Hyundai Kona vs. Competitors for Sale in Fairfield, CT


The 2020 Hyundai Kona is deservedly one of the most popular subcompact crossovers on the road. It’s a fantastic value, thanks to its great slate of standard features at an affordable sticker price, making it a great choice for budget-conscious shoppers who want the most for their money. Although there is a lot to like about the 2020 Hyundai Kona, it battles for market share in a competitive class full of rivals like the Toyota CH-R, Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek, and Chevrolet Trax.

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Pricing and Warranty Coverage

With its budget-friendly sticker price, the 2020 Hyundai Kona gives crossover shoppers the chance to get a brand-new vehicle generously stacked with features while keeping payments reasonable. Its starting MSRP of $19,300 is below average for this popular segment and the lowest among the vehicles compared here. The CH-R starts at $21,295, the HR-V at $20,820, the Crosstrek at $22,145, and the Trax at $21,300.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra also comes with the best coverage in the industry, known as “America’s Best Warranty.” All new Hyundai vehicles come with a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty, and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Competitors such as Toyota, Honda, Subaru, and Chevrolet can’t compete with Hyundai’s generous powertrain limited warranty, as all of their coverage is for just 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Mechanical Features and Fuel Economy

The 2020 Hyundai Kona’s initial three trim levels get a 147 hp 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Its top two trim levels come standard with a 175 hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All of its competitors, though, have just one engine offering each. The 2020 Hyundai Kona’s turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder also ranks first in horsepower among these competitors, making it the best choice for those who want a little extra power in their vehicle. That said, this turbo powertrain does not sacrifice fuel efficiency for power, as it gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, which is better fuel economy than the Toyota CH-R and Chevrolet Trax.

Safety and Technology

Although all of the vehicles in this class include good safety features, some just do it better. Except for the 2020 Honda HR-V, which had not been tested as of this writing, all of these vehicles received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their fine performance in government-issued collision testing. While most these vehicles come standard with driver-assist features like lane keeping assist, forward collision-avoidance assist, and driver attention warning, the Chevrolet Trax only gets lane keeping assist and forward collision-avoidance assist on the higher trim levels. This emphasizes the value of the 2020 Hyundai Kona, as it has a lower starting price and still gets features that you’ll only find on the higher trim levels of competing vehicles.

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