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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    • Korean Peninsula
      Korean Peninsula

      Kona is a great city and Urban car. The power is great.

      about 18 days ago
    • james gray
      james gray

      It makes me laugh when some of you geniuses are correcting his pronunciation. Especially the nonsense that 'Hyundai' rhymes with 'Sunday.' That's only in the linguistically-challenged North America. An American/Canadian giving lessons in foreign pronunciations... You are embarrassing yourselves and you are embarrassing me.

      about 1 month ago
    • joel decastro
      joel decastro

      this ma is bias hyundai kon is the win here

      about 1 month ago
    • John Franklin
      John Franklin

      I'd prefer my kids look at scenery while traveling. See the places going by. Make some memories, not stare at an electronic babysitter that just dumbs them down.

      about 1 month ago
    • Don 56
      Don 56

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

      about 3 months ago
    • i rum
      i rum


      about 3 months ago
    • Demetri Parker
      Demetri Parker

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Demetri Parker
      Demetri Parker In reply to Demetri Parker

      @Banserki huyndai ofcourse. Otherwise great video

      about 4 months ago
    • Banserki
      Banserki In reply to Demetri Parker

      What word?

      about 4 months ago
    • Shawn Lee
      Shawn Lee

      Long live the new king!

      about 4 months ago
    • Artur Stawiarz
      Artur Stawiarz

      Kona !!!

      about 4 months ago
    • Robert Hill
      Robert Hill

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

      about 4 months ago
    • My name is BOB
      My name is BOB

      C-HR looks nicer :)

      about 6 months ago
    • Double A Riders
      Double A Riders

      Terrible review

      about 6 months ago
    • egastap

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

      about 7 months ago
    • Alex Zeus
      Alex Zeus

      Kona is better!

      about 7 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 8 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 8 months ago
    • Johnny Du
      Johnny Du

      Kona wins hands down

      about 11 months ago
    • Joel Rivera
      Joel Rivera

      C hr win toyota la marca numero 1.

      about 11 months ago
    • 截ち切る

      I love my Mini Cooper Countryman

      about 11 months ago
    • weepee zurc
      weepee zurc


      about 11 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 1 year ago
    • Arnel Mercado
      Arnel Mercado

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

      about 1 year ago
    • nefilim244

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

      about 1 year ago
    • 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 1 year ago
    • bananas

      Toyota lack of power is a joke

      about 1 year ago
    • 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 1 year ago
    • leslie brooks
      leslie brooks

      Do this come in a two door

      about 1 year ago
    • g1rl6oo

      Looks like the sun 🌞 is taking over the film

      about 1 year ago
    • J O
      J O

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

      about 1 year 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 1 year ago