In comparing the Toyota Yaris's and the Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Yaris has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Yaris's and the Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Yaris is a better car than the Hyundai KONA.
Toyota Yaris vs. Hyundai KONA Pricing
A used 2020 Toyota Yaris ranges from $13,599 to $21,331 while a used 2020 Hyundai KONA is priced between $16,576 to $25,498.
Toyota Yaris vs. Hyundai KONA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Yaris loses 33.5 percent of its value and the Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Yaris retains 9.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai KONA.
Toyota Yaris vs. Hyundai KONA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Yaris is 9.3 out of 10 while the Hyundai KONA's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Yaris being ranked 1 out of 17 Best Subcompact Cars and the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs.
Toyota Yaris vs. Hyundai KONA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Yaris is 9.1 out of 10. For the Hyundai KONA the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Yaris a substantial advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai KONA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Yaris’s base engine makes 106 horsepower, and the Hyundai KONA base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Yaris is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 452 miles. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. This gives the Toyota Yaris the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Hyundai KONA. 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 shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Yaris, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Yaris and the Hyundai KONA have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.