2020 Hyundai Kona

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2020 Hyundai Kona Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: February 26, 2020
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Hyundai Motor Company have been largely absent from the ever-growing subcompact crossover segment, But, all that is about to change with the launch of what is possibly the most absurd looking vehicle ever from the brand and it's called the 2020 Hyundai Kona. The compact crossover segment is populated with cars from every corporation and it's going to quite some job for the Kona to make a mark for itself.

Powered by a 2.0L, inline-4 cylinder engine or a 1.6l, turbocharged, 4 cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox driving either the front wheels or all four wheels. There is also a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as an option.

 

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Pros

Punchy response from the turbocharged motor

Good handling manners

Feature loaded interiors

Good gas mileage

Cons

Manual transmission feel notchy

Abundance of hard plastics in the cabin

What's New?

Smart cruise control added in the lineup

New orange accents in Limited trim with Orange exterior color

SEL with Tech Packaged renamed to SEL Plus


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20100

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent Front Suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

102.4 in.

length

164 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

61 in.

curb weight

2890 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

45.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

1089 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/33 mpg

ev range

356.4 mi.

highway range

435.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Hyundai Kona in Chalk White color 2020 Hyundai Kona in pulse red color 2020 Hyundai Kona in Sonic Silver color 2020 Hyundai Kona in Sunset Orange color 2020 Hyundai Kona in Surf Blue color
Chalk White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.6

Engine And Performance

5.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

5.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Hyundai Kona SE

SE

power
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$20,300 - $21,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $20,300 MSRP (27/30/33) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $21,700 MSRP (26/28/30) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL

SEL

power
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$22,100 - $23,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $22,100 MSRP (27/30/33) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $23,500 MSRP (26/28/30) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL Plus

SEL Plus

power
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$23,950 - $25,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL Plus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $23,950 MSRP (27/30/33) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $25,350 MSRP (26/28/30) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Kona Limited

Limited

power
175 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$26,100 - $27,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 7AM) Starting at $26,100 MSRP (28/30/32) 175 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl 7AM) Starting at $27,500 MSRP (26/27/29) 175 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate

Ultimate

power
175 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$27,950 - $29,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 7AM) Starting at $27,950 MSRP (28/30/32) 175 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5
Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl 7AM) Starting at $29,350 MSRP (26/27/29) 175 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Kona Iron Man

Iron Man

power
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
29 combined

$31,645 - $33,045


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Iron Man 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 7A) Starting at $31,645 MSRP (28/29/32) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4,
7-Speed Dual Clutch front wheel drive 5
Iron Man 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl 7A) Starting at $33,045 MSRP (26/27/29) 147 hp @ 6200 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4,
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.0

Overall Rating


If you demand the volume and capacity of a small-crossover SUV but want something as sporty and well-equipped as it is pleasure to drive, the 2020 Hyundai Kona incorporates all the fields. It’s supposedly the most outrageously styled Hyundai the society has ever witnessed. With diverse options for debate in this segment, we have taken the competition to a final three from the many - the Buick Encore, the Mazda CX-3, and the Subaru Crosstrek.

Let's see how the competition rolls for the Hyundai Kona.After all the minute tweaks, you’d assume the prices of the Kona to go up by a big margin. Happily, though, Hyundai hasn’t raised the prices of the Kona by a substantial margin and it continues similar to last year’s model. Available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations and 5 different trims,

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Rear View

8.6/10
Features

 

5.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Hyundai Kona Features

8.6/10

Hyundai Kona is available in a total of five trims namely the base SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and the top end Ultimate. There are two engines on offer, a 2.0L petrol burner on the SE and SEL variants and a 1.6L turbocharged unit on the Limited and Ultimate variants.

Both AWD and FWD powertrains are available in all the trims. A 6-speed auto shifter is standard on the lower pair of trims while a 7-speed DCT is standard on the upper pair of trims.

Trim

SE

SEL

SEL Plus

Limited

Ultimate

MSRP (FWD)

$20,100

$21,900

$23,750

$25,900

$27,750

MSRP (AWD)

$21,500

$23,300

$25,150

$27,300

$29,150

Key

Features

60/40 split-folding rear seats

Adds these features from the SE trim

Adds these features from the SEL trim

Adds these features from the SEL Plus trim

Adds these features from the Limited trim

 

Automatic Projector headlights

Rear privacy glass with roof rails

Front foglights

LED headlights

LED headlights and taillights with High Beam Assist

 

Driver’s blind spot mirror

Heated ORVMs with turn-signal indicators

Powered sunroof with shark fin antenna

LED taillights

Forward collision assist with adaptive cruise control

 

Steering wheel mounted audio, Bluetooth, and cruise control

Heated front seats with leather-wrapped steering wheel

8-way powered driver seats with power lumbar support

18” Alloy wheels

Blue Link guidance package

 

7” touchscreen audio system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto

SiriusXM/HD radio

Wireless charging support with Blue Link connected car system and connected care

Automatic temperature control

8” touchscreen audio system with navigation and heads-up display

The base SE variant is up for grabs at a lucrative $20,100 and offers a fair bit of kit for a base trim. Features such as a 7-inch screen, cruise control and LED daytime running lamps to come as standard on the trim. One step up is the SEL variant which goes for a little more than $1,000 over the base variants.

