2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Hyundai Kona Comparison Information in Shingle Springs, CA

The compact crossover is a popular segment, combining the versatility of an SUV with the city-friendly size and budget-friendly price of a compact car. The 2021 Hyundai Kona is an affordable option, but you get a whole lot more when you choose Subaru. Step up to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek instead and get more power, capability and utility! We'll show you more in the side-by-side comparison below. Then, head to Shingle Springs Subaru to find the perfect new Crosstrek model for you.

New Subaru Crosstrek Cargo Area

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Hyundai Kona: Design

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek still boasts city-friendly size and easy-to-park proportions, yet it's much more roomy inside than the 2021 Hyundai Kona. The extra passenger space in the Crosstrek means more legroom for rear seat passengers. Or, fold down the rear seats and get nearly an additional 10 cubic feet of available cargo storage compared to the Hyundai Kona. That means more space for trips to the wholesale warehouse retailer, or more comfort for longer legs in the Crosstrek.


New Subaru Crosstrek Front End

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Hyundai Kona: Technology

On the inside, both of these cars come with the most desirable features in modern cars today, like touchscreen multimedia systems, USB charging, wireless Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. It's on the outside where the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek sets itself apart. Along with a bolder, refreshed look for the 2021 model year, It's available with LED steering-responsive headlights and LED fog lights. Such features aren't an option at all on the 2021 Hyundai Kona.

Also available on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is the Keyless Access feature with Push-Button Start and PIN-Code Access. PIN-Code Access lets you lock your vehicle with the key securely inside using a secret numerical code. Now, you can leave your key behind when it's inconvenient to bring along in your pocket or purse. That's a feature you don't get on any 2021 Hyundai Kona.

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Hyundai Kona: Capability

When it comes to the driving experience, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek provides more capability and versatility. Both cars offer a pair of engines to choose from, but the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek makes more standard horsepower from its entry-level engine and more horsepower from its available upgrade option compared to the 2021 Hyundai Kona.

That said, there's a whole lot more than just power to this equation. Front-wheel drive versions of the 2021 Hyundai Kona feature a torsion beam rear axle, meaning the left and right rear wheels are linked together -- which can make for a bumpier ride over broken pavement or on dirt roads. By contrast, every 2021 Subaru Crosstrek features a fully-independent double-wishbone rear suspension that helps smooth out road imperfections and provides plenty of articulation for tricky terrain. Paired with standard all-wheel drive on every trim level, unlike the 2021 Hyundai Kona, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has the utility and toughness our customers demand.


New Subaru Crosstrek Blind Spot Monitor

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Hyundai Kona: Safety

When it comes to what matters most from your next car -- safety and toughness -- both these vehicles provide award-winning protection. With outstanding crash test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both models in our comparison qualified for the 2021 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. This award identifies the very safest vehicles in a given segment! Better yet, both vehicles provide available driver assist technology like automatic emergency braking, lane keeping, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and more. However, there is one subtle difference that gives the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek the advantage. The 2021 Hyundai Kona is available with rear cross-traffic alert that can alert you to passing objects behind when in reverse, but it can't engage the brakes for you. By contrast, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek with available Reverse Automatic Braking can automatically brake for you both in drive and reverse to help prevent a collision.

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At a starting MSRP of $22,245, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek seems a little bit more costly than an entry level 2021 Hyundai Kona -- but, by the time you upgrade to add all-wheel drive and roof rails, which come standard on every new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, the new Kona will cost even more. To get the capability you want and the utility you need at a price you can afford, choose the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek at Shingle Springs Subaru.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek2021 Hyundai Kona
$22,245Starting MSRP*$20,500
152Standard Horsepower147
182Maximum Available Horsepower175
Fully-Independent Double-WishboneStandard Rear SuspensionTorsion Beam
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume94.1 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume45.8 Cubic Feet
StandardManual TransmissionNot Available
Available UpgradeSteering-Responsive LED HeadlightsNot Available
Available UpgradePIN-Code Vehicle AccessNot Available
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable 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.