Compare Hyundai Kona

See How the All-New Hyundai KONA Fares Against the Toyota and Nissan Competition Here in Goshen, NY

As traveling families and all-weather orienteers have begun to consider alternatives to the everyday mid-size sedan, competition between compact crossovers and sport utility vehicles across the growing SUV segment has become stiffer than ever. Joining older compact SUVs still built on truck platforms are newer models constructed on car bases, and you can even find cutting-edge blends with smaller vehicle frames, too, such as "coupe high-riders."


Hyundai KONA vs Toyota C-HR

You can look forward to more trim options to choose from right out the gate, as 2018 KONA offers a base SE, step up to SEL, a luxurious Limited model, and a fully loaded Ultimate at the top of the line. 2018 C-HR offers but three: a base XLE, midrange XLE Premium, and a recently rolled out Limited trim. Look a bit closer, and you'll see the new KONA pull ahead.

  • Its wider front and rear track and lighter curb weight, 2890 pounds to Toyota's 3300, make it both better evocative of the solid stability of a small crossover as well as a more deft traveler.
  • A 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine offers a bump in power over its rival, too. The new C-HR offers only 144.
  • Count on better highway fuel economy, 33 mpg for the cruise out to Middletown, NY. Toyota offers 31 mpg.
  • KONA offers a roomy 94.1 cubic feet of passenger space compared to CH-R at 84. That's better front head, hip, and shoulder room as well as more second-row leg and shoulder room -- all the places where having a bit of extra space to sprawl out matters.
  • It can even take on a larger payload, around 915 pounds with the kids, dog, and a getaway's worth of luggage loaded up. C-HR can handle only around 835 pounds.
  • Both models are expertly equipped for entertainment at your fingertips, KONA, with its base 7-inch color touchscreen display audio system and C-HR with its 8-inch Entune system. However, whereas ours has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to let you extend access to your smartphone's apps and features to the dash, theirs only supports Apple CarPlay, to the exclusion of Android phone devotees.
  • KONA is also more affordable when comparably equipped, weighing in around $20,480 to a new Toyota C-HR at about $23,545.
  • Down the road, Hyundai covers you better, too, with "America's Best Warranty:" 60 months or 60,000 miles of basic warranty coverage, 120 months or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage, and 84 months of corrosion perforation protection. Toyota only covers its C-HR for 36 months or 36,000 miles, 60 months or 60,000 miles, and 60 months respectively.

Hyundai KONA vs Nissan Rogue Sport

You may have but one more trim option in 2018 KONA than in 2018 Rogue Sport, its base SE and SEL, well-appointed Limited and top-tier Ultimate seemingly similarly matched to the latter's S, SV, and SL trims, but it's in the details that Hyundai takes point.

  • KONA is lighter than the new Rogue Sport, 2890 pounds to 3232, making it agiler up the road, down the highway to Warwick, NY, and off the beaten path around Newburgh.
  • It's more energetic, too, with a 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle I4 engine shelling 147 horsepower. Rogue Sport peaks at 141.
  • Ours even get better fuel economy, both city and highway. Count on up to 27 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg across the highway and over to Monroe, NY. Theirs gets only 25 city mpg and 32 highway mpg.
  • KONA is better outfitted for road-trip jams and managing your smartphone's settings and features, too, thanks to a 7-inch color touchscreen display audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, standard in the base. Rogue Sport offers only a 5-inch color display, and you won't find either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay anywhere in its lineup.
  • You can even get better second-row leg room and more than 5 inches of additional second-row hip room for less, as KONA is the more cost-effective option when similarly equipped, about $20,480 to Rogue Sport at $23,655.
  • Of course, there's the coverage of "America's Best Warranty," too -- 60 months or 60,000 miles basic, 120 months or 100,000 miles powertrain, and 84 months for corrosion perforation. Nissan backs its Rogue Sport with only a respective 36 months or 36,000 miles, 60 months or 60,000 miles, and 60 months.


What's more, there's plenty else to appreciate. Give us a ring at 888-306-4702 to plan a test-drive or take the trip out to 2 Hatfield Lane in Goshen, and we'll be glad to show you how else the new 2018 Hyundai KONA bests the rest!