The New Hyundai Kona

vs. The Ford EcoSport, Chevy Trax & Honda HR-V

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Buying a new compact SUV in Nacogdoches can be difficult with how many options there are out there. At Perry Hyundai, we want to explain some of the key between the Kona and some of its competition. The Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V are worthy competition, so what makes the Hyundai one of the best compact SUVs out there?

The Hyundai Kona Versus the Ford EcoSport

  • You would be forgiven for expecting a SUV called the EcoSport to be efficient. It drives up to 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with its base engine, and this goes down to 23 mpg in the city with its four-cylinder engine. The Kona drives 27 mpg in the city like the EcoSport, but 33 mpg on the highway, and its more powerful engine maintains this performance around Rusk, TX, going 28 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
  • Safety is one of the most important factors when getting a new car, especially with an SUV. The Hyundai Kona has features like Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Driver Attention Warning standard, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning are standard on every trim but the base one. The Ford EcoSport only has the Emergency Brake Assist System standard on its base trim, and its Blind Spot Information System is only standard starting on the pricy EcoSport Titanium.

The Hyundai Kona Versus the Chevrolet Trax

  • One of the features SUVs, even compact ones, are known for is a good engine. The Chevy Trax is a surprise for having a very disappointing 1.4-liter engine that only generates 138 horsepower. It takes an extended 9.3 seconds to reach 60 mph according to Car and Driver's tests. Even the base engine in the Kona is more powerful at 147 horsepower, and upgrading to the turbocharged engine brings that lead up to 175 horsepower.
  • The Chevy Trax has two trims available, and both of them have a higher starting MSRP than the Kona SE and SEL by up to several thousand dollars. If you want to get your money's worth, the Hyundai Kona offers a better-feeling and more feature-rich experience than the Trax, making the commute from Lufkin more enjoyable.

The Hyundai Kona Versus the Honda HR-V

  • The HR-V has a five-inch LCD display standard and a seven-inch WVGA touchscreen on all but the base trim. It gets Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ with this seven-inch touchscreen, which means you'll be driving around Center, TX without direct access to your phone's capabilities on the HR-V LX. The Kona, on the other hand, has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard, along with starting with a seven-inch touchscreen. You can also upgrade to an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation on higher trims.
  • When you're driving through Carthage at night in your new Hyundai Kona, you'll be able to see the road ahead of you with available LED headlights, and you can be sure other cars can see you with the Kona's LED daytime running lights. The HR-V has no option for LED headlights, even on its higher trims. In fact, the only LED lighting the Honda HR-V does have is taillights.

See the Hyundai Kona for Yourself Near Henderson, TX

Whether you're looking for a good infotainment system or responsive acceleration, the Kona has a lot to offer you. You can find our full inventory of the Hyundai Kona online, so you can find the perfect model from the comfort of your home. When you're ready, you can schedule a test drive here at Perry Hyundai in Nacogdoches.


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