Comparison - Hyundai Kona SE 2018 - vs - Renault Kadjar Signature S Nav 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
20,800
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
29,858
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
04 Jan 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
14.53gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3
Color: 
Glacier White
#F0EFED
Mercury
#D2D2D2
Dune metallic
#A2998A
Titanium
#646D76
Diamond Black
#292929
Cosmos Blue
#3B658C
Arctic White
#F1F1F3
Flame Red
#E73E3E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The subcompact crossover SUV class is gaining in popularity and the latest entrant, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, has a lot of potential to take the lead. Its exterior style may be somewhat polarizing, but it drives better than the competition. It also delivers a lot for the money and checks all of the boxes that shoppers want in this type of vehicle.
PROS
Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
Lots of features for your money

CONS
Weak base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Hyundai Kona ranked #1 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Hyundai Kona has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Potent available turbo-four engine
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Lower maximum cargo capacity than rivals
Uninspiring base engine

By: 
usnews.com

With its quirky styling, the Kona is set to perk up some fun. Choose from a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-four with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 175-hp turbo 1.6-liter inline-four with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional with both engines.

Pros
Tight build and rattle-free cabin,
well-tuned dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Cons
Some interior plastics not up to par,
penalty-box rear seat.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Renault Kadjar is a stylish crossover that's based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. But, while the Qashqai took undisputed class honours when it arrived in early 2014, the game has moved on, and the Renault equivalent betters it in almost every area. However, the Renault just falls short of the all round appeal of the SEAT Ateca.
There's a single body style for the Kadjar, and it slots into the Renault range above the Captur. Both of these models will be joined by the larger Koleos SUV later in 2017. There are four trim levels to choose from: the entry-level, air con-equipped Expression+, the mid-spec Dynamique and Dynamique S, while at the top of the range is Signature trim. Cars in top-spec trim are expensive, but they do boast a generous amount of kit, including a Bose stereo, 19-inch alloy wheels, and touchscreen nav is included on Dynamique models and above.
The Kadjar earned a five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP, just like the Nissan Qashqai. All but the entry-level model has lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition as standard. Autonomous emergency braking, which will automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent, is an option on all trim levels.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Renault Kadjar is a family crossover that not only rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, but is also a worthy alternative to best-selling hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
The Kadjar shares many parts with the Nissan Qashqai, but its body is a bit bigger. This means you get slightly more passenger space and a larger boot. The Renault’s interior also packs a high-tech infotainment system and an eye-pleasing dashboard.

Pros
Competitive price
Practical cabin
Excellent fuel economy

Cons
Just one petrol engine
High-end models are expensive
Sunroof reduces rear headroom

By: 
carwow.co.uk

As a small SUV, the Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same platform and engines.
This means Kadjar buyers can choose from turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels, although the 1.6 is the only option if you want four-wheel drive.
In terms of interior space, the Kadjar and Qashqai are closely matched, and both offer a high-riding driving postion that gives you a good view down the road. However, the Kadjar's styling is closer to that of its smaller SUV sibling, the Renault Captur.

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
56.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
61.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
130hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
35.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated rear screen
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Windows - extra tinted rear and tailgate
Electric with variable assistance Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.00in
175.00in
Width: 
70.90in
73.00in
Height: 
61.00in
81.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.90in
61.20in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
60.70in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
104.17in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
35.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
35.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.80cu.ft
52.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
16.67cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3085.00lbs
3073.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument cluster - 3.5" TFT LCD with trip computer & digital speedometer
2 x 12V power outlets in front centre console storage unit
Rev-counter
Display - digital speedometer (TFT screen)
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Low fuel level warning light
Oil level gauge
Rear seat belt undone audible alert
Driver and passenger seat belt undone - warning audible alert
Door/boot open - warning light
Electrochrome rearview mirror

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Window
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Heated Mirrors
power steering
Interior courtesy light controlled by all 4 doors
Driver and front passenger reading lights
Rear courtesy lights
Illuminated luggage compartment (on opening of boot)

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Cloth
Signature Dark Carbon synthetic leather and cloth upholstery
Driver - height adjustable seat
Driver - height and lumbar adjustable seat
Fully adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seat belts
3-point inertia reel seatbelts
60:40 split folding seats
Front centre armrest
Multi position boot floor
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Leather upholstery (Carbon Black) with synthetic leather rear headrest
Passenger - height adjustable seat
3-seat rear bench
3 height adjustable rear head restraints
One touch easy folding rear bench seats
Central rear armrest with cup holders

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Pseudo Mac Pherson with lower triangle
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Vanity mirror lights
Heated rear windshield
Accessory power point
Floor mats - front and rear
Hands free parking
Signature Nappa leather steering wheel
Sun visor with mirror without light
Pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
Heating ducts to the feet of the rear passengers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Touch screen - 7" display
6 speaker
AUX/USB audio input with iPod® compatibility
Bluetooth audio streaming
Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ compatibility
Fingertip audio system remote control
BOSE® energy efficient sound system: 7 speakers with a digital amplifier + 1 Subwoofer
R-Link 2 multimedia system
7” touchscreen
TomTom® LIVE services with Western European mapping
DAB tuner
audio streaming and hands-free calls
USB and AUX sockets
voice control, vehicle applications

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
aluminium roof bars
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, heated and folding
Door mirrors - shiny black shell
Body side mouldings with chrome inserts
Painted front and rear skids
Side and boot kick plates
Windows chrome surrounds
Door handles - body coloured
Panoramic sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 x 6.5
19"
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Height adjustable front head restraints with tilt function
Roll-over Sensor
Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable upper mounts on front seat belts
Height adjustable rear head restraints
Impact sensing auto door unlock
Seat belt reminder - front & rear seatbelts
ISOFIX child restraint anchors (rear outboard seats)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Rear view camera with dynamic guide lines
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) - 4 sensors, with guidance display
Electronic parking brake
Protective rear brake disc
HSA - Hill Start Assist
ECO mode
Airbags - deactivation of front passenger (for use with child seats)
Airbags - driver's two stage auto -adaptive
Indicators with side repeaters
Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
Cruise control with speed limiter
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation) and UCL (Understeer Logic Control)
Visio system (lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam)
Halogen headlights
Full LED headlights
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on rear outer seats
Seats - height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
Tyre inflation kit
Side impact protection bars
Anti-drill door locks and ignition barrel
R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) auto closure >6mph
Superlocking
Insurance approved (Category 1) alarm system and immobiliser

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Climate Pack - Automatic dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and automatic rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Parking Pack - Front and rear parking sensors and electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
Parking Pack Premium - Hands free parking and rear parking camera and blind spot warning
Convenience Pack - One touch easy folding system, synthetic leather and cloth upholstery, compartmentalised boot and height adjustable passenger seat
Leather Pack - Leather upholstery with synthetic leather central rear headrest, electrically adjustable height* and heated front seats
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Interior Options: 
Reversible Cargo Tray
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#93969C
#1A1A1A
Color: 
Midnight Blue Leather
#6D6D6D
Cream Beige Leather
#CEBEAB
Dark Red Leather
#962F36
Saddle Brown Leather
#9E684E