The Hyundai Kona vs. The Honda HR-V: The Differences 

Hyundai Kona near Bowling Green 

The subcompact SUV class is a relatively new category of vehicles, and many around northwest Ohio have found that these models deliver a great driving experience. Sporty performance, affordability, stylish designs, and a surprising amount of room make them sensible, fun daily drivers.

Some models, however, offer different blends of these qualities. To help Upper Sandusky, Tiffin, and Fostoria area drivers evaluate two new models from a pair of popular brands, our dealership has put together this handy comparison of the Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V. If you're in the market for a new car, check out what these models have to offer--and if it's the Kona, be sure to stop into our Tiffin area Hyundai dealer for a test drive!

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

Value: Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V

While the starting price on the Hyundai Kona is only a bit lower than that of the HR-V, its affordability shines through in other ways. The Kona comes standard with features, like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, that aren't available with the Honda HR-V, and the basic and powertrain warranty covers repairs for regular-use damage for longer (in both years and miles) than the warranty on the Honda HR-V.

Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona 

Performance: Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V

The Hyundai Kona treats thrillseekers with its horsepower and torque advantages. But aside from the power, the Kona is also lighter and sprightlier on the road. In every performance aspect, it bests 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: Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V

While affordable, the Hyundai Kona doesn't hold back on the features, many of which can't be found on the Honda HR-V. Tiffin area drivers will be treated to everything from power-adjustable seats and solar control glass to some of the most advanced tech you'll find on the road, like available heads-up display and wireless charging for mobile devices.

But the biggest difference in features lies in the safety packages. The 2018 Hyundai Kona earned the highest ranking from the IIHS: a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ honor, which the HR-V did not. And the Kona offers even more tools to keep you safe, like Dynamic Bending Lights, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Taylor Hyundai of Findlay is the Place to Come for the Hyundai Kona!

When you're ready to take the next step towards a great subcompact SUV, Taylor Hyundai of Findlay can help. Give us a call or contact us online to set up a test drive of the fantastic new Hyundai Kona, or any of the other great cars in the Hyundai lineup.

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