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2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Tucson
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The new Hyundai Tucson throws a 100-mph fastball into the safe, comfortably styled den of compact crossover SUVs.

It’s plotted out carefully to tackle the Toyota RAV4, which also comes in hybrid and plug-in hybrid editions—as does the Ford Escape.

The RAV4 Hybrid’s sleeker, more sensual clone is the Toyota Venza, and it’s a well-executed though somewhat pricey challenger here.

A new Nissan Rogue promises better looks and handling, too.

The Acura RDX has something to fear in the new Tucson; the RDX’s cutting-edge looks no longer look so avant-garde.

2022 Hyundai Tucson2022 Hyundai Tucson
2021 Acura RDX2021 Acura RDXGet Your Price2021 Nissan Rogue2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime2021 Toyota RAV4Get Your Price2021 Toyota Venza2021 Toyota VenzaGet Your Price2020 Ford Escape Hybrid2020 Ford EscapeGet Your Price
Quick Specs
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects.
6.7
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
Nissan nudges the Rogue upstream with a more refined ride, interior, and features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
6.8
The 2021 Toyota Venza brings an upscale flair to the compact crossover class to go with its efficient and reasonably powerful hybrid powertrain.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
MSRP From     
N/A$38,200N/A$26,050$32,470$24,885
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy41 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AFWDN/ALE FWD (Natl)LE AWD (Natl)S FWD
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A5N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilityN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Acura RDX2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Nissan Rogue2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Toyota RAV42022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Toyota Venza2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Ford Escape