If you’re looking for a new crossover in the Detroit Metro area, you may have models like the Tucson on your radar, but many of its features, including the 2015 Hyundai Tucson’s residual value, comes up short when compared side-by-side with the 2015 Honda CR-V. Let’s take a look at what separates these crossovers.
Why Residual Value Matters
Residual value is an estimate of the value of a vehicle after it has depreciated for a period of time, expressed as a percentage of its initial price. In short, it’s a good way to figure out if your car will really lose half its value the second you drive it off of the lot or five years down the line. The value experts at ALG routinely calculate residual values for vehicles from every automaker, and the Tucson falls short of the CR-V by quite a margin:
- The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX has an ALG residual value of 55% after 36 months and 42% after 60 months.
- The 2015 Hyundai Tucson GLA, on the other hand, has a 48% ALG residual value at 36 months and a 35% residual value at 60 months.
Drivers Save in a CR-V
Not only does the CR-V represent a smarter investment than the Tucson, it is set to save you money in the long term with its recently improved fuel economy:
- The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 34 mpg, netting 27 mpg in the city.*
- The 2015 Tucson, on the other hand, only manages 29 highway and 23 city mpg.
You might expect the Hyundai powertrain to at least offer more power for its reduced fuel economy, yet the CR-V’s 185-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque leave the Tucson’s 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque feeling more than a bit low for a vehicle of its kind.
See the CR-V in Person
The 2015 Honda CR-V has so much more going for it than its residual value and its fuel economy, whether you’re comparing it against the 2015 Hyundai Tucson or not. See the new CR-V in person by visiting a Detroit Area Honda Dealer today; we can’t wait to put you into the driver’s seat.