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Vehicle Comparisons:
Honda CR-V vs Hyundai Tucson

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson are two spacious and capable SUVs. They’re ready to take on commutes, family adventures, and every other journey you find around Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, Colorado.

These compact SUVs have room for the entire family, and they’re equipped with advanced safety features and reliable technology. Our team at Mile High Honda created this Honda CR-V vs. Hyundai Tucson comparison, so you can decide which SUV is right for you!

Honda CR-V

Hyundai Tucson

EPA-estimated (2WD trims)

28 city/34 highway MPG 1



23 city/28 highway MPG

5 passengers

Seating Capacity

5 passengers

75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

61.9 cubic feet

Honda Sensing®

Equipped Safety Suite

Hyundai SmartSense

CR-V vs Tucson: Interior Dimensions and Comfort

Honda CR-V InteriorThese SUVs offer seating for five passengers, so there’s room to bring everyone along. They also have the same amount of rear headroom with 39.2 inches. They offer leather-trimmed upholstery, so everyone can stay cozy, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system that will keep everyone at the ideal temperature.

Over all, the Honda CR-V is the more spacious SUV. It has 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to just 102.2 cubic feet in the Tucson. The folks in the back will also get to stretch out into 40.4 inches of legroom in the CR-V, whereas there’s only 38.2 inches of rear legroom in the Tucson.

You’ll be welcomed into the CR-V by a 12-way power-adjusting driver’s seat, so you can personalize your support. The available 8-way power driver’s seat in the Hyundai Tucson just can’t compare. Both SUVs also offer a moonroof, so you can enjoy fresh air and sun on a nice day.

Whether you’re heading on a road trip or packing up for band practice, both SUVs give you easy access to storage with available hands-free access power tailgates. You can lower the rear seats in the CR-V to open 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room, while the Tucson is maxed out at just 61.9 cubic feet.

Honda CR-V Interior Space

Advanced Technology

The Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson both offer Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. They’ll give you easy access to your favorite apps and most popular playlists. You’ll find it all right on their responsive touchscreen displays. You can also sync up your smartphone with the standard Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.

If you’re looking for more entertainment options, both models offer SiriusXM® Radio. It’ll give you a virtually endless list of channels to choose from, and some of them are commercial free. You can tune into new and classic music, and engaging talk shows. There are also live sports broadcasts, so you can cheer on your favorite team on the go.

Honda CR-V Interior Technology

When your favorite song comes on, you’ll want to be behind the wheel of a Honda CR-V. It can be equipped with a 330-watt premium audio system. It comes with nine speakers, so you can enjoy an immersive surround-sound experience. The 315-watt Infinity® audio system in the Tucson only has eight speakers.

You’ll be able to stay on track with the navigation system available in either model. It’ll be easier to find your way around congestion in the CR-V. Its navigation system is coupled with Honda HD Digital Traffic.

Safety: Honda CR-V vs Hyundai Tucson

Honda CR-V DrivingThe Honda CR-V is equipped with Honda Sensing® technologies. This advanced safety suite includes the following standard features:

The Hyundai Tucson comes with its own safety suite known as Hyundai SmartSense. It includes a wide array of features like Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, and other technologies similar to those found in the Honda Sensing® suite.

If you need more confidence out on the open road, both SUVs offer blind spot warning that will let you know when a vehicle is lurking alongside you. It’ll help you change lanes and merge with confidence. It works with a rear cross traffic monitor, so you can safely back out of tight spaces when the coast is clear.

Honda CR-V Safety

One safety feature you’ll only get with the CR-V is the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure. It features unique crumple zones that absorb and deflect collision force away from the passenger cabin. It’ll give you more peace of mind as you cruise around town.

Performance Specs of the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson

Honda CR-V Engine SpecsIf you need an SUV that blends the power and capability you want with the efficiency you need, you’ll want to go with the Honda CR-V. Its standard 1.5L Turbocharged engine cranks out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder engine of the Tucson tops out at 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque.

You’ll be able to go farther in the Honda CR-V. All trim levels with 2WD boast an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG.1 The Tucson only achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/28 highway MPG.

If you’re looking for hybrid efficiency, only the CR-V offers a hybrid powertrain. It combines an In-Line 4-Cylinder engine with a powerful lithium-ion battery. They generate a combined system horsepower of 212. Plus, all trim levels outfitted with the hybrid powertrain boast an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG.2

Both the CR-V and the Tucson have an adventurous side. They can be outfitted with an all-wheel drive system that will give you more confidence on slick streets, snow-covered roads, and even all-terrain trails. The Intelligent Control System™ of the CR-V helps the system respond to changing road conditions.

Honda CR-V MPG

Honda CR-V vs Hyundai Tucson: We Have a Winner!

The competition was close between the Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson, but if you’re looking for the SUV with more space, advanced technology, and better fuel economy, the CR-V is what you need. Take it to the streets of Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, CO, to see if it’s right for you.

Schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda to meet it in person!


1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.

2 Based on 2020 EPA-mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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