Many driving enthusiasts shun SUVs as dull at best, and clumsy and plodding at worst. For this review, we’re comparing two SUVs that are neither: the 2022 Mazda CX-30 and 2022 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossovers.
These two pint-sized models promise sporty performance and spunky styling, along with affordable pricing — both start below $23,000 — and city-friendly dimensions. But which is best? We’ve tested the CX-30 along with the newly updated 2022 Kona so that we can compare them in eight categories and then name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we chose and which one sounds like the better subcompact SUV for you.