Hyundai Tucson Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Got to say love the Tucson, they've come along way in both quality and technology, but a bit disappointed with a few things. First one I'll bring up is why is the toggle button near the gears only able to switch to sport mode and back, why do you have to go through all the options on the setup screen to get say the Cube clocks, it would have been nice to have a short cut for all clocks, especially if they include different ones in the future.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Waiting for delivery of Tucson Ultimate with tech pack. Couple of questions if I may? Can you confirm in the UK do you get remote start and pre heat/ cool? Did yours come with the auto park feature? If you use apple car play does it work well? How well does the highway assist work? Sorry about the multi questions but any advice would help my anxiety about moving to a Hyundai for the first time??????
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Waiting for delivery of Tucson Ultimate with tech pack. Couple of questions if I may? Can you confirm in the UK do you get remote start and pre heat/ cool? Did yours come with the auto park feature? If you use apple car play does it work well? How well does the highway assist work? Sorry about the multi questions but any advice would help my anxiety about moving to a Hyundai for the first time??????
Hi, No prob. So most answers are No. unfortunately it doesn’t have the remote start/preheat which I was extremely disappointed with as I thought it would be like my wife’s Nissan Leaf, but according to the dealership you are not allowed with regards to emissions, a full elec can remain plugged in and be running as there are no emissions, so sorry about that one. Personally I thought mine being the top model would come with remote back and forwards park assist but again it doesn’t! Also thought it would include the cam based blind spot detection again no such luck it’s all on the extra cost TechPack!Although I absolutely love the vehicle I’ve been disappointed on the tech side feel like I’ve been misled.
Also this might just be me but I think they need to update/ change a few things on the software side to make it even better.
Looking on the positive side….Engine, fuel consumption, performance, ride etc fantastic love the interior colour ( not keen on external col) Hope this helps, any more questions….fire away.👍
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Cheers for the quick reply can I further ask is your ultimate the hybrid model. Mine is and wonder if that may means like the leaf that I can use the battery for the pre start. I have also gone for the tech pack which allows the key fob to start the engine from nearby (if the uk tech pack has the auto park) so if it allows that then??????. How does the AA or apple play work?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Cheers for the quick reply can I further ask is your ultimate the hybrid model. Mine is and wonder if that may means like the leaf that I can use the battery for the pre start. I have also gone for the tech pack which allows the key fob to start the engine from nearby (if the uk tech pack has the auto park) so if it allows that then??????. How does the AA or apple play work?
Yes mine is the Hybrid but not the Phev hybrid, is yours the Phev hybrid ? If so you might me in luck for the pre start….excellent for winter👍 AA was ok, tried the maps etc, the downside is that it needs to be plugged in to use it, its the same with the ACP.
Good choice to go with the Tech pack as it gives you the 360 parking etc I needed my car before I go on holiday next week so didn’t have time to request the Tech pack had to opt for what cars were already on the ship to the UK.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Nah mine is the full hybrid only not Phev, was hoping for the pre warm option but not a deal breaker. Looking forward to using all the other tech though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Waiting for delivery of Tucson Ultimate with tech pack. Couple of questions if I may? Can you confirm in the UK do you get remote start and pre heat/ cool? Did yours come with the auto park feature? If you use apple car play does it work well? How well does the highway assist work? Sorry about the multi questions but any advice would help my anxiety about moving to a Hyundai for the first time??????
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
I’m disappointed with the Tucson and wish I had stayed with my Honda CRV. The traffic sign recognition software is terrible and gets it wrong on a daily basis. Often tells me I’m on a 60mph road doing over the limit when I’m driving at 40 and under. Told me the limit on the motorway was 80mph.

Apple car play is good but it messes up other blue tooth devices. I still use an iPod touch for my music and it refuses to work when Apple car play is connected.

The biggest problem for me is the ride. The car transmits every bump in the road through your seat. It’s a real bone shaker. And finally, I’ve done just over 5000 miles and all I get is 32.7 mpg. Really bad fuel consumption for a 1.6 Petrol mild hybrid.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
I’m disappointed with the Tucson and wish I had stayed with my Honda CRV. The traffic sign recognition software is terrible and gets it wrong on a daily basis. Often tells me I’m on a 60mph road doing over the limit when I’m driving at 40 and under. Told me the limit on the motorway was 80mph.

Apple car play is good but it messes up other blue tooth devices. I still use an iPod touch for my music and it refuses to work when Apple car play is connected.

