Hyundai Tucson vs. Competitors for Sale in Fairfield, CT
The vehicle type that started as an experiment has grown to be wildly popular, setting off some serious competition among automakers. The monumental success of crossover utility vehicles can be attributed to several factors, led by sheer versatility: they offer the practicality of an SUV with the size and smooth ride of a car. One of the standout models in the midsized crossover segment is the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. This practical and accommodating vehicle is host to a variety of attributes that effectively separate it from the pack, but it’s obviously not without its competition in this crowded class. Fighting for a top spot alongside it are the 2020 models of the Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Nissan Rogue. Let’s look at how they all measure up in some important characteristics.
Warranty Coverage and Pricing
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson has the lowest starting MSRP ($23,550) of the models compared here. It beats out the Sportage ($23,990), CR-V ($25,050), RAV4 ($25,950), CX-5 ($25,190), Forester ($24,495), and Rogue ($25,300).
It’s comforting to know that your vehicle is covered for the long haul, and the 2020 Hyundai Tucson gets long-term coverage that its competitors just don’t provide (although Kia comes close). Hyundai’s bumper-to-bumper limited warranty is secured for 5 years/60,000 miles, and its powertrain warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles. With Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, and Nissan, those respective warranties end after 3 years/36,000 miles and 5 years/60,000 miles. Although Kia provides the same basic and powertrain warranties as Hyundai, its anti-perforation warranty expires after 5 years/100,000 miles, while its 24-hour roadside assistance runs out at 5 years/60,000 miles. With Hyundai, those same warranties are extended to 7 years/unlimited miles and 5 years/unlimited miles.
To top it off, every 2020 Hyundai bought or leased will receive 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance, which covers routine services such as oil and filter changes, multipoint inspections, and tire rotations. Most of the other models in this comparison lack a complimentary maintenance plan. While the RAV4 gets a similar program called ToyotaCare, it expires sooner (2 years/25,000 miles).
Tech and Safety Equipment
The base infotainment system in the 2020 Tucson comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system. But the base CR-V provides a smaller (5-inch) infotainment touchscreen, no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and just a four-speaker audio system. Similarly, the base CX-5 gets a four-speaker audio system and lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although its infotainment touchscreen is the same size as the Tucson’s. The base Forester and Rogue also have a less generous audio system (with four speakers for each).
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson even offers some optional driver aids that aren’t available on a few of its rivals. For instance, the Tucson is the only crossover mentioned here that has both an available driver attention monitor and a surround-view camera system. The Sportage, CR-V, and Forester can be outfitted with a driver attention monitor, but they don’t offer a surround-view camera system. The opposite is true for the others: the CX-5, RAV4, and Rogue have a surround-view camera system available but not a driver attention monitor.
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