2020 Hyundai Tucson vs. the Competition for Sale in Hyannis, MA
Crossover vehicles – so named because they represent a cross between an easy-driving car and a practical sport-utility vehicle – fit the needs of so many of today’s drivers. That’s why this automotive segment has become wildly popular, with most manufacturers putting out a full line of subcompact, compact, mid-sized, and full-sized crossovers. The Hyundai Tucson is one such smooth-riding and versatile vehicle. It stands out not just for having some of the best warranty and maintenance coverage in the industry, but also for its standard safety equipment, pleasing looks, and overall bang for the buck. In such a competitive segment, though, it faces a number of highly qualified rivals. Among these are the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester. Below, we’ll sort through the specs to see how the 2020 Tucson matches up in the areas that drivers value most.
Pricing and Warranty Coverage
We mentioned the 2020 Tucson’s bang for the buck, and that’s definitely a winning factor. Its MSRP of $23,550 beats out the base pricing of all of the vehicles compared on this page; the 2020 RAV4 has the highest base price ($25,950) among the rivals. Better still, Hyundai provides the best warranty coverage in the automotive industry, with a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Although the Kia Sportage gets those same warranty terms, its anti-perforation warranty ends 2 years sooner than the Tucson’s and its roadside assistance coverage tops out at 5 years/60K miles while Hyundais runs for 5 years without a mileage cap. Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, and Nissan all provide just a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage.
As of early 2020, the Hyundai Motor Company has sweetened every purchase or lease with a generous new offering of 3 years’ complimentary scheduled maintenance. This money-saving benefit includes tire rotations, oil changes, and routine multipoint inspections. The closest thing any of the rivals has is the RAV4’s ToyotaCare coverage, which only covers 2 years of the same services.
These days, a vehicle’s information/entertainment system is the hub of so many crucial functions, from phone calls to music and more. The base system in the 2020 Tucson stands out for being stocked with standard features, including both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus six speakers and a 7-inch touchscreen. Compare that to the base infotainment system in the 2020 Honda CR-V, which falls short with a 5-inch touchscreen, just four speakers, and neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto. The base-level 2020 Mazda CX-5 also lacks smartphone integration and has just four speakers (its touchscreen matches the Tucson’s in size). The base 2020 Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester also only have four speakers.
Although each of these crossovers is well set up with active safety equipment, only the 2020 Hyundai Tucson has an available surround-view camera system and driver attention monitor. The Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Mazda CX-5 all offer a 360-degree view monitor, but not a driver attention monitor. The reverse is true for the Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, and Honda CR-V, which all make a driver attention monitor available but not a surround-view camera system.
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Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.