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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

Shopping for a new crossover SUV is among the most difficult decisions a person can make. There are a lot of strong options available on the market from some very competitive manufacturers. The Honda CR-V makes a convincing case for why visitors to the Meridian Honda showroom should take it home with them. A comparison between the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson will make that case even stronger. The 2021 CR-V is available in four trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. When all gasoline-powered 2021 CR-V variants are compared to any version of the 2021 Tucson, the Honda crossover SUV will make more power and offer more cargo volume, while also being significantly more fuel-efficient than its rival. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 601-693-4651.

The only engine option equipped with the 2021 Honda CR-V is a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, inline four-cylinder power plant that is also mated to a continuously variable transmission. Owners of the 2021 CR-V can expect it to produce 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, front- and all-wheel-drive configurations of the 2021 Honda CR-V are available on all four trims. People considering the 2021 Hyundai Tucson will have two engine options available, both of them being naturally aspirated four-cylinder platforms. The base 2.0-liter engine will make just 161 horsepower and the available 2.4-liter upgrade will top out at 181 horsepower. Even with this disparity in engine output, the 2021 CR-V is more fuel-efficient at the base level than the 2021 Tucson. For instance, owners of the 2021 Honda CR-V LX with front-wheel-drive can post up to 28 mpg* in the city and 34 mpg* on the highway. The Tucson comes up well short.


2021 CR-V LX, 2WD


2021 Hyundai Tucson

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 161/150
75.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 61.9 cu.-ft.
5 people Seating Capacity 5 people


Performance Specs

There are some similarities between the 2021 Honda CR-V and 2021 Hyundai Tucson that must be addressed. Both vehicles have congruent form factors and both have two rows of seats that will be able to hold five passengers. This is the point where the two crossover SUV really start to diverge. The five people sitting in the Honda vehicle will have more front and rear legroom to work with than those occupying the 2021 Tucson. Additionally, the 2021 CR-V offers quite a bit more cargo volume than the competing Hyundai vehicle. If a 2021 Honda CR-V LX owner has people in the backseat, there will still be 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use, folding that seat down will make 75.8 cubic-feet available. A Tucson will have just 31 cubic-feet of cargo space behind its second row, with a maximum of 61.9 cubic-feet available.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 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 (hybrid trims) and other factors.



A photo of the dashboard and driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the lower console and wireless phone charging tray in the 2021 Honda CR-V.