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2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona Review

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2021 Honda
HR-V

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

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

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

Cost
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.

Dimensions
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.

Handling
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.

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

Powertrain
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.

Utility
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.

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