The biggest problem for me is the ride. The car transmits every bump in the road through your seat. It’s a real bone shaker. And finally, I’ve done just over 5000 miles and all I get is 32.7 mpg. Really bad fuel consumption for a 1.6 Petrol mild hybrid.
I've had my 2022 Tucson 'mild hybrid' for a couple of weeks and I can't believe had awful the fuel economy is. I know that official manufacturer figures should be taken with quite a bit of salt, but the official figures seem to have been plucked out of thin air compared to what I'm actually getting. I've only done about 350 miles so far and it's exclusively been short journeys, but the average is 25mpg. I might aswell be driving a Porsche or Range Rover with that sort of economy. My friend has an Audi S3 (300bhp 2L turbo engine) and gets better MPG than this.

I just put fuel in for the first time since picking it up (the dealer filled the tank for collection) and £35 worth (I'm in the U.K., where petrol is currently about £149.9/gallon) has given me 175miles of driving according to the trip computer...it was showing about 35miles when I filled it, so that's 140miles for £35. I part-exchanged an Audi Q5 2L diesel for the Tucson and I'm already regretting it...the Q5 was permanent 4WD, was physically bigger (and almost certainly heavier), had a bigger and more powerful engine (2L/190PS versus the Tucson's 1.6L/150PS) and admittedly it was a diesel, but the same value fuel (diesel and petrol are virtually the same price in the U.K.) would easily give me 320miles of driving. The Q5 would average mid-30s around town and at least 43mpg on a long trip...I've even had it show 56mpg when I was really trying on a long motorway journey in steady moving traffic.

I was hoping to spend less on fuel than the heavy, gas guzzling Q5 but it looks like I'm going to be spending considerably more with the Tucson. I was hoping that it would improve as I put some miles on it but from your comments, it sounds like that's not going to be the case. How can Hyundai state official figures of 43pmg for the combined cycle, when I'm not even getting 30mpg? I can't begin to say how disappointed I am and if I could return it, I would.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
I've had my 2022 Tucson 'mild hybrid' for a couple of weeks and I can't believe had awful the fuel economy is. I know that official manufacturer figures should be taken with quite a bit of salt, but the official figures seem to have been plucked out of thin air compared to what I'm actually getting. I've only done about 350 miles so far and it's exclusively been short journeys, but the average is 25mpg. I might aswell be driving a Porsche or Range Rover with that sort of economy. My friend has an Audi S3 (300bhp 2L turbo engine) and gets better MPG than this.

I just put fuel in for the first time since picking it up (the dealer filled the tank for collection) and £35 worth (I'm in the U.K., where petrol is currently about £149.9/gallon) has given me 175miles of driving according to the trip computer...it was showing about 35miles when I filled it, so that's 140miles for £35. I part-exchanged an Audi Q5 2L diesel for the Tucson and I'm already regretting it...the Q5 was permanent 4WD, was physically bigger (and almost certainly heavier), had a bigger and more powerful engine (2L/190PS versus the Tucson's 1.6L/150PS) and admittedly it was a diesel, but the same value fuel (diesel and petrol are virtually the same price in the U.K.) would easily give me 320miles of driving. The Q5 would average mid-30s around town and at least 43mpg on a long trip...I've even had it show 56mpg when I was really trying on a long motorway journey in steady moving traffic.

I was hoping to spend less on fuel than the heavy, gas guzzling Q5 but it looks like I'm going to be spending considerably more with the Tucson. I was hoping that it would improve as I put some miles on it but from your comments, it sounds like that's not going to be the case. How can Hyundai state official figures of 43pmg for the combined cycle, when I'm not even getting 30mpg? I can't begin to say how disappointed I am and if I could return it, I would.
Totally agree with what you say. I've done almost 9,000 miles and this car is costing me £112 per month more than my Honda CRV EX. I had thought a mild hybrid was some sort of fuel saving but i'm only getting 31mpg. The ride is the hardest, most bone shatering ride I've ever experience and the speed sign recognition software is all over the place, pic of the dash telling me I'm over the 30mpg limit when I'm stopped at traffic lights and another telling me the road I am on is an 80mph limit. I get this on a daily basis. Hyundai dealer is useless and I've now approached my old Honda dealer about a part exchange.
Car Vehicle Plant Speedometer Motor vehicle
Car Vehicle Plant Speedometer Motor vehicle
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
Got to say love the Tucson, they've come along way in both quality and technology, but a bit disappointed with a few things. First one I'll bring up is why is the toggle button near the gears only able to switch to sport mode and back, why do you have to go through all the options on the setup screen to get say the Cube clocks, it would have been nice to have a short cut for all clocks, especially if they include different ones in the future.
You should be able to go either way with the switch.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Totally agree with what you say. I've done almost 9,000 miles and this car is costing me £112 per month more than my Honda CRV EX. I had thought a mild hybrid was some sort of fuel saving but i'm only getting 31mpg. The ride is the hardest, most bone shatering ride I've ever experience and the speed sign recognition software is all over the place, pic of the dash telling me I'm over the 30mpg limit when I'm stopped at traffic lights and another telling me the road I am on is an 80mph limit. I get this on a daily basis. Hyundai dealer is useless and I've now approached my old Honda dealer about a part exchange. View attachment 397 View attachment 397
I've seen a couple of people having the issues you mention with the speed limits. Luckily, I haven't had any issues with mine yet but it's done less than 400 miles at this point.

