2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Kia Niro

2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Kia Niro exterior of both cars

The automotive market has seen the introduction of multiple new models that offer practical performance blended with fun driving dynamics and a good amount of personality. The 2018 Hyundai Kona vs the 2018 Kia Niro compares two of the newest models to enter the automotive market.

Two engine options are available on the 2018 Hyundai Kona. The first is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The second engine offered is a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This engine is able to top the performance numbers offered on the Kia Niro, which produces 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Hyundai Kona VS 2018 Kia Niro
175 horsepower, 195 pound-feet torque Best Engine Performance 139 horsepower, 195 pound-feet torque
Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive Drive Systems Front-wheel drive
5 Trim Levels 4
2 Engine System Options 1

2018 Hyundai Kona Features and Technology Systems

The 2018 Hyundai Kona offers both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems. The Niro is only available with front-wheel drive.

In addition to the available all-wheel drive system, the 2018 Hyundai Kona offers a variety of technology features spread out over five trim levels. The Kona is offered in Essential, Preferred, Luxury, Trend and Ultimate models. The 2018 Kia Niro is only available in four trim levels.

Many of the features offered on the 2018 Hyundai Kona are designed to increase driver awareness. The Kona offers popular features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Parking Distance Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Drive Attention Warning and Blind-Spot Collision Warning.

An impressive roster of technology features are also offered on the 2018 Kona. The crossover can be equipped with features like wireless charging, head-up display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and more.


2018 Hyundai Kona exterior back blue
2018 Hyundai Kona interior front seats and dash
2018 Hyundai Kona exterior side blue
2018 Hyundai Kona at beach



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