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Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai Kona

When comparing the Honda HR-V to the Hyundai Kona, the Honda HR-V has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Hyundai Kona has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Honda HR-V versus the Hyundai Kona, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Honda HR-V versus Hyundai Kona Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda HR-V ranges from $21,000 to $28,778 while a used Hyundai Kona from the same model year range is priced between $19,153 to $28,998. For a new model, the Honda HR-V's price is between $22,639 and $28,941, with the Hyundai Kona priced between $22,568 and $31,669.

Honda HR-V versus Hyundai Kona Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda HR-V is 8.1 out of 10 while the Hyundai Kona's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Honda HR-V being ranked 3 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Hyundai Kona being ranked 9 out of 18. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Honda HR-V is ranked 61 and the Hyundai Kona is ranked 37.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda HR-V’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Hyundai Kona base engine makes 147 horsepower. The HR-V is rated to deliver an average of 28 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 Honda HR-V has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Hyundai Kona has the advantage in the area of front head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Honda HR-V has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Hyundai Kona has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Honda HR-V

2023 Hyundai Kona

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,639 - $28,941

Used Asking Price:

$21,000 - $28,778

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,568 - $31,669

Used Asking Price:

$19,153 - $28,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 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

3 / 18
8 / 18
12 / 61
12 / 18
13 / 61
20 / 61
40 / 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

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, LX, EX-L

Trim Levels

N Line, SE, Limited, SEL

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 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:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 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:

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):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

364 / 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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

24.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

123.1 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:

3159 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

63.4 inches

Length:

179.8 inches

Wheelbase:

104.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7 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:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

215/60R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16