2022 Honda HR-V vs 2022 Hyundai Kona: Choose Your Next Car

2022 Honda HR-V

Side view silver 2022 Honda HR-V

2022 Hyundai Kona

Side view blue 2022 Hyundai Kona

Specs & Performance

When comparing engines to engines, both the 2022 Honda HR-V EX and the 2022 Hyundai Kona SEL come with 4-cylnder engines. Granted there are a few subtle differences when it comes to horsepower and torque. Nothing to write home about
considering the HR-V EX outshines the Kona SEL in just about every other way.

As for other notable differences, the HR-V EX has automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control unlike the Kona SEL. Even the Honda HR-V EX Tail Lamp Light is LED so you never have to worry about changing the bulb opposed to the standard
Tail Lamp Light in the Hyundai Kona SEL.

Dimensions & Cargo Space

The Hyundai Kona versus Honda HR-V, both models are quite similar dimension wise other than a 4.8-inch difference in length. And when it comes to comparing cargo space, the HR-V is 5.1 cu ft larger than the Kona, even when the 60/40 2nd Row Split-Folding Seatbacks are engaged. As for the seating capacity itself, both the HR-V and Kona can seat 5 passengers comfortably.

2022 Honda HR-V

Interior (front/rear)
Headroom: 39.5 in / 38.3 in
Legroom: 41.2 in / 39.3 in
Shoulder room: 56.8 in / 54.5 in
Hip room: 53.1 in / 47.4 in
Wheelbase: 102.8 in
Length: 170.4 in
Width: 69.8 in
Height: 63.2 in
Cargo Volume (seat up/down)
24.3 cu ft / 58.8 cu ft*

2022 Hyundai Kona

Interior (front/rear)
Headroom: 39.6 / 37.8 in
Legroom: 41.5 / 35.2 in
Shoulder room: 55.5 / 54.5 in
Hip room: 53.3 / 52.2 in
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Length: 165.6 in
Width: 70.9 in
Height: 61.0 in / 61.6 in
Cargo Volume (seat up/down)
19.2 cu ft / 45.8 cu ft*

Interior Design & Features

The interior design of the all-new 2022 Honda HR-V is stunning! It’s an ergonomic wonderland with steering wheel mounted controls, available paddle shifters and a 7-in Display Audio Touchscreen. Pushbutton start, cruise control and a tilt, telescopic
steering wheel come standard across all trim levels. Along with beverage holders, a driver-side garment hook and sliding sun visors.

And it gets even better, all 2022 Honda HR-V trim levels come with 2nd-Row Magic Seat®, adaptive cruise control, a moonroof, and Walk Away Auto Lock®. All features that don’t come standard in the 2022 Hyundai Kona. Keep in mind the HR-V has a
larger cargo capacity too, the more space the better!

Reliability Comparison

Which is more reliable, the Hyundai Kona or Honda HR-V? The answer’s going to differ depending on who you ask. But according to reliable, neutral 3rd party sources, the 2022 Honda HR-V ranks 5.0 out of 5.0 and the 2022 Hyundai Kona only ranks a 4.0 out of a 5.0, making Honda the clear winner!

2022 Honda HR-V

3-Year 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty:

All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty:

All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Roadside Assistance

24-hour emergency road service available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada; valid during the 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty term for model-year 2015 and later vehicles. Services include jump-starting, flat tire and lockout assistance, towing, and more; limitations apply. Call (866) 864-5211 for assistance or details.

Honda Care®

Vehicles less than 3 years old and with fewer than 36,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care® VSC Plans. Vehicles less than 1 year old and with fewer than 12,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care Maintenance™.

2022 Hyundai Kona

New Vehicle Limited

5 years/60,000 miles New Vehicle Limited

Powertrain Limited

10 years/100,000 miles


7 years/unlimited miles

24/7 Roadside Assistance

5 years/unlimited miles

Safety Rating

The Honda HR-V comes equipped with a vast array of safety features. From Vehicle Stability Assist to a convenient Tire Pressure Monitoring System and LED Daytime Running Lights, you can ride easy knowing that you’re in safe hands. All thanks to the Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver Assisted Technologies such as Advanced Front Airbags and Child-Proof Rear Door Lock. Safety features vary by trim level.

2022 Honda HR-V EX

Forward Collision Warning
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Honda LaneWatch™

2022 Hyundai Kona

Advanced dual front airbags
Highway Drive Assist
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Lane Following Assist
Rear Occupant Alert

Price Comparison

There’s a difference of only $90 between the 2022 Honda HR-V and 2022 Hyundai Kona base models. As for the premium trim levels, the Kona Limited costs $2,230 more than the Honda HR-V. That’s equivalent to a higher car payment of roughly $50 more a month depending on your interest rate and finance terms. Why pay more when you can pay less and get a whole lot more for your money? That’s the Honda difference!

2022 Honda HR-V
LX trim: $21,240* MSRP
EX-L: $26.220* MSRP
2022 Hyundai Kona
SE: $21,150* MSRP
Limited: $28,450* MSRP