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2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona Review

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2021 Honda

MSRP*: $21,220 to $29,340
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2021 Hyundai

MSRP*: $20,500 to $29,550
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Invoice* $20,240 to $27,361 $19,899 to $28,264
MPG - City 26 - 28 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 29 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.9 - 58.8 ft3 45.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 141 hp 147 - 175 hp
Exterior Length 170.4 - 170.9 in 164.0 in
Exterior Width 69.8 - 70.5 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 34.6 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda HR-V than in the Hyundai Kona. The Honda HR-V offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda HR-V as you will with the Hyundai Kona, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Kona. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda HR-V and the Hyundai Kona have similar Destination Charges.

The Honda HR-V is about the same width as the Hyundai Kona. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda HR-V, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Kona.

The Honda HR-V has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Kona, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The Honda HR-V has a little less horsepower than the Hyundai Kona.

With its lower torque engine, the Honda HR-V doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Kona.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Hyundai Kona. With the Honda HR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Kona.

The basic warranty of the Honda HR-V is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Kona.