Over the past several years, the subcompact crossover segment has become one of the fastest growing and most popular vehicle classes on the market. For the 2018 model year, Hyundai introduced its entry into the segment, the 2020 Hyundai Kona. Two years prior, Honda introduced the HR-V to the segment as well. Today, both are some of the most popular subcompact crossovers on the market, so we thought we’d see how they fare against one another by putting them in a side-by-side comparison.
2020 Hyundai Kona
2020 Honda HR-V
|147 HP||Horsepower||141 HP|
|30 mpg||Combined Fuel Efficiency||30 mpg|
|19.2 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||24.3 cu. ft.|
A cursory glance at the table above, in which we’ve detailed some of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for a subcompact crossover, shows just how comparable to one another these two vehicles are. Kicking things off in the top row, we see the Kona’s advantage. Six horsepower isn’t a huge leg up, but it is definitely an advantage in the Kona’s favor. The second row then proves that both achieve the same fuel efficiency, which isn’t always the case when one vehicle offers extra power.
The third row is where the Honda HR-V comes through with an advantage of its own, as it has a bit more space in its cargo area than the Hyundai Kona, in the form of 5.2 cubic feet. However, both crossovers offer the same number of seats with five each.
If you’re okay giving up a bit of space for a slight increase in power, then the Hyundai Kona is the vehicle for you. But, obviously, there is much more to these vehicles than just these numbers. The Hyundai Kona is packed with smart technology and convenient features, plus an incredible warranty. So there’s plenty to get excited about beyond just the table, and the HR-V might not stand up to some of those. To learn more about the differences between them, don’t hesitate to give us a call!