Comparison of the Suzuki Jimmy with the Hyundai Kona(Jimny Vs. Kona)


Here is a brand-new comparison between the 2020 Hyundai Kona and Suzuki Jimny Sierra. In many parts of the world, the Jimmy is a highly sought-after SUV whereas the Kona is not. As there are no discounts available on the Jimmy owing to its limited supply, the Kona is priced the same as or less than the Jimmy before on-road expenses. Moreover, a lot of consumers base their decisions mostly on appearance…

Hyundai Kona vs. Suzuki Jimny Sierra appearance comparison Hyundai has classified the Kona, a sleek-looking tiny high-rise hatchback, as an SUV. We do believe that goes beyond how this class was first described. Indisputable an SUV, the Jimmy is more of a 4WD than anything else. It has a little attractive retro style both inside and out and in most colours. In contrast, it makes the Kona appear quite simple or, as we are calling derivative style, somewhat “washing machine-like.” Although it isn’t an awful name, the “white goods” on wheels sound nicer. Having said that, modern appliances are becoming increasingly high tech.

Hyundai Kona vs. Suzuki Jimny Sierra interior comparison The Tiny’s interior is equally small and antique in style as its appearance. Nonetheless, there is sufficient flare to make it both appear and feel pleasant. Although the Kona’s interior is bigger, it is uncomfortable and does not live up to Hyundai’s premium cost. One illustration is the white plastic that is visible underneath the “carpet.”

Engine and technology comparison between the Hyundai Kona and the Suzuki Jimny Sierra: The Kona boasts a strong range of engines and a variety of safety features you’d anticipate in a 2020 vehicle. The DSG transmission and interior quality are the only drawbacks and items that prospective purchasers should be aware of. The Jimmy’s engine meets the needs of its major design objective. It’s a compact, strong off-road vehicle with concessions that let it go on suburban roads. It comes equipped with a genuine 4WD system that includes low range, electronic diff locks (also known as traction control), and even automatic emergency braking. The diminutive size, however, results in a below-average safety rating. (Note that an electric version of the Hyundai Kona is now available; we haven’t seen one yet.)

Owning a Hyundai Kona has no street cred unless you compare it to its donor i30 hatchback, which is the Suzuki Jimny Sierra. Comparatively speaking, the Suzuki Jimmy has more street reputation than its little stature would imply, and all the rumours around it are real. On the driveway and away from the road, it is respected. Despite this, we think a Prius or Tesla has more credibility than the electric version of the Kona, which may raise some concerns.

Hyundai Kona and Suzuki Jimny Sierra are tied for first place. Both have appeal to various demographics. In the end, it’s an extreme decision. The Jimmy is a much better option if you want a car that is only for city driving or off-roading. The Kona is a nice option if you want an urban run-around with the occasional gravel road, but there are many other, better options.

Suzuki Jimmy Sierra
Hyundai Kona
IL 3 Cylinder
.66 litres (1242cc)
Claimed 47Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 96Nm @ 4100RPM
4 Cylinder petrol G4NH
2 Litre (1999cc) 91 Octane
Claimed 110Kw @ 6200 RPM
Claimed 180Nm @ 4500 RPM
IL 4 Cylinder
1.5 Litre (1328cc)
Claimed 75Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 130Nm @ 4000RPM
4 Cylinder petrol G4FJ
1.6 Litre (1591c) 91 Octane
Claimed 130Kw @ 5500 RPM
Claimed 265Nm @ 1500 RPM
Kerb weight FROM 1000 Kg
Towing capacity up to N/A kg
From Approx Kerb weight 1366 Kg
Towing capacity up to 800kg
Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 40 litres
IL4 Petrol .66 6.6 Lts per 100km AVG
IL4 Petrol 1.5 6.9 Lts per 100km AVG
Up to 50 litres
IL4 2 Petrol 7.2 litres per 100km
6.7 litres of IL4 1.6 Turbo Petrol per 100 kilometres
Other specifications
5 speed manual or 4 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1725/1645
Overall length/wheelbase 3480/2250
4WD system: Selectable 4WD and Low Range
6 Speed Auto or 7 speed DCT
Overall height/width 1565/1800
Overall length/wheelbase 4165/2600
4WD system: 2WD or AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
Tyre size: 235-45-18
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 37′ Departure 49′ Breakover 28′
Ground clearance (unloaded) 210 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 180 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
2020 $25,990 – $27,990 AUD
2019 $23,990 – $25,990 AUD
2018 $23,990 – $25,990 AUD

For the most recent information on prices, features, on-road expenses, extras, discounts, etc., always check with the dealer. Nothing is guaranteed to stay the same!

2020 Electric 60,140 – 65,290 AUD
2020 $24,500 – 40,200 AUD
2017 $24,500 – 36,000 AUD

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