While you might think that the Hyundai Tucson is a solid choice for a small crossover thanks to its strong fuel economy figures and relatively powerful 4-cylinder engine, the Tucson simply can’t keep up with the latest Honda CR-V. You’ll find that the CR-V not only offers more power—it also gets more miles per gallon than the Tucson. Take a look and see for yourself why the CR-V is a better choice if power is your priority.
Power and Efficiency
You probably don’t plan to do any drag racing if you’re shopping for a small crossover, but good power output is important no matter what kind of vehicle you drive. An adequately powerful vehicle has no issues accelerating up to highway speed when loaded full of passengers and cargo. You’ll also find more power useful when passing at highway speeds. Power also helps you tow more. Consider how these two crossover match up:
- The Hyundai Tucson gets a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that generates 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.
- The Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder that generates 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.
It’s clear that the Honda CR-V offers more horsepower and torque. It doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of fuel economy:
- The Hyundai Tucson yields an EPA estimate of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and automatic transmission or 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway/23 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.
- The Honda CR-V earns an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined in 2WD models* and an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined in AWD models.*
The Honda CR-V wins when it comes to fuel economy and power output. It also beats the Tucson in towing capacity:
- The Hyundai Tucson is rated to tow up to 1,000 pounds.
- The Honda CR-V is able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The Honda CR-V wins out when it comes to performance and efficiency.
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*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.