We Recommend

Out of the four trims, we would recommend you to buy the SEL trim. It adds a lot of features plus the Turbocharged 1.6L engine. Just tag in the all-wheel-drive version to endure dynamic climates. It has a healthy mix of connectivity and comfort features and you won’t be left craving for more.

2020 Hyundai Kona Engine and Performance

5.0/10

There are two engine options available with the 2020 Hyundai Kona. One of them is a 2.0L unit good for 147 bhp while the other one is a sprightlier 1.6L turbocharged banger good for 175 bhp. The 2.0L unit is paired with a 6-speed auto tranny while the 1.6L unit is paired with a 7-speed DCT.

Although both the motors are efficient at moving the vehicle, it is the turbocharged unit that is livelier amongst the two.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 2.0L inline-4 cylinder engine that produces 147 hp at 6,200 rpm

The 2.0L motor comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission which is adequate for transferring the power. At high speeds, the shifts are fluid but jerky at low speeds.

Downshifts are perpetually abrupt. Put the car in sport mode and the gearbox keeps the rev for a little higher before slipping up. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with the 1.6L engine is quite sluggish, however.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE FWD

Subaru Crosstrek AWD

Honda HR-V LX FWD

Toyota C-HR LE FWD

MSRP

$20,100

$22,145

$20,820

$21,295

Engine

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated flat-4

1.8L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

Transmission

6-speed shiftable A/T

6-speed M/T

CVT

CVT

Horsepower (hp)

147@6200rpm

152@6000rpm

141@6500rpm

144@6100rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

132@4500rpm

145@4000rpm

127@4300rpm

139@3900rpm

When you associate the Kona to its rivals, you’ll find that all the opponents offer approximately the same amount of strength and torque as the Kona. If we go by sheer numbers though, its the Subaru that takes top honors. The least powerful of the lot, however, is the Honda HR-V.

Acceleration

The Hyundai Kona starts at balmy pace but the vehicle quickly builds up substantial momentum. There is no sense of urgency at any time throughout which ensures that the passengers do not feel uncomfortable while the car is zipping through the road.

It takes a painful 10 seconds to cross 60 mph and 17.3 seconds to cover the quarter-mile mark.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View

If you envision an ambitious drive in the Kona, the turbocharged engine will suit your requirements. The motor doesn’t feel out of breath on any instant and will satisfy your appetite for adrenaline on all events.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

0-60 MPH(sec)

10.0

9.0

9.3

11.0

Quarter mile(sec)

17.3

16.9

16.8

18.4

Engine

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated flat-4

1.8L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

5.9

7.0

6.3

6.0

The story remains pretty much the same at the quarter-mile mark where the Kona is still the slowest and the Crosstrek is the fastest. The Kona is smaller than most cars here but still sluggish. It tallies rather well on the emissions test though at 5.9 tons of CO2 per year.

Ride and Handling

Ride and handling on the Hyundai Kona are nothing to boast about. The extra distance from the ground does take away some of the handling abilities but it still manages to be amongst the better handling subcompact crossover. The car grunts through the corner with a modestly less body roll for a vehicle its class.

But, going over big potholes reveals that the chassis does indeed produce noises and vibration that easily seep through to the cabin making the occupants uneasy.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd Quarter View

The harder suspension does not reward with stabler handling either. The available multilink suspension softens up most road blemishes, though some of them can upset drivers. The steering has unusual unnatural heft to it even at slow speeds.

It’s somewhat precise otherwise and it will go where you point it to. There also is feedback from the tires about the grip levels. The overall feel is one of confidence, but the driving characteristics fall short of the standard set by the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR.

Braking

Hyundai Kona features 11.8-inch rotors on the front and 9.0-inch rotors at the back. The braking performance is adequate but it’s certainly some distance away from the segment leaders.

The brake pedal is a little too springy for the desire and obstructs instant feedback from the calipers.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Brake Front (in.)

11.8

11.6

11.5

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

9.0

10.8

11.1

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2890

3117

2906

3300

60-0 MPH (ft.)

129

118

121

119

Though it features a smaller rear rotor and its a nicely weighted car. Its fellas on the lighter section amongst the lot. The C-HR comes close but misses out by the smallest of margins. The HR-V manages to keep up the pace with the others and be way ahead than the Kona. The Subaru Crosstrek is the best when it comes to braking.

