2019 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2019 Hyundai Tucson
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

With fierce rivals in its compact-crossover class, the 2019 Tucson offers great warranty coverage as its trump card.

The Honda CR-V has oodles of space and style that’s made great strides.

As a default in the segment, its real rival is the Toyota RAV4, itself brand-new for the 2019 model year, complete with a hybrid version.

It’s the final model year for the Ford Escape in 2019, but its sharp handling and brisk acceleration lift it high in the class, while the new Subaru Forester puts facial recognition to the fore, as well as top-drawer safety.

The Nissan Rogue conquers the mean here: it’s stellar in nothing, but at least average or better in most ways, including ride quality, price, and safety.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson hot-swaps one of its 4-cylinder engines, and ups its safety game.
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback.
The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue capitalizes on space and value among small family crossovers.
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
SE FWDS FWDLX 2WDFWD S *Limited Production* *Ltd Avail*2.5iLE FWD (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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