Compare the Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V near Reading, PA

Considering the Honda HR-V? This new Honda subcompact crossover provides plenty of added space if you don't think a sedan has enough, but don't quite want to upgrade to a large SUV. But is it the best subcompact crossover available to you here in the Reading, PA area? Perhaps not. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make, but here at Seidel Hyundai, we'd like to present you with another option - the new Hyundai Kona. This Hyundai model provides many of the same or similar features and benefits as the Honda HR-V, with an added edge. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Instead, allow us to show you just how these two crossover SUVs compare across the categories, below.

Performance & Efficiency

Right off the bat, the Hyundai Kona beats out the Honda HR-V for its performance potential. Let us elaborate - the Kona comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine that offers 147-horsepower. The Honda HR-V, meanwhile, comes standard with a 141-horsepower four-cylinder engine. If you're looking to upgrade, the Kona also offers a larger and gutsier 175-horsepower turbocharged engine, while the HR-V only offers one engine choice. What's more, if efficiency is a primary concern, you can also upgrade to the Hyundai Kona Electric as of early 2019. The Honda HR-V lineup offers no EV option.

Passenger & Cargo Space

The stylish and practical Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V both provide ample space for up to five passengers. What's more, both subcompact SUVs provide easy fifth-door hatch access for cargo loading and unloading. Despite a smaller wheelbase, the Hyundai Kona manages to eek out favorable dimensions over the Honda HR-V in several categories, like front head room, hip-room and leg room, and second-row hip room. The Honda HR-V, meanwhile provides slightly more cargo space and rear-row leg-room. These two SUVs tie in other areas, though, like second-row shoulder space.

Comfort, Convenience, & Luxury

Trim models abound in both the Hyundai Kona model lineup and the Honda HR-V model lineup, meaning that you can satisfy your desire for niceties like remote start, keyless entry, leather seating surfaces, a sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, premium audio, all-wheel-drive, and much more!

Standard & Available Safety Features

A backup camera comes standard in the new Honda HR-V, and the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features - which includes everything from lane departure warning to automatic emergency braking - is also available as an option. The Hyundai Kona provides more safety features standard, though, including not only a backup camera but also forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, and a driver-attention monitor.

Technology & Infotainment

The Honda HR-V features a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth streaming to play your favorite tunes on-the-go. The Hyundai Kona, on the other hand, packs in a standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment interface with not only Bluetooth, but also standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. Upgrading infotainment systems in the HR-V can get you a seven-inch touchscreen too; but upgrading in the Kona gets you a larger eight-inch infotainment system with extras like HD Radio and wireless device charging.


You might think that with all the new Hyundai Kona provides, it commands a premium over the new Honda HR-V. But you'd be thinking wrong, because the new Hyundai Kona starts at a competitive MRSP of just $19,900, while the Honda HR-V begins at a pricier $20,520.

Learn More: Contact Us Today!

Want to learn more about the new Hyundai Kona? Contact us today! Interested in experiencing the all-new Hyundai Kona in-person? Visit us at Seidel Hyundai, conveniently located at 9 Parkside Avenue in Reading, Pennsylvania. We look forward to your call or visit so we can get you into the ideal Hyundai for your unique needs!


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