2020 Hyundai Kona vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Kona
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

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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Quick Specs
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
SE Automatic FWDFWD 4-DoorS FWDLX 2WD CVTSport FWDManual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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