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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well we ended up opting for my in law's 2017 Forester 2.5 Touring. Just the best deal for us as trying to stay below 30 and get all the options the Forester had on it was hard to do. He test drove a few of the options with us and absolutely loved the comfort of the Rogue zero gravity seats. I have a feeling that could be his next vehicle if they decide they need a 2nd car.

A couple things the Forester has that the Tucson doesn't have. Heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and memory seats. That steering wheel will be nice next winter. I'll be taking that when she's just going to stay at home with the baby.

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Originally Posted by jb in az View Post
I agree! And (for my personal taste, anyway) the chrome molding on the belt line under the windows.

BUT!!! The Sportage doesn't get the fuel mileage or have the 1.6L Turbo engine and DCT. It was a tough choice for me at the time. And every time I see a new Sportage, I wonder if I would have been happier with it. Oh well.

We just took a 200 mile round trip with 4 adults on board in 100+ degree temperatures and traveling at 75-80 MPH, and returned 32.3 mpg! Bet I would not have even been close in the Sportage.

True on the gas!!!!! and that is one reason I chose the Tucson! thank you for making me feel better
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Just got a 2017 Tucson Limited with Ultimate package and am thinking how great it would have been to have the power folding side mirrors (super helpful) and a heated steering wheel, extra AC adapter for the back seat.

Trying not keep thinking that I should have gotten the Kia Sportage......

Enjoy the Tucson. The Sportage is one I would look at now if I were looking to buy a small CUV but the Tucson has a better ride and is quieter according to Consumer Reports. These are very important to me. Plus I get good gas mileage.
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Originally Posted by gggplaya View Post
Well, free or heavily discounted is a whole nother factor. So the subaru moves up the list. The road noise will actually help babies sleep, which is why you have a sound machine in their room. It's like they're back in the womb.

The previous gen CX-5 was also quite loud, it's actually the major thing mazda fixed and addressed in their new gen CX-9 and 2017 CX-5. However, the CX-5 will have the tightest suspension of the entire class. Great for people transitioning from sports cars, but it's a little rough for my tastes. I haven't driven the latest 2017 model though.
CX5 unimpressive. We bought the CRV and also not thrilled with it. Looking at the Lexus NX to replace it soon. Hate to take the hit though since we've only had the CRV for a year.
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CX5 unimpressive. We bought the CRV and also not thrilled with it. Looking at the Lexus NX to replace it soon. Hate to take the hit though since we've only had the CRV for a year.
If you don't mind me asking, what year and trim is your CR-V? And what are you not thrilled with? Thanks!
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Forrester is a good family car... got a friend who owns one with 2 kids.. no complaints from them. You should be fine with it.

Mazda's ... nice looking car but still have not done anything to fix/change the rear brakes.. expect grinding in reverse and premature wear.. replacing pads/rotors every ~2 years depending on mileage.

I'm interested in getting a new car now a little bit but I don't know which way I would go... the Tucson / Sportage is kind of the only styles I like right now..
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My wife loves her 2016 Tuscon Ultimate & plans to drive it forever. I was ready for a change myself so a few months ago I bought a 2017 AUDI Q3. Well equipped & not that much more than the Tuscon. I have had many German cars & like the driving feel. 2.0 4 cyl turbo. Not quite as good on city mpg as Tuscon but the same on hwy driving. 6 speed automatic is very smooth. All LED lighting inside & out. BOSE audio--big step up. 4 yr warranty
Works for me!
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My Wife has the 2016 Forester Touring and she loves it. Great dependability and resale. If you do have any issues, give Subaru of America a call, they tend to take really good care of their customers. No issues with my wifes Forester or my Outback. Thats not true I had a small rock chip in my OB in the first week of ownership....Subaru gave me a new windshield for free. Hope you got Eyesight, its a super system.
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