With a more confident seating position and ride height, plenty of cargo space and headroom for passengers, the compact crossover is a popular choice. That's why just about every automaker has introduced new and improved models in this segment, including Subaru. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek features a sharp new look and a powerful new engine for the most exciting Crosstrek yet! Below, find out what makes it an even better value than the 2021 Hyundai Kona. While the Hyundai may appear more affordable at first glance, a close look at the features and versatility you get from Subaru will prove that you get even more value from a new 2021 Crosstrek.
While both models are compact crossovers that'll fit comfortably in your garage or in a tight city parking spot, with a more spacious cabin and more available cargo space, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek can carry more. You'll get more room to stretch out in the Crosstrek, and you can get up to 55 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats down. That makes it a better companion for trips to the bulk warehouse club or hardware store.
If there's tricky terrain or rough weather between you and your destination, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek provides more than an inch of additional ground clearance, standard all-wheel drive and available deep-snow and mud setting, courtesy of X-MODE® technology. All-wheel drive will cost you extra on the 2021 Hyundai Kona, and it doesn't come with mud and snow optimization modes.
Got something too big to fit inside your crossover comfortably, like a kayak, bicycle or skis? Standard raised roof rails make it easy to secure all your gear to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. Roof side rails are an option on the 2021 Hyundai Kona when you pay for a more premium trim level. Best of all, if you don't want to bring your keys and wallet on your adventure, safely lock the vehicle with available PIN-code access. Leave your valuables inside the vehicle and safely open it with your secret PIN when you return. That's a feature you can't get on the Hyundai Kona at all.
Furthermore, both models provide the latest in modern touchscreen infotainment, complete with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for your compatible smartphone.
The entry-level 2021 Subaru Crosstrek doesn't make quite as much power as the entry-level 2021 Hyundai Kona, but it will provide all the power you need for a very similar drive around town. More importantly, it'll do so while getting better gas mileage than all-wheel drive 2021 Hyundai Kona models! Or, upgrade to the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport with the most power ever available in a Crosstrek: 182 horsepower! You can't get that much power in any 2021 Hyundai Kona.
Furthermore, entry-level, two-wheel drive Kona models feature a torsion beam rear suspension that isn't as comfortable over bumps, cracks and dips in the road. By contrast, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek features standard all-wheel drive and a standard independent rear suspension for better off-road capabilities and a more comfortable ride on pavement, too.
When it comes to safety, both of these vehicles are at the top of their class. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety dubs both models a 2021 Top Safety Pick, so you can count on the safety of both these crossovers. However, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek does have a few advantages. For instance, the new Crosstrek has available LED Steering-Responsive headlights which turn as you steer for better visibility on curves and around corners. Furthermore, the available Reverse Automatic Braking on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek can even jolt the brakes to help you avoid a crash when backing up. These features aren't available at all on the 2021 Hyundai Kona.
Starting at an MSRP of $22,245, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has a slightly higher starting price than its Hyundai rival. However, since it comes standard with all-wheel drive, you won't have to pay extra for this desirable feature. AWD alone will cost you $1,400 as an option on the 2021 Hyundai Kona, raising the cost of the Kona to right in line with the Crosstrek. Plus, when you experience the difference in capability, ride quality and utility, you're sure to agree that the Crosstrek is a better value for your money. Find out more during a test drive at Byers today!
|2021 Subaru Crosstrek||2021 Hyundai Kona|
|182||Maximum Available Horsepower||175|
|Fully-Independent Double-Wishbone||Standard Rear Suspension||Torsion Beam|
|100.9 Cubic Feet||Passenger Volume||94.1 Cubic Feet|
|55.3 Cubic Feet||Maximum Cargo Volume||45.8 Cubic Feet|
|Standard||Manual Transmission||Not Available|
|Available Upgrade||Steering-Responsive LED Headlights||Not Available|
|Available Upgrade||PIN-Code Vehicle Access||Not Available|
|Standard||All-Wheel Drive||Available Upgrade|
*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.