2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2018 Hyundai Tucson
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

This is a fiercely competitive segment and the Tucson has to bring its A-game to the table.

For the most part, its comfortable, relaxed demeanor and eye-catching style succeed.

The recently refreshed Ford Escape has made big strides with turbo power and a revamped infotainment system.

The Mazda CX-5 recently was redesigned, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find many differences outside its more plush interior.

The Honda CR-V is generally a great value and has excellent crash-test scores, while the versatile Subaru Forester and value-laden Toyota RAV4 offer more interior flexibility.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson puts service ahead of sizzle, and caps it with an excellent warranty.
6.7
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
7.0
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
6.5
As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.
6.7
The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
7.0
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
MSRP From     
$22,550$23,940$24,250$24,150$22,795$24,660
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
SE FWDS FWDLX 2WDSport FWD2.5i ManualLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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