When we compare the Honda HR-V's and the Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the Honda HR-V has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of reliability and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Honda HR-V's and the Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the Honda HR-V is a better car than the Hyundai KONA.
Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai KONA Pricing
A used 2024 Honda HR-V ranges from $25,402 to $32,904 while a used 2024 Hyundai KONA is priced between $25,686 to $34,546. For a new model, the Honda HR-V's price is between $25,425 and $31,479, with the Hyundai KONA priced between $26,106 and $34,987.
Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai KONA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda HR-V loses 34.2 percent of its value and the Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value. This means the Honda HR-V retains 9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai KONA.
Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai KONA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda HR-V is 8.0 out of 10 while the Hyundai KONA's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Honda HR-V being ranked 3 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20. Out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs, the Honda HR-V is ranked 26 and the Hyundai KONA is ranked 30. The Honda HR-V is also ranked 28 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs while the Hyundai KONA is ranked 32 out of 66.
Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai KONA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda HR-V is 5.6 out of 10. For the Hyundai KONA the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the Hyundai KONA a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Honda HR-V.
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.
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 head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Honda HR-V has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The Honda HR-V and Hyundai KONA are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda HR-V and the Hyundai KONA have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.