Compare Hyundai Kona to Honda HR-V at Our Dealership in Chico CA

Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V are subcompact SUVs that are both hits among commuters, road-trippers, and weekend vacationers alike. There are many reasons for that. Each is fuel-efficient, safe, well-equipped, and above all, just plain fun to drive. However, only one pulls ahead where it matters. That's Hyundai Kona, and the proof of that goes by the numbers. See what we mean here at Chico Hyundai!

Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V

  • Hyundai Kona is more powerful than Honda HR-V. A 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 engine comes standard on SE and SEL trims, paired with a six-speed auto transmission and capable of producing 132 pound-feet of torque. Power ratings in Honda HR-V are 141 and 127, respectively. That makes Hyundai Kona a more confident handler on Oroville roads. It maintains its edge for the Paradise performance crowd with a turbocharged 175-horsepower, 1.6-liter I4, which comes standard on Limited and Ultimate trims, mated to a seven-speed EcoShift DCT and ready to deliver 195 pound-feet of torque. Honda HR-V only has one transmission, a CVT, and there are no other engine options.
  • Hyundai Kona is more comprehensive safety feature-wise than Honda HR-V. All-wheel drive is available, as is a rear-view monitor with parking guidance, and the Hyundai SmartSense driver aid suite, exclusive to our brand, comes standard. It includes forward collision-avoidance and lane-keep assistance features and a driver attention warning. Other options range from blind-spot and rear cross-traffic collision warnings and lane change assist to pedestrian detection and parking distance warning. Honda Sensing is available in Honda HR-V, but only in midrange trims and later, and it's less feature-rich, making Hyundai Kona a better navigator for Magalia traffic.
  • Hyundai Kona is tech-savvier than Honda HR-V. A heads-up display is available for critical driving metrics display on the way to Corning CA, and other options range from 7- and 8-inch display audio touchscreens with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and wireless device charging to built-in navigation, HD Radio and SiriusXM support, and eight-speaker Infinity premium audio. Honda HR-V features only a 5-inch LCD in its base trim. You'll have to upgrade to Sport or later to get a 7-inch model with Android and Apple phone support, there's no wireless charger, and only up to six speakers are available.

Eager to check out more of the new Hyundai Kona? You can take one for a test drive here at 2562 Cohasset Road in Chico. Call or visit us to schedule. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you!

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