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2020 Hyundai Kona vs 2020 Honda HR-V

If you are in the market for a functional and versatile vehicle, a compact SUV is likely the best choice for you. This booming segment includes a wide variety of makes and models, all of them designed to make life easier for drivers. The sheer number of choices in this category can feel overwhelming, so we have put together a comparison of two popular models to help buyers make the most informed buying decision.

The Hyundai Kona may have only been in the market for three years, but this time has been enough to win the prestigious North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award. The perfect blend of refinement, capability and comfort this model offers, makes it a top pick in the class. But how does it measure up against one of its big-time competitors, the Honda HR-V? Let’s jump into the details of each model in terms of value, power and comfort to see which vehicle wins the competition.

2020 Hyundai Kona


2020 Honda HR-V


Starting MSRP


147 / 175 horsepower

Engine Performance

141 horsepower

27 / 33 / 30 mpg

Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)

28 / 34 / 30 mpg

8-inch touchscreen

Available Infotainment System

7-inch touchscreen
Standard Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ Available
19.2 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 24.3 cu. ft.


Advantages of the 2020 Kona

Form the chart above, we can state the 2020 Hyundai Kona has several advantages over the 2020 Honda HR-V. Starting with a lower price tag, this SUV offers more quality touch points than its competitor. Beneath its hood sits a 2.0-liter V4 engine that delivers 147 horsepower, clearly gaining the upper hand over the HR-V. Despite this advantage in power, both vehicles receive similar fuel economy ratings. For added capacity, the Limited and Ultimate trims on the Kona are powered by a turbocharged V4 engine that puts up 175 horsepower.

The HR-V beats the Kona in terms of cargo space, as it offers 5.1 cubic feet of extra room behind the rear seats. Even so, the Hyundai model compensates this space deficit with a longer list of standard features that make each ride more convenient. The base trim comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and LED Daytime Running Lights. It also includes some driver-assist technologies like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning.

If you would like to learn more about the 2020 Hyundai Kona, you can contact us by filling the form below. You can also visit our online inventory to see what models are currently available or schedule a test drive to try this amazing compact SUV for yourself.