While the Tucson wins on style for many, it's mostly mid-pack in other respects.
The Ford Escape wears a svelte hatchback look, bringing carlike handling to the party.
The Honda CR-V has an evolutionary look and drivetrain that together aren't so captivating, but interior room is excellent.
The Nissan Rogue was recently redone, now aping the larger Pathfinder in looks, but it has a CVT that makes the least of its four-cylinder engine.
The latest Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, takes a step back to more conservative ground, dropping the available V-6 and third-row seat and doubling down on five-passenger value.
And then there's the Tucson's corporate cousin, the Kia Sportage, with which it shares a platform.
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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|2015 Hyundai TucsonBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2015 Kia SportageBrowse Used Listings||2015 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings||2015 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door GLS||FWD 4-Door S||2WD 5-Door LX||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door S *Ltd Avail*||FWD 4-Door LE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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