Hyundai Tucson vs Toy RAV4 vs Mazda CX5

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  1. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    My daughter is looking at a 2014-16 vehicle and is considering one of these. Looking for any feedback from anyone who may have just went thru this exercise or has one of these vehicles and would like to comment plus or minus experience..... Thanks..
     
  2. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    My daughter has a 2015 Rav 4 and loves it. She drags her medical equip around in it. It's AWD and great on gas. And,,,, it's a "Toyota"
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    758
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    I recently purchased a 2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD after test driving it and the RAV4. I love it. Quiet, smooth, plenty of room and power. No regrets here. I know it isn't one of the models you listed but I have had absolutely no issues or complaints. The quality is excellent.
     
  4. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Just went through the car exercise for our 23yr old daughter who just graduated college last year. We looked at a number of different sedans and SUVs. She had a 2001 Volvo S60 and loved it, we ended up buying a newer 2013 Volvo S60. But we look at the following SUVs:

    Volvo XC60 - liked it best, have had 3 previous Volvo's, like the brand, ours have been very reliable, but not to the extent of our Lexus's - it was too much $$ for the budget.
    Toyota Rav4 - probably would have bought one if we had ultimately gone with an SUV.
    Hyundai Tuscon - also on the short list, would have been a tough choice between that and the Rav4
    Mazda CX-5 - liked the styling etc, never had a Mazda, have heard of transmission problems with these. When looking at one at a Carmax, salesman actually steered us away from it citing the transmission issues.

    You just can't go wrong with any Toyota and Hyundai is becoming just as strong. Our goal was a used, but certified pre-owned car with less than 40k miles and not more than $20k, so we were looking at 2-3yr old vehicles.
     
  5. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Hyundai / KIA is a 10 year, 100,000 mile power train warranty... I have had one for the past 6 years with ZERO problems.
     
  6. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Thank you this is our criteria as well.


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  7. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Thanks for this response. I meant to put the Escape in the criteria.


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  8. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    I had a 2002 Toyota Rav 4 and currently a 2012 and they both have been problem free and very reliable.
     
  9. Leardriver

    Leardriver Member

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    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    Buying any Toyota or Honda is a home run decision that you will never regret.
    I drive several rental cars a week, so I get a large pool of experiences.
    Hyundai is a terrific car, and since buying Kia, suspect that Kia will improve greatly. However, Honda and Toyota, for pennies more, are noticeably better and retain value better.
    American cars have gotten better, are comfortable and reliable compared to 20 yeas ago, but, flame sit on, still lag behind, because they choose to. GM could take apart a Honda Accord, copy I bit for bit, build it, and take over the world. They just choose not to.
    A brand new Accord is $21.5K. That is a tough target to compete against.
     
  10. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Have you come to any conclusions regarding these vehicles? My Mom is looking a getting a new Santa fe but I really like my friends Escape with the Ecoboost engine.
     
  11. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    The Hyundai won her heart. It's pretty nice....
     

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