Crosstrek vs Kona


Subaru of Fremont: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona

If you're looking for a compact SUV, you'll quickly discover a multitude of choices. It can be overwhelming to process all that information and determine which one is best. However, one look at the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and you'll find it has everything you need for an affordable price.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona Comparison at a Glance

 Features  2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2019 Hyundai Kona
 Horsepower for Base All-Wheel-Drive Model 152 147
 MPG City/Highway for Base Trim 27/3325/30 
 Airbags 7 6
Passenger volume 101 Cubic Feet 94 Cubic Feet  
 Front Legroom 43.1 Inches41.5 Inches 
Rear Cargo Space  55.3 Cubic Feet 45.8 Cubic Feet

Efficient Performance

Chances are, you're looking at these compact sport utility vehicles because you want the performance they provide without sacrificing efficiency. Both the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Hyundai Kona offer efficiency in the mid 20's, but the Crosstrek comes with a bigger engine when comparing the base all-wheel drive model. At 152 horsepower, the Subaru offers more with a 2.0L engine than the 147 horsepower of the Hyundai model. You also have the choice of either a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive or a seven-speed CVT while this Kona model only offers a six-speed automatic.

Premium Safety and Entertainment

Both the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and Hyundai Kona provide advanced safety features to help you stay safe even when you choose the base models. Both models include the standard airbags and traction control However, the Subaru includes such systems as adaptive cruise control on the base model and a driver knee airbag for added protection. Upgrade to the Limited trim on either model to gain more features. The Subaru wins when it comes to modern technology with available voice activated navigation, which isn't available on the Kona.

Plenty of Room

Bring along the family and your cargo and still have plenty of room to stretch out in a compact SUV. In this area, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek knocks it out of the park with 101 cubic feet of passenger volume as compared to 94 cubic feet for the Kona. Front legroom is at 43.1 inches for the Subaru while the Hyundai is just a little short at 41.5 inches. Rear passengers will also notice the difference with 36.5 inches of legroom in the rear on the Crosstrek compared to 34.6 inches on the Hyundai model. Carry more cargo with 55.3 cubic feet for the Subaru while the Hyundai runs quite a bit short with 45.8 cubic feet.


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