Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V



A classic battle in the crossover segment is the charming Hyundai Kona vs. the well-regarded Honda HR-V. Both models offer some appeal to drivers around Milford, Fairfield, and New Haven, Connecticut. Is one of them right for you? The best way to determine that is with a thorough look at these two options.

Our Key Hyundai of Milford team has created various comparisons to keep nearby drivers in the loop. So if either the Hyundai Kona or the Honda HR-V appeals to you, check out this comparison to see how they stack up to one another!

Hyundai Kona Performance

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V: Performance Options

Choosing a crossover like the Hyundai Kona or the Honda HR-V is a great decision. Both of these models work well as daily drivers. Just because they’re practical, though, doesn’t mean they can’t be fun. Hyundai continues working to create an enjoyable experience behind the wheel of the Kona, which is something that can’t be said about the HR-V.

The sole engine option for the Honda HR-V is an underpowered in-line 4-cylinder engine that can generate up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The base engine of the Kona makes more push than that, measuring 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque thanks to its in-line 4-cylinder engine. If you want even more power behind the wheel, Hyundai has a turbocharged version of the 4-cylinder that generates 195 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

From there, the crossovers do share some features, such as the ability to choose between Front Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive.

Hyundai Kona Fuel Efficiency

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V: Battle of Fuel Efficiency

If you’re going to be using your Hyundai Kona or Honda HR-V for daily commuting or around town errands, fuel economy is likely a priority for you. Both vehicles have placed a great emphasis on efficiency, yet Hyundai has done a better job of executing this goal.

The fuel economy of the Honda HR-V checks in at an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG if you have the vehicle configured in FWD (Front Wheel Drive).1 Moving to AWD (All Wheel Drive) lowers the numbers to an EPA-estimated 27 city/31 highway MPG.1

The FWD configuration of the Hyundai Kona delivers a fuel-sipping EPA-estimated 30 city/35 highway MPG.2 The Kona also beats out the HR-V in efficiency when you consider the AWD configurations, as it delivers an EPA-estimated 28 city/33 highway MPG.2

Where the models do have some common ground is the fuel tank, with both crossovers coming standard with a 13.2-gallon fuel tank capacity.

The Hyundai Kona Is More Efficient and Playful Than the Honda HR-V

Whether you’re looking for the most performance or most efficiency from your next crossover, the Hyundai Kona bests the Honda HR-V. Understanding how this performance comes together on the roads of Milford, New Haven, and Fairfield, CT, is best accomplished with a test drive.

So, consider contacting our accommodating Key Hyundai of Milford team when you’re ready to get behind the wheel!




1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX and EX-L. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2 2022 KONA SE/SEL: FWD 30 City/35 Hwy/32 Combined MPG, AWD 28 City/33 Hwy/30 Combined MPG. 2022 KONA N Line/Limited: FWD 29 City/35 Hwy/32 Combined MPG, AWD 27 City/32 Hwy/29 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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