2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Nissan Rogue
These days, one of the most popular vehicle segments is that of the compact SUV. There are a number of reasons for this, but perhaps the biggest is the fact that most of the vehicles that reside in the segment are able to provide space like an SUV, while still delivering impressive fuel economy ratings that are typically only achieved by vehicle in the mid-size and full-size car segments.
Two of the most popular models in the popular compact SUV segment are the Hyundai Kona—one of the most recent new additions to the Hyundai lineup—and the Nissan Rogue, which has been around for several years now. To give you an idea of what these are capable of, we thought that we would compare the latest 2018 models of both the Kona and the Rogue so that you can decide which one is best for you.
Advantages of the 2018 Hyundai Kona
There is no doubt that the fuel economy ratings of the Kona are one of the best things about it. When properly equipped with the naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, the compact SUV is able to get up to 27 mpg in the city, and 33 mpg on the highway. The ratings are similar to the Rogue, which can also go up to 33 mpg on the highway, but falls slightly short in the city cycle with its 26-mpg rating. If you’re looking for power, the Kona has a turbocharged option that gets 175 horsepower while still achieving 32 mpg.
Another one of the benefits of the Kona is that it offers up an all-wheel drive system that really helps you to achieve maximum performance and traction, as it directs power to the wheels that need it most, rather than just sending power to the front wheels, which is what it does when the available AWD system is not equipped. It does cause a slight hit to fuel economy ratings, but the uptick in performance may be worth it to you—especially with the seven-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission mated to the engine.
There are many other benefits that come from the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona, and if you are interested in learning more about what sets the Kona apart from the 2018 Nissan Rogue, we encourage you to get in touch with us here at Coastal Hyundai. We can help to get you behind the wheel of a new Kona so that you can test out its impressive fuel economy and get a look at its many other benefits as well.