2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2022 Honda HR-V

If you’ve been exploring the crossover auto world, the 2022 Hyundai Kona and the 2022 Honda HR-V may be your two top contenders. Either one could easily slip into your Vernon, Manchester, or Hartford, Connecticut, lifestyle, but that’s the key—you can only buy one.

Let Key Hyundai of Manchester inform you about the differences between these crossovers in this comparison. Then, you’ll know which car is the one.

Hyundai Kona Interior

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V Interior

While the Kona provides more room, the measurements are close. However, you'll have more wiggle room with the rear hip room in the Kona. Let’s check it out.

Front Row

Hyundai Kona

Honda HR-V


39.6 inches

39.5 inches

Hip Room

53.3 inches

53.1 inches


41.5 inches

41.2 inches

Rear hip room for the Hyundai spans 52.5 inches while the Honda offers 47.4 inches of the same.

To get into the ideal position for driving, the Kona gives you flexibility. Upgrade to an 8-way power driver seat that offers you comfort and visibility. With the Honda, there’s no real adjustability—what you see is what you get.

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V Technology

Both vehicles offer connectivity options for your smartphone through Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. However, it comes wireless in the Hyundai, so you’ll never need to remember cords unlike the Honda.

Plus, the Hyundai can be equipped with an available wireless device charging system as well. In the Honda, you won’t have a dedicated phone charging system.

To enter directions or control the car audio, the Hyundai supplies you with a large, 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system upgrade. The Honda gives you an optional 7-inch display audio touchscreen at its best.

When it comes to listening to music in your crossover, you’ll have access to an available 8-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology in the Hyundai. In the Honda, the upgraded audio system includes only 6 speakers.

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V Safety

Multiple driver-assist systems give your Hyundai a forcefield of protection and guidance. The available Parking Distance Warning-Reverse lets you know of obstacles while you’re attempting to park.

Rear Occupant Alert comes standard while Safe Exit Warning must be added. You’ll also get the exclusive use of available Driver Attention Warning. This watches your driving, and if it senses that you’re drifting too much, sets off visual and audible alarms.

Plus, you’ll get extra visibility if you opt for Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. You’ll feel safe whenever you need to back out of a space. Unfortunately, not one of these systems appears in the Honda HR-V.  

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V Performance

When you’re considering the Hyundai Kona, you’ll also have to decide between two separate engines. You may be satisfied with the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower.

If you need a power boost, look to the available 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces a matching 195 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

For the Honda, you’re given one engine, the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. This produces 141 horsepower to get you off and running.

Get the most out of your crossover by getting the ideal gas mileage. The Hyundai achieves an EPA-estimated 30 city/35 highway MPG.1 The Honda offers pleasing efficiency by achieving an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG, but it doesn’t reach the level of the Kona.

Explore Your Options: 2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2022 Honda HR-V

Your exploration of the 2022 Hyundai Kona and the 2022 Honda HR-V led you here. Hopefully, Vernon, Manchester, and Hartford, CT, shoppers found out which is the one for them. For further investigation, contact Key Hyundai of Manchester for a test drive.


1 2022 KONA SE/SEL: FWD 30 City/35 Hwy/32 Combined MPG, AWD 28 City/33 Hwy/30 Combined MPG. 2022 KONA N Line/Limited: FWD 29 City/35 Hwy/32 Combined MPG, AWD 27 City/32 Hwy/29 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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