There is no shortage of family vehicle options in West Michigan, even if you just limit yourself to the crossover class, but are the 2016 Hyundai Tucson mpg ratings high enough for your family budget? We put it side by side with the 2016 Honda CR-V to give you an idea of which crossover offers the superior fuel economy and capabilities. The Tucson has a tough time keeping pace.
Let’s see how the stats stack up.
Setting New Trends
When people talk about engines and fuel economies, it can always sound so negative—you’re stuck giving up either power or fuel efficiency, right? While that can be the case some of the time, other times an automaker simply develops a superior engine, one that offers more power, torque, towing capacity, and fuel economy. And that looks to be where the CR-V is right now:
- Power: Each 2016 CR-V features a 2.4L 4-cylinder under the hood, rated at 185 hp. A 2016 Hyundai Tucson only has 164 hp.
- Torque: The 2016 CR-V is capable of 181 lb-ft of torque, but the 2016 Hyundai Tucson only manages 151 lb-ft.
- Towing: When you need to haul cargo, the CR-V is ready for up to 1,500 pounds, but the Tucson can only tow 1,000 pounds or less.
- Fuel Efficiency: 2016 Honda CR-V 2WD LX fuel economy ratings come in at an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg,* while 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS FWD mpg numbers come in noticeably lower at 31 highway and 23 city mpg.
In short, Honda has a more powerful, more capable 4-cylinder engine that also delivers a superior fuel economy. We only have so much space to talk to you about the crossover, but rest assured that it’s got a stellar package of standard and available features as well.
Test Drive a CR-V
The 2016 Honda CR-V is available for test driving at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you. We want to show you all of the advantages it has over its competitors; the edge over the 2016 Hyundai Tucson mpg and performance specs is just the beginning.