If you're in the market for a compact, adventure-ready SUV, you probably have the Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V at the top of your list. The question is, which one is better suited for your journeys through the Burleson, Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, and Benbrook areas?
To help you find the answer, our team at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson has put these SUVs into a head-to-head comparison. It's the 2022 Hyundai Kona vs. the Honda HR-V. Let's see which one comes out on top!
If you need an SUV that gives you better performance when you press down on the gas pedal, you can feel that extra acceleration with the Hyundai Kona. Its Inline 4-cylinder engine generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The similar Inline 4-cylinder of the Honda HR-V maxes out at just 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.
While the HR-V can only be equipped with its standard engine, the Kona offers an available 1.6L Inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The engine is standard in the Night, Limited, and Ultimate trims. The Kona's second tier of engine capacity provides a performance defined by energetic capability like:
With that kind of power, you’ll be leading the pack down the highway on your family’s next road trip.
The 2022 Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V have seating for five passengers, but if you're looking for some more room to stretch out, the Kona edges out the HR-V again. It has 39.6 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom up front. The HR-V, on the other hand, only has 39.5 inches of front-row headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom.
Both SUV models also bring plenty of amenities to keep you relaxed on trips long and short. You'll be able to sink into the following available amenities:
On top of that, the Honda HR-V has a standard 5-inch LCD screen. The Kona, however, starts with a standard 7-inch screen that creates a more accessible portal to infotainment. While the HR-V screens can be upgraded to seven inches, the Kona offers an available 8-inch screen upgrade.
With that bigger screen, you can access Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ - something you can do on all Hyundai Kona trims. Both features, however, are not available in all trims of the HR-V.
If you're looking for more peace of mind on the road, both SUVs can provide that feeling with their comprehensive safety suites. The Honda HR-V comes with the available Honda Sensing® technologies, a suite of safety technology that assists drivers in different situations.
How does Hyundai prepare its SUV drivers with safety procedures? The Hyundai Kona comes with Hyundai SmartSense, an array of safety technology that heightens driver awareness of changing road conditions. A Kona is complete with features that are not available on all trims of the Honda HR-V, such as:
The Driver Attention Warning safety asset that is only available on the Kona is an important addition for long trips and nighttime driving. The system detects drowsy and distracted driving patterns and provides an alert inside the vehicle.
While both vehicles are safe choices for drivers, the 2022 Hyundai Kona continues to provide key advantages over the Honda HR-V. The collection of standard design features that are not available in the HR-V can add up over time.
Now that you know what both SUVs bring to the table, it's clear that if you want more power, extra space, and advanced technology, the 2022 Hyundai Kona edges out the Honda HR-V.
If you'd like to see what it can bring to your adventures through the areas of Burleson, Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, and Benbrook, visit us here at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson and schedule a test drive today!
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