Albany drivers in need of a new family vehicle often look to models like the 2015 Hyundai Tucson, but its horsepower and fuel economy fall short of its popular competitors. Compare what the Tucson GLS FWD has to offer to the currently available 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX, and we think you’ll see that it’s possible to have an affordable and capable family SUV that isn’t a gas guzzler.
Honda Gives Drivers More
Whether you want more power, more torque, a higher fuel economy, or more features, Honda has you covered. Let’s take a look at the engines first:
- The 2015 Hyundai Tucson GLS FWD has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, earning as much as 29 highway and 23 city mpg for 25 mpg combined.
- The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX features a 2.4L four-cylinder powertrain under the hood with 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, and it’s rated at an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 27 city mpg for 29 mpg combined.*
It’s rare for an engine to have both more power and a higher fuel economy than its competitors, but whenever it happens, it’s a sign of superior engineering. And the engine isn’t the only advantage the CR-V has over the Tucson.
Many modern crossovers come with a wide variety of advanced features available, but few automakers have been able to match what Honda offers as a standard features package. Each 2015 CR-V LX comes with the following amenities:
- Rearview camera with built-in guidelines
- Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, phone, and cruise
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink with handsfree calling and streaming audio
- Pandora Internet radio compatibility and SMS text messaging capabilities
The Hyundai Tucson GLS doesn’t even have floor mats as a standard feature, let alone a rearview camera.
See the CR-V in Action
We think it’s clear that the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX bests the 2015 Hyundai Tucson GLS FWD on horsepower and more, but we want you to see what makes the CR-V its own, unique vehicle. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the Honda crossover. We can help you choose from its four available trim levels (remember, we just profiled the entry-level LX here!).