2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Hyundai Tucson: Which is the Better Crossover SUV?

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Hyundai Tucson

2017 Hyundai Tucson

 

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Lakewood drivers in the market for a new crossover have likely heard about the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V, which brings added power, efficiency, and features to the compact crossover segment. Here, we pit the CR-V against the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and find, not surprisingly, that the Honda CR-V clearly outclasses its opponent in a number of key areas. Find out more before test-driving this fully redesigned Honda crossover at Honda of Toms River.

Performance Specs

The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson are both offered with all-wheel drive, but when it comes to what feeds the drivetrain, the CR-V comes out on top:

  • Honda CR-V – The base trim on the Honda CR-V comes with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 184 hp. However, all other trims come equipped with a new turbocharged 1.5L inline-four that’s able to generate 190 hp.
  • Hyundai Tucson – The Tucson’s first two trim levels come with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that only puts out 164 hp. The next four trims in the lineup get a turbocharged 1.6L inline-four, but even then you’ll only get 175 hp.
2017 Honda CR-V

Fuel Economy

The Honda CR-V’s base trim is able to get up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg city* with its 2.4L four-cylinder engine. Upgrade to any of the other trims with the standard turbocharged 1.5L inline-four, and you’ll be able to achieve up to an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 28 mpg city*.

The Hyundai Tucson SE and SE Plus both get a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which tops out at only an EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. The most fuel-efficient version of the Tucson is the Eco trim with the turbocharged 1.6L inline-four, but even then the Tucson falls short of the CR-V’s max fuel economy, only able to offer an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg city.

2017 Honda CR-V

Passenger and Cargo Space

The 2017 Honda CR-V comes with seating for up to five and a total interior volume of 142.1 cubic feet, as well as a dedicated cargo area measuring 39.2 cubic feet. While the Hyundai Tucson also seats up to five, its cabin is notably smaller with a total interior volume of only 133.2 cubic feet and a dedicated cargo area measuring only 31.0 cubic feet.

2017 Honda CR-V

Take Home the 2017 Honda CR-V Today

Lakewood and Manchester drivers can now find the all-new Honda CR-V on sale at Honda of Toms River, located at 346 Route 37 East in Toms River, NJ. Learn more about our dealership’s competitive financing options, and then reach out to our staff at (844) 520-9001 to set up a test drive!

*26 city/32 highway mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT models. 28 city/34 highway mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.