Compact SUVs are swarming the market with unprecedented aggression and with their never-ending popularity, have already placed themselves as the most popular segment in the industry at the moment. And one of the main front-runners in the segment at the moment is the Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V guarantees to offer a perfect balance between practicality and convenience making it one of the most sought-after SUVs. Not to mention, it is also one of the best-selling vehicles from Honda’s lineup. That said, competition is not far away, and the Hyundai Tucson is one of the CR-V’s most fierce competitors. Let’s see what makes the 2022 CR-V a better option of the two.
The 2022 Honda CR-V is a carryover of the previous model year version with no new additions as Honda is revamping the CR-V for the 2023 model year. The 2022 CR-V will be available in five trims, namely LX, Special Edition, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Interested in the 2022 Honda CR-V? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2022 Honda CR-V
2022 Hyundai Tucson
|1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder
||2.5-liter Inline-Four Cylinder|
|190 hp / 179 lb. -ft.
||Horsepower / Torque
||187 hp / 178 lb. -ft.|
|39.2 cu. ft.
||38.7 cu. ft.|
|28 / 34 / 30
||26 / 33 / 29|
|7.8 inches.||Ground Clearance||7.1 inches.|
The Honda CR-V is slightly more powerful than the Hyundai Tucson with an extra three-horsepower difference, That said, the CR-V’s engine is a lot more refined compared to the Tucson making it more fun SUV to drive. Coming to fuel efficiency, the CR-V’s MPG figures are slightly better than the Tucson. This makes the CR-V a more desirable option. The CR-V also offers more ground clearance giving it an edge over the Tucson when it comes to off-roading.
Coming to the interiors, the CR-V offers a well-rounded cabin with high-quality materials used all around. Base trims come with cloth upholstery while the top end trims are upgraded to leather upholstered seats along with heating function for the front-row seats. While Tucson also offers good quality materials in the interior, it falls back on certain aspects such as the low-quality plastic panels in the lower portions of the cabin. The 2022 CR-V comes equipped with a ton of features.
One thing that Tucson takes credit for, is the availability of features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all the trims. The CR-V’s base trim doesn’t offer these basic features. But other than that small setback, one can surely expect an array of features on all the other trims like a seven-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth Connectivity, HondaLink®, SMS Text Message Function, and Pandora® Compatibility. The CR-V’s infotainment system works seamlessly without any lag of any sort.
The CR-V benefits from the quality of materials used and the overall build quality compared to Tucson. Safety features are also plenty, and with all these value offerings, the Honda CR-V is a preferable option of the two.