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Will the New 2019 Hyundai Kona in Covington, LA Defeat the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

Shopping for new vehicles can be confusing, as manufacturers offer similar vehicles in each category. Currently, crossover models are incredibly popular with buyers, and the subcompact crossover segment is certainly no exception. That's why you may find it difficult to choose between the 2019 Hyundai Kona in Covington, LA and the Subaru Crosstrek.

Price Differences Matter

While pricing shouldn't be the only consideration when purchasing a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek in Covington, LA or Hyundai's Kona, it's certainly an important factor. Trim levels are also important, so look carefully at what each manufacturer is offering at various price points. If you're comparing apples to apples, it quickly becomes apparent that the Crosstrek's pricing is slightly lower than that of a corresponding 2019 Hyundai Kona in Covington, LA. Before purchasing your new subcompact crossover, make sure you take the time to carefully review what you're getting for your investment. We're always available to review pricing for various Crosstrek trim levels and options with you.

Powertrain Options You Can Easily Live With

The 2019 Hyundai Kona in Covington, LA offers two engine options. The first is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that produces a respectable 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. For a little more kick, the Kona's optional 1.6-liter, turbocharged engine provides 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The base engine delivers power to the ground using a six-speed automatic transmission, while the optional engine uses a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The Kona's all-wheel-drive system is optional.

Subaru aficionados, on the other hand, get the 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine the manufacturer is famous for. The Boxer engine produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque to move the Subaru Crosstrek easily through just about any terrain. The Subaru is available with a six-speed manual transmission for driving purists, while the marquee's CVT serves as the Crosstrek's automatic option. As with most Subaru models, the Crosstrek comes with standard all-wheel drive. That means you can enjoy the advantages of all-wheel drive without having to select the top-of-the-line trim from Hyundai.

Both Models are Inexpensive to Drive

Both the 2019 Hyundai Kona in Covington, LA and the Subaru Crosstrek sip fuel, but the economy edge goes to the Kona at first glance. The Kona is rated at 30 mpg combined with either of the available powertrains. Crosstrek models equipped with the manual transmission are expected to get only 25 mpg combined, but the CVT-equipped vehicles shine with a combined fuel consumption rating 29 mpg. With mileage ratings that close, it's important to understand the Crosstrek's standard all-wheel-drive system is a factor in the slight difference.

It's also important to note that both vehicles offer hybrid options that will increase the price but also provide a solid strategy for conserving fuel. Since the systems offered by the two companies vary to some degree, it pays to discuss the advantages offered by each system with a dealership representative.

Explore the Crosstrek's Advantages Today

Get your questions answered and explore the huge inventory we've got on hand. We're the oldest dealership in Covington and have the sales, service, and parts experts you'll need over the coming years. For a test drive or to discover your financing options, give us a call, check out our inventory online, or stop in to see all our new Subaru models.