Compact SUV Smackdown: Kona vs HR-V vs CX-3
We’ll start off with a bit of an overview of the Kona SUV
, Hyundai’s first shot at this impeccable vehicle.
• 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback: A bit of back-seat cabin configuring lets you max out the Hyundai Kona’s cargo volume at 45.8 cubic feet. Or, keep it at 19.2 cubic feet, with all the seats.
• Power Tilt-and-Slide Sunroof: A bit of toggling, tilting, and sliding will bring the fresh air right in.
• Available All Wheel Drive with Multi-Link Rear Suspension: A bit of rain, snow, sleet, ice, mud, or rock shouldn’t be a problem for Hyundai’s compact SUV…not with its available AWD System.
• Available 1.6L Turbo GDI Engine: A bit of horsepower…a bit of torque…175 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. Plus an available 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission? Get ready to outperform the rest.
And that’s not even counting the Kona’s warranty, which could actually be considered America’s Best Warranty1: 10 Years and 100,000 Miles of Powertrain Limited Warranty, Five Years and 60,000 Miles of New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and Five Years and Unlimited Miles of 24-Hour
Unfortunately, the Honda HR-V’s Basic Warranty only extends as far as Three Years or 36,000 Miles, and the Mazda CX-3’s can’t even make it past those benchmarks. So far, the Kona is looking pretty good.