The Hyundai Tucson is Australia's second most popular SUV behind the Mazda CX-5, ergo one of the market's top-selling vehicles full stop.
By contrast, the newly renamed Ford Escape (nee Kuga) is a perennial underachiever, highly regarded critically but comparatively ignored by buyers.
We want to investigate whether this discrepancy is justified. To do so we've tested each model in its highest level of specification, with petrol engines that take the lion's share of the segment.
So we have the Hyundai Tucson Highlander versus the Ford Escape Titanium.