The Tucson, which was redesigned last year, has a lot going for it when matched up compared to the competition. With either available engine, the Tucson has some of the highest combined and highway fuel economy ratings in its class. The Tucson has a longer wheelbase than its rivals yet has one of the shortest turning diameters, which makes it settled and stable on the open road yet also maneuverable in tight spaces. Hyundai also says that there's more interior space than in some vehicles a size larger, and rear-seat legroom is class-leading.
The 2011 Tucson also has a higher 3-year residual value than the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4, which might mean better deals for those either looking for a lease or those only looking to keep a new car for a few years.