2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson exterior view of both cars

The Hyundai Kona is the newest model to join the company’s crossover lineup. But how does the new Kona compare to a more-established Hyundai model. Looking at the 2018 Hyundai Kona vs the 2018 Hyundai Tucson looks at a new sibling rivalry in the Hyundai lineup.

The 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Hyundai Tucson each offer two engine options. Standard equipment on the 2018 Kona includes a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The Tucson’s base engine is rated at 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the base engine options, the Kona and Tucson each offer an available 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Hyundai Kona VS 2018 Hyundai Tucson
2 Engine Options 2
Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive Drive Systems Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
1,296 litres Max Storage Space 1,754 litres
8.6 L/100 km city, 7.0 L/100 km highway Fuel Economy Ratings 9.9 L/100 km city, 8.5 L/100 km highway

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2018 Hyundai Tucson Interior Space and Features

The larger Tucson is able to offer more storage space than the smaller Kona. With the rear seats folded down, the 2018 Tucson offers 1,754 litres of storage space. The 2018 Kona offers a maximum storage capacity of 1,296 litres.

The smaller Kona is able to beat the Tucson when it comes to fuel economy ratings. The Kona is rated at 8.6 L/100 km city and 7.0 L/100 km highway, while the Tucson checks in at 9.9 L/100 km city and 8.5 L/100 km highway.

The 2018 Kona and 2018 Tucson are each offered in five trim levels. The two crossovers offer an impressive selection of comfort, safety and technology features. These include multiple features designed to increase driver assistance and safety. The crossovers can be equipped with features like a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors.


2018 Hyundai Kona exterior back blue
2018 Hyundai Kona exterior side blue
2018 Hyundai Tucson interior front seats
2018 Hyundai Tucson driving down road


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