2022 Hyundai Kona vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Kona N
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

The Hyundai Kona picks some experienced competition as its targets.

The Kia Seltos has a slightly higher price tag, but more interior room and a similar emphasis on value.

The Honda HR-V should be high on any compact crossover buyer's shopping list due to its efficient space and engine.

If style or off-roading is a priority, the Jeep Renegade is the only other quirky pick on the list, but its interior feels a little cheap.

Same goes for the Crosstrek: it’s slow like the base Kona, and its interior is a little less zesty, but it’s more durable than the Jeep.

The Mini Countryman is a bit of an outlier, with a style all its own, but it also features rock solid dynamics and fun handling.

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Quick Specs
6.5
The addition of the sporty N-Line and N models make the Kona more fun, but the SEL still offers the best value.
5.0
The 2022 Honda HR-V puts a flexible cargo space to the fore, while performance takes a back seat.
5.7
The 2022 Jeep Renegade sports rugged looks on a small scale, but the off-road ability’s there.
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
6.0
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek flexes safety and traction more than it does power.
6.2
The 2022 Mini Countryman is the most practical Mini around, even if it’s not the most fun.
MSRP From     
$21,300$21,870$24,195$22,590$23,145$29,100
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDMidsize Cars
Style Name     
SE Automatic FWDLX 2WD CVTSport FWDLX IVT AWDManualCooper FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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