The Hyundai Tucson vs. The Honda CR-V


Hyundai Tucson vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Compact Crossovers in Erie, PA

Roomy, refined, and strikingly stylish, the Hyundai Tucson makes a strong case as the most appealing compact crossover in the industry's most competitive segment. It offers comfortable accommodations, expansive cargo capacity, and a wealth of desirable amenities and tech features, including a long list of advanced driver aids as standard equipment. And with a complete redesign for its fourth generation, the 2022 Tucson boasts improvements to every aspect of the driving experience.

While drivers from Edinboro to North East, PA, have plenty of options to choose from in the crowded class, the Hyundai Tucson delivers a well-roundedness that's difficult to match. To give you an idea, here's a quick look at how it compares in a few key areas to perhaps the most prominent segment competitor, the 2022 Honda CR-V.


The Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V have nearly identical power numbers from their base engines. The Tucson's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine sends 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive is available across the lineup. The Honda CR-V's 1.5-liter turbo-four pairs with a continuously variable transmission and makes 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft.

Both models also offer a conventional hybrid powertrain-each comes standard with all-wheel drive and achieves an EPA-estimated 38 mpg combined. However, the Tucson Hybrid (226 hp) has a little more power under the hood than the CR-V (212 hp).

Finally, the 2022 Tucson boasts an available 261-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain with an estimated 80 MPGe and 33 miles of electric-only range. The Honda CR-V doesn't offer a plug-in version.

Accommodations and Versatility

The Tucson and CR-V are two of the segment's most spacious models, offering identical headroom and legroom in the first row. However, the Tucson edges out its competitor in the second row, where passengers will enjoy 0.3 inches more headroom, 0.9 inches more legroom, and 4.4 inches more hip room.

If you're looking for maximum cargo capacity from your city-friendly crossover, the Tucson has you covered, offering a cavernous 80.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The CR-V is impressively spacious as well but falls short with 75.8 cubic feet. Additionally, while Tucson Hybrid doesn't lose any cargo space to its electric powertrain, the CR-V hybrid has its storage capacity cut to just 68.7 cubic feet.


Despite a starting MSRP of $900 below the CR-V, the Hyundai Tucson boasts significant technological advantages.

The Tucson comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while higher trims offer more screen real estate via a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 10.25 digital gauge cluster. The Honda CR-V comes standard with a basic 5-inch color LCD. Stepping up one trim level equips a 7-inch display with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but no other screen upgrades are available.

The Tucson and CR-V each offer suites of driver-assistance technologies, but Tucson's are more numerous and more advanced. Tucson offers several features that aren't even optional anywhere in the CR-V lineup. Notable examples include Blind-Spot Intervention, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, Rear Occupant Alert, and Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction Turning Detection.

While both models earn IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings, only the Tucson scored the highest possible Top Safety Pick+.

Test-Drive the 2022 Hyundai Tucson near Fairview and McKean

Reach out to Dave Hallman Hyundai today to learn more about the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and the available trim configurations, financing options, and ordering opportunities. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to see for yourself what elevates the Tucson above the competition, we welcome you to visit our Hyundai dealership in Erie, PA, for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.