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2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2021 Hyundai Tucson
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

The new 2020 Ford Escape promises sleek styling and a plug-in hybrid model.

The new Subaru Forester puts facial recognition to the fore, as well as top-drawer safety.

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

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.

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 and a new plug-in model.

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2020 Mazda CX-52020 Mazda CX-5Get Your Price2020 Subaru Forester2020 Subaru Forester
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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson soldiers into a sixth model year with excellent safety and value.
6.7
The 2021 Kia Sportage hits with value and looks even if its performance and fuel economy slightly miss.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
6.5
The 2020 Honda CR-V hits right at the heart of many buyers’ needs: comfortable, spacious, quiet, and efficient.
6.7
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 trades family-ready space for fine handling and good power.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
MSRP From     
$23,700$23,990$26,050$25,150$25,190$24,495
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy41 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
SE FWDLX FWDLE FWD (Natl)LX AWDSport FWDCVT
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel
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/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Kia Sportage2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Toyota RAV42021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Honda CR-V2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Mazda CX-52021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Subaru Forester