Why The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Is A Better Compact Crossover Than The 2019 Hyundai Kona: Byers Airport Subaru Comparison

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Hyundai Kona Crossover Comparison in Columbus, OH

The Hyundai Kona is a new compact crossover that you might consider when looking for your new ride -- but is it a better value than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek? We're here to answer that question for you at Byers Airport Subaru. Of course we think the features, style and drive of a Subaru vehicle is unmatched, but we don't expect you to agree just because we say so. Instead, we've compared these two SUVs side by side in key areas like interior size, standard equipment and safety. Take a look below to discover all the ways a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gives you more than the 2019 Hyundai Kona.

These split folding rear seats make it easy to carry larger cargo items when you need to in your 2019 Crosstrek.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Hyundai Kona: Best Interior?

There's a lot to be said for the versatility and value of a compact crossover, as long as it isn't too compact. The 2019 Hyundai Kona gives you just 94.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gives passengers a lot more room to spread out with 100.9 cubic feet of space. As a result, there's more legroom and hip room wherever you sit in the Subaru Crosstrek compared to what you'd get in the Hyundai Kona.

You'll have extra room for cargo, too. Where the 2019 Hyundai Kona offers up to 45.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space when you collapse the rear seats, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek provides 55.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume -- that's 20% more than the Hyundai Kona!


The interior of this Subaru Crosstrek is lit up at night, overlooking the city below.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Hyundai Kona: Best Features?

At the entry level, both these compact crossovers come with similar levels of standard equipment, including a touchscreen infotainment display and smartphone syncing through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. However, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers a number of available upgrades you won't find on any 2019 Hyundai Kona. Namely, the Subaru Crosstrek can be equipped with a heated steering wheel and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot -- so you and your passengers can enjoy a high-speed internet connection on your mobile devices. You won't find those features on any 2019 Hyundai Kona.


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Headed to the campsite, this Crosstrek carries extra cargo in a cargo box on its roof.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Hyundai Kona: Best Performance?

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has more standard horsepower and torque than the base 2019 Hyundai Kona -- but that's only the beginning of what makes the Subaru Crosstrek so much better to drive. You'll also enjoy standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a fully independent four-wheel suspension. That means, when conditions get slippery, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek diverts engine power to the wheels that can use it best. The independent suspension provides a smooth ride and better handling control on rough roads. And since it's powered by a flat BOXER® engine with a lower center of gravity, the Subaru Crosstrek has reduced body roll and a planted, secure feel from behind the wheel.

For its part, the 2019 Hyundai Kona comes standard with a torsion bar rear suspension and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension will cost you more as an upgrade.


Available LED headlights and daytime running lights help the Crosstrek both to see and be seen.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Hyundai Kona: Best Safety?

We're pleased to report that both the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Hyundai Kona are among the safest vehicles in their class. They both earned outstanding crash test scores and the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

But, with available steering responsive LED headlights, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek will illuminate the winding road ahead as you turn. That's a feature you can't get on the 2019 Hyundai Kona. And since it has a whole lot more ground clearance, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek provides a confident seating position and is less likely to scrape on obstacles.


A vehicle is lurking in the blind spot of this Crosstrek, indicated by the orange warning light.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Hyundai Kona: Best Driver Assistance?

Subaru EyeSight®, available on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, adds cutting-edge driver assist features like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist. You won't find adaptive cruise control on the 2019 Hyundai Kona. This feature combines traditional cruise control with distance pacing -- as traffic ahead of you slows down and speeds up, so will your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, maintaining a safe following distance automatically.

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Why Byers Airport Subaru In Columbus? Our Commitment To Our Customers

The Byers family has been serving the transportation needs of the people of Columbus for more than a century. Today, Byers Airport Subaru is your source for all things Subaru serving Westerville and New Albany. It's our staff that sets us apart from other dealerships -- we invite you to get to know the team that makes us an award-winning dealership. Subaru gave us the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award as a testament to our passion for outstanding customer service!

Visit today to take your test drive in a brand-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Of course, we've also got pre-owned models for you to browse, as well as our latest new car specials. We constantly upload new offers so you know exactly where to find our best deals. At Byers Airport Subaru, we strive to earn your business with friendly, expert service, competitive prices and the rugged, reliable Subaru lineup of vehicles. Stop by for your test drive soon at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek2019 Hyundai Kona
$21,895Starting MSRP*$19,990
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
152Horsepower147
145 lb-ftTorque132 lb-ft
StandardRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
8.7 InchesGround Clearance6.98 Inches
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space94.1 Cubic Feet
20.8 Cubic FeetCargo Volume19.2 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume45.8 Cubic Feet

*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.

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