The Hyundai Kona picks some experienced competition as its targets, but there are some softer opponents.
The Ford Ecosport and Chevrolet Trax may appeal to traditional buyers, but we advise branching beyond the Ford/GM tree—there are better picks out there.
If style is a priority, the Jeep Renegade is a natural competitor.
It’s the only other quirky pick on the list.
Its interior feels a little cheap, but the Jeep is ready for rugged trails more than the Kona.
Same goes for the Crosstrek: it’s slow like the base Kona, and its interior is a little less zesty than the Kona’s, but it’s more durable than the Jeep’s.
The 2018 Honda HR-V should be high on any compact crossover buyer's shopping list due to its efficient space and engine.
The CX-3 is another stilted wagon, but it’s more cramped than the Kona.
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|2019 Hyundai Kona||2019 Chevrolet Trax||2019 Ford EcosportGet Your Price||2019 Jeep RenegadeGet Your Price||2019 Mazda CX-3Get Your Price||2019 Subaru Crosstrek|
|25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Special Purpose||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD|
|SE Automatic AWD||FWD 4-Door LS||S FWD||Sport FWD||Sport FWD||2.0i Manual|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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