree with you. Being new on here I didn't have a chance to go through every post especially in regards the Hybrid. The first Hyundai I owned back in the mid 80's was a Precise. That was a fun little car. Having grown up in dealerships and also being an asst service manager for a 4 line dealership years ago, I know for a fact just like today, no vehicle is perfect and will have its own little quirks. How the manufacturer deals with it is another story. Hyundai does have a very good reputation. I'm not one to jump into anything haphazardly but one who spends copius amounts of time doing research. (One of the perks of being retired) Thanks for your input.
 

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Hi. Yeah, I've been through many websites who agree with you. Being new on here I didn't have a chance to go through every post especially in regards the Hybrid. The first Hyundai I owned back in the mid 80's was a Precise. That was a fun little car. Having grown up in dealerships and also being an asst service manager for a 4 line dealership years ago, I know for a fact just like today, no vehicle is perfect and will have its own little quirks. How the manufacturer deals with it is another story. Hyundai does have a very good reputation. I'm not one to jump into anything haphazardly but one who spends copius amounts of time doing research. (One of the perks of being retired) Thanks for your input.
Yeah, from a fellow retiree! WAY to much free time🤪😜!
 

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Hi. Yeah, I've been through many websites who agree with you. Being new on here I didn't have a chance to go through every post especially in regards the Hybrid. The first Hyundai I owned back in the mid 80's was a Precise. That was a fun little car. Having grown up in dealerships and also being an asst service manager for a 4 line dealership years ago, I know for a fact just like today, no vehicle is perfect and will have its own little quirks. How the manufacturer deals with it is another story. Hyundai does have a very good reputation. I'm not one to jump into anything haphazardly but one who spends copius amounts of time doing research. (One of the perks of being retired) Thanks for your input.
From a fellow retiree ( with way too much time on my hands ). Been driving a top rated Subaru for the last couple of years, and it’s got its quirks and gremlins! All the computers running our cars these days, it’s a wonder they work as well as they do!
 

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Hello everyone. This is Dwight and I'm a new guy on here. I have an order placed for a new Tucson Limited Hybrid. Coming from a tuned 2011 Nissan Juke SL, I'm looking forward to when this Tucson arrives here in Harrisburg, Pa. As everyone knows, you can get overwhelmed with all the positive as well as negative including disinformation. I've been bouncing back and forth between this vehicle and the Toyota Venza Limited Hybrid. Even though I'm retired, the kid in me still likes power but at the same time being frugal on fuel. I've been reading a lot of info on the new 1.6T Smartstream engine and all its complexities. Before I plop down 40 g's on a new vehicle, I want to know if y'all have had or have heard of any problems/issues with this engine and its dynamics including transmission. I've been blessed, if you want to call it that, with my Juke never having any issues with it. I'd like to be able to continue that good feeling with a new suv. I found out yesterday from my local Hyundai service dept mgr that the 1.6T actually does use two fuel injectors. One that's mounted in the port and one that's direct injected. This was one of my concerns as my Juke is DGI only and the valves get carboned up which requires a total fuel induction cleaning.
So, back to my main question before this Tucson arrives, is this engine and transmission reliable or are the issues that develop after so many miles? Thanks for any input you can give me.
FIRST OFF I’M EXPERIENCING WIND NOISE AT THE TOP OF BOTH FRONT DOORS I BROUGHT IT IN THEY ARE AWARE OF THE NOUSE SPOKE WITH CORPORATE THEY HAVE NO FIX OR SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM ALSO AT 1200 MILES THE ENGINE DEVELOPED A NOISE HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR NEXT WEEK KEEP YOU POSTED
 

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I've had mine (SEL Convenience) for about a month and have about 1.8k miles on it. Overall, I'm very happy with the car. Love the tech, the ride, the power (for a hybrid), and the overall experience. As many forums discuss, the MPGs vary for owners. I think this car is built for city and suburban life. I live in the city and consistently get mid-30s. MPGs drop considerably 75+ mph. I can't speak to what cold weather does to the performance but I've seen, like most hybrids, MPGs take a hit. I'm have no doubt that the Venza, with it's very established hybrid powertrain and CVT transmission, will constantly and considerably out perform the Tucson with respect to MPGs. If you take a look at Fuelly and compare what owners are getting across both vehicles across hundreds of fill-ups, that should give you a good idea where mpg performance is averaging for both.

My car has developed a weird noise, that I discussed in a different post, that is most noticeable in 1st & 2nd gear when under load (going up a hill, aggressively accelerating, etc.). The dealer I purchased it from wasn't much help so I'm taking it to a different dealer for a second look. While annoying, I'm not over worked up about it. The 10-year powertrain/hybrid system warranty does allay some of my concerns about going with the Tucson and this new powertrain. Best of luck making your decision! Despite the noise, I do really enjoy the car (the pano roof is amazing... hardly a Hyundai exclusive, but I love it).
 

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I've had mine (SEL Convenience) for about a month and have about 1.8k miles on it. Overall, I'm very happy with the car. Love the tech, the ride, the power (for a hybrid), and the overall experience. As many forums discuss, the MPGs vary for owners. I think this car is built for city and suburban life. I live in the city and consistently get mid-30s. MPGs drop considerably 75+ mph. I can't speak to what cold weather does to the performance but I've seen, like most hybrids, MPGs take a hit. I'm have no doubt that the Venza, with it's very established hybrid powertrain and CVT transmission, will constantly and considerably out perform the Tucson with respect to MPGs. If you take a look at Fuelly and compare what owners are getting across both vehicles across hundreds of fill-ups, that should give you a good idea where mpg performance is averaging for both.

My car has developed a weird noise, that I discussed in a different post, that is most noticeable in 1st & 2nd gear when under load (going up a hill, aggressively accelerating, etc.). The dealer I purchased it from wasn't much help so I'm taking it to a different dealer for a second look. While annoying, I'm not over worked up about it. The 10-year powertrain/hybrid system warranty does allay some of my concerns about going with the Tucson and this new powertrain. Best of luck making your decision! Despite the noise, I do really enjoy the car (the pano roof is amazing... hardly a Hyundai exclusive, but I love it).
It’s the engine!
 
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