2021 saw a new release of widely popular SUVs that are both dependable in performance and their prices are highly affordable. These two models are the 2021 Honda CRV and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. These models come to get categorized as stylish SUVs that come superbly equipped with features and enhancements that give value for your money. To better understand these two models, it’s advisable to examine both of them regarding various niches closely.
Fuel Economy, performance and power
SUVs are a darling to many, from young professionals to a young family car, and the choice for this vehicle is not only tied to the power it gets associated with but a host of features that come with these two models. Lately, new SUV releases are coming with more power that has translated to improved vehicle performance. Furthermore, there is a general trend in the industry where there is an overall improvement in vehicles’ agility as the competition among manufacturers heightens.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson gets fitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that comes with four cylinders. Hyundai Tucson offers an approximate horsepower that is averaged at about 175 horsepower, while the same model produces a 95 lb-ft of torque. When you consider Honda CRV, this model comes with slightly less power than the Hyundai Tucson counterpart, but there is a difference in the torque produced. Honda CRV has more torque that translated to its stable and robust handling as a whole. The Honda CRV model comes with a 1.5-liter engine producing about 190 horsepower and a torque approximated at about 179 lb-ft.
When you compare the two SUV models into tasks on their overall performance, disregarding the fuel economy for a while, you will notice that Hyundai Tucson gets approximately four mpg while cruising at a smooth city road average of 28 in a highway ride. Honda CRV offers an impressive performance as it gets to an average of 27 mpg while tested under smooth city terrain, and at the same time, it provides about 33 mpg while cruising on a highway. The above specs and results do not translate to a poor performance from Hyundai Tucson as it’s still a very competitive automobile. Taking a test on the two will provide you with the best feeling for handling, stability, and experience you might be looking for in a vehicle.
Interior Design and Vehicle capacity
One of the primary reasons most persons choose an SUV concerning a sedan is the extra expansive room an SUV offers. With an SUV, it’s possible to carry several pieces of luggage at the back and still get enough space for other things. SUVs are usually favorite automobiles for a family car as they can hold enough luggage for every family member, either at the back or at the rooftop.
In our case, both Hyundai Tucson and Honda CRV have a capacity of accommodating five people. In terms of the square feet, Hyundai Tucson is slightly bigger in volume as it covers about 133.2 cubic feet compared to its counterpart Honda CRV that measures about 105.9 in volume. Another critical consideration is the cargo handling capacity. On this one, Honda CRV carries the day as it comes with a39.2 cubic feet of space compared to Hyundai Tucson cargo space of about 31 cubic feet. On an overall scale, Hyundai Tucson beats Honda CRV in internal capacity and also passenger handling capacity.
Convenience and comfort
One common characteristic with both of these models is that they offer their enthusiasts a host of powerful features and enhancements to experience the difference. Hyundai Tucson comes with extra additions compared to Honda CV if we consider infotainment for both models in their standard capacity.
For instance, Hyundai Tucson comes equipped with a five-inch infotainment touch screen and a sound system with six mighty speakers. Similarly, the vehicle comes with an enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. Consequently, the automobile gets equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto already installed and properly configured ready to play. All its seats get covered with stain-resistant upholstery. There are extra and additional features available with Hyundai Tucson upgrades ranging from heated and cooled seats to large screen extensions.
On the other hand, Honda CRV comes equipped with standard enhancements like a sunroof, well-stitched leather seats and interior as a whole, and Bluetooth connectivity. Similarly, Honda CRV comes with an infotainment system powered by advanced audio and visual technology. In terms of entertainment features and other enhancements, Hyundai Tucson bats Honda CRV in this.