2023 Hyundai Kona vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No rival quite matches the Kona’s broad lineup.

The new Honda HR-V has chunky good looks and a spacious cabin in its new edition.

The Jeep Compass can be had in rugged Trailhawk guise, and its infotainment system is one of the best.

Look to the Kia Seltos for its refined styling, but Kia doesn’t offer an especially sporty version.

The Subaru Crosstrek boasts value pricing and a roomy cabin, plus it’s good off-road in any configuration.

Finally, don’t overlook the Buick Encore GX, a stylish choice with a luxurious cabin for the money.

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Quick Specs
6.2
Reasonable pricing and a huge lineup make the 2023 Hyundai Kona a small crossover SUV worth adding to your shopping list.
6.4
The Honda HR-V shows that family life can be charming, even on a budget.
6.2
The 2022 Buick Encore GX slips into a small premium crossover niche with turbo-3 power and good infotainment.
6.2
The 2022 Jeep Compass stays fresh with good standard safety and convenience features.
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.
MSRP From     
$21,990$23,650$24,400$26,785$22,590$23,145
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4TurbochargedRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall Sport Utility Vehicle 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
SE Automatic FWDLX 2WD CVTFWD 4-Door PreferredSport FWDLX IVT AWDManual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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