Hyundai Tucson Vs Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Yeti – Spec Comparison
Hyundai has reintroduced the Tucson, its middleweight SUV, in the Indian market. Bridging the void between the Creta and the Santa-Fe, the new Tucson will take on the likes of the Skoda Yeti and the Honda CR-V. Priced at Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), this SUV is a worthy entry in the market and has a lot going for it. For starters, it is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, an automatic transmission, and looks borrowed from the Santa-Fe. Other cars like the Honda CR-V and Yeti do have an SUV-like appeal and nor do they offer the same amount of versatility in terms of their drivetrains. Let's have a closer and comparative look at these SUVs and see which one trumps the lot.
While comparing the three cars based on their mechanical configurations, it is evident that the three are quite different. Where the Tucson offers both a petrol and a diesel engine, the CR-V offers two petrol engines while the Yeti only comes with a diesel engine.
The base petrol engines of the Tucson and the CR-V are both 2.0-litre mills and have similar outputs. The Tucson's 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 155PS of power and 192Nm of max torque. It comes mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox and is only available in two-wheel drive. The mileage is claimed to be 13.03 kmpl for the manual and 12.95 for the automatic variants. The 2.0-litre petrol mill of the CR-V produces 1PS more (156PS) than the Tuscon but has two fewer torques (190Nm). It comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. Like the Tuscon, this engine option is only available in a two-wheel-drive configuration. The mileage is claimed to be 13.7 kmpl. The 2.4-litre petrol of the CR-V has an output of 190PS/226Nm and is mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox. It only comes in a four-wheel drive setting and returns a mileage of 12kmpl.
Both the Tucson and Yeti have a 2.0-litre diesel engine but the one in the Tucson is more powerful. The middleweight Hyundai produces 185PS of power and a massive 400Nm of torque. It comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. It is available only in the two-wheel drive configuration and returns a mileage of 18.42kmpl (MT) and 16.38kmpl (AT). The Yeti, on the other hand, gains an advantage as it comes in a four-wheel drive configuration. It produces 140PS/320Nm and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Mileage of the Yeti 17.67kmpl.
The most powerful car of the lot is the CR-V (190PS) in its 2.4-litre petrol avatar. The maximum torque is offered by the Tucson diesel (400Nm), which is also the most fuel efficient (18.42 (MT)) of the lot.
In terms of size, the CR-V is the longest; Tucson is the widest, and the Yeti is the tallest. In terms of space, the CR-V offers the most amount of room inside the cabin with the Tucson and Yeti coming in second and third, respectively. The on-paper size is quite easily evident in the road presence of these SUVs. The CR-V looks long whereas the Tucson looks wide and intimidating. The Yeti look rather small when compared to the other cars in this comparison.
- Power Tailgate with Height Adjustment
- Compass On ECM
- 6 Airbags
- Reverse Parking Camera With Steering Adaptive Guidelines
- Dual Barrel Projector LED Headlamps
- LED DRLs
- HID Headlamps With Washer
- 7-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Electric Sunroof
- Multi-Angle Rear Camera Display
- ECON mode
- Paddle Shifters (With 5-Speed AT)
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring
- 6.5-Inch LCD Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Dual Zone Climate Control
- 12-Way Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Cruise Control
- Puddle Lamps
All the three cars are quite rich in terms of features. They easily justify their Rs 20 lakh price tag. But, as the Tucson is the newest SUV of the lot, it has the most advanced features, including design elements like the LED daytime-running lights, dual-barrel LED headlamps, and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
As of now, this segment of SUVs has become obsolete. Neither the CR-V nor the Yeti are able to attract customers. The introduction of an SUV like the Tucson could be a boon for the rivals as well. We will soon come out with a detailed review of the Hyundai Tucson, and till then, stay tuned for all the information on the Hyundai SUV.
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