2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Hyundai Kona

Red 2018 Kia Niro and blue 2018 Hyundai Kona

Car shoppers looking to slip behind the wheel of a new crossover need to look no further than the 2018 Kia Niro from Performance Kia. The 2018 Niro combines the convenience and versatility of a crossover with the efficiency of a hybrid. With its regenerative braking system and knockout fuel economy, it is no wonder why so many drivers are making the switch over to the 2018 Kia Niro.

With an affordable price tag of $23,340, the Kia Niro offers drivers a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with Sportmatic® in each of its four trim styles – FE, LX, EX, and Touring. When shopping for a new vehicle, it is only fair to see how models stack up to the competition and this 2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Hyundai Kona comparison is here to show you why so many Moosic-area drivers are getting behind the wheel of the new 2018 Niro.

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2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Hyundai Kona
1.6-liter 4-cylinder and Full Parallel Hybrid System with AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor Standard Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
11.9 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 gallons
52/49/50 (city/highway/combined) mpg MPG 27/33/30 (city/highway/combined) mpg
Front Wheel Drive Standard Drive Type Front Wheel Drive

What are the differences between the 2018 Kia Niro and 2018 Hyundai Kona?

Powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder and Full Parallel Hybrid System with AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor, the 2018 Kia Niro gets drivers where they need to go, every time. No journey is ever cur shorts, thanks to the Niro’s EPA-estimated 52/49/50 (city/highway/combined) mpg and 11.9-gallon fuel tank. The competing 2018 Hyundai Kona only offers drivers an EPA-estimated 27/33/30 (city/highway/combined) mpg with its 13.2-gallon fuel tank and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.

With the help of heated seats and a heated steering wheel, the Kia Niro keeps you warm no matter how cold the weather gets. The Niro’s soft-leather interior maximizes the comfort of every passenger, keeping everyone comfortable on even the longest of road trips. The 60/40-split-capable rear seat lets you expand the standard 19.4 cubic feet of cargo room to a maximum 54.5 cubic feet, giving you room for any bulky cargo on your next adventure. The Hyundai Kona’s cargo space maxes out at 45.8 cubic feet when the seats are lowered, and while they’re up drivers get 19.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space.

The 2018 Kia Niro is the perfect match for any adventurous lifestyle. With its standout performance and sporty design, it's no wonder why so many are making the switch.


Front view of silver 2018 Kia Niro
2018 Kia Niro interior
2018 Hyundai Kona interior
Blue 2018 Hyundai Kona