When shopping for your next compact SUV, which can be quite a daunting task, it is important to take the time to analyze your needs in order to make the best decision possible. There are many options, more than any other segment in fact, in the compact SUV segment and to help finalize the selection process, here is a quick comparison. Two vehicles that are often compared to each other are the new 2020 Honda CR-V and the 2020 Hyundai Tucson.

These two small SUVs are designed to handle almost anything the typical Canadian family can throw at them, no matter the season. The two utility vehicles, although similar, stand out in different areas. In particular, the Honda CR-V has opted for a smaller displacement turbocharged powertrain while Hyundai continues to offer naturally aspirated engines with a larger displacement to this day. Both are spacious but the Honda CR-V is the undisputed leader in versatility.

The 2020 Honda CR-V manages to keep the exterior dimensions tidy, making it the perfect urban SUV, but that doesn't come at the expense of interior volume. Rather the opposite, in fact. With up to 1,110 litres of cargo space, the CR-V easily surpasses the 877 litres of the Hyundai Tucson. In addition, the cabin of the Honda is more spacious than the Hyundai Tucson.

Both SUVs are well-equipped from the start with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a number of other infotainment technologies.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, the Honda CR-V is a truly advanced vehicle. The standard engine for all versions is a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the Tucson's most powerful engine is a 181-horsepower 2.4-litre engine. The standard 2.0-litre Tucson is even less powerful and less efficient.

With the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) and optional all-wheel drive, the CR-V consumes an average of 8.1 L/100 km. In contrast, with the 6-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive, the Tucson's combined average is 10.1 L/100 km. In other words, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is not only less powerful than the Honda CR-V, but it is also less fuel-efficient.

Learn more about the all-new 2020 Honda CR-V today.

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