Compare 2021 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Hyundai Kona
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Limited DCT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kona Limited DCT AWD 26 29 $26,495 $27,700
Kona Limited DCT FWD 28 32 $25,157 $26,300
Kona NIGHT DCT AWD 26 29 $26,400 $27,600
Kona NIGHT DCT FWD 28 32 $25,061 $26,200
Kona SE Automatic AWD 25 30 $21,257 $21,900
Kona SE Automatic FWD 27 33 $19,899 $20,500
Kona SEL Automatic AWD 25 30 $22,671 $23,700
Kona SEL Automatic FWD 27 33 $21,333 $22,300
Kona SEL Plus Automatic AWD 25 30 $24,440 $25,550
Kona SEL Plus Automatic FWD 27 33 $23,101 $24,150
Kona Ultimate DCT AWD 26 29 $28,264 $29,550
Kona Ultimate DCT FWD 28 32 $26,925 $28,150
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek CVT 28 33 $22,348 $23,595
Crosstrek Limited CVT 27 34 $26,411 $27,995
Crosstrek Manual 22 29 $21,108 $22,245
Crosstrek Premium CVT 28 33 $23,318 $24,645
Crosstrek Premium Manual 22 29 $22,078 $23,295
Crosstrek Sport CVT 27 34 $25,027 $26,495
Crosstrek Hybrid CVT N/A N/A $33,201 $35,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,495
$22,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,700
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$462 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 104.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
164 176.5
Height, Overall (in)
61.6 63.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
45.8 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.2 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.2 20.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 32.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR18 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR18 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 3188
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5500 152 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.07 - 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 -
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Kona Subaru Crosstrek
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 5.9
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Hyundai Kona
  • 2022 Hyundai Kona arriving; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $199 per month
  • Rebate: Up to $500 cash on gas model
  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek
  • 2021 Crosstrek selection still looks good
  • Lease: From $219 for 36 months
  • Rebates: None, but dealer discounting likely
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 48 months
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