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What changes would you like to see in the 2011 Tucson? I would love to see the smart key added for US models and maybe an improvement to the fuel economy. Maybe a bit more volume on the premium radio, I often find myself having the radio volume maxed out and looking for more volume. I think it 35 or 36 something like that. I would also like to see a backup sensor installed, the type that beeps while in reverse. I am so use to turning my head too look behind me while in reverse and you can easily look over a low vehicle if you are not using the camera screen. Other than that I am very happy with it.
 

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You read my mind. This is one of the reasons I'm holding off and waiting for the Sportage. It will have the smart key, and reverse sensing system available. I really like the smart key feature and I think it will eventually be added to the Limited.

The main thing they need, new radios! Get rid of those crappy LCD displays.
 

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I have the ix35 in Aus, and it comes with push button start (love it!), keyless entry (just press a button on the door to lock or unlock with the keys in your pocket). I also had reverse and front sensors fitted. You can buy the units on ebay for about $100 - and they integrate pretty well. Beep when you are close to something. The front ones are switch activated so they don't bug you in traffic, although so far i've left them on 99% of the time.

What i would like to see added:

1) In Aus, we don't have the option of the GPS/DVD radio - so i'd like that (although a guy in Melbourne installs them for about $800, tempting!)
2) In Aus, our models don't have bluetooth! APparently this is coming in a minor update soon. So i've got a Parrot installed
3) In Aus, we don't get Motor-Driven Power Steering (ie ours is Hydraulic). Again i believe this is coming in a minor update. Benefit here is slightly better fuel efficiency
4) We don't get the options of interior beige/red leather - i love the red! :(
5) I wish the trip meter would auto-reset on every fill up like my old Accord Euro (Acura TSX)
6) Boot light is terrible - however i've just ordered a 36 LED panel from ebay for $20 AUD so will report back with photos
7) Better bass from the radio (even with the external amp and sub-woofer, the bass is not THAT good)
8) "Trip" meter button to be on steering wheel rather than on dash (again, like my accord euro)
9) Head-rests not so "far forward"

Regardless of the above it's an awesome car.
 

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If I was king, I would have preferred a bit more sound deadening insulation on the fire wall
and up above the wheel well housings.

A dbl trip odo, one of which isn't linked to "all clear", a way to reduce the cosmic blue
light gauge lights, in daytime, and refine the elec power steering. Could not care less
about a smart key entry/start button.

Hyundai has a site for owners, where comments are welcome, but there is a decided
lack of feedback from other posters, and the supposed Hyundai "mods" that look in.

For under $30Gs, it is a decent car, and my CEO likes it, so the whole joint is happy!
GL, mD
 

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I agree with all of these, plus I'd like to see them bring back on opening rear hatch window, and fold flat front seats standard across the line, and put the emergency brake back on the console like before. Plus, a diesel, or turbocharged 4cyl, or worked over 2.7V6 option.

Now, I have a serious gripe, Why, if Hyundai owns Kia, do they offer their lesser brand with more standard, or optional features, then their premium brand? It's obtuse!

That's like favoring a stepchild over your real child!

Example: The upcoming Sportage (Tucson twin) is supposedly being offered in Brilliant copper metallic, with more up to date chrome look dish type factory mags. Plus, a diesel, or a 200hp turbocharged 4cyl option, Smart start, reverse sensors, and who knows what else, it's an oxymoron! :( Or maybe I'm the "maroon" for buying a Tucson, instead of a Sportage. if this is so, I'd be ready to dump my Tucson for a Sportage in a flash just to get these features, but that would be a financial disaster! No Tucson owner should feel this way over a step sibling! Wake up Hyundai, What are you thinking?! :rant2:


By the way, they dropped the 3rd row seat on the Santa Fe, but left it on the new Sorrento/Santa Fe twin, and who knows what other features are available, or optional on the Sorrento, that are not offered on the Santa Fe,
not that this feature even matters to me now, but go figure?

It also appears with it's features that Kia is more worldwide friendly, then Hyundai, how can they let this happen as well??? :(

P.S. IMO, Hyundai has a way of being "Penny wise, and pound foolish", and doing things a** backward, they should bring back the 2.7V6 motor in the Tucson, it would be cheaper, more efficient, & a simpler design then a turbo 4, it is a tried, & true design (not a gas hog, as some may think) it provided 23mpg highway with a 4 spd tranny, in the old Tucson with a standard 4:32 final gearing! can you imagine how it would do with the new 6spd. tranny, & I believe, standard 3:32 gearing like on the present 4cyl? Plus, it would have more Umph! to run the A/C, especially going up a steep hill, while using less fuel, something detrimental I've sorely noticed with the new Tucson. They finally went to a new more efficient AWD system, this would work fine with the old 2.7V6 as well.

One final thing, that annoys me the most, power up all the electrical outlets at all times, not just with the ignition on, or on Acc. like all other vehicles on the road.
 

