Comparing the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tuscon when looking for a compact SUV just makes sense. Compact SUVs have quickly become the most popular car class. It is the preferred car of choice for commuters, carpool drivers, and everything in between. Compact SUVs are stylish, safe, and offer command of the latest vehicle technology offerings. None do this better than the 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson.
Honda and Hyundai sound similar and appear similar on paper. They are two of the largest auto manufacturers, and they each trace their roots back to the 1940s. Still, Honda has a reputation for producing some of the most popular cars in each class. The Honda CR-V is the quintessential compact SUV and is one reason we love selling Hondas at Allen Honda. While the 2021 Hyundai Tucson would not be a poor choice for life in College Station, TX, the 2021 Honda CR-V has outdone it by every measure.
One of the biggest reasons people spring for compact SUVs is their capaciousness. In this regard, the 2021 CR-V has the 2021 Tucson beat. It offers more passenger space (103 cubic feet vs. 99 cubic feet), meaning your friends or family won’t be sitting on top of each other. The 2021 CR-V also provides more cargo space (33 cubic feet vs. 31 cubic feet), so your luggage and items also won’t interfere with your legroom.
The 2021 CR-V also looks more pleasing from the inside. It offers better materials in its interior along with many user-friendly features, like cup holders and nooks.
Apple, Android, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity are all standard on both the CR-V and Tucson. They also each come with intuitive 7.0-inch touch screens. If you like bumping music in your car, you will be happy to know that the 2021 CR-V has an optional nine-speaker system. The lower trims also feature SiriusXM in the 2021 CR-V. Let the music surround you as you navigate College Station with the optional built-in GPS.
The 2021 Tucson comes with two engine options, but neither performs at the level of the sole option in the standard 2021 Honda CR-V. With the CR-V, you take command of a 190-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Tucson has a four-cylinder that makes 164 horsepower and one that makes 182 horsepower. Both are paired to a six-speed automatic. The CR-V’s standard engines are more powerful and shift more smoothly.
The 2021 CR-V also has a hybrid option that adds two electric motors to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for 212 horsepower. This model also maximizes fuel efficiency, a metric in which the CR-V already had the Tucson outclassed. In the 2021 CR-V, whether you choose gas-only or hybrid, you will save big on your gas bill in College Station, TX.
Each vehicle earned top scores from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Each vehicle offers the following standard safety features to keep you safe while driving through College Station:
Both vehicles are excellent, but the 2021 CR-V is the clear winner. If you must see it to believe, shop our online inventory of new Honda CR-Vs. Then, make sure to pay us a visit to test-drive your chosen vehicle. At Allen Honda of College Station, TX, we want to match every driver to their dream car.