2021 Hyundai Kona vs. 2022 Buick Encore GX

The Hyundai Kona 2021 is ranked towards the top of the majority of internet ranking sites. The car provides owners with smooth handling, a well-built cabin, and a pleasurable driving experience, making it one of the most all-around cars in its class. Explore more on this sporty subcompact SUV that offers plenty of comfort and style. We have also done a comparison of the Kona to the 2021 Buick Encore GX so you can weigh your alternatives.

Design & Style

The Hyundai Kona has a practical and well-built interior that can accommodate up to five travelers. It has lots of leg and headroom in the front seat, and the rear row is similarly remarkable. The car’s interior provides adequate comfort, which makes it ideal for extended journeys. Its cabin is designed in a contemporary style that looks magnificent, with a variety of quality materials utilized on all of its surfaces.

The Buick Encore GX is packed with both space and features to make it an appealing vehicle. Its cabin is made with high-quality materials which cover every inch of its cabin surface. The front row offers ample seat and support but its back row could use a little improvement. The car has a seating capacity of five with plenty of leg and headroom which are suitable for adult travelers. Its seats are firm and may cause discomfort throughout farther journeys.

Technology & Safety

The Hyundai Kona features a broad collection of technological devices that include Bluetooth, two USB ports, six speakers, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a 7 inch display with touch screen. For safety, the car offers features such as driver attentiveness monitor, lane keep assist, auto emergency brakes, collision warning, and a rearview camera.

The Buick Encore GX is equipped with tech tools like Bluetooth, Wi Fi hot spot, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, six speakers, and an 8 inch display with touch screen. Safety aspect of the car is covered by features like Teen Driver, following distance display, auto high beams, lane keep and departure assists, pedestrian detection, collision warning, and climate control.


The Hyundai Kona gets its power from a 2L four-cylinder engine that can put out 147 hp and fetch 27 mpg and 33 mpg of city and highway gas mileage.

The Buick Encore GX is a relaxed car that puts out 137 hp from its 1.2L turbo three engine. Its fuel economy is rated at 29 mpg and 31 mpg for city and highway.

The Bottom Line

Its agile handling makes the Hyundai Kona the superior choice in this comparison. Its engines are powerful whereas its interior is quite comfortable and supportive, allowing for maximum comfort for both rows. The Kona also makes a terrific deal too, with a starting price that is very reasonable as compared to most rivals of its vehicle class.

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