Some very well-regarded crossovers compete with the latest Tucson.
The Ford Escape is still a best seller after 11 years on the market; it rides a little more crudely than some crossovers, but it has a rugged look and a Hybrid version to draw in the crowds.
The Honda CR-V is new this year, with an evolutionary look and drivetrain, which means good interior room and likely, unexciting performance.
The Nissan Rogue could pass for the Tucson's cousin, and is nicely finished but has a CVT that makes the least of its four-cylinder engine.
Toyota's RAV4 stretches the envelope with six-cylinder and seven-seat options.
The Kia Sportage, meanwhile, is the Tucson's corporate cousin.
Its sport-shoe styling and optional turbocharged engine set it apart from the Tucson, as does UVO, its Bluetooth-driven voice controller for phone and audio.
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