Chevy Trailblazer vs. Hyundai Kona

Chevy Trailblazer comparison vs hyundai konaIf you’re used to the Hyundai Kona, maybe it’s time to try something new. The Dyer Chevrolet team in Fort Pierce, FL, is happy to provide a closer look at the Kona and the Chevrolet Trailblazer because we’re confident that when it comes to drive and value for money, the Trailblazer pulls ahead.

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Hyundai Kona: An SUV Comparison

Performance

When it comes to the vehicles’ connection with the road, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a difference between the Chevy Trailblazer and the Hyundai Kona. The powertrains in the two compact SUVs give them very similar horsepower at 5,600 rpm and similar torque at 1,500 rpm. In the areas where you may see a difference, the Chevy outshines the Hyundai. The Trailblazer’s 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission gives you more control over the engine than the Kona’s 7-speed one, and the Trailblazer offers all-wheel-drive while the Kona merely offers front-wheel. But what does this all mean for you? It means that while the Chevy Trailblazer and the Hyundai Kona have comparable performances on clear days, the Trailblazer will take you further when there are bumpy roads ahead.

Technology

When it comes to technology, both the Chevy Trailblazer and the Hyundai Kona offer comparable features. Both have standard Bluetooth connection, standard keyless ignition, standard cruise control, standard heated seats, and premium alloy wheels. However, one thing the Trailblazer has that the Kona lacks is optional parking assistance, to make back-in parking a breeze.

Utility

Both the Chevy Trailblazer and the Hyundai Kona seat up to five passengers, but let’s just say the ride is very different in the Chevy. Although both are compact SUVs, the Trailblazer is longer, wider, and taller, giving it an all-around roomier interior. Because of this, both driver and passengers have a much more comfortable journey ahead in the Trailblazer.

More room for riders also means more room for gear when you’re driving solo. The Chevy Trailblazer boasts 54.4 cubic feet of cargo when the rear seats are folded down while the Hyundai Kona only offers 45.8 cubic feet. That’s almost ten cubic feet you could use to bring more water to soccer practice, store more clothing for wardrobe malfunctions, and haul more groceries for that dinner party than in the Kona.

Affordability

So if the Trailblazer and the Kona offer comparable features, apart from the areas where the Chevy outshines the Hyundai, how come the Kona is so much more expensive? We couldn’t tell you! When looking at the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price), the Chevy Trailblazer is a much more cost-efficient purchase than the Kona.

Hyundai Kona vs. Chevy Trailblazer: Efficiency

High-tech features and smooth performance are always enjoyable. But to make them even more enjoyable, a vehicle must also offer excellent efficiency to boot. This is one more area where the Chevy Trailblazer vs. Hyundai Kona comparison favors the Trailblazer.

When you choose a Chevy Trailblazer with the fun-loving 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, you’ll find that the 155 horsepower it comes with is also eco-friendly horsepower. Equip yours with efficient front-wheel drive, and you’ll get an EPA-estimated efficiency of up to 29 mpg city / 33 mpg highway.1

In contrast, the Hyundai Kona comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive to deliver up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city / 32 mpg highway.2 Choose your Chevy Trailblazer with all-wheel drive, and impressive efficiency makes the capabilities even better. Namely, a Chevy Trailblazer with the 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive will deliver up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city / 30 mpg highway3 while also offering serious all-terrain capabilities for your adventures in Fort Pierce, FL.

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Hyundai Kona: Safety

The Kona vs. Trailblazer safety comparison goes deeper than driver assists. While the Trailblazer offers many advanced assists and safety features as standard, it’s how the vehicle performs in the worst-case scenario that inspires true confidence. The 2021 Hyundai Kona was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick,4 and the 2022 model has not yet been rated. That’s impressive, but the Trailblazer earns even more impressive marks. Namely, both the 2021 and 2022 Chevy Trailblazer have been given IIHS Top Safety Pick+5 awards.

But, as we mentioned, driver assists help prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Compare the Chevy Trailblazer vs. Hyundai Kona safety features. With the Chevy Trailblazer, the Chevy Safety Assist package comes standard with six great assists, including a forward collision warning assist with automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, a lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning, high beam assist, and a following distance indicator. Many more are available, and every ride in a Chevy Trailblazer is a confidence-inspiring experience.

The Chevy Trailblazer: Stands Alone

Even though the Chevy Trailblazer looks pretty good standing next to its competition, it looks even better alone. The Trailblazer’s modern sculpted exterior with a two-tone roof on the ACTIV and RS models makes it turn heads amongst other SUVs on the road.

Experience Chevy Trailblazer Specials in South Florida Today

There’s no reason you should have to pay more for a similar, if not inferior, vehicle. So if you have been contemplating a Hyundai Kona, take a test drive in the Chevy Trailblazer to experience a less expensive compact SUV that doesn’t sacrifice performance. Interested in something with a bit more muscle? Come explore our Fort Pierce location’s extensive selection of Equinox as well as the Trailblazer’s big brother, the Chevy Blazer. You can even see how the Blazer stacks up against its competition here.

At Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce, we pride ourselves on having a devoted staff that reads up on our competitors so you don’t have to. Our experienced finance department also works with you to create a payment plan within your means, so you’ll know you’re getting a good deal. Contact us at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce to learn more about how you can take the Chevy Trailblazer home with you today!


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1EPA-estimated 29 city/ 33 hwy with 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. Use for comparison purposes only, your mileage may vary

2EPA-estimated mileage. Use for comparison purposes only, your mileage may vary

3EPA-estimated 26 city/ 30 hwy with 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. Use for comparison purposes only, your mileage may vary

4See https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/Hyundai/kona-4-door-suv/2021 for more details

5See https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/Chevrolet/trailblazer-4-door-suv/2022 and https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/Chevrolet/trailblazer-4-door-suv/2021 for more details