Hyundai Tucson vs the Competition

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The Hyundai Tucson Matched up to its Competitors

As the world of compact SUVs evolves, it becomes more and more crucial to know the pros and cons between models so you know you're getting your ideal vehicle. The Hyundai Tucson, a crossover SUV, is known for its efficiency, convenience and compact nature. Its spacious cargo and sedan-like maneuverability make it a favorite for drivers, but we knew that there's other options out there. We went ahead and compared the Tucson to some of its top competition, so instead of worrying about what SUV to invest in, you can get started on cruising.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport SUV

Hyundai Tucson Goes Head to Head with the Mazda CX-5

It all starts with the pricing. The Hyundai Tucson has a starting MSRP of $22,700. Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 base trim starts out at $24,045, nearly a couple thousand dollars more. Your wallet will notice the difference. When it comes to size, the two have similar exterior and interior dimensions and both provide seating for five. However, the Tucson weighs 327 pounds less than the CX-5, which ultimately improves the agility of the vehicle. The Tucson model even has some modern features available that the CX-5 does not, like a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats. It even has a far more impressive powertrain limited warranty, covering twice as many years and nearly double the miles, so you won't have to worry about going the distance.

The Hyundai Tucson Compared to the Jeep Cherokee

One of the main reasons why people opt for a compact SUV is for the car-like fuel economy. Fortunately, the Hyundai Tucson gets an average of 30 highway mpg. In the efficiency department, it seems the Cherokee lacks, as it only reaches 25 highway mpg. While the Jeep Cherokee is known for its outdoorsy nature, the Hyundai compares well when it comes to space. The Tucson has 61.9 cubic feet of cargo space, a solid few feet more than the Cherokee. While both SUVs seat five, the extra room for gear is necessary. Furthermore, the Tucson comes standard with satellite radio, while it's an additional option in the Cherokee-if you crave entertainment, the Tucson has your back.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 LE SUV

Hyundai Tucson versus Toyota RAV4

The difference between these two SUVs comes down to the features. If you're seeking luxurious conveniences, the Tucson has what you're looking for. Unlike the Toyota RAV4, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and dynamic bending light are all available features in the Hyundai Tucson. Furthermore, satellite radio and cruise control come standard in the Hyundai crossover. That's enough to make anyone satisfied. While both of these SUVs have a front-wheel drivetrain and similarly impressive fuel economy, the Hyundai has a turbocharged engine option and can even hold an extra half a gallon of fuel, meaning you can wait until the next rest stop to fuel up if you want. When it comes to performance and efficiency, the Hyundai is the logical choice.

Hyundai Tucson or the Subaru Forester?

Another popular competitor is the Subaru Forester, which is known for its all-wheel drive capabilities. However, the Hyundai Tucson offers some things that the Forester cannot, like superior fuel economy and a larger fuel tank capacity. The Tucson is equipped with lightweight aluminum wheels, while the Subaru is built with heavier steel ones. Suspension is a bit sportier in the Tucson, too, with multi-link suspension in the front and rear. While the Subaru's double wishbone suspension is impressive in its own right, the benefit of the multi-link system is its increased movability. When you encounter those inevitable obstacles on the road, you are sure to appreciate the Hyundai Tucson.

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    Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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