The Hyundai Kona picks some experienced competition as its targets, but there are some softer opponents.
The Honda HR-V should be high on any compact crossover buyer's shopping list due to its efficient space and engine.
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 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.
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|2021 Hyundai Kona|
#5 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Chevrolet Trax|
#16 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Ford Ecosport|
#17 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Jeep Renegade|
#10 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Subaru CrosstrekGet Your Price||2020 Honda HR-V|
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|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicle||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Small Station Wagons|
|SE Automatic FWD||FWD 4-Door LS||S FWD||Jeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*||Manual||LX 2WD CVT|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front 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||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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