2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Honda HR-V with VS sign

Those on the lookout for an SUV should consider the 2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Honda HR-V. Both vehicles provide excellent handling, cargo space, safety features, smartphone integration and driver assistance functionality. Each have options for all-wheel drive and seating for five passengers total. The 2018 Kona has four trim options available in comparison to the 2018 HR-V’s three.

The 2018 Kona offers a standard four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine and a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine option. The 2018 Kona’s turbocharged 1.6L engine offers 175 horsepower and 196 ft-lbs. of torque. In contrast, all three trim levels of the 2018 HR-V are powered by the same four-cylinder 1.8-litre engine, offering 141 horsepower and 127 ft-lbs. of torque.

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2018 Hyundai Kona VS 2018 Honda HR-V
175 Horsepower 141
195 ft-lbs. Torque 127 ft-lbs.
4 Trim Levels 3
Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Not available

2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Honda HR-V Features

Both SUV options have an assortment of audio, safety and driver assistance features to be aware of. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on all 2018 Hyundai Kona models. The 2018 Honda HR-V does not feature these services on any trim level. 17.78 cm touchscreens are standard to all 2018 Kona models, while only being available for two of the three 2018 HR-V trim levels.

The 2018 Hyundai Kona provides functionality via Blue Link Connected Car Service. New owners of the 2018 Kona receive a complimentary three years of service for Blue Link. This application allows users to remotely lock their vehicle, start their vehicle, adjust climate control, defrost the windshield, search for destination information and receive vehicle health evaluations.

2018 Hyundai Kona other features include:

Safety: Driver fatigue alert system, blind-spot collision warnings, rear cross-traffic collision warnings, lane-keeping assistance, child safety seat anchors and a tire-pressure monitoring system.


2018 Hyundai Kona side view
2018 Hyundai Kona from behind
2018 Hyundai Kona interior
2018 Hyundai Kona dashboard



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