The 2013 Honda CR-V vs. The 2013 Hyundai Tucson

2013 Honda CR-V

The compact crossover SUV segment has proven to be very popular and provides a ton of choices between manufacturers. If you are thinking about purchasing a new crossover vehicle in the Frankfort area, you will probably consider two of the most well-received and popular versions: the Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson. Since we see a lot crossover SUV shoppers at our Honda dealership in Orland Park, here at Community Honda we thought we’d compare the base models of the two vehicles to give shoppers a starting point for their research.

As we considered both vehicles and the important qualities that drivers look for, it became clear that the CR-V comes out on top in several ways. This roomy, fuel-efficient vehicle provides plenty of technology and convenience features, and it has scored top ratings in its government crash tests. As you will see in the following comparison against Hyundai’s model, Honda’s compact crossover is the clear choice in the crossover market.

The CR-V Comes Out on Top in Several Key Areas

  • Quality and Value — Hondas are known to hold their value. This is true for the CR-V, which beats the Tucson for residual value after 36 and 60 months, meaning the Honda will be worth more of its original price after these lengths of time. After 36 months, the CR-V has a residual value of 60% of its original selling price versus the 51% of the Tucson. After 60 months, the CR-V is predicted to hold 43% of its original value versus 34% for the Tucson.
  • Fuel Economy — According to EPA estimates, the CR-V (2WD LX model) offers superior fuel economy compared to the Tucson. Honda’s crossover gets 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined*, versus the Tucson’s 22/29/25 mpg ratings.
  • Performance — The 2013 CR-V will deliver more powerful performance for drivers than the 2013 Tucson, with a 2.4L inline-four engine that makes 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 2.0L inline-four of the Tucson which puts out a weaker 165 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque.
  • Space — The CR-V is roomier for passengers and cargo, with a maximum cargo volume of 70.9 cubic feet versus the 55.8 cubic feet of the Tucson. Passenger volume on the CR-V is 104.1 cubic feet, while the Tucson offers only 101.9 cubic feet.
  • Towing Capacity — The CR-V has a maximum towing capacity of 1500 pounds, while the Tucson’s maximum towing capacity is just 1000 pounds.
  • Standard Features — The CR-V base model comes with the following features that are not available on the Tucson base model: exterior temperature gauge, power lock for the tailgate, cruise control, and steering wheel mounted controls.

Test Drive the Winning Crossover at Community Honda

Community Honda in Orland Park has several CR-V models available for purchase and test drive. We are located at 8340 W. 159th Street, just a short drive from Frankfort, and are open six days a week. This model is even featured among our current specials and incentives, so come on in to test drive this winning crossover SUV!


*Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.