The 2014 Hyundai Tucson GLS Comes up Short on Value

March 4th, 2014 by

2014-Honda-CR-V-300x149If you’re in the Mid-Michigan area and looking for a new crossover, the 2014 Hyundai Tucson GLS is priced pretty appealingly, but if you’re looking for value in addition to affordability, we suggest you see what the 2014 Honda CR-V has to offer.

Honda’s crossover is one of the ones that kickstarted this popular class of vehicle, and it’s been in the top of its class since the beginning. What is it that makes the CR-V such a great choice? Let’s see how it and the Tucson compare to make it clear.

Honda Gives Drivers More

One of the things we truly love about the Honda brand is their dedication to giving their drivers more. We don’t just mean more features—though we’ll get to that—but we mean more of pretty much everything. Let’s start with one of our favorites: more long-term savings.

Honda offers drivers savings over the Tucson thanks to the fuel economy of the CR-V. The CR-V LX with automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway* while the Tucson only manages 29 highway mpg. It’s a small difference, but you’ll see it with every visit to the pump.

Despite being more efficient, the CR-V is also more powerful. Honda’s crossover gets 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque out of its four-cylinder while the Hyundai is only good for up to 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

We think that at least part of what makes the 2014 Honda CR-V such an incredible value is that Honda has given it a new definition of “standard features,” with even the basic CR-V LX coming equipped with Bluetooth phone and audio, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and more.

Sure, the Tucson has some comparable features available, but you’d have to upgrade to get it on par with the CR-V.

Visit a Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer for More

If you want to learn about the 2014 Honda CR-V or any new Honda vehicle, all it takes is a quick trip to a nearby Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer. Not only will our sales experts work with you to find the best option for you and your family, but we’ll set you up with some quality time in the driver’s seat so that you can see just what it is the CR-V has to offer.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers includes Art Moehn Honda, Capital Honda, Honda of Grand Blanc, Thelen Honda, and Williams Honda

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