Three different flavours of SUV for the price of the Tucson.
The Tucson occupies an interesting spot in the market. With a price range of Rs 21.97 lakh – Rs 25.43 lakh (ex-Chennai), each of its diesel variants contends with a different range of SUVs. We take a look at its top three competitors.
Toyota Innova (2.8 ZX AT 7 STR)
The highest diesel automatic trim of India’s most popular MPV makes for a neat alternative to the Tucson, especially if you appreciate room for two more passengers. Over and above standard safety equipment, the top of the line ZX variant also gets front side and curtain shield airbags, vehicle stability control and hill assist control.
Rs 21.18 lakh (ex-Chennai)
Ford Endeavour (Trend)
Two base variants of the Endeavour go up against the top most trim of the Tucson. While both are powered by the 2.2-litre diesel engine, the difference lies in the fact that one is a 4×4 option with manual transmission and the other is a 4×2 option, but with an auto gear box.
The final decision thus rests on the customer’s personal preference.
Rs 24.28 lakh (ex-Chennai)
For its Rs 22.91 lakh ex-showroom price, the CR-V offers a 2-litre petrol engine (the smallest in the category), mated to a manual transmission with two-wheel drive. The automatic variant costs another Rs 2 lakh. With the Tucson’s base petrol variant at Rs 19.33 lakh, the Honda could give it some tough competition — if it wasn’t as dated as it is.
Manual transmission Rs 22.91L, Automatic transmission Rs 24.75L (ex-Chennai)