Despite making a fashionably late arrival to the small crossover market, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has certainly made a grand entrance on appearances alone. Funky? You bet. Even against the hot sellers and mover’n’shakers – CX-3, ASX, XV, HR-V – largely responsible for skyrocketing the popularity of form and fashion over pure family-friendly functionality, the Kona appears, literally, to lob into trendy leading edge of style.

But it’s really the recent arrival of the funkier-than-James-Brown Toyota C-HR that’s hit the crossover market with biggest impact, both stylistically and critically. Of its win against three key rivals from Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi in comparison back in March, our verdict was that “the most interesting Toyota on sale bar the 86” is “the coolest car in segment by a mile” and “that moves the segment forward enough to be our first recommendation, whether the C-HR in question is in base form or Koba spec.”

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Comments

    • Don 56
      Don 56

      The Kona is much better looking , the Toyota is ugly.

      about 21 day ago
    • i rum
      i rum

      Kona

      about 27 days ago
    • Demetri Parker
      Demetri Parker

      Dude, you gotta fix your pronunciation. Sucks so bad. Read some phonetics. Freaking kills my ears

      about 1 month ago
    • Demetri Parker
      Demetri Parker In reply to Demetri Parker

      +Banserki huyndai ofcourse. Otherwise great video

      about 1 month ago
    • Banserki
      Banserki In reply to Demetri Parker

      What word?

      about 1 month ago
    • Shawn Lee
      Shawn Lee

      Long live the new king!

      about 1 month ago
    • Art S
      Art S

      Kona !!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Hill
      Robert Hill

      My Kona is special and I would only trade it for another one .

      about 1 month ago
    • BOB RHEE ENTERPRISES
      BOB RHEE ENTERPRISES

      C-HR looks nicer :)

      about 3 months ago
    • Snap Chat Compilations by Arky711
      Snap Chat Compilations by Arky711

      Terrible review

      about 3 months ago
    • egastap
      egastap

      I had enough of you pronouncing the letter 'Aitch' as 'Haitch'. Aside from that, the Kona hands down.

      about 4 months ago
    • Alex Zeus
      Alex Zeus

      Kona is better!

      about 4 months ago
    • Edwin Justiniano
      Edwin Justiniano

      Well here in Puerto Rico the chr comes with a 10 years 200 thousand miles engine transmission and differential warranty if you do all the require maintenance in the dealer

      about 5 months ago
    • Huz Ibr
      Huz Ibr

      No kids care about the high rear window. Kids these days don't care nature like us. They care only their gadgets even though on a long journey. Like d CHR but i'd prefer the 1.8 version.

      about 5 months ago
    • Scott
      Scott

      Kona Highlander? Sort of stole that from the Toyota Hylander eh?

      about 7 months ago
    • Johnny Du
      Johnny Du

      Kona wins hands down

      about 8 months ago
    • Joel Rivera
      Joel Rivera

      C hr win toyota la marca numero 1.

      about 8 months ago
    • 截ち切る
      截ち切る

      I love my Mini Cooper Countryman

      about 8 months ago
    • weepee zurc
      weepee zurc

      kona..

      about 8 months ago
    • Lukus Cannon
      Lukus Cannon

      I absolutely love the Hyundai Kona but the high spec Highlander turbo cannot justify the $40,000 Price Tag

      about 9 months ago
    • Arnel Mercado
      Arnel Mercado

      CHR has the better exterior (excluding the colour schemes) but the Kona is better in everything else

      about 9 months ago
    • nefilim244
      nefilim244

      I'm sorry I had to stop the video, the lack of color just hit my OCD.

      about 10 months ago
    • ronch550
      ronch550

      Oh but DOES look like a typical Toyota: weird styling that looks like a mishmash of odd lines and curves that don't go well together. The Kona, like he said, just kind of works in terms of styling. Reminds me of Unreal Tournament kind of techy styling on the outside. Kona for me if I had to choose between these two, or in this category.

      about 10 months ago
    • bananas
      bananas

      Toyota lack of power is a joke

      about 10 months ago
    • virmico1
      virmico1

      NO awd, NO sunroof, NO leather, NO sirius/xm = NO SALE. I live in New England and there is a reason you see NONE of these on the road. What the hell was Toyota thinking??

      about 10 months ago
    • leslie brooks
      leslie brooks

      Do this come in a two door

      about 10 months ago
    • g1rl6oo
      g1rl6oo

      Looks like the sun 🌞 is taking over the film

      about 11 months ago
    • J O
      J O

      Honda Hrv is rm100k, CHR is rm135k, how to buy CHR??

      about 11 months ago
    • Silver Low
      Silver Low

      The CHR to be honest is really overrated. Toyota has been building bland cars for decades. Suddenly coming out with a interesting one obviously gets the attention. And to be honest it is a little too style over function. Eg, you can't see out of the back of the car at all. And it's disappointingly slow on such a sporty, wild shape.

      about 11 months ago
    • Jackie Bloomfield
      Jackie Bloomfield

      I love my Kona I just bought recently.

      about 11 months ago
    • Audilife
      Audilife

      Kona with awd and Toyota with fwd. wth was Toyota thinking?

      The Hyundai is way nicer and just as reliable

      about 11 months ago
    • Mike Perez
      Mike Perez In reply to Audilife

      Actually it was rated more

      about 2 months ago
    • GD PT
      GD PT

      나에게 관심이 전혀 없던 차인데 이 차는 운동 성능과 밸런스 그리고 가격면에서 월등한 성능을 보여주고 있다.
      mini, 골프, i30 보다 종합적으로 더 나은 결과를 보여준다고 한다. 그러니 C-HR는 아예 상대가 안된다.
      그러나 디자인은 잘모르겠다. 너무 NEW 체로키 처럼 보이기 때문이다.
      곧 출시되는 ev 버전과 2020년 나오는 n 버전이 기대가 된다. 나는 알버트 비어만을 사랑한다.

      about 11 months ago