If you’re looking for a midsize SUV that’s rough enough for rugged terrain but comfortable and safe enough for your family, the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V are two great options. While these two cars both deliver on fuel economy, spacious cabins, and stylish exteriors, it’s important to learn how they differ so you can pick the right car for you. We’ve gathered some details about the 2022 models of the Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V to share how they compare. To learn more about new cars in the North Texas area, visit our Plano dealership today.
The latest Tucson has a bold exterior with an angular design and diagonal headlights. It comes in four traditional trim levels: SE, SEL, N Line, XRT, and Limited. Three Hybrid trims are available, too: Hybrid Blue, Hybrid SEL Convenience, and Hybrid Limited. The 2022 Tucson has 17-inch alloy wheels on its base models, though upper trims have 19-inch wheels. You can choose between eight paint colors: Quartz White, Shimmering Silver, Deep Sea, Phantom Black, Portofino Gray, Intense Blue, Amazon Gray, and Calypso Red.
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Standard exterior features on the 2022 Tucson include LED headlights and front turn signals, turn signals on mirrors, and door handles that match the exterior paint color. Higher trim levels can get you heated exterior mirrors, a chrome accent grille, roof rails, privacy glass, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Optional upgrades on some models can add features like a sunroof, digital liftgate, and a digital key.
The 2022 CR-V has an athletic appearance, with a rounded roof and bold, contrasting bumper. The five trim levels are the LX, Special Edition, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Like the Tucson, the CR-V’s base trims feature 17-inch alloy wheels, but 18-inch and 19-inch wheels replace them on higher trims. The CR-V comes in three colors: Sonic Gray Pearl, Aegean Blue Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and Crystal Black Pearl.
Exterior features like halogen headlights, power mirrors, and a shutter grille come standard on the 2022 CR-V. Higher trims include rear privacy glass, an anti-theft system, heated mirrors, and a power tailgate.
You can choose between black and gray cloth interior on most Tucson trims, and the luxurious top trim, the Limited, adds leather details to the seats. Its spacious back seat offers plenty of room for family and friends to ride comfortably. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson features a newly redesigned interior cabin. Rear passengers have 41.3 inches of legroom and 56 inches of shoulder room. The cargo capacity is 38.7 cubic feet with the seats in their normal position, but you can fold them down for a roomy 74.8 cubic feet.
All trim levels come with heated stain-resistant seats with eight-way power adjustments for the driver. The Tucson’s multi-level cargo space allows for clever arrangement of luggage, grocery bags, or sporting equipment. The base trim level has standard air conditioning, and dual-zone comes on higher trims. You can get additional luxuries with upgrades, like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and adjustable ambient lighting with 64 color options.
The 2022 CR-V’s standard cloth interior comes in black, gray, or ivory with heated leather-trimmed seats in higher trim levels. Passengers have 40.4 inches of legroom and 55.6 inches of shoulder room in the back seat, and you can fit 39.2 cubic feet of cargo into the vehicle with the seats up. If you use the rear folding function, cargo capacity rises to 75.8.
The CR-V suite of standard interior features includes cup holders in the front and rear, floor mats, and tie-downs to strap in cargo. You can upgrade to a higher trim to add dual-zone climate control, a cover for your cargo, a power moonroof, and a heated steering wheel. The top trim level has ambient lighting, and power adjustments for the driver’s seat come standard on the top two trims.
The 2022 Tucson’s standard engine is a 2.5-liter I4 with 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. It comes with an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and this lightweight SUV is remarkably fuel-efficient. The engine offers you 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. When properly equipped, the Tucson tows up to 2,000 pounds.
The CR-V comes with a smaller, 1.5-liter I4 with comparable power. Its engine reaches 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque and pairs with a continuously variable-speed transmission that adapts while you’re driving to conserve power. It also offers top-notch fuel economy, getting 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. All CR-V trims can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The Tucson comes with a capable and comprehensive infotainment system. An 8-inch touch screen comes standard, while higher trims replace it with a 10.25-inch version. Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are available. Safety tech features include lane-keeping and centering tools to help you stay firmly in your lane, automatic braking that responds to pedestrians even when you’re backing up, and a camera that displays your blind spot while you’re changing lanes or turning. Upgrade to one of the upper trim levels for advanced features, like Hyundai Smart Park, an all-around camera, and adaptive cruise control.
The 2022 CR-V also comes with a suite of safety and technology features. The Special Edition trim and above come with a 7-inch touch screen with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Standard safety features include a dynamic rear camera, an internal system that controls your car from veering off the road, an intelligent braking system, and adaptive cruise control.
Find a 2022 Hyundai Tucson in Plano, Texas, at Huffines Hyundai Plano. You can set up an appointment with one of our team members to learn more about the 2022 Tucson and other SUVs from Hyundai’s latest lineup. Our friendly staff is happy to show you around our inventory of durable and modern new Hyundai vehicles and help you get the best deal possible. With flexible financing, supportive sales representatives, and a knowledgeable team of technicians, Huffines Hyundai Plano is eager to help you with your search for your new car. Schedule your test drive today.