The Tucson's already four years old, and some of its competitors have met the challenge of its daring styling and its robust list of standard equipment.
The newest is the Ford Escape, which completely ditches its old, trucklike shape for a svelte hatchback look and brings carlike handling to the party, too.
The Honda CR-V was new last year, and its evolutionary look and drivetrain aren't so captivating, but interior room is excellent.
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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|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||FWD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door Manual GL||FWD 4-Door S||2WD 5-Door LX||2WD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door LE (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Manual||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic|