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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|2012 Hyundai TucsonBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2012 Kia SportageBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||FWD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door Manual GL||FWD 4-Door XLS||2WD 5-Door LX||2WD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door I4 (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Manual||Manual||Automatic||Manual||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic w/OD|
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|2012 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2012 Ford Escape||2012 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2012 Honda CR-V||2012 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2012 Kia Sportage||2012 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2012 Nissan Rogue||2012 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4|