Comparing the Hyundai Kona to the Honda HR-V

At Dave Hallman Hyundai in Erie, PA



The Honda and Hyundai brand share many similarities, in that both offer lots of value and longevity, with some great features to enjoy for a low-price. However, drivers who select Hyundai tend to get more out of their vehicles, including more comprehensive warranty coverage, more standard safety features and often more technology, all for a lower price. More Hyundai models tend to find themselves ranking high for safety, with most new Hyundai models selected as IIHS Top Safety Picks.

Here at Dave Hallman Hyundai, we wanted to price all these strong attributes to you fully, so we compared one of the top compact crossovers from Hyundai to a worthy challenger from Honda. Let us see how the new Hyundai Kona compares to the Honda HR-V.

Shoppers will find the new Hyundai Kona for sale or lease at our dealership in Erie, PA. Visit our dealership today to learn more; we are located on State St and less than 25 minutes outside of Fairview, PA.

Power & Efficiency

Drivers looking for a compact crossover typically need something that drives smoothly and efficiently, with a gas-sipping powertrain and a mild-mannered noise. The standard engine of the Hyundai Kona expertly blends power and fuel economy together, generating up to 147-horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Shoppers in Edinboro, PA looking for increased performance should check out the available 175-horsepower engine that is available on select trims of the Kona.

The Honda HR-V only comes available with one engine and it falls short of the Kona in terms of power and efficiency. The standard HR-V performance generates 141-horsepower and 127 pound-feet. The HR-V's standard transmission is a two-speed continuously variable transmission, which is often criticized for its sluggish and imprecise gear changes. The Hyundai Kona's six-speed automatic is often the more preferable choice, and it produces a smoother and more seamless acceleration.

Price & Warranty

While both of these compact crossover are affordable to many budgets, the Hyundai Kona allows you to save even more, with a standard starting price almost $1,000 less than the starting price of the HR-V. If you want to enjoy the Kona with all-wheel-drive, you will find it considerably less to add on than it might with the Honda HR-V.

Hyundai Assurance warranties also keep the most important parts of this SUV covered for longer than the warranties of many other brands, including Honda. Through America's Best Warranty, Kona comes backed by a 60 month/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) Basic Warranty as well as a 120-month/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Drivers near North East, PA also get to enjoy 84 months of corrosion perforation protection and 60 months of emergency roadside assistance, both with unlimited miles.

While Honda's corrosion preformation warranty also has no mileage restrictions it still cuts off after 60 months, instead of 84. The HR-V also comes backed by 36 months or 36,000 miles of both basic coverage and roadside assistance. The powertrain warranty of the HHR-V convers its engine/transmission components for up to 60 months/60,000 miles.

Find Your Hyundai Kona Today

We invite you to check out the new Hyundai Kona here in Erie, PA, for a crossover that offers better value, a better performance, more safety, and more coverage than its worthy challenger from Honda. Start your deal online and visit Dave Hallman Hyundai today to test drive a new Hyundai Kona and see for yourself. We are less than 20 minutes outside of McKean, PA and we look forward to meeting you!