2020 Hyundai Kona Fuel Economy

With the rise in fuel prices, fuel economy surely holds a lot of interest whilst the buyer looking for a fitting vehicle. Hyundai has understood today’s buyers need as their vehicle is available to return a modest fuel economy of 30 mpg combined. The Kona has pretty good fuel economy figures in city and highway driving. 

Addressing all candidates into the reckoning, the AWD powered, barters off its performance for MPG figures. It returns the most despicable MPG figures among all the crossovers here and fails by a big margin when compared to the others.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

MPG (city)

27

22

28

27

MPG (highway)

33

29

34

31

MPG (combined)

30

25

30

29

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gal.)

13.2

16.6

13.2

13.2

Range(City/Hwy) miles

356/436

365/481

370/449

356/409

The HR-V accomplishes to take top credits here, owing to its super-refined motor and exceptional transmission. The C-HR and the Kona are on the equivalent page, as far as MPG numerals and range are concerned.

2020 Hyundai Kona Interior

8.0/10

Although the Hyundai Kona crossover is not the biggest from the outside there certainly is no shortage of space on the inside. On the whole, the interiors in the base trims are pretty fundamental but still get all the duty fulfilled. On the upper trims, the interiors get some zing, thankfully. Once you hop inside the shelter, you can observe the cost-cutting performed by the label.

There is an excess of hard plastics on use in the cabin. The seats are multi-way adjustable and there are other creature-comforts that are on offer that somehow take your mind of the cheap plastics.

The 2020 Hyundai Kona seats are multi-way adjustable

The chairs offer suitable comfort and the roomy interiors add to the spacious feel of the cabin. The rear seats are admirable and broad, which can seat three people in a lot of comforts. Spending long hours inside the cabin, won’t be a tough task and it will be very enjoyable for the most part.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.5/56.8/41.2

38.1/49.0/43.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/54.5/34.6

38.0/55.6/36.5

38.3/54.5/39.3

38.3/52.5/31.7

While the Kona appears roomy on the inside, other opponents like the Crosstrek and the HR-V are not far away. Both of them offer comparable room on the inside but it is the Subaru, that feels the most pleasant out of the entire group. The C-HR offers suitable levels of space on the rear seats but on the front side, it isn’t the most capacious of the lot.

Interior Features

Kona comes loaded with a plethora of bells and whistles on the inside. Some of the most notable features on offer in the 2020 Kona includes the following

  • Leather seats
  • 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink
  • Tilt-and-Telescopic adjust, multi-function, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob
  • Proximity key entry with push-button start
  • One-touch up/down power windows
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats

 Cargo Capacity

Cargo volume on the Hyundai Kona leaves a lot to be desired. Although the car brands itself as an SUV but it doesn’t even have the marginal utility of an SUV. Airport runs are certainly going to be of the problem and so are going to be long vacations.

The Hyundai Kona SUV Cargo Capacity 19.2 cu ft. 

There are plenty of cubby holes and cupholders placed all around the cabin and you won’t have much trouble, placing nifty stuff in the same.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Cargo Capacity (cu ft.)

19.2

20.8

24.3

19.1

Honda’s engineering prowess comes in the form of the space on offer. The HR-V offers the most space on the cargo front and feels the best suited for carrying a lot of luggage. The Crosstrek offers slightly lesser space than the HR-V but is marginally ahead of the Kona and the C-HR respectively.

Infotainment System

A  7 -inch screen is standard on the Hyundai Kona while the top-end ultimate trim sports an 8-inch screen. All modern connectivity features such as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto are available as standard throughout the trim line. The MMI is easily the most fluid in the segment. The screen takes a few moments to register the touch but there is not much lag while switching through the menus.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 8” touchscreen with navigation

There are physical short cuts buttons around the screen for easy access to important functions. The interface is intuitive and one of the easiest ones to use in the market. Some of the other highlights of the infotainment system include :

  • 2” MID and 8” touchscreen with navigation
  • Infinity premium audio with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. External amp and 8 speakers (2 front-door-mounted speakers, 2 tweeters, 2 rear speakers, center front, sub-woofer
  • Heads-up Display
  • SiriusXM/HD radio
  • Apple Car Play, Android Auto
  • Wireless device charging
  • USB, Aux, Bluetooth connectivity
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Dashboard
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Dashboard
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Gear Shifter
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Gear Shifter
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Steering wheel
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Steering wheel

2020 Hyundai Kona Exterior

5.0/10

Although the Hyundai Kona crossover is not the biggest from the outside there certainly is no shortage of space on the inside. On the whole, the interiors in the base trims are pretty fundamental but still gets all the duty fulfilled. On the upper trims, the interiors get some zing, thankfully. 

