Hyundai Kona vs the Competition


The 2019 Hyundai Kona Outperforms the Competition in Culver City, CA


The Hyundai Kona

A lot of people drive small crossover SUVs these days because they have the great driver visibility, cargo versatility, and ground clearance of an SUV, while still getting outstanding gas mileage. The 2019 Hyundai Kona is a subcompact SUV with a classy interior and tons of helpful standard tech and safety features. It also has a peppy engine and nimble handling. The 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Kia Soul are also small, fuel-efficient SUVs that are easy to maneuver in the city. But here at Nissani Bros. Hyundai, we think drivers in the Playa Vista and Culver City, CA areas will agree that the new Kona is the better overall vehicle. Keep reading to see why the 2019 Hyundai Kona should be your next SUV.

VS the Honda HR-V

  • The New Kona Has More Powerful Engines: The Kona comes standard with a 147-horsepower four-cylinder engine, but a turbocharged 175-horsepower motor is available. The HR-V only comes with a 141-horsepower engine. Drivers in the Los Angeles area who want to scoot through traffic quickly or pass on the highway will prefer the Kona, which has quicker acceleration.
  • The New Kona Has More Standard Tech Features: The Kona comes with Apple Carplay and Android Auto standard, while those features are only optional on the HR-V. The Kona also comes with a 7-inch screen, while the HR-V has a standard 5-inch screen.
  • The New Kona Has a Longer Warranty: The Kona is backed by a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Honda only covers the HR-V with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
  • The New Kona Is More Affordable than the New HR-V: The 2019 Hyundai Kona has a starting price that's $500 less than the 2019 Honda HR-V.

VS the Kia Soul

  • The New Kona Is More Fuel-Efficient: While both the Kona and the Kia Soul get decent gas mileage, the Kona does better. People in the West Hollywood area that want to pay less for fuel will like that the Kona gets 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with its base engine. The Soul only gets 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with its standard motor.
  • The New Kona Has More Passenger Space: The Kona has just over a half inch more front legroom and nearly three inches more rear hip room than the Soul.
  • The New Kona Gets Better Safety Ratings: Both the Kona and the Soul are safe vehicles, but the Kona is better. The 2019 Hyundai Kona received a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the new Soul only earned a Top Safety Pick rating.
  • The New Kona Has a Stronger Base Engine: The Kona comes with a 147-horsepower four-cylinder engine, while the Soul's standard engine only produces 130 horsepower. If you want a Kia Soul with more power, you'll have to pay more for a higher trim.

U.S. News and World Report ranks the 2019 Hyundai Kona number one among subcompact SUVs because of its lively engine, terrific fuel economy, and comfortable, upscale cabin. It also has a wide array of helpful tech and safety features. Drivers in the Playa Vista and Culver City areas who want an agile, cozy SUV for their daily commute should give the new Kona close consideration. Visit Nissani Bros. Hyundai and test drive it today.

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