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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Hyundai Tucson

Up to 190


Up to 181
Up to 179 lb-ft


Up to 175 lb-ft
Up to 28/34*

EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway)

Up to 23/28
105.9 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

102.2 Cubic Feet
39.2 Cubic Feet

Standard Cargo Space

31.0 Cubic Feet
75.8 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

61.9 Cubic Feet

It doesn’t take drivers long to compare the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The former seems to come out ahead in every way that matters, and we’ve put together a quick guide to show exactly what we mean. Read on to see how they measure up ]on:

  • Performance Specs
  • Efficiency Scores
  • Passenger and Cargo Space

CR-V vs. Tucson: Performance Specs

The Hyundai Tucson feels far less powerful than a crossover SUV should thanks to its two uninspiring engines. You’ll choose between:

  • 2.0L Inline-4: Makes up to 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.4L Inline-4: Makes up to 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.

In contrast, the Honda CR-V offers the a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder across all trims for up to an athletic 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. You could pay extra for the Hyundai Tucson’s available engine and still receive less power than the CR-V provides as standard.

CR-V vs. Tucson: Efficiency Scores

You might well expect the Tucson to make up for its lackluster engine specs by at least delivering superior efficiency scores, but you’re going to be disappointed. You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Honda CR-V LX CVT*
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Hyundai Tucson SE six-speed automatic.

CR-V vs. Tucson: Passenger and Cargo Space

You can accommodate up to five in both the 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, but up to 105.9 cubic feet of CR-V passenger space ensures everyone will enjoy a little more space to stretch out and relax compared to the Tucson’s 102.2 cubic feet.

Cargo space is similarly in the CR-V’s favor. You’ll find:

  • Up to 39.2 cubic feet behind the 2nd row of the CR-V vs. 31.0 in the Tucson.
  • Up to 75.8 cubic feet behind the 1st row of the CR-V vs. 61.9 in the Tucson.

The Hyundai Tucson Fails to Hold Pace with the Honda CR-V

Able to provide more power, higher MPG ratings, and roomier dimensions than the Hyundai Tucson, the Honda CR-V is clearly a leading crossover SUV. Whether you want to arrange a test drive or talk through Car Doc maintenance plans, feel free to contact us today.


*Based on 2019 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.

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