2019 Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona
Compact SUVs have become a widely desired segment that provides space with versatility, along with powerful engine configurations. As the segment continues to grow, more impressive vehicles sit on the showroom floor every year. This year’s 2019 Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai Kona is an alluring topic for drivers around the Fort Myers and Port Charlotte areas.
That’s why the automotive experts at Port Charlotte Honda put this comparison guide together—so you can navigate the positives of both of these vehicles and leave the lot with the compact SUV that fits your daily driving habits.
HR-V vs Kona: Efficient Engine Power
When you’re checking out the 2019 Honda HR-V, you’ll immediately notice its high EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 city/34 highway MPG.* Although you’ll find that the efficiency of the Hyundai Kona comes close, it doesn’t quite compete with a lower EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 city/33 highway MPG.
The HR-V gets its edge from a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It smoothly shifts through an unlimited number of gear ratios since it doesn’t have traditionally fixed gears. The 6-speed automatic transmission that’s equipped in the 2019 Kona is just your standard automatic transmission.
Interior Dimensions Competition
The Honda HR-V and the Hyundai Kona are built to look and feel great. However, there are a few elements we appreciate on the 2019 HR-V that elevate its interior design. The total passenger volume in the HR-V is a large 100.1 cubic feet. This gives you and your passengers more space to stretch out on longer drives, compared to the lesser 94.1 cubic feet the Kona offers.
Pack the cargo areas of both vehicles tightly; you’ll quickly find that the HR-V has more space than the Kona, thanks to a cargo volume of 58.8 cubic feet with the second-row seat down. The cargo volume in the Kona is much smaller with only 45.8 cubic feet of space.
Broader drivers should be happy in the Honda HR-V thanks to a wide 56.8 inches of shoulder room, which provides more room to get comfortable than the 55.5 inches of space in the Kona.
Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona: Exterior Design
Take the HR-V and Kona everywhere with their outdoor-ready designs. We really enjoy the smooth but also assertive look that the 2019 HR-V brings to the showroom floor, compared to the lower profile of the 2019 Kona. The HR-V is prepared for a clean spot in the garage and ready to get dirty out on the backroads or trails.
While both compact SUVs are versatile, the HR-V has 7.3 inches of ground clearance while the Kona only has 6.7 inches. The additional ground clearance brings increased off-road utility to the HR-V.
Take the 2019 Honda HR-V for a Test Drive Today
We understand that our guide to the 2019 Honda HR-V vs. Hyundai Kona debate showcases both vehicles as a great option for just about any type of daily driving. They’re efficient, striking, and versatile. But the experts at Port Charlotte Honda believe drivers around the Fort Myers and Port Charlotte areas will enjoy what the 2019 Honda HR-V brings to the road.
After you’re satisfied with your look through our inventory and other online resources which include vehicle-specific comparisons and reviews, we invite you to stop by our dealership. We would be glad to answer any questions and set you up with a test drive.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.