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Hi everyone, nice to meet you!

The transmission in my 2010 Traverse went out Oct 2021 and I had whirlwind of three straight weeks car hunting after work when there was barely any inventory on the market. I was interested in Hyundai due to the warranty. One day I got lucky and found a 2022 Tucson SEL Premium in Portofino Gray available that hadn't been posted on the dealer's website yet. I felt rushed but went for it due to all of the competition. This is my first time ever buying a brand new car and, honestly, I thought it would be a much more magical experience - but the inventory shortage made it pretty crazy.

I've noticed a lot of things I don't like about my fancy new car compared to my 2010 Traverse... there's barely any storage up front for the driver plus small pockets on the doors, the seats are not comfortable (yet?), for how close I sit to hit the gas I can't move the sun visor to the driver side window without leaning over, I can't lock the car doors while the driver door is open (say, at a gas station I want to lock all of my doors except the driver one), the car horn on the remote is not loud at all so I can't find the car in a parking lot (I don't want to set off the alarm - I know I can use the Bluelink app but I keep forgetting about it). Also, the interior finish is VERY delicate, I am devastated to already have some scratches and scuffs from accidents of dropping something that I would not consider to be rough.

BUT anytime I'm second guessing my decision (and feeling nauseous about my car note) I just focus on how cool and edgy the car looks on the outside, the sharp interior, amazing Bose speakers, wireless charging perk, and ventilated seats. I love switching to sports mode when merging onto the tollway. The Bluelink app is really neat for reminding you lock the doors - we're in the future!
 

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You went from a crossover with a huge interior, a wheel base something like 10" longer and 2 feet longer overall, and maybe 5 to 6" wider capable of a second row bench to a compact Crossover so there is going to be size differences for sure.
I have not had an issue with the interior at all so far for damage, the "black piano" in any of the cars that have it is prone to swirls etc if you don't use a soft cloth. It's odd you picked out the horn because to me it is loud maybe louder than some cars I have owned all these years. Louder than the Soul, or our (older) Mazda as an example.

Seats would of course be personal preference - thus far comfortable, a little on the firm side something I greatly prefer.
There are some things I could nit pik or wish it had - like a radio that allows you put stations in the order you want (only can on the highest level car) or a build in sunglass holder. Others have commented on not being able to lock the doors using the door control after turning off, doesn't happen to make a difference to me.
 

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the car horn on the remote is not loud at all so I can't find the car in a parking lot
I used to think this way, until I moved to an apartment with parking above ground and below. It is extremely annoying to hear a truck honk twice at 1 in the morning because they are too lazy to lock the door on the way out of their vehicle. All vehicles should switch to a chime, not a horn, and if you lose your vehicle when out shopping, well that's what a quick bump of the alarm is for.
 

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they are too lazy to lock the door on the way out of their vehicle.
Is there a way to lock the door without the remote? I'd love to be able to open the driver door, step out, hit the lock button, then shut the door. It baffles me that all doors must be shut and locked with the remote. I dunno, it just seems safer. Anyway, I will definitely try out a quick alarm bump next time.. I'm just hesitant to startle anyone that might be close to the car, hah. Thanks!
 

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You went from a crossover with a huge interior, a wheel base something like 10" longer and 2 feet longer overall, and maybe 5 to 6" wider capable of a second row bench to a compact Crossover so there is going to be size differences for sure.
I have not had an issue with the interior at all so far for damage, the "black piano" in any of the cars that have it is prone to swirls etc if you don't use a soft cloth. It's odd you picked out the horn because to me it is loud maybe louder than some cars I have owned all these years. Louder than the Soul, or our (older) Mazda as an example.

Seats would of course be personal preference - thus far comfortable, a little on the firm side something I greatly prefer.
Yep, totally agree that I made a huge switch in size. I'm average height of 5'4" and I just feel like I barely fit in driver seat. Probably the hips, hah! Anyway, parking has been a lot easier, so that's really nice.

I love all of the black on black textures that the front has, it looks so stylish. For me as far as damage, I have a scratch on the glove box plastic and a piece of the silver gray trim just disappeared when bumped/abraded and I'm guessing these are not repairable. Possibly a paint pen for the silver/gray spot.

Yes, a sunglass holder would be great! The traverse had me spoiled with a large, built in sunglass/storage on the dash. I guess less storage makes for a cleaner car, so it's for the best?
 

