2021 Hyundai Kona Vs 2021 Honda HR-V near Newark NJ

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2021 Hyundai Kona Overview

A quick peak at the 2021 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Honda HR-V reveals striking differences immediately. For example, the Kona's knack for headlamps is immediately apparent. Your HR-V's more sloping stance is a little bit dizzying. While these two have similarities as well, it's obvious that only one of them can be a winner in today's comparison. As you go through our 2021 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Honda HR-V review, pay particular attention to style points. It's here that the Kona runs away with the race. Davis Hyundai is happily serving Trenton Ewing Hamilton New Jersey with a preview of both of these models head-to-head.

Newark NJ - 2021 Hyundai Kona's Overview

Exterior - Hyundai Dealer serving Newark NJ

We mentioned the exterior first thing for a reason. It's one of the primary ways that the Kona takes this competition. Your Kona features a standard black grille with chrome surround, something you won't find on your HR-V EX-L. Once again, the HR-V is more pricey, and for what reason we don't know. There's also a metal-look body side insert on the Kona that stands out, and you'll notice blacked out accents above its 18-inch machine-finished wheels (Ultimate). In the meantime, the HR-V gets huge, hulking headlamps that take up a large part of its decoration. Your sleek, slim LED headlamps on the Kona are much more modern and striking. The larger tires of the Kona also give you a more refined look all the way around. Their shapes are similar, save for the HR-V's bizarre sloping windshield. It really detracts from the front end of the vehicle and makes it easier for the Kona to outright walk away from this prize. If you want a refined and modern exterior, the 2021 Kona is it.

Newark NJ - 2021 Hyundai Kona's Exterior

Interior - 2021 Hyundai Kona near Newark NJ

As if taking the performance and beauty prizes wasn't enough, the Kona goes on to become the nicer of the two vehicles on the interior. The Ultimate Kona grabs heated front bucket seats with an easy to use 8-way power adjustment for the driver. This is not available on the HR-V EX-L (similarly priced with the Limited model). Leather seat trim is also standard on the Ultimate, as is a leather-trimmed steering wheel and head-up display, something that's going to thrill those of you out there who depend on head-up displays for safety as well. The fact that the Kona offers a head-up display is an achievement in and of itself. Few vehicles priced like this even bother with a larger touchscreen, much less throw in a head-up display. Thanks to your windshield being a virtual extra screen for you, you won't have to take your eyes off the windshield just to get directions or monitor your speed limit.

Newark NJ - 2021 Hyundai Kona's Interior
Hyundai Kona Mechanical specs

The first thing you'll notice about the 2021 Honda HR-V is that its base model is slightly more expensive than the 2021 Hyundai Kona. This might normally be a good sign for Honda, but it takes a turn for the worst when you see the performance of its base model. The Kona's 147 horsepower base model handily outdoes the 141 horsepower HR-V base model. The Kona also gets more torque: 132 to 127 lb-ft. The most disappointing thing, though, is when the HR-V's horsepower simply stops there. That's it. If you want an HR-V, it's 141 horsepower or nothing on the model. Your 2021 Hyundai Kona, meanwhile, goes on to greener pastures. It has an available 1.6L turbocharged engine that's rated at 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, a monstrous display of power for a vehicle this price. If you're out for performance, the 2021 Honda HR-V gives you a big lot of nothing for way too much money.

Newark NJ - 2021 Hyundai Kona's Mechanical
Winner - 2021 Hyundai Kona dealer

They call the Kona the "small SUV that's big on adventure," and that's the right call. This is a compact SUV that's built for the relaxing parts of nature. From its 18-inch RAYS semi-gloss black alloy wheels (on the Night special edition) to its wireless device charging (SEL Plus), the Kona never stops surprising you in all the ways that count. As an affordable model, it's also highly maneuverable thanks to its slim and slight build. For people who love compact SUVs, the Kona is the right choice time and time again. Sorry Honda!

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Thanks for letting our dealership continue serving Trenton Ewing Hamilton New Jersey customers with previews of today's hottest SUVs. The Kona and HR-V went head-to-head today, and it looks like the HR-V is going back to a dealership. If you want the 2021 Kona to go home with you, make sure to contact us today to inquire about a test drive.

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