2023 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2023 Hyundai Tucson image
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.

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

The Ford Escape also comes in plug-in trim, but it wears a softer shape and an equally dull interior.

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

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

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson leans into its extreme-sports exterior and hybrid drivetrains, but the interior’s in need of an upgrade.
6.7
The 2022 Acura RDX sports scads of space and strong turbo-4 power to please wagon fans and sport-sedan drivers equally well.
7.0
The 2022 Ford Escape brings hybrid excellence and middling seat and interior quality to a hotly competitive class.
6.7
The well-executed, well-tuned 2022 Nissan Rogue betters itself in gas mileage, but barely moves the needle on fun.
6.7
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 lives up to its meat-and-potatoes hype, but the Prime serves up green-car red meat.
7.2
An anti-SUV in look and driving feel, the 2022 Toyota Venza hybrid crossover hits its highs in efficiency and comfort.
MSRP From     
Coming Soon$40,600$27,185$27,150$26,975$33,240
Gas Mileage     
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
N/AFWDS FWDFWD SLE FWD (GS)LE AWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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