2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

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.

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Quick Specs
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The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects.
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The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
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The 2021 Nissan Rogue nudges its way upstream with a more refined ride and more standard features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
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The 2021 Toyota Venza brings an upscale flair to the compact crossover class to go with its efficient and reasonably powerful hybrid powertrain.
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The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
MSRP From     
$24,950$38,400$26,050$26,350$32,670$24,885
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
SE FWDFWDFWD SLE FWD (SE)LE AWD (GS)S FWD
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/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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