Since its Philippine arrival late last year, the Suzuki Vitara has established itself as one of the market’s most promising value-for-money offerings, thanks to its modern styling, reliable performance, and decent equipment list. The Hyundai Kona is a relatively similar proposition: a small crossover that hopes to entice buyers with hip looks and a decent spec sheet. The thing is, there’s only one variant offered locally—and it costs more than P1.1 million. So, let’s take a look at the top-of-the-line Suzuki Vitara GLX AT and the Hyundai Kona 2.0 GLS AT. The two vehicles are separated by a miniscule P20,000 in price, but the Korean comes packing a more potent 2.0-liter gasoline engine capable of 147hp and 179Nm of torque. In contrast, the Suzuki’s 1.6-liter mill puts out only 115hp and 156Nm. 142-42 Rear Axle Still, the Vitara makes up for its more modest output with a more feature-rich interior. Its 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system might just be the largest unit in the subcompact-crossover segment, and it comes with automatic climate control. It also flaunts nice leather and suede seats. The Kona? Entertainment is handled by a mono LCD unit with Bluetooth, and the...