"I sense seismic activity in Tucson," notes Executive editor Ed Loh. "As I pull into driveways or over speed bumps, there's a quiet creak emanating from somewhere in the interior." Senior Editor Ron Kiino noticed this noise as well and believes he solved the mystery. "The annoying cabin creak, most prevalent when subjecting the Tucson to slight chassis twist, seems to be coming from the trim around and under the panoramic sunroof. I don't recall experiencing this squeaky gremlin in Tucsons with the standard metal roof. Overall, the Tucson's structure feels solid." Meanwhile, associate Web editor Kirill Ougarov isn't that pleased with the Hyundai's ignition system: "Why is there no keyless ignition on this almost $30,000 crossover? Unfortunate, really, since the Tucson is otherwise well equipped. Also, what's with the Testors model glue smell that persists in the leather-adorned cabin?"


2010 Hyundai Tucson Limited
Months/miles in service 5/5927 miles
Avg econ/CO2 20.7 mpg/0.94 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $0
Normal-wear cost $0