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Is there a way to lock the door without the remote? I'd love to be able to open the driver door, step out, hit the lock button, then shut the door. It baffles me that all doors must be shut and locked with the remote. I dunno, it just seems safer. Anyway, I will definitely try out a quick alarm bump next time.. I'm just hesitant to startle anyone that might be close to the car, hah. Thanks!
Yes there is, you really have to read that manual! All you do is touch the door handle at the right spot with all doors closed and the doors will lock. How have you been unlocking them? All you need do is pull the handle a little and all doors will unlock.
 

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Yes there is, you really have to read that manual! All you do is touch the door handle at the right spot with all doors closed and the doors will lock. How have you been unlocking them? All you need do is pull the handle a little and all doors will unlock.
Say what?! Okay, I'm fired. I've been using the remote to unlock too. I won't ask anymore questions until I review the manual so I can discover all of these fancy features, lol. Thank you! 😅
 

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Say what?! Okay, I'm fired. I've been using the remote to unlock too. I won't ask anymore questions until I review the manual so I can discover all of these fancy features, lol. Thank you! 😅
Don’t feel bad. All this new tech stuff to remember, you have to enroll in TU ( Tucson University ) to be trained howto operate it all!😳🥴🤪
 

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Yes there is, you really have to read that manual! All you do is touch the door handle at the right spot with all doors closed and the doors will lock. How have you been unlocking them? All you need do is pull the handle a little and all doors will unlock.
In my UK (EU?) version, there's a small black button on the driver and passenger external handles. Touch that and it locks/unlocks (assuming the key is in your pocket - which you will know because the mirrors will unfold as you walk up to it). If you just pull the handle, it doesn't unlock.

You can't lock it from the inside as you get out. You can lock it using the key if the boot is still closing and the boot will then lock when it's closed.

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In my UK (EU?) version, there's a small black button on the driver and passenger external handles. Touch that and it locks/unlocks (assuming the key is in your pocket - which you will know because the mirrors will unfold as you walk up to it). If you just pull the handle, it doesn't unlock.

You can't lock it from the inside as you get out. You can lock it using the key if the boot is still closing and the boot will then lock when it's closed.

Alan
Ok, but he and I don't have the EU/UK! model ! :)
 

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Sorry- I wasn't aware there was a difference. That explains the posts.

Why would Hyundai do that?
There may be a button on the lowest model here, not certain. Beyond that there are several differences based on where the car is sold by all the manufactures.
Sometimes it's laws in that Country. Sometimes it really is just what people want/expect there that even includes the length of the vehicle, color choice, warranty, and engine differences.

In the U.S. best selling colors are Black/White nearly tied, then Grey, then close Silver. Yellow is way down. Even at that manufactures have to allocate colors somewhat based on region. White sells in Florida, not as much in Connecticut where Black sells more. Even accessories for some cars can be different depending on where in the U.S. it is sold.

In the UK Grey sells the most, then Black, then White, and Yellow sells well compared to the U.S.
 

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There may be a button on the lowest model here, not certain. Beyond that there are several differences based on where the car is sold by all the manufactures.
Sometimes it's laws in that Country. Sometimes it really is just what people want/expect there that even includes the length of the vehicle, color choice, warranty, and engine differences.

In the U.S. best selling colors are Black/White nearly tied, then Grey, then close Silver. Yellow is way down. Even at that manufactures have to allocate colors somewhat based on region. White sells in Florida, not as much in Connecticut where Black sells more. Even accessories for some cars can be different depending on where in the U.S. it is sold.

In the UK Grey sells the most, then Black, then White, and Yellow sells well compared to the U.S.
I have noticed that even the Canadian versions are different. Each level of the models have different accesspries, even different names Ultimate in CA, Limited in US. It makes them hard to compare.
 

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I have noticed that even the Canadian versions are different. Each level of the models have different accesspries, even different names Ultimate in CA, Limited in US. It makes them hard to compare.
Even then, at least up here in Canada, sometimes different trim will have random options they shouldn't. Our Essential (SE in the US) has heated seats, heated mirrors, and a few other options for our climate, and the Preferred (SEL) adds heated steering wheel. When shopping, I sat in an Essential model just to see if it was worth stepping down to base model, and it still had a heated steering wheel, but was designated as the Essential Trim. Sadly I missed the boat on snagging that one, but I am happy with my White Preferred.
 

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I have noticed that even the Canadian versions are different. Each level of the models have different accesspries, even different names Ultimate in CA, Limited in US. It makes them hard to compare.
Tucson’s have it easy. In Canada they call the Sportage: the Spor-Tage! ( see You Tube : Motormouth ). Please tell that CA doesn’t call the Tucson: Tuck-Son!
 
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