It’s really been a toss-up for years as to which of the brand’s crossovers is the most popular between the Santa Fe and the Tucson. The Santa Fe was introduced a couple of years prior, but both have made waves in their respective segments for the decade-plus years that they’ve been on the market. Both of those segments are also packed with impressive competitors, so we wanted to see how one of our popular crossovers measures up to one of its biggest competitors. To do that, we’ve decided to pit the 2019 Hyundai Tucson vs 2019 Toyota RAV4.
The Toyota RAV4 is without a doubt one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market, maybe just one of the most popular crossovers period regardless of size. There’s a reason it’s become so popular, and it’s difficult for any competitor to make a dent in its reputation. But let’s see how the Tucson fares.
Some combination of power ratings, fuel economy ratings and capacity numbers are always what we highlight in the tables on these comparison pages. We didn’t want to change that for this one, despite the fact that the information doesn’t exactly paint the Tucson in the best of lights. The first row looks at horsepower, in which the RAV4 delivers an extra 39 HP, the second at combined fuel efficiency in which the Tucson gets 4 fewer miles to the gallon, and the third at cargo capacity in which, once again, the RAV4 is superior – this time by 6.6 cubic feet of extra space.
In terms of specs, the Tucson’s only reprieve is that both vehicles are 2-row crossovers with seating for five. However, there is much more to these vehicles than just the numbers. The Tucson offers things that the RAV4 does not, such as three whole years of complimentary Blue Link services and the incredibly superior limited warranties that come with every Hyundai model. This comparison will come down to much more than specs if you’re able to overlook the deficits, just check out more information here on our website and blog or give us a call to find out more about what the Tucson has to offer.