Something satisfies your eyes first are the various headlamps. There are LED DRLs on the top, then the main headlamp pack within the bumper with black claddings and then the fog lamps in the under the lip. You’d be puzzled as to which are the main lamps.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd Quarter View

The spindle grille and black claddings all around give it a sporty and sturdy look. From the occupied front, when you migrate to the sides, it’s willingly traditional and unadorned except for a contrast panel on the C-pillar.At the back, the tale is identical to the front.

There are two lamp assemblages which have not implied very aesthetically. While the beginning still succeeds to look cool, the back does not. Overall, the Hyundai Kona manages to look very sporty with its spoiler and kink at the back.

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Curb weight (lbs.)

2890

3117

2906

3300

Length(in)

164.0

175.8

170.4

172.6

Width(in)

70.9

71.0

69.8

70.7

Height(in)

61.0

63.6

63.2

61.6

Ground clearance (in)

6.7

8.7

7.3

5.9

Wheelbase (in)

102.4

104.9

102.8

103.9

Toyota CH-R is clearly the heaviest vehicle in the segment at 3,300 lbs. The CH-R, due to its large overhangs, is also the longest vehicle in the segment at 171.2 inches against 164 inches of the Kona. The Hyundai is smallest of the bunch when it comes to dimensions and weight.

Exterior Features

Like the interiors, the Kona’s exteriors are embellished with a ton of features on the outside. Some of the most noteworthy features on offer include the following

  • Automatic LED headlights, DRL’s, and taillights with high beam assist
  • Heated ORVMs with turn indicators
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Front foglights
  • Shark-fin antenna
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Rear View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Rear View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View

2020 Hyundai Kona Safety

Major crash-testing agencies are yet to give a crash test score to the Hyundai Kona so nothing can be said of on that topic as of now. However, Hyundai has paid special attention to the safety of the passengers as they’ve fitted the car with numerous safety features as standard on the vehicle. There are a number of paid extra safety features on offer as well.

For satisfying the safety demands of the customers, Hyundai is bundling the Kona with the following set of safety features

  • Blind-spot collision warning
  • Lane change assist with rear cross-traffic collision warning system
  • Smart cruise control
  • Parking distance control
  • Dual front, side, and roof-mounted airbags
  • ABS with ESC, Traction control and brake assist
  • Anti-theft system with remote keyless entry
  • Tire pressure monitoring system with individual tire indicator

IIHS and NHTSA are yet to rate the 2020 Hyundai Kona.

2020 Hyundai Kona Competition

Hyundai Kona vs Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is a considerably bigger SUV than any of these compact SUVs. It has genuine off-road abilities for a sub-compact SUV and it has satisfying ride character as well. It has very spacious interiors, something that is not so liberal in this category. It looks very nonexclusive though and could quickly mingle in the crowd. 

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 

The interiors feel special and are quite well loaded. On the downside, the acceleration isn’t very good and handling is not so good either. It is around $2,000 more expensive than the Kona but it seems worth it because of the extra practicality it comes with.

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is a great vehicle but is certainly not an attention-grabbing vehicle like the Hyundai Kona. The interior and space on offer are quite good and quite frankly, no other car in the segment can beat the utility and ergonomics on the Honda. However, if you are one of the tech-savvy guys who can’t live without the gadgets and bells and whistles, the Kona is the vehicle for you.

2020 Honda HR-V

Driving dynamics is where Honda loses out big time to the Hyundai Kona. Honda is just too comfort-oriented to be any fun to drive. Hence, if you want a passenger-centric vehicle, look out for the Honda, otherwise, the Hyundai Kona is a cheaper and better choice.

Hyundai Kona vs Toyota C-HR

The Toyota CH-R, just like the Hyundai Kona, follows a wild and whacky design philosophy. The exterior features sharp edges and big overhangs throughout the body. The engines are fuel-efficient and are the chassis are modestly rigid. The  C-HR is one of the newer entries from the legendary Japanese carmaker. However, considering the package, the C-HR isn’t the best from brand Toyota.

2020 Toyota C-HR

But, the CH-R lacks the driving dynamics of the Hyundai Kona. Neither are the engines punchy nor is the handling anywhere near to the taste of an enthusiast. Long term reliability is yet to be seen but as of now, if we were to pick one, we would absolutely suggest the Kona.

2020 Hyundai Kona Final Verdict

The Hyundai Kona thrives on the fact that it is has a quirky exterior which is what most people in the segment look out for. Extra added bonus, it is fairly fun to drive around the town especially in its 1.6L turbo motor guise. The amount of kit for the price tag is modest as well.

All in all, there are better styled or more practical vehicles in the segment but none of them shows the flair of the Hyundai Kona which is what is going to a big factor in the sales of the vehicle.