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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 06:39 AM
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I cannot speak to the reliability issue. But to the bolded part, I am in a similar boat. I am planning on leasing a vehicle late April and the Tucson is in my final 3 (with Sportage and CX-5 - leasing so the '17 CRV not really an option, try it out yourself, MF is way off right now), but am wary of the long term with the DCT. I tried the SE but it is a bit basic. However, just starting to arrive at dealers is a new trim, the SE Plus. The SE Plus is most easily described as an SE engine set-up with a 2.0L 6 speed regular automatic transmission with many of the features of a Limited. I am guessing to bring in folks like you and me.

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Yeah the Hyundai website started advertising the SE Plus soon after we bought the SE. We weren't in a position that we could have waited the Plus had we known about it, but now that I know about it I might just want one A local dealership had 7 on order, and I guess they were already sold because Plus's are nowhere to be found right now. The Plus has everything I would have waited for her SE, of course... except grey interior with white exterior.. they removed the grey interior for the white Plus

When I drive my wife's I do feel like the SE is a bit under powered. I'd like something more like the Santa Fe engine in it. But I also don't need to be racing around anywhere so maybe the smaller engine will keep me in line.

When considering a Mazda, do your research about premature rear brake failure... aka more brake replacements. It's a common theme for Mazda's, which seem to have always had problems with rear brakes specifically. My wife's old Mazda 3 had an issue of grinding in reverse only because of "a normal layer of rust that builds up between the pad and the caliper", despite numerous pad replacements and greasing and lubing and having been the only car I've ever driven with this kind of an issue.. but at least it didn't affect the wear.

CX-5's have a common theme of extreme wear within a couple years. Add that to your expected maintenance costs over the term of your lease.

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Yeah the Hyundai website started advertising the SE Plus soon after we bought the SE. We weren't in a position that we could have waited the Plus had we known about it, but now that I know about it I might just want one A local dealership had 7 on order, and I guess they were already sold because Plus's are nowhere to be found right now. The Plus has everything I would have waited for her SE, of course... except grey interior with white exterior.. they removed the grey interior for the white Plus

When I drive my wife's I do feel like the SE is a bit under powered. I'd like something more like the Santa Fe engine in it. But I also don't need to be racing around anywhere so maybe the smaller engine will keep me in line.

When considering a Mazda, do your research about premature rear brake failure... aka more brake replacements. It's a common theme for Mazda's, which seem to have always had problems with rear brakes specifically. My wife's old Mazda 3 had an issue of grinding in reverse only because of "a normal layer of rust that builds up between the pad and the caliper", despite numerous pad replacements and greasing and lubing and having been the only car I've ever driven with this kind of an issue.. but at least it didn't affect the wear.

CX-5's have a common theme of extreme wear within a couple years. Add that to your expected maintenance costs over the term of your lease.

I didn't find out about the SE Plus myself until after I drove an SE at my local dealer 3 weeks ago and went online to check some specs. Brought up Tucsons and was like ... what the heck is a Night and an SE Plus. Contacted the guy at the dealership, said they are new and they wouldn't get until about July. Started checking dealer inventories and I have to go at least an hour away just to test one. If they are competitive price-wise with the others I listed, I will go and try it. It seems Hyundai has been running better incentives than my other choices lately.

Also, thanks for the info on the Mazdas. Will definitely consider that when making final choice.

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I believe the 2.0L in the Tucson is just an enlarged version of the 1.8L 'Nu' engine used in the Elantra, and those have had issues with stuck oil control rings and scored cylinder walls. These issues could have been corrected, or maybe not... that's the problem with Hyundai, everything is a secret.

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I got a 2017 Ultimate package and have issues with the dual clutch. The wife hates it because she feels unsafe.

So I just bough a 2017 CRV with the new engine paired with the sweet turbo, and it drives really nice. And the fricking miles per gallon on the CRV are insane good.

I have taken the Tucson to the stealership twice and it is the safe answer, the vehicle drives as it was design to drive.
The other big issue is the info system, sometimes it takes forever to load up.

I like the looks of the Tucson but the CRV is a better built in my opinion.

If I was buying the vehicle for my mom or my wife, as I did, I'll get the CRV because it is a Honda.
Better power at take off and, when I was driving in the Hwy (65-plus MPH) I passed some one w/o an issue. The CRV is not a race vehicle but IMO, the power train is much better.

Also, the resale value on the CRV will be much better than the Tucson any given day.

I'm sure you'll make the right decision for your mom, just keep us inform.

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Get a 2.0 Tucson AWD with the blind spot and cross traffic detection feature. They will cheaper insurance as well due to the safety features. Neither Honda or Toyota can touch their 5 year/100K warranty for peace of mind.
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New CRV is quite great as well, and price is the same...

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