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2009 Honda CR-V

2008 Hyundai Tucson

  2009 Honda CR-V 2008 Hyundai Tucson
MSRP
$21,245
$17,235
Invoice $19,777 $16,709
MPG
City/Highway
20/27 17/25
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Honda CR-V is a clear winner for those seeking security and utility at a good price, provided hip styling or street cred isn't near the top of the list. Read Full Review The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Simple, attractive interior
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Smooth, refined powertrain
  • Overall safety

Dislikes:

  • Exterior styling awkward to some
  • Back pillar obscures rearward vision
  • Transmission sometimes reluctant to downshift

Likes:

  • All-wheel-drive system has a center diff lock
  • Roomy back-seat for two
  • Base model is a very strong value

Dislikes:

  • Styling is starting to look dated
  • Neither engine is especially frisky or frugal
  • Mushy handling doesn’t inspire confidence
  • Ride can be pitchy
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