Hyundai Tucson vs. Honda CR-V

Ideal for daily commutes around Downey and weekend trips to the coast of Long Beach, it’s no wonder the SUV is growing in popularity. Two great options in this class are the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V. Which one has more to offer Cerritos-area drivers?

Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore compared the two models and, point by point, one came out ahead as the better option for your drives around the Anaheim area. We’ll reveal our top pick at the end. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Keeping it Cool: Tucson vs CR-V Interior Comforts

Both SUVs include systems that keep things cool and comfortable when the weather gets warm. They each have an available dual-zone automatic climate control system that allows the driver and passenger to each personalize the temperature on their respective sides of the cabin.

When you come back to your car after leaving it parked in the sun, you’ll likely find that the Tucson kept the temperature down with solar front glass and tinted back windows.

Better yet, Tucson drivers can remote start their vehicle from their home or office using Amazon Alexa® or Google Home Assistant™ and turn on climate control to ensure their vehicle is nice and cool when they get in.

Available ventilated seats help cool down the temperature even more in the Tucson, whereas CR-V drivers may find themselves in the hot seat.

2018 Hyundai Tucson vs Honda CR-V: Safety Technology

When you’re driving down the 405, both SUVs offer several available safety technology features to keep you and your family safe.

They both feature an available forward collision warning system with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection. This provides an audible alert when you near a stopped object ahead of you. If you don’t respond quickly enough, the brakes will apply automatically to avoid or lessen the impact.

The available rear parking sensors in the Tucson also send an audible alert when your rear bumper is too close to an object behind you. The CR-V does not include parking sensors, so drivers are less protected when approaching an unseen object in reverse.

The Tucson helps to improve driver visibility at night or in the rain, as well, with available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light. These high-intensity lights bend with you around corners, so you’re never left in the dark. The CR-V doesn’t make dynamic bending lights available, so drivers are more likely to experience blind spots when driving at night.


When you’re looking to turn up the tunes, the Tucson and CR-V both make Bluetooth® connectivity standard for hands-free audio streaming. They also both place at least six speakers throughout the cabin for a surround-sound listening experience with more speaker options available. Only the Tucson, however, includes Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology. Clari-Fi™ decompresses digital audio files in real-time, which creates an incomparably clear and dynamic listening experience. This is the difference between watching a concert on TV and being there in person.

CR-V drivers, on the other hand, only have the option of listening to the compressed files and may find their audio experience lacking.

2018 Tucson vs CR-V: The Results

After comparing the 2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. Honda CR-V, we found that the Tucson had more to offer Anaheim and Long Beach drivers.

If you want to take it for a spin around the Cerritos or Downey area, contact Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos to schedule your test drive today.

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