Compare Hyundai Kona to the Honda HR-V

The Hyundai Kona vs. The Honda HR-V: The Differences Drivers Near Findlay Will Find Between These Subcompact SUVs


The subcompact SUV class is a relatively new category of vehicles, but many around northwest Ohio have found that these models deliver a driving experience that others can't, which is why many select a subcompact SUV as their next model. Sporty drives, affordability, stylish designs, and a surprising amount of room make them sensible daily drivers that remain fun to operate, but some models mix these qualities better than others.

Below, car shoppers around our dealership, from Bluffton to Fostoria, OH, will find a comparison of the Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V, which are two of the newest models from the large brands. If you're in the market for a new car, check out what these models have to offer to find the one that best suits you!

2018 Hyundai Kona vs. 2018 Honda HR-V

  • $19,500 --Starting Price-- $19,670
  • 147 horsepower --Max Horsepower-- 141 horsepower
  • 132 pound-feet --Max Torque-- 127 pound-feet@1,500 rpm
  • 2018 Top Safety Pick+ --IIHS Safety Rating-- No Honors
  • 41.5 inches --Front Legroom-- 41.2 inches
  • 52.2 inches --Rear Hip Room-- 47.4 inches
  • 34.8 feet --Turning Diameter-- 37.4 feet
  • 10 years/100,000 miles --Powertrain Warranty-- 5 years/60,000 miles


While the starting prices of the base models are quite close, if you dig deeper, you'll find that the affordability of the Hyundai Kona shines through in other ways. It comes standard with features, like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which aren't even available with the Honda HR-V, and the basic and powertrain warranties cover repairs for regular-use damage for more miles and years than the warranties of the Honda HR-V.



With advantages in horsepower and torque, the Hyundai Kona treats thrillseekers to excitement with ease and grace, but aside from the power, the Kona is also lighter and sprightlier on the road, so in every performance aspect, it comes out ahead of the Honda HR-V. Plus, only the Hyundai Kona is available with the ultra-smooth and responsive 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that aids efficiency and acceleration.

Features and Safety

While affordable, the Hyundai Kona doesn't hold back on the features that it offers as North Baltimore drivers and passengers will enjoy a variety of convenience features that they won't find in the Honda HR-V. These range from comfort and convenience features, like power-adjustable seats and solar control glass, to some of the most advanced tech you'll find on the road, like the infotainment system mentioned above, available head-up display, or wireless charging for mobile devices.

However, the biggest difference in features comes in the safety packages. Thanks to driver-assist features like Dynamic Bending Lights, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, the 2018 Hyundai Kona earned the highest ranking from the IIHS: a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ honor. The 2018 Honda HR-V does not offer similar features and therefore did not earn an award from the IIHS.

Taylor Hyundai of Findlay is the Place to Come for More Info on the new Hyundai Kona!

We understand if you're interested in the Hyundai Kona, lots of drivers are! So, give us a call if you want to set up a test drive of the outstanding new subcompact SUV. Plus, you can start your search for auto financing with the tools on our site or stop in at our dealership to see all that we have to offer our customers, from new Hyundai models to car parts, in person today!

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