Before deciding on the Tucson, I read a lot of reviews and watched lots of video reviews, and they all mentioned the hard ride. Personally, I don't mind it so much but it's definitely harder than my old Q5. It's probably because my other car is a Mini Countryman SD All4 with run-flat tires, which is the very definition of bone breaking...I drive over an ant at speed in that and one of my teeth falls out.

I created a spreadsheet last night with a matrix of how much the Tucson is costing me compared to the PHEV and my old Q5. Taking into account how much I'm driving each month (which is a lot less than usual due to the pandemic) and current fuel costs, it shows the Tucson (based on an average of 30mpg) will cost me £20 more each month, which isn't the end of the world. That said, I bet your old Honda CRV was pretty frugal, right? I'm coming from a relatively thirsty Q5 so thankful for small mercies. ;-) However, if I go back to 1,200 miles per month as I used to do pre-pandemic (we have family all across the country...visiting my Mum is a 4hr drive over 200 miles each way), the increase in fuel costs over the Q5 goes up to £39pm. My spreadsheet shows that the PHEV (based on an average of 45mpg) would save me £45pm over my 'mild hybrid' if I'm driving 600 miles each month...increase that back to 1,200 per month and the PHEV would have saved me £90pm on fuel...that's just over £1,000 a year. Two years down the line and the price difference between the MHEV and PHEV has been erased.

All of that is somewhat offset by the lower insurance cost I’m now paying, but the fuel economy of this thing is still outrageous. My journey back from dropping my daughter at school this morning (5 miles over twisty village roads and a small section of dual-carriageway) recorded an average of 27.1mpg. My friend with the Audi S3 gets 25mpg around town and he's getting all the advantages of being able to drive that car...I'd much prefer that over a Tucson. We're due to drive over to Ireland at Christmas which is a round trip of about 1,300 miles so I'll be interested to see how much I have to spend on fuel. My spreadsheet predicts that I'll end up spending about £293 and have to fill the (tiny) tank up 3.6 times. The Q5 would cost £251 for the same journey, and have to be filled up 1.9 times. I now realise that there’s a reason why ALL of the reviews of the new Tucson are based on the PHEV and not the mild-hybrid. The new Kia Sportage is out early next year, so if the Tucson doesn’t improve there’s a very real chance of me swapping it for that. 😕
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
I’m disappointed with the Tucson and wish I had stayed with my Honda CRV. The traffic sign recognition software is terrible and gets it wrong on a daily basis. Often tells me I’m on a 60mph road doing over the limit when I’m driving at 40 and under. Told me the limit on the motorway was 80mph.

Apple car play is good but it messes up other blue tooth devices. I still use an iPod touch for my music and it refuses to work when Apple car play is connected.

The biggest problem for me is the ride. The car transmits every bump in the road through your seat. It’s a real bone shaker. And finally, I’ve done just over 5000 miles and all I get is 32.7 mpg. Really bad fuel consumption for a 1.6 Petrol mild hybrid.
Hard Riding? Take some air out of the tires, been in the car business for 40 years and this trick has saved me many times from a rough riding vehicle. You probably have 35# or more in the 19" wheel and tire combo, take it down to 30#, you will see the difference, and no discernible difference in wear of the tire.
 

·
Registered
2022 Tucson LTD
Joined
·
16 Posts
Maybe it's a Hybrid issue, I have a gasoline limited and it rides very nice and quiet. Only have 450 miles but first fill up netted 29.5 per gallon.
Happy with that but fuel is cheaper here.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top