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Hyundai Kona vs. Toyota Corolla Hatchback

In comparing the Hyundai Kona to the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the Hyundai Kona has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Kona versus the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the Hyundai Kona is a better car than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Hyundai Kona versus Toyota Corolla Hatchback Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Kona ranges from $18,492 to $27,998 while a used Toyota Corolla Hatchback from the same model year range is priced between $19,994 to $27,860. For a new model, the Hyundai Kona's price is between $24,928 and $32,130, with the Toyota Corolla Hatchback priced between $23,539 and $28,959.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Kona’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback base engine makes 168 horsepower. The Kona is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Corolla Hatchback is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Hyundai Kona, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The Hyundai Kona and Toyota Corolla Hatchback are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Hyundai Kona and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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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2023 Hyundai Kona

2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,928 - $32,130

Used Asking Price:

$18,492 - $27,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$23,539 - $28,959

Used Asking Price:

$19,994 - $27,860

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

5.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 51
13 / 51

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SE, SEL, N Line, Limited

Trim Levels

XSE, SE, SE Nightshade Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

168 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

151 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

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

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

28 / 36 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 475 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

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

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:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

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:

Standard

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:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

29.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

17.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

102.4 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3060 lbs

Width:

70.5 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

172 inches

Wheelbase:

103.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

205/55R16