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Noticed in today's (07/17) Austin, Tx newspaper, Round Rock Hyundai has 13 new 2011 Tucson's in stock. I thought to drive over this afternoon to check out the 2011's and compare with my 2010 Tucson GLS. This Penske dealership sells Toys/Honda/Smart/Hyundai and Scion, they claim to be a "high volume Hyundai dealer." I purchased our Tucson with them on May 5, 2010. Here the link... http://www.roundrockhyundai.com/hyundai-tucson

I guess in mid July the 2011's Tucson's are on the dealer lots here in Central Texas?? Seems a bit early? Also noted on hyundaiusa.com on the financial tools/special offers page the 2011 Tucson is listed..... here in the link.....
http://www.hyundaiusa.com/financial-tools/...ial-offers.aspx

Seems to have been a quick transition from 2010 to 2011 production. Guess 2011 Tucson must be close if not exact to 2010..???

I'll post back after my visit.....

Will
 

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QUOTE (Tucsontex @ Jul 17 2010, 11:10 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342469
Noticed in today's (07/17) Austin, Tx newspaper, Round Rock Hyundai has 13 new 2011 Tucson's in stock. I thought to drive over this afternoon to check out the 2011's and compare with my 2010 Tucson GLS. This Penske dealership sells Toys/Honda/Smart/Hyundai and Scion, they claim to be a "high volume Hyundai dealer." I purchased our Tucson with them on May 5, 2010. Here the link... http://www.roundrockhyundai.com/hyundai-tucson

I guess in mid July the 2011's Tucson's are on the dealer lots here in Central Texas?? Seems a bit early? Also noted on hyundaiusa.com on the financial tools/special offers page the 2011 Tucson is listed..... here in the link.....
http://www.hyundaiusa.com/financial-tools/...ial-offers.aspx

Seems to have been a quick transition from 2010 to 2011 production. Guess 2011 Tucson must be close if not exact to 2010..???

I'll post back after my visit.....

Will
Humm, You would think that if the 2011 are available that Hyundai.com would have updated their web site to add the 2011 to the "build your own vehicle". I am wondering if that dealer is advertising the 2011 as a pre-order, juts to bring in customers??
 

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QUOTE (Tucsontex @ Jul 17 2010, 10:10 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342469
Noticed in today's (07/17) Austin, Tx newspaper, Round Rock Hyundai has 13 new 2011 Tucson's in stock. I thought to drive over this afternoon to check out the 2011's and compare with my 2010 Tucson GLS. This Penske dealership sells Toys/Honda/Smart/Hyundai and Scion, they claim to be a "high volume Hyundai dealer." I purchased our Tucson with them on May 5, 2010. Here the link... http://www.roundrockhyundai.com/hyundai-tucson

I guess in mid July the 2011's Tucson's are on the dealer lots here in Central Texas?? Seems a bit early? Also noted on hyundaiusa.com on the financial tools/special offers page the 2011 Tucson is listed..... here in the link.....
http://www.hyundaiusa.com/financial-tools/...ial-offers.aspx

Seems to have been a quick transition from 2010 to 2011 production. Guess 2011 Tucson must be close if not exact to 2010..???

I'll post back after my visit.....

Will
Dropped by the dealership this morning and indeed all but one Tucson on the lot are 2011's. They have 10 or so 2011's on the lot. In the Tucson 2011 lineup is the new "GL" trim level which I believe is the "Hyundai Blue Series."....a base model. Did not spend a lot of time, but it appears the 2010 and the 2011 GLS and Limited trim lines offer the same options. They did not have a brochure for the 2011 Tucson as this time to explore what the GL trim offers or does not offer.
 

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QUOTE (Joeeey @ Jul 17 2010, 04:56 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342533
Humm, You would think that if the 2011 are available that Hyundai.com would have updated their web site to add the 2011 to the "build your own vehicle".
No, we saw the 2010 Tucson at the NAIAS in Detroit and couldn't wait to get home and spec it out. It was WEEKS before they updated their website to allow us to actually build a 2010 Tucson, instead of the 2009! Very frustrating!
 

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Edmunds (.com) does have the info on the 2011 Tucson. In doing a side-by-side comparison, it doesn't appear to be any great difference between the two model years. The only big changes I noticed were the auto-dimming mirror is included in the Premium package, and the addition of the 2.0 engine, which is available ONLY in the very basic GL model.

tim B)
 

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FWIW, the Kia site does have the 2011 available to build AND to price out, and there is absolutely NO mention of any engine other than the same 2.4L, 176HP engine we have currently in the Tucson. While the push-button start is a nice feature, it sure wouldn't have been enough to make me wait for the next year. I just hope that someday, Hyundai/Kia will bring that awesome diesel engine stateside. But then, I've been hoping for 5 years, now!

tim B)
 
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