Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V

2018 Hyundai Kona in Surf BlueThere's something exciting about getting behind the wheel of a small SUV. You have an efficient, versatile ride right at your fingertips, perfect for staring down the road ahead with authority.

In this 2018 Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V comparison, shoppers near Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo can start exploring their options in the vehicle segment. Read on to see how these cars measure up-and contact us at Peacock Hyundai Columbia when you're ready to learn more!

2018 Kona vs HR-V: Chic Exterior

2018 Hyundai Kona Exterior DesignIt's an unspoken rule that the smaller a car is, the more eye-catching colors seem to be available. The 2018 Kona and HR-V live up to that promise. You'll find unique shades, such as Surf Blue and Lime Twist in the island-themed Hyundai SUV, while the Honda SUV offers vivid colors, including Milano Red and Orangeburst Metallic.

From a styling standpoint, the Kona takes more risks-and they pay off. Narrow headlamps combine with a muscular hexagonal grille for an aggressive front fascia, and the SUV-style plastic cladding adds an element of adventure. The HR-V sports a clean design, but it lacks any truly distinctive elements.   

All-Star Performance Specs

Once you've torn yourself away from the head-turning exteriors, you can slide into the cabin and start up your engines. The Honda HR-V runs on a 1.8L 4-cylinder with 141 horsepower at its disposal, which is plenty to get you from Point A to Point B without issue.  

The base engine in the Hyundai Kona, a 2.0L 4-cylinder, has a similar output of 147 horsepower. It can handle everything the HR-V's engine can with ease. However, only the Kona offers a more powerful engine: A turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder that generates 175 horsepower. You'll see a livelier ride out on the open roads.

With either SUV, you can choose available all-wheel drive (AWD) to get a better grip on the roads. When power flows to all four wheels, you can count on improved traction in a range of driving situations.

Advanced Safety Features

2018 Hyundai Kona Safety FeaturesAvoiding accidents is a top priority for all drivers, and the 2018 Kona and HR-V offer some similar features to make that happen. You'll find a rearview camera standard in both vehicles, so you can see what's going on behind you when you reverse. Also, available Blind Spot Monitoring also makes changing lanes safer.

Other than those two features, you'll find no active safety features in the HR-V. The Kona has a fuller slate of available driver-assist technologies, such as:

  • Forward Collision Warning plus Automatic Braking, to help you avoid/mitigate frontal collisions with the car ahead of you.
  • Lane Keeping Assist, to help keep you from drifting out of your lane.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, to warn you of oncoming traffic as you back out of a driveway or parking space.

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V: Choose Your Small SUV

So, now that you've read our 2018 Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V comparison, which small SUV seems like a good fit for you? These vehicles have plenty of incredible features that can help you take on the roads of Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo with confidence.

However, if you want more safety features and engine power, as well as a sleek and unique exterior, the Kona offers a lot to like. Schedule a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Columbia and see what you think!

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