The 2019 Hyundai Kona vs. Competitors in Philadelphia

 
 
   

Impressing drivers last year with its sleek looks, efficient engines, and robust collection of standard and optional equipment. Returning in 2019, the new adds a wealth of valuable options geared toward improving one of the industry's newest favorites.

The thing about the 2019 Kona, however? It's not the only vehicle offering a good subcompact package. The market's nothing if not packed with vehicle options designed to deliver the sort of small SUV experience the Kona provides. SUVs like the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V stand as two of the Kona's most prominent competitors.

The big question for drivers in Darby and Springfield? Which of the current market models offers the best overall package? Let's take a look at what each has to offer.

Performance

When it comes to performance, most subcompact SUVs err on the side of efficiency. Rather than focusing on delivering tons of horsepower and torque, they instead put their efforts into delivering a higher level of fuel efficiency than you'll find in many of their larger cousins.

That's true enough for the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter inline-4 that's capable of 148 horsepower, 146 pounds-feet of torque, and 29/34 miles per gallon. The Honda HR-V likewise comes equipped with a 1.8-liter inline-4 that dish out 141 horsepower and 127 pounds-feet of torque and 28/34 miles per gallon.

While both engines are perfectly adequate for their respective vehicles, they're outclassed by the options available in the 2019 Hyundai Kona. The Kona's base engine is a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 that's likewise capable of 132 pounds-feet of torque and 27/33 miles per gallon. That's comparable to the CX-3's and more powerful than the HR-V.

Drivers looking for a bit more muscle in their subcompact SUV will likewise appreciate the Kona's turbocharged option. Its 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 can provide a higher standard of performance: 175 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. The best part? It gets there without sacrificing efficiency. The Kona's turbocharged powertrain can deliver up to 28/32 miles per gallon.

Features & Comfort

If you're looking for an SUV with a robust selection of features, you'll be pleased with a lot of what these subcompact SUVs have to offer. Here's a sampling:

The 2019 Hyundai Kona

  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Start
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Built-In Navigation
  • Qi Wireless Charging

The 2019 Mazda CX-3

  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Built-In Navigation

The 2019 Honda HR-V

  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Heated Seating
  • Push-Button Start
  • Built-In Navigation
  • Climate Control System

While all three vehicles offer an impressive array of available features, the Kona's overall feature suite includes a wider selection of available equipment than its competitors.

Safety

Out of everything a vehicle can provide, the tool to keep you safe are among the most important. Here's a look at the safety features you'll find on the Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V.

The 2019 Hyundai Kona

  • Forward Collision Avoidance
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Warnings
  • Automatic High beams
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Alert

The 2019 Mazda CX-3

  • Rear-Cross Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Departure Warnings
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Headlights

The 2019 Honda HR-V

  • Collision Mitigation Assistance
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Honda LaneWatch

Which Subcompact is the Right One for You?

While the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 both offer solid vehicle packages, the Hyundai Kona delivers a higher standard of features and performance. Equipped for efficiency, safety, and comfort, there's a reason its emerging as one the subcompact segments premier models.

To learn more about everything the new Hyundai Kona brings to the table, get in touch with the sales team at Pacifico Hyundai. Our location in Philadelphia, PA serves customers in Darby, Springfield, Camden, and more.

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