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I am a long term Audi fan but now interested in the Tucson. WHY? I drove an Ionic recently and found the lane keep assist, auto cruise worked better than any other German car I have tested (Use these features on my 8 hour highway drives). Hopefully the camera technology in the Tucson is exactly the same as Ionic since it worked amazing compared to Audi that drifts to the edge and then bounces you back. HEY, the question is snow performance and MPG on the Hybrid. My Audi TDI nabs 32-36 on the highway at 75 MPH. Would I easily pull those numbers on the hybrid Tucson? Looking at Fuelly.com it seems to be similar to what I get now. Any snow issues? Can you turn off traction control easily without a menu as that is the best way to drive up hills.
 

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Hey there.

With the Tucson Hybrid you should get similar numbers on the highway.

I believe there is a button for the traction control on the center stack. There is a button to lock the differential as well.

Have not had the opportunity to test it in snow yet. So no comment on that item. It handles major rain events really well. It does have a “snow” mode in the driving selector. Have not read up on it to know what it does.

The Lane keep function is very good. Need to make sure the camera in the front grill is clean. It collects road dust and salt.

Good luck with your decision and finding one…
 

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The button to turn off the traction control is located to the left of the steering wheel (front of dash) on ours. Not sure on the fuel economy as we haven't had ours very long but I would expect it to be within your TDI range. Even if it doesn't quite, you'll come out ahead with the difference in price between gas and diesel fuel.

We used to have a 2015 Golf TDI before VW made us an offer we couldn't refuse. I liked that car a lot and the power band was great for highway driving. Never had any unexpected downshifts with the cruise on, unlike most of the gas cars we've had. We haven't had a chance to drive in a hilly area yet with the cruise on, but I think the Tucson will drive more like the TDI did. Hundai did a great job with the engine and electric motor integration, and with the turbo engine, it has plenty of power. You are also right that the lane keeping assist and auto cruise works amazingly well.

One thing almost certain is that the Tucson will cost less to maintain than an Audi. If you find the comfort and driving experience as good as the Audi, I can't see a reason not to make the switch. The trick will be trying to find one to test drive.

Maybe some of the Canadians on this forum will chime in and comment on the snow handling. We moved south a couple of years ago, so we're not dealing with it anymore.
 

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As ses310 points out, the button to kill TC is near your left knee on the dash. One push to disable TC; a long push to disable ESC and TC. As far as snow performance, I can report that the OEM rubber is awful--at least for the Nexen Roadians. They are good tires in other respects but not on snow or ice. Here's a guy with a mild hybrid Tucson that seems to be moving pretty well with Nokian WR SUV tires:
 

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My dad has an E-Tron and an A7, he couldn't believe how much better the lane keep works than his Audi that cost 3 times as much

My Tucson has the Michelin Primacy tires on low profile 19s, had the primacy on my Honda before this and they were just average in the snow. Once Tire Rack gets the Tucson loaded on their site I'll probably buy some dedicated high profile 17" snow tires. Have yet to actually get snow in my part of WI so I don't know but I just like the confidence of real snow tires

And yeah, snow mode is 3 clicks on the button by the shifter and TCS is an easy dash button. AWD lock is also by the shifter on its own button

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I am a long term Audi fan but now interested in the Tucson. WHY? I drove an Ionic recently and found the lane keep assist, auto cruise worked better than any other German car I have tested (Use these features on my 8 hour highway drives). Hopefully the camera technology in the Tucson is exactly the same as Ionic since it worked amazing compared to Audi that drifts to the edge and then bounces you back. HEY, the question is snow performance and MPG on the Hybrid. My Audi TDI nabs 32-36 on the highway at 75 MPH. Would I easily pull those numbers on the hybrid Tucson? Looking at Fuelly.com it seems to be similar to what I get now. Any snow issues? Can you turn off traction control easily without a menu as that is the best way to drive up hills.
At 75 mph you will never get 30mpg. Should be around 25. Around 55mph you can expect 35mpg on highway.
In cities, in summer you can expect 32 mpg.
I am at 1700 miles, and am getting these figures.
Dont buy this car if you are looking at linger drives only. But if you want city mileage 80 % of time, you can buy this. Its more silent than any of the Toyota suvs.
 

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At 75 mph you will never get 30mpg. Should be around 25. Around 55mph you can expect 35mpg on highway.
In cities, in summer you can expect 32 mpg.
I am at 1700 miles, and am getting these figures.
Dont buy this car if you are looking at linger drives only. But if you want city mileage 80 % of time, you can buy this. Its more silent than any of the Toyota suvs.
I have ~9,200 miles on my Tucson Hybrid. At highway speeds I get less than the advertised mileage but not 30 MPG.

I have a computer indicated 37.2 MPG average and most of those miles have been highway. Granted real world vs computer indicated varies ~1-2 MPG.

Driver differences may return different results.
 

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According to fuelly, its around 30mpg average, which I am getting.
But on a side note, I did test drive the Venza hybrid today.
And man I am really happy with my Tucson hybrid.
Sorry...not going to look at Toyota for some time now.
 
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