Hyundai Kona vs. the Toyota C-HR & Jeep Renegade

More Convenience, More Practicality: Get More Over the Competition with the All-New Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona debuted earlier this year, and it is already making a big impression in the lives of families everywhere as an excellent mid-sized compact crossover SUV. With its robust inline four-cylinder engine, spacious interior, wide range of convenience features, and the excellent warranties provided by the Hyundai brand, the Kona is made for the on-the-go families out there in Mississippi or Alabama and there is one right near you here at John O'Neil Johnson Hyundai in Meridian, MS. Check out our new Hyundai Kona inventory to find a trim levels with everything you need for the journey ahead and come see us here at our Hyundai dealership, located less than a half hour outside of York, Alabama.

In order to prove to you just how much this mid-sized crossover SUV here in Meridian, MS can do for you, we compiled some research together about where the Hyundai Kona stands against two other competitors of its class, the Toyota C-HR and the Jeep Renegade. While both of these crossovers are well-known for different attributes, you might notice that good looks and robust engines might not be everything, when it comes to your next vehicle. The right crossover for your needs to have a lot more with everything that you need for your next vacation or just a trip out west to Decatur. Let us see how the Hyundai Kona stacks up against these worthy challengers so you can decide if it is the right mid-sized crossover for you.


Hyundai Kona vs Toyota C-HR

C-HR Pricing Comparison

While many people expect a crossover SUV to take a large chunk of change out of their budget, there is no reason why the right SUV for you cannot also be affordable. The Hyundai Kona begins at $19,500 and our new vehicle specials and financing incentives make it even easier to finance or lease this new mid-sized crossover at a monthly rate which will not put a dent in your wallet in the long-term. Meanwhile the Toyota C-HR starts out at $22,500 for its base trim level, and only increases with the more features you out on it. The starting price of the Toyota C-HR is exactly $3,000 more than that of the Hyundai Kona.

Convenience Features

The base trim levels of many sedans, hatchbacks, and crossover SUVs tend to be the most "basic" with not as many extra features available to you. However, you might find that the Hyundai Kona gives you a lot more options even in its base trim level; the Kona SE comes available with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a compass, a HomeLink® Universal Garage Door Opener, and seatback storage, all of which can come in handy on any journey, whether long-distance road trips or short excursions to Quitman. Most of these features come available on higher trim levels of the Toyota C-HR, but you must pay an additional fee in order to receive them.

Warranty Length

In addition to affordability, your next SUV ought to be well-protected with access to affordable routine maintenance, quality repairs when needed, and genuine Hyundai parts for maximum authenticity. The warranties provided by Hyundai's America's Best Warranty program are there to help you protect your investment for as long as possible, with zero deductible on covered repairs.

There is the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which protects most electrical, entertainment, and design systems on the Kona for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Then, there is the Powertrain Warranty, which covers the engine, transmission, chassis, suspension, battery, and all related components for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Whereas, the primary warranties provided by Toyota for the C-HR last about half the time or less. The Toyota basic warranty protects the CR-V for three years or 36,000 miles; and their powertrain warranty protects those related systems for five years or 60,000 miles.

Hyundai Kona vs Jeep Renegade

Renegade Fuel Economy Comparison

The Jeep brand often contributes a lot of robust engine performance and durability with their SUVs; in fact, the sport utility vehicle is practically Jeep's bread and butter. However, while the Jeep Renegade might look and sound good, it is lacking in practicality and family-friendly features such as fuel economy.

The Renegade can travel an EPA-estimated 24 miles to the gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway with a fuel tank capacity of 12.7 gallons. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Kona travels an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon in the city, 33 miles per gallon on the highway, and can hold about 13.2 gallons of fuel. When it comes to your daily commute, you need an SUV that can travel as far as possible between fuel stops, and the Hyundai Kona is exactly that type of vehicle.


Both of these mid-sized crossover SUVs run on inline four-cylinder engines, however, the right engine should be paired with the right transmission to suit your driving needs and habits. The Jeep Renegade comes standard with a manual transmission, which does have its benefits, but many drivers might not be entirely familiar with. Meanwhile the Hyundai Kona comes standard with an automatic transmission, making acceleration simple with the push of a gas pedal, yet its SHIFTRONIC® transmission is also interactive and adjusts itself to suit your driving habits, with available pre-set shift patterns to adjust to various weather and road conditions.

Warranty Length

As with the Toyota C-HR, the warranties provided by Jeep do not protect this SUV for as long as those protect by Hyundai, with the Jeep basic warranty lasting for three years or 36,000 miles and its powertrain warranty covering engine components for five years or 60,000 miles. The Jeep brand also provides an anti-rust perforation warranty which covers the SUV from rust damage for five years, however, the Corrosion Perforation Warranty from Hyundai covers the Kona for about seven years.

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