Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sonic Comparison

Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

Kia Stonic
Kia Stonic

This is Honda HR-V Vs Kia Stonic comparison for 2022. Woah! you may question wheather the new HR-V vs Kia Sonic is an appropriate comparison? Let us explain the situation. The prior generation HR-V and Stonic where perfect competitors in terms of pricing and specification. So is the new HR-V worth the pricing above the Stonic or is it just a rip off blamed on inflation or marketing?

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Stonic exterior comparison: The old HR-V had a youthful look that’s aged well where as the Stonic was always the more conservative design despite being newer. The new HR-V has contemporary styling as it looks like just about any other new SUV on sale at the moment eg. Lexus, Ford etc… nonetheless it does look more premium but even more conservative than the Stonic. Simply put the new HR-V looks designed by an experienced designer/s although quite aged compared to the Stonic that looks like one that is still in 1st year design school lacking any new ideas.

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Stonic interior comparison: The Kia is a nice place to be in for the price but it is a little cheap compared to the new HR-V. We’d rather been the HR-V not for the space but it’s just nicer and what you’d expect for the price.

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Stonic engine and technology comparison: The HR-V has two engine choices of dent power and tech of which one is a Hybrid. In comparison the Stonic also has 2 engine options, a turbo and a non-turbo with barely adequate power. The turbo is the best option as there is enough torque to push you around but not much power. Hybrids are the way to go in 2022 so the HR-V is the choice but that price difference is scary…

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Stonic drive report : N/A

The conclusion and winner of the Honda HR-V Vs Kia Stonic comparison is the neither. We figure that you would only buy a Stonic if you don’t know any better or simply couldn’t afford a better smallish SUV. We also don’t think this is not a good example of a KIA branding ambitions unless we truly miss-understood their marketing position and we don’t think many buyers (if any) would consider buying another model. Especially increasingly public reports on engine problems mainly self igniting fires, admittedly quietly being fixed under warranty and recalls. Recalls should not be viewed as poor quality these days but that list should not keep growing.

2023 Honda HR-V Kia Sonic 
4 Cylinder – Petrol
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 89Kw @ 6600RPM
Claimed 145Nm @ 4300RPM
3 Cylinder – Petrol
1.00 Litre (998cc)
Claimed 74Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 172Nm @ 1500RPM
4 Cylinder – Petrol – Hybrid
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 96Kw @ 4000RPM
Claimed 253Nm @ 0RPM
4 Cylinder
1.4 Litre (1368cc)
Claimed 74Kw @ 3800RPM
Claimed 133Nm @ 1750RPM
Kerb weight FROM 1267Kg
Towing capacity – None
Kerb weight FROM 1160Kg
Towing capacity up to 900Kg
Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 45 litres
IL4 1.5 Petrol 4.3 litres per 100km
IL4 1.5 Petrol Hybrid 5.8 litres per 100km
Up to 45 litres
IL3 1.0 Turbo Petrol 5.4 litres per 100km
IL4 1.4 Petrol 6 litres per 100km
Other specifications
CVT Auto
Overall height/width 1590/1790
Overall length/wheelbase 4335/2610
4WD system: None
ANCAP Safety: x/x
6 Speed Auto or Manual + 7 Speed Auto DCT
Overall height/width 1520/1760
Overall length/wheelbase 4140/2580
4WD system: None
ANCAP Safety: x/x
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 195 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) xxx mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
2023 $36,990 – 45,000 AUD
2021 $26,990 – 41,000 AUD
2020 $24,990 – 34,590 AUD
2017 $24,990 – 33,340 AUD
2021 $23,490 – 30,490 AUD
*Specs change due to model grade and configuration. Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!