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Chevrolet Trax vs. Hyundai Kona

When we compare the Chevrolet Trax to the Hyundai Kona, the Chevrolet Trax has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, overall quality score and base engine power. The Hyundai Kona has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Trax versus the Hyundai Kona, the Chevrolet Trax is a better car than the Hyundai Kona.

Chevrolet Trax versus Hyundai Kona Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Trax ranges from $16,500 to $23,975 while a used Hyundai Kona from the same model year range is priced between $18,492 to $27,998. For a new model, the Chevrolet Trax's price is between $22,625 and $26,579, with the Hyundai Kona priced between $24,928 and $32,130.

Chevrolet Trax versus Hyundai Kona Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Trax is 7.8 out of 10 while the Hyundai Kona's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Trax being ranked 4 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Hyundai Kona being ranked 9 out of 18. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Chevrolet Trax is ranked 61 and the Hyundai Kona is ranked 37.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Trax’s base engine makes 155 horsepower, and the Hyundai Kona base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Trax is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The Kona is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Hyundai Kona has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Trax has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room. The Chevrolet Trax and Hyundai Kona are comparable in regards to front head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Trax has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Hyundai Kona has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Chevrolet Trax and the Hyundai Kona have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Hyundai Kona has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Chevrolet Trax

2023 Hyundai Kona

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,625 - $26,579

Used Asking Price:

$16,500 - $23,975

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,928 - $32,130

Used Asking Price:

$18,492 - $27,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

5.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 18
6 / 18
12 / 18
13 / 61
24 / 61
29 / 61
33 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
3 / 61
8 / 18
9 / 18
35 / 61
37 / 61
40 / 61

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LS, LT

Trim Levels

SE, SEL, N Line, Limited

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

155 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

177 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

336 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 35 / 32

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 462 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.8 inches

Cargo Space:

18.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

48.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

19.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

45.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

113.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3124 lbs

Width:

69.9 inches

Height:

64.9 inches

Length:

167.6 inches

Wheelbase:

100.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2899 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

61 inches

Length:

165.6 inches

Wheelbase:

102.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P205/70R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16