2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5

If you're trying to choose between the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V, odds are you're in it for the sporty ride, versatile cabin, and wallet-friendly fuel economy. But which model is right for you? Check out our comparison guide to find out more.

2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Honda CR-V

Cabin Comfort

With its clean-cut dash design and roomy cabin, the Tucson is our pick for cabin comfort. Unlike many crossovers in the compact segment, the Tucson can transport 6-foot-tall passengers in both rows - making it the perfect pick for your growing family. It never shorts you on seating comfort, either, which makes for a pleasant highway cruise.

The Honda CR-V follows closely behind - it's almost difficult to find anything to complain about in terms of comfort. The driver seat is notable for its power lumbar adjustment and long-term support. You almost won't want to leave. Still, we prefer the Tucson's plush cushioning, as the CR-V seats can feel a little firm.

Sporty Ride

The Tucson's turbocharged powertrain makes for a smooth, refined ride - whether you're maneuvering through city streets or cruising at highway speeds. Add all-wheel drive for an even sportier ride - and added safety on rain-drenched pavement.

If all you need is a capable ride to work, the CR-V will get you there. With so much low-end torque at your command, getting up to speed is quick and easy. The CR-V may not be as fun to drive as the Tucson, but it provides a predictable, dependable performance.


We like the CR-V for safety. Most models come with a long list of high-tech safety gear, like lane departure warning. This system lets you know if you've drifted away from safety. Adaptive cruise control monitors the speed of the vehicle in front of you and adjusts your speed accordingly, making your highway rides easy breezy.

The Tucson earns your trust with its top-notch crash-test scores. In government crash tests, the Tucson earned a perfect five-star rating. It also offers high-tech driver aids, such as their highly rated forward collision warning system, which includes automatic braking and pedestrian detection. However, it's only available on the top-trim Limited, which means you have to pay extra for it.


The Tucson's infotainment lineup is your best friend during long commutes and road trips. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give you complete smartphone integration, displaying apps like iMessage and Phone directly on your central touchscreen. You'll never have to look down at your smartphone. But the best part is that you can use voice controls to dial up your friends or read your text messages on the go.

The CR-V also treats you to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wherever you go, you can stay safety connected to the world at large. The touchscreen isn't our favorite, however. It demands too much of your attention, even when you're trying to do something that should be simple, like turn the stereo volume down.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5

Compared to the Honda CR-V, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson comes out on top, thanks to its innovative tech lineup and sporty performance. It's also got the roomy, comfortable cabin you crave and the safety gear is another high point, with impressive crash-test scores to bolster your peace of mind.