The Hyundai Kona vs. The Subaru Crosstrek

At Dave Hallman Hyundai in Erie, PA


If you're looking for a small crossover that's a blast to drive and gets great gas mileage, the new Hyundai Kona is ideal. This subcompact SUV is peppy and efficient. Since it's just over 164 inches long, you can park the Kona almost anywhere in Erie, PA. The new Subaru Crosstrek is only about 10 inches longer than the Kona, and it comes standard with all-wheel drive. But here at Dave Hallman Hyundai, we think the Kona is a better value for Fairview drivers than the Subaru Crosstrek. Keep reading to see why.


You'll have plenty of zip to make it to your appointments in Edinboro with the new Hyundai Kona. It comes standard with a 147-horsepower four-cylinder engine, but a turbocharged 175-horsepower motor is available that can get the Kona from zero to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The Crosstrek's strongest available engine is a 182-horsepower unit that gets it from 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds.

Fuel Efficiency

You expect a small SUV to get good fuel economy, and both the Subaru Crosstrek and the Hyundai Kona are efficient. The Crosstrek gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with its base engine. North East drivers who want to cut gas costs will like that the Kona gets 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with its standard engine and front-wheel drive.

Safety Technology

The Subaru Crosstrek's only standard safety feature is a rearview camera. Any other driver assistance feature is optional and costs more. McKean drivers will breathe easier knowing that each Hyundai Kona model comes with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring to help them drive safer.

Infotainment Features

Both the Subaru Crosstrek and the Hyundai Kona have user-friendly infotainment systems, but the Kona comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, while the Crosstrek's base system has a 6.5-inch screen. People in Erie will like that the Kona comes standard with a six-speaker audio system, compared to a four-speaker stereo in the Crosstrek.

EV Option

If you want a crossover that won't put out any polluting emissions, the Hyundai Kona EV is an outstanding option. This electric SUV has a 258-mile range, and can be recharged up to 80% in 75 minutes. The Subaru Crosstrek is not available with an all-electric powertrain.

Interior Quality

The Hyundai Kona looks stylish and feels upscale inside, with a mix of quality materials and some hard plastics. The Subaru Crosstrek has a functional, practical cabin, but its materials aren't as high-end as what you'll find in some rivals.


The Subaru Crosstrek has a starting price of $22,245. People in Edinboro will appreciate that the Hyundai Kona's starting MSRP is just $20,400. You can save more than $2,000 by going with the Kona.


Like all Hyundai vehicles, the Kona has one of the best warranties on the market. Fairview drivers will rest assured knowing that the Kona is covered by a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Subaru only backs the Crosstrek with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Test Drive the New Hyundai Kona at Dave Hallman Hyundai

The new Hyundai Kona is an outstanding value for North East drivers. Despite having more standard safety features, a peppier engine, and a bigger infotainment touchscreen, the Kona costs less and has a longer warranty than the Subaru Crosstrek. Visit Dave Hallman Hyundai and test drive the new Kona today.