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2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Subaru Forester Review

New 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Hyundai
Tucson

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New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$23,700 to $33,450
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$24,495 to $34,595
Invoice* $22,790 to $31,792 $23,099 to $32,266
MPG - City 21 - 23 26
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Tucson offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Tucson.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Tucson, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Tucson will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Hyundai Tucson is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Tucson is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Hyundai Tucson is slightly shorter than the Subaru Forester, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Tucson and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Tucson has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Tucson will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Tucson and the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Tucson and the Subaru Forester. The Hyundai Tucson has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Tucson than that of the Subaru Forester.