2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2018 Subaru Forester

The utility SUV is a sought-after car today, and if you live in Springfield Pennsylvania, finding the right pick between the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Subaru Forester requires keen analysis. While both cars have quite a number of amazing interior and exterior features, we have gathered below some of the reasons why the Hyundai is better than the Subaru for such SUVs.

Design & Style

As we are aware, many manufacturers are keen in keeping up with current trends as concerns their model’s exterior shapes. The 2018 Forester has restrained from pulling that sleek swooper that is synonymous to most mid-sized SUVs, maintaining an old-school chiseled hood characterized by the lines in the center and along its sides. For style, we are not too sure if this will be its best selling point.

Hyundai Tucson has maintained its characteristic top-notch styling technique, pulling its exterior styling from its bigger brother with a more compact, slightly smaller version of 2018 Santa Fe. It has gotten rid of the busy surfaces of its previous versions and replaced it with some handsome curves in and out. The dash is elegant, and laid out with superb care. You will want to fall in love with it in the showroom.

Technology & Safety

With the current safety measures in the market, you will want a car with a 5 over 5 score when it comes to safety. The more the features, the more the car will sell. Both the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Subaru Forester are fortresses of safety. Subaru includes the rear view camera as a standard for all its trims, and includes blind-spot monitors and cross-traffic alerts for the Limited and Touring models. The EyeSight camera is a killer feature for the Subaru.

On the other hand, IIHS terms the Hyundai as a Top Safety Pick. Its expensive trims include a forward-collision warning and an automatic emergency braking system. Rollover resistance scores are quite high for the Hyundai as well. Other cool features for most of the trims include the blind-spot monitoring, rearview camera, lane departure and the parking sensors, all bundled up to keep you safe inside your car.


The 2018 Tucson has relatively adequate power from a 175-hp, 1.6-liter engine. It is coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission that shifts with negligible hesitation and blip. With 195 lb-ft of torque you have more than you need for a utility SUV. What fascinates most about this SUV is its ability to figure out your needs once you are locked in on a certain engine or the drive wheel options.

The 2018 Forester often comes with its limitations especially for the lower trims. The 170-hp, 2.5-liter flat-4 engine is not much of a powerhouse, unless you will want to go for the 2.0XT which has a turbo-4 engine found on higher trims of the Forester. The Forester handles well even on off-road situations but is no match for the Tucson’s snow ride handling features.

The Bottom Line

Both SUVs offer great features for utility purposes, though we see a bit of a let-down in some of the features that the Forester has. The Subaru has a sportier feel inside, which is a great addition; but if you want a car that is a combination of class, performance and power, you will want to go for the 2018 Hyundai Tucson.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Tucson Test Drive Today?

If you have a thing for class, performance and power in a car, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson will not disappoint. We serve Springfield and other Pennsylvanian cities, and we are more than glad to be of service to you. Drop by our showroom or call us to book a test drive appointment now.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.