There you are, swiping past seemingly hundreds of subcompact SUVs as you search for a new crossover to call your own. Two of the more popular SUV models, Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V, strike your fancy. But which one should be your family’s next home away from home? When it comes time to buy or lease a new compact SUV, make the right choice. Read on to find out why the 2020 Hyundai Kona is HR-V’s more capable arch-nemesis.
Kona is priced competitively in the subcompact crossover segment, and its
price is lower than the HR-V’s. Compare pricing of comparable HR-V and Kona trims
vs. HR-V LX: $19,990 vs. $20,620
vs. HR-V EX: $21,800 vs. $23,820
Limited vs. HR-V EX-L: $25,550 vs. $25,420
Ultimate vs. HR-V Touring: $27,500 vs. $28,640
Congratulations are in order, as the 2019 Hyundai Kona
and Kona EV drove away from January’s Detroit Auto Show with some serious
hardware: The North
American Utility Vehicle of the Year award. Scoring 203 out of a possible
540 points, the Kona eked out a win against the Jaguar I-Pace (181 points) and Acura
RDX (156 points) to become the latest trophy-winner.
If you took our suggestion and jumped
on the Kona bandwagon last year, you’d know that this victory was well
deserved. If you didn’t, it’s not too early to hop aboard. Here are a few key
reasons why NAIAS judges pushed the new Hyundai Kona and EV crossovers into
“Best SUVs in America” territory.
More Affordable Than
Base 2019 Hyundai Kona SE models come with a mouth-watering
sticker price of just $19,990, which is lower than competitors like the Honda
HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Move up the trim levels and into the range-topping Kona
Ultimate, and you’re looking at a $2,000-plus price difference compared to the
comparable HR-V trim. (Additional savings on the Kona are also available in the
form of Hyundai special offers at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership.)
Have you overheard the chatter
around the water cooler? Word has it that Hyundai is on the verge of releasing
some really cool stuff in the coming year or two. Nostradamus we are not, but
when Hyundai gossip starts spreading, we can’t help but foresee the possible
future—and it’s looking splendid. Here’s what the rumor mill’s been spinning.
2020 Palisade, Party of Eight!
It’s no surprise that Hyundai has begun investing heavily in
its SUV lineup, and the upcoming 2020 Palisade is proof to that rumor’s
pudding. Debuting officially
at the LA Auto Show last month, the Hyundai Palisade will be its 3-row,
8-seat, family-oriented flagship SUV. That means all the Sierras and Pilots of
the world should prepare for an SUV-versus-minivan battle once it lands at our Birmingham