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Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V


Whether you need to run to the store or stay safe in rough weather, a compact SUV always comes in handy. The Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V are two dependable options, but which one is right for you? To help drivers in Dublin, Powell, and Columbus, OH, decide, Dennis Hyundai of Dublin put this Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V comparison together.


Performance Specs

Performance Specs

The 2021 Hyundai Kona offers a pair of lively powertrains. Each one comes with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on every trim level. The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder that gets up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. If you’d like a little more power under the hood, consider the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder. It delivers a fun drive with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The Honda HR-V also offers all-wheel drive, but you won’t be able to power through the elements like you can with the Hyundai. The only engine available is a 1.8L 4-cylinder that takes its time to get up to speed. It only offers up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.


Smart Safety Features

To give you peace of mind, the Hyundai Kona comes with six airbags and a strong frame that includes crumple zones. It also includes tons of technology that can help prevent accidents. For example, the Rear View Monitor with parking guidance gives you a better look at what’s behind you when you’re backing up.

It’s just one of the intelligent driver assistance features that’ll give you more awareness while driving. Some of the other standard safety features include:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning

While these features watch what’s around you, the Driver Attention Warning focuses on how you’re driving. It uses your driving patterns to look for signs of distracted driving, then reminds you to keep your eyes on the road.

The Honda HR-V also comes with a rear-view camera and six airbags, but very few safety features are included. While technology like a Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning are available, they don’t come standard. Plus, it doesn’t even offer a Driver Attention Warning or a Blind-Spot Collision Warning.


User-Friendly Technology

The Hyundai Kona also comes with the kind of technology that can make your drive more fun. From streaming music to safely making hands-free calls, you’ll be able to stay connected using the infotainment system. It includes technology such as:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

For even more music to choose from, both HD Radio™ and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio are also available. If you want to get directions, you can upgrade to an 8-inch screen with a navigation system. Plus, you can view a real-time map of your route on a convenient Head-Up Display.

The Honda HR-V offers some of the same smartphone compatibility, but neither Apple CarPlay® nor Android Auto™ comes standard. In fact, the standard infotainment system doesn’t even include a touchscreen. It only includes a small 5-inch LCD monitor.


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With more features and more power, the Hyundai Kona is a great choice for drivers in Dublin, Powell, and Columbus, Ohio. Contact us here at Dennis Hyundai of Dublin to learn more about the Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V and take a test drive.


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