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Two weeks ago, i am totally a “toyota” guy! For me, if I want to have a SUV, I will definitely go for a Rav4!

After I looked for a hybrid or plugin SUV two weeks ago on youtube and watch a video showing the Hyundai 2022 Tuscon, my whole world was totally upside down.

When I compare the toppest trim with Rav4 and Tuscon, they are all the same! The feature are mostly the same! But the price is a hugh different!!!! The price for Rav4 hybrid highest trim is same as the price for Tuscon Plugin highest trim! How can that possible! Besides if you want to queue for a Rav4 plugin, you have to wait for 2 years! But Tuscon is around 2-3 months.

After I talked the Sales, we concluded that no matter how Toyota priced the Rav4 and how bad the service they had provided, they have tonnes of die hard fans and will buy whatever toyota sell! But Hyundai want to take back some of the SUV market. They start being very agreesive, no matter the price, the feature or service!
 

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Two weeks ago, i am totally a “toyota” guy! For me, if I want to have a SUV, I will definitely go for a Rav4!

After I looked for a hybrid or plugin SUV two weeks ago on youtube and watch a video showing the Hyundai 2022 Tuscon, my whole world was totally upside down.

When I compare the toppest trim with Rav4 and Tuscon, they are all the same! The feature are mostly the same! But the price is a hugh different!!!! The price for Rav4 hybrid highest trim is same as the price for Tuscon Plugin highest trim! How can that possible! Besides if you want to queue for a Rav4 plugin, you have to wait for 2 years! But Tuscon is around 2-3 months.

After I talked the Sales, we concluded that no matter how Toyota priced the Rav4 and how bad the service they had provided, they have tonnes of die hard fans and will buy whatever toyota sell! But Hyundai want to take back some of the SUV market. They start being very agreesive, no matter the price, the feature or service!
Yeah, based on the raves on the internet it is that good. Dealers here in Seattle are adding $5K to the price of the SEL hybrid & there is a waiting line.
 

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But couples of my firend tried to convince me NOT to buy a Hyundai. They said everything maybe good for the first few years but may have problem after that. Besides the second hand market price for a Hyundai is pretty low!
 

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But couples of my firend tried to convince me NOT to buy a Hyundai. They said everything maybe good for the first few years but may have problem after that. Besides the second hand market price for a Hyundai is pretty low!
My opinions are based on the ownership of two Korean products (2004 Elantra GT & 2019 Kia Niro PHEV - neither which I owned beyond 3 years & 25,000 miles) and reading lots of Kia Hyundai owner forums. I'm sure other, more experienced owners will pipe up...
There is a fair degree of historical truth to both your statements, especially the later.
That said, you will find many who have had late model Hyundai (& Kias) that have been very reliable.
Overall, IMO, the Koreans have & are making huge strides in improving the quality & reliability of their product. But, all cars are getting increasingly complex electronically & over the past few years most models have had many complaints regarding the complexity & reliability of the electronics, especially infotainment systems. Go on any owners forum and you will find a plethora of complaints, even the recent, venerable Toyota RAV-4 has had numerous glitches & bitches. Some Kia Niro owners have gone well over 100K with NO problems. Others have had ongoing problems since the 1st month of ownership & resorted to the Lemon Law. It seems very random. Same is true with VW, Subaru, Chrysler... products.
Regarding the low resale of the Korean products, very true. If you don't plan on keeping your car for 5 years or more and resale is a big concern to you, that may be a good reason to not buy. Hopefully with product improvement, the resale will improve also.
 

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IMO as a owner of two Korean products (2004 Elantra GT & 2019 Kia Niro PHEV, neither which I owned beyond 3 years. I'm sure other, more experienced owners will pipe up...
There is a fair degree of historical truth to both your statements, especially the later.
That said, you will find many who have had late model Hyundai (& Kias) that have been very reliable.
Overall, IMO, the Koreans have & are making huge strides in improving the quality & reliability of their product. But, all cars are getting increasingly complex electronically & over the past few years most models have had many complaints regarding the complexity & reliability of the electronics, especially infotainment systems. Go on any owners forum and you will find a plethora of complaints, even the recent, venerable Toyota RAV-4 has had numerous glitches & bitches. Some Kia Niro owners have gone well over 100K with NO problems. Others have had ongoing problems since the 1st month of ownership & resorted to the Lemon Law. It seems very random. Same is true with VW, Subaru, Chrysler... products.
Regarding the low resale of the Korean products, very true. If you don't plan on keeping your car for 5 years or more and resale is a big concern to you, that may be a good reason to not buy. Hopefully with product improvement, the resale will improve also.
Thanks for your reply!
To be honest, except the low reselling value on 2nd hand market, everything on the Tuscon plugin 2022 is really perfect. Two days ago, i test drive it with my son. When we were testing driving, we just keep “screming” “waoh”and ”yeah”! Coz every feature in the car were really really good and is very driver based. What I mean is if I am a driver, what will a driver want! Anyone who didnt test drive it, i am strongly recommend you to test drive a Tuscon plugin 2022. Except low reselling value, this car is almost perfect!
 

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Thanks for your reply!
To be honest, except the low reselling value on 2nd hand market, everything on the Tuscon plugin 2022 is really perfect. Two days ago, i test drive it with my son. When we were testing driving, we just keep “screming” “waoh”and ”yeah”! Coz every feature in the car were really really good and is very driver based. What I mean is if I am a driver, what will a driver want! Anyone who didnt test drive it, i am strongly recommend you to test drive a Tuscon plugin 2022. Except low reselling value, this car is almost perfect!
You were able to test drive the PHEV in Canada's?? I heard it's slightly slower than the hybrid, does it feel like that to you?
 
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