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Adi.h
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Post by Adi.h »

Now that I’ve had my Tucson nearly a year, I think that I have more negatives than positive feelings owning it.
I share driving with my wife who is considerable shorter than me so every time I get in to drive after her, the seat squashes me against the steering wheel until I change the profile
When I get in my profile settings on the dash are lost.
The heating controls are not set to my profile and often don’t come on when I get in.
My mpg is about 43mpg, mainly city driving.
Disappointed by the lack of use of Ev power.
Legroom in back is very poor behind me when I’m driving.
Lane keeping system seems to find invisible lines at times and pulls on the steering wheel when not expecting it.
I bought a tech pack but remote parking function does not always work and blind spot cameras a waste of time.
Can’t move car without wearing seat belt irritating when want to move car 4 yards to be outside my house.
However,
Car drives very smoothly.
Comfortable driving on long journeys
Rear warnings when people or cars behind you when reversing useful.

Overall I think when I change cars I’ll try a different car.
Adaptive cruise control good
Hyundai Tucson Ultimate, Hybrid in Sunset Red with Tech Pack, bought September 2023.

pharaoh
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Post by pharaoh »

I think that maybe you expect too much from the car and are blaming it for your own shortcomings.
With any car, there will be a system that we will devise to make the car our own.

In the order you wrote your post.
I don't have electric seat movement, but I do have a shorter wife who uses the car, so before exiting the car, my wife pushes the seat right back to enable easy entry for me. If you have separate seat settings, get your wife to enter yours before exiting the car - it's not hard.

You have the hybrid, so unfortunately you suffer the loss of profiles and A/C. There's no way round this I'm afraid and the reason it happens is because the 12V battery gets depleted when the car isn't being driven. If after you've turned off the ignition and exited the car you then open doors, boot etc, the 12V battery will deplete quickly, but if the car is left untouched between locking and unlocking, you will experience profile loss much less. Let's be honest though, how many seconds does it take to re-enter your settings ?
No idea why Hyundai designed their system this way and it is very mildly annoying, but I certainly wouldn't look at other cars because of it.

43mpg is pretty good for mainly town driving and echoes mine.

The EV mode is there mainly to massage mpg figures for the manufacturer, same as the MHEV version. Forget about it and just let it do its thing. I bought the HEV for the extra BHP it gives over the more standard models. If you do mainly town driving and want more electric propulsion, you bought the wrong car. Either the PHEV version of the Tucson or a full electric car would suit you better, assuming you have charging facility.

If there's not enough legroom behind you, then you didn't do your research before buying and therefore you bought the wrong car.

Lane Assist is an abomination IMO and afflicts other makes as well. Mine gets switched off at the start of every journey at the same time as I activate Auto Hold - it takes 3 seconds.

I steered clear of the tech pack because there was nothing in it that warranted the extra cost for me.

You CAN move the car without wearing the seatbelt. Either reach in and plug in the seat belt before sitting in your seat, or once in the seat release the parking brake manually - try it.
I got shouted down for pointing this out in another thread, but it can be useful to know.

Enjoy the car, it's a good bit of kit and stands up well against other makes/models in the same price bracket.
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alan sh
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Post by alan sh »

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I share driving with my wife who is considerable shorter than me so every time I get in to drive after her, the seat squashes me against the steering wheel until I change the profile
>>> Just have one profile. Then set the seat no.1 for you and seat no 2. for her. Get in and press 1. Or ask your wife to do that before she gets out.

When I get in my profile settings on the dash are lost.
>>> What do you need that is different in the two profiles? Try just using one.

The heating controls are not set to my profile and often don’t come on when I get in.
>>> See above

My mpg is about 43mpg, mainly city driving.
>>> That's pretty good. My wife's is 42.1 so far and mine is 42.0.

Disappointed by the lack of use of Ev power.
>>> What are you expecting?

Legroom in back is very poor behind me when I’m driving.
>>> How tall are you? And how often do you have people sitting behind you?

Lane keeping system seems to find invisible lines at times and pulls on the steering wheel when not expecting it.
>>> One button on the steering wheel turns it off.

I bought a tech pack but remote parking function does not always work and blind spot cameras a waste of time.
>>> Remote parking only works if there is nothing in front or behind.
>>> My blind spot cameras are excellent. What are you expecting and what do you see (or not see)?

Can’t move car without wearing seat belt irritating when want to move car 4 yards to be outside my house.
>>> Yes you can. Just manually release the parking brake.
Alan

I own a 2022 Ultimate Hybrid with Tech Pack - in Red (best colour).
Also have two motorcycles. Honda CB1300 and Honda CBF1000 (also red, of course).
Al94
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Post by Al94 »

Good and correct responses from the last two posters.
2022 1.6 TGDi Hybrid 230 Ultimate 5dr 2WD Auto
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PhilHornby
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Post by PhilHornby »

Adi.h wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 11:51 am Lane keeping system seems to find invisible lines at times and pulls on the steering wheel when not expecting it.
Lane Keep Assist is an ancient system, that the EU insists must be enabled by default. Hyundai can't be arsed changing the default for the UK. It is pretty useless and just 'bounces' off the left and right carriageway markings (real or imaginary!)

Lane Follow Assist is a much more competent system, using exactly the same hardware to keep you centred in the lane. If it is unsure of the lane markings, it disengages - unlike LKA which just hallucinates.

So - long press the Steering Wheel button to turn off LKA and short-press it to turn on LFA, should you feel the need.

N Line S Hybrid (HEV).
23 plate - built Nov '22
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