Hyundai Tucson vs. Competitors for Sale in Springfield, MA
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is “just right” in so many ways. With its agreeable pricing, moderate size, and level of comfort, it’s one of the best values among crossovers. It does a lot of things well and is covered by the best warranties in the industry, plus a new perk: 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance. Since the compact SUV segment is highly competitive, with at least every other car buyer interested in them, the 2020 Tucson faces a handful of qualified contenders. Below, we’ll take a look at how close some of these competitors – the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, and Ford Escape – come in comparison to this model year’s Tucson.
America’s Leading Warranty
For those who are in the market to replace their vehicle, price is often pretty high on the list of factors. These listed competitors can’t beat the 2020 Hyundai Tucson in that category, as it has the lowest starting MSRP of them all. Pricing for the base-level Tucson begins at $23,550, while the CR-V starts at $25,050, the RAV4 starts at $25,950, the Sportage starts at $23,990, and the Escape starts at $24,885.
Owning a 2020 Hyundai Tucson will also cost you less for maintenance, since all of its oil and filter changes and tire rotations are covered for the first three years or 36,000 miles (whichever you reach first). And as your vehicle ages, you’ll hang on to money you’d otherwise spend on repairs, since it’s also covered by industry-leading warranties. That includes a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty, and 5 years/unlimited miles of 24/7 roadside assistance. The Sportage offers similar warranties, but the Tucson still has a longer anti-perforation warranty and no mileage restriction for the roadside assistance plan, whereas the Sportage is capped at 5 years/60,000 miles. However, the other competitors are far behind these Korean manufacturers. The CR-V, RAV4, and Escape only have a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 3-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty.
Passenger and Cargo Space
Whether you call it a midsized crossover or a small SUV, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson has a considerable amount of passenger and cargo space. Its 102.2 cu. ft. of total passenger volume exceeds that of the RAV4 (98.9 cu. ft.) and Sportage (98.6 cu. ft.). It also has 61.9 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down, which is more than the Sportage (60.1 cu. ft.) and Escape (60.8 cu. ft.) have to offer. The difference may not seem substantial, but every inch matters when you’re loading your vehicle with luggage, gear, or Christmas presents for the trip to Grandma’s.
These competing crossovers all performed well in safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with each of them receiving both a 5-Star overall safety rating and Top Safety Pick designation. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson, though, still stands out for its standard safety features. The base model comes standard with driver attention warning (among other helpful driver aids), a feature you won’t find on the base CR-V, RAV4, or Escape.