2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Kia Niro

Perhaps you’re looking for a hot new crossover that offers tons of interior space, engine power, performance features, and of course, plenty of good looks. In that case, we’re eager to introduce this 2018 Hyundai Kona vs. Kia Niro comparison to you. Both crossovers fit the bill for your daily drives around Downey, Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim, but which is the better choice for you?

Our team here at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos wrote this article to answer that very question. We encourage you to keep reading or get in touch with us to learn more!

Hyundai Kona vs Kia Niro: Interior Space

As soon as you step foot inside the Hyundai Kona , you’ll notice it provides you with oodles of room:

Passenger Dimensions Kona Niro
Headroom 39.6 Inches 34.6 Inches
Legroom 41.5 Inches 54.5 Inches
Shoulder Room 55.5 Inches
Hip Room 53.3 Inches 52.2 Inches

Of course, when we talk about oodles of room, we’re not just talking about space for your head, legs, shoulders, and hips-we’re also talking about room for your cargo. Check out these capacities:

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

45.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

19.2 cubic feet

Unfortunately, the Kia Niro isn’t able to keep up in terms of available space. For example, you’ll only get 48.3 inches of rear hip room-roughly four inches less than in the Hyundai.

Power and Performance in these Crossovers

Moving on, we’ll cover power and performance. After all, once we’ve established that you’re able to bring your friends, family, and cargo along for the ride, it’s time to find out what that ride will be like.

In the 2018 Hyundai Kona, your ride is sure to be exhilarating. That’s because the SE and SEL trim levels feature a 147-horsepower 2.0L MPI Atkinson engine while the Limited and Ultimate trims feature a 175-horsepower 1.6L Turbo GDI engine. Though it’s hard to believe, that’s just the beginning of the performance in this exciting crossover! Check it out:

Drivetrain: Choose between front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) as well as between a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® and a 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission.

Other Systems: Drive Mode Select (Normal and Sport), 4-wheel disc brakes, anti-lock braking system, and more.

In the same vein, the 2018 Kia Niro offers a 1.6L GDI engine as well which is fairly comparable to the one found in the Hyundai Kona.

Plenty of Good Looks to Spare

Last but certainly not least, the 2018 Kona’s exterior color palette is the icing on the cake. Trust us-options like Surf Blue, Chalk White, Sonic Silver, Pulse Red, and Ultra Black make for some good-looking icing. On the other hand, the 2018 Niro’s palette is a bit duller with standard colors being offered like Snow White Pearl.

Contact Us at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos to Test Drive!

Now that we’ve covered everything there is to love about the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona, the logical thing to do is to set up your test drive . If you live around Downey, Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, or any other surrounding communities, the best place to do so is at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos. We look forward to seeing you!