The Hyundai Kona picks some experienced competition as its targets, but there are some softer opponents.
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 CX-3 is another stilted wagon, but it’s more cramped than the Kona.
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.
The Honda HR-V should be high on any compact crossover buyer's shopping list due to its efficient space and engine.
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|2020 Hyundai Kona||2020 Buick EncoreGet Your Price||2020 Ford EcosportGet Your Price||2020 Honda HR-V||2020 Mazda CX-3||2020 Subaru Crosstrek|
|26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged I4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small SUV 2WD||Small Station Wagons||Compact Cars||Small SUV 4WD|
|SE Automatic FWD||FWD 4-Door||S FWD||LX 2WD CVT||Sport FWD||Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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