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2019 Honda HR-V vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

Front driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Honda HR-V on the left "vs" front driver side exterior image of a 2019 Hyundai Kona on the right

If you are after an SUV that has fun-to-drive sportiness along with awesome fuel economy and flexible and accommodating interior space then you have been searching for the 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Hyundai Kona. Both of these compact crossover SUVs have smooth and sophisticated exterior styling that invites you into their cabins that are loaded with exciting technology features that will transform your entire driving experience. See all of the similarities and differences between the standard and available features of the 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Hyundai Kona right here below.

2019 Honda HR-V


2019 Hyundai Kona

1.8L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder
141 HP/ 127 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 147 HP/ 132 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 27 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

Compare the 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Hyundai Kona

The chart above depicts the standard drivetrain of the 2019 HR-V and 2019 Kona and as you can see their specs are very similar but the Honda HR-V does deliver slightly better fuel economy. Other standard performance features of the 2019 Honda HR-V include an Eco Assist™ System and Hill Start Assist which are two things that the 2019 Kona doesn’t even offer.

The cabin of the 2019 HR-V and 2019 Kona have seating for five people but the 2019 Honda HR-V provides passengers with more overall passenger volume as well as second-row headroom and legroom than the Kona does. Both the 2019 Honda HR-V and 2019 Hyundai Kona have a flex-folding rear seat but the HR-V has 24.3 cubic feet of standard cargo room and up to 58.8 cubic feet when its rear seat is folded down while the 2019 Kona only has 19.2 cubic feet and 45.8 cubic feet respectively.

You will find a standard color display screen inside the 2019 HR-V and 2019 Kona but the HR-V only has a 5” standard LCD screen while the 2019 Kona gets a standard 7” touchscreen. All trims past the base trim level of the 2019 Honda HR-V get equipped with a standard 7” Touchscreen Display. The only thing that the 2019 Kona bests the 2019 HR-V in is standard display screen size while the 2019 Honda HR-V has better fuel economy and more interior space than the 2019 Kona. You can take the more desirable 2019 HR-V for a test drive today at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC to see all of its trim levels and options for yourself.