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2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Kia Niro

2018 Hyundai Kona next to the 2018 Kia Niro

The subcompact crossover SUV is quickly becoming a very popular choice for many drivers. The increasingly popular segment offers many qualities that drivers are looking for their next vehicle to have. The compact size of these vehicles and their fuel-efficient engines helps make them excellent performers on the road and gives them very impressive fuel economy ratings. Two of the hottest new models to enter the subcompact crossover segment this year is the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro. This side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Kia Niro will help you decide which new crossover will be the best choice for your driving needs.

The 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Kia Niro comparison chart below will help you learn more about each vehicle and what they have to offer you by showing many of their attributes and some of their major differences.

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2018 Hyundai Kona  VS  2018 Kia Niro 
$19,500*  MSRP  $23,340 
2  Engine Options  1 
175 hp  Maximum Horsepower  139 hp 
Yes  All-Wheel Drive (Available)  No 

2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Kia Niro Comparison

With a similar list of technology features, comfort options and safety equipment to choose from, the lower starting cost of the 2018 Hyundai Kona compared to the 2018 Kia Niro helps put the new Kona ahead of the Niro in this comparison. The most noticeable difference between these two subcompact crossover SUVs is found in their performance specs. The 2018 Hyundai Kona offers you two engine options to choose from that deliver a variety of fuel economy ratings and available horsepower. The 2018 Kia Niro only offers one engine that gives you 139 horsepower which is much less than the 175 horsepower you get when opting for the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is available in the 2018 Hyundai Kona.

*MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.


2018 Hyundai Kona side profile
2018 Hyundai Kona front interior
2018 Hyundai Kona side profile
2018 Hyundai Kona automatic transmission shifter