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2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson

Front exterior view of a red 2018 Honda CR-V on the left "vs" a passenger side exterior view of a gray 2018 Hyundai Tucson

The transition into an SUV from your current car is an exciting time for you.  Finally, you will have all of the interior space that you have been needing for some time now, making your morning commute much more manageable. Finding the right fit SUV, however, can prove to be difficult with all of the available options afforded to you, but two of the most appealing SUV’s on the market today are the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Hyundai Tucson. And even choosing between these similar SUV’s can be cumbersome while navigating the manufacturer’s website, that is why we have done the legwork for you and compiled the differences and similarities between the 2018 CR-V and the 2018 Tucson right here.

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Hyundai Tucson

2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder
184 HP/ 180 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 164 HP/ 151 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
26 MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY
*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

Differences & Similarities between the 2018 CR-V & the 2018 Tucson

As you can see from the easily digestible chart above, the 2018 Honda CR-V has more standard power and engine efficiency than the 2018 Hyundai Tucson. Of course, both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Hyundai Tucson offer an engine upgrade from their standard engines. The 2018 Honda CR-V makes a 1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder engine available while the 2018 Hyundai Tucson offers a 1.6L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder. The 2018 CR-V’s engine upgrade provides more horsepower and estimated EPA fuel efficiency than the 2018 Hyundai Tucson does, but the 2018 Tucson’s engine upgrade does deliver more torque than the 2018 Honda CR-V’s.

On the interior, both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Hyundai Tucson have seating for five people, but the 2018 Honda CR-V provides more overall passenger volume than the 2018 Hyundai Tucson does. The 2018 Honda CR-V also supplies its owners with 39.2 cubic feet of dedicated cargo room behind the second-row seat and 75.8 cubic feet of total cargo volume when the second-row seat is folded flat. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson only has 31 cubic feet of dedicated cargo room and 61.9 cubic feet of overall cargo space. With more powerful and efficient engine options and more interior room, the 2018 Honda CR-V is the hands-down winner over the 2018 Hyundai Tucson. You can take the attractive and affordable 2018 Honda CR-V for a test drive today at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC.