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Subaru Impreza vs. Hyundai Kona

When we compare the Subaru Impreza to the Hyundai Kona, the Subaru Impreza has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, overall quality score and base engine power. 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. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Impreza versus the Hyundai Kona, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Subaru Impreza versus Hyundai Kona Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Subaru Impreza ranges from $18,902 to $26,048 while a used Hyundai Kona from the same model year range is priced between $18,492 to $27,998. For a new model, the Subaru Impreza's price is between $21,590 and $28,258, with the Hyundai Kona priced between $24,928 and $32,130.

Subaru Impreza versus Hyundai Kona Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Subaru Impreza is 8.6 out of 10 while the Hyundai Kona's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Subaru Impreza being ranked 4 out of 12 Best Small Cars for the Money and the Hyundai Kona being ranked 9 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Subaru Impreza’s base engine makes 152 horsepower, and the Hyundai Kona base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Impreza is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 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

The Hyundai Kona, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and trunk space. The Subaru Impreza, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Subaru Impreza and the Hyundai Kona have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Subaru Impreza and the Hyundai Kona have the same Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Subaru Impreza

2023 Hyundai Kona

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,590 - $28,258

Used Asking Price:

$18,902 - $26,048

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34%

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:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 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 / 12
6 / 51
7 / 51
17 / 51
25 / 51

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

Sedan

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, Base, Premium

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:

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:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

145 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

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:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

23 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

304 / 409 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:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

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:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

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:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

112.1 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:

2976 lbs

Width:

79.4 inches

Height:

57.3 inches

Length:

182.1 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 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:

steel

Tire Size:

205/55R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16