2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Honda CR-V

When you want all the versatility of a crossover SUV in an exceedingly good-looking package, check out the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the Mazda CX-5. These models swing into action with sporty powertrains and a robust safety lineup. Which of these crossovers is the best at keeping you connected? Which has enough head- and legroom for your family? Read our comparison guide to learn more.

2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5

Passenger Comfort

The Mazda CX-5 takes the lead here, thanks to its airy cabin, which is stocked with high-quality materials. Opt for leather upholstery to create a CX-5 cabin that looks far more expensive than what you paid. Besides style, the CX-5 is heavy on passenger space, so heads and legs never feel cramped.

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson's take on passenger space is equally admirable. Your growing family will enjoy road-trip comfort for years to come. The cabin isn't quite as luxe as the one in the CX-5, but it certainly feels stylish, especially with the perforated-leather-wrapped steering wheel and matching upholstery.

Infotainment Gear

Smartphone addicts take note: the 2017 Hyundai Tucson introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This technology displays important apps, like iMessage and Google Maps, on your Tucson's central touchscreen, so you can stay connected without ever looking down at your smartphone.

As in the Tucson, the CX-5 central touchscreen impresses by responding quickly to your input. The Mazda CX-5 may not have complete smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - yet - but it does include Bluetooth, so you can do things like make hands-free calls.


Every time you merge onto a busy highway, you can count on the 2017 Hyundai Tucson's high-tech safety supplies to warn you of nearby danger. The blind-spot monitor, for instance, is designed to keep you from sideswiping a neighboring vehicle. The forward collision warning system can even apply the brakes to help keep you from hitting an approaching vehicle or pedestrian. To top it all off, in government crash tests, the Tucson earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection.

The Mazda CX-5 impresses with its crisp, clear navigation graphics, which guide you around unfamiliar streets. All models come with low-speed automatic brake support, which may come in handy in a gridlocked urban setting. However, if you want a more capable forward collision mitigation system, you'll have to pay extra.

Sporty Performance

On the open road, inside a 2017 Hyundai Tucson is where you want to be. With its turbocharged powertrain at your disposal, acceleration is free and easy. In addition to premium power, the Tucson is thrifty, earning up to 26 city/32 highway mpg.

In terms of fuel savings, the Mazda CX-5 follows closely behind, giving you up to 24/31 mpg. As in the Tucson, you can add all-wheel-drive to get a better grip on slick or icy roads.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Honda CR-V

The Mazda CX-5 is an attractive runner-up, but the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is real star of this show. On the road, its sporty, turbocharged ride puts real power at your command. The Tucson's safety gear rewards you with high-speed peace of mind while its roomy cabin speaks for itself, with generous head and leg room for even tall families.