2013 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2013 Hyundai Tucson
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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2013 Ford Escape FWD 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View2013 Ford Escape
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2013 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX-L w/Navi Angular Rear Exterior View2013 Honda CR-V
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2013 Kia Sportage2013 Kia Sportage
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2013 Nissan Rogue2013 Nissan Rogue
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2013 Toyota RAV4 EV FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2013 Toyota RAV4
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Quick Specs
Rich in value and interesting styling cues, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson's a pint-sized crossover that completely avoids SUV cliches of size and looks.
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
The 2013 Honda CR-V hits all the right marks for cost-conscious families—with its interior layout and safety ratings both best-in-class—although it doesn't feel as sprightly as former CR-V models.
A rakish crossover with a 260-horsepower four on tap, the Kia Sportage reboots its image on a few levels all at once.
The 2013 Nissan Rogue may not have excitement in its corner, but its layout, features, and affordability make a lot of sense for smaller families.
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 excels at mass-market talents like gas mileage and interior room--but for turbocharged fun in a crossover, you'll have to look elsewhere.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility VehicleFWD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door Manual GLFWD 4-Door S2WD 5-Door LX2WD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door LE (SE)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility4 Door
ManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticManualContinuously variable ratioAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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