2018 Hyundai Kona vs. 2018 Honda HR-V

The Hyundai Kona is becoming one of the most popular subcompact crossovers on the market today. Car shoppers looking to buy a vehicle that combines class, power and efficiency soon find out that the Kona is one of the best choices they can make. The 2018 Hyundai Kona has finally been unveiled and it has been revamped with the latest features found in luxury cars. The latest rival to the Kona is the Honda HR-V. However, when you compare the 2018 Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V, you will find out that the Kona has a lot more to offer for a competitive price. Let’s compare the two car models to find out why the 2018 Hyundai Kona is better than the 2018 Honda HR-V.

Design & Style

Over the years, the Kona has continued to dazzle modern drivers with its smooth interior and exterior finish. The 2018 year model of Kona has not disappointed either. At a glance, the Kona and HR-V seem to be similar but there are subtle differences between the two models that clearly set these two cars apart. The 2018 Kona has a sleeker exterior and the grille is designed to catch everyone’s attention as you drive by. The Kona is available in multiple colors to suit different drivers’ taste.

Both cars have spacious interiors however, the 2018 Kona is roomier than the HR-V. The 2018 Kona has 50mm, 2.0 in more front head room than the 2018 Honda HR-V. The Kona also offers more front leg room than the HR-V by 8mm, 0.3 in. This means that both the Kona driver and passenger enjoy a comfortable ride.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Kona offers a number of entertainment and information tech which include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 Kona also has a console-based wireless charging which alerts the driver if they have left their phone in the car while exiting the vehicle or when the phone is fully charged. Other HD Radio and navigation features are available in the 2018 Hyundai Kona, as well as 4G telematics. The 2018 Honda HR-V is also fit with the latest safety and technology features. The difference is that the new Honda model cannot compete with the technology innovations found in the Kona.


The highest maximum torque in the 2018 Hyundai Kona is 320Nm/236 lb-ft. while the Honda HR-V has maximum torque of 300Nm/221 lb-ft. The Kona’s engine offers a horsepower of 147 hp while the Honda HR-V offers 141 hp. As you can see, the 2018 Hyundai Kona offers a more powerful engine option than the 2018 Honda HR-V.

The Bottom Line

Both the 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Honda HR-V are exceptional subcompact sedans. When it comes to choosing the better one between the two models, the Kona stands out and outshines its opponent in almost all aspects.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.