2020 Hyundai Kona vs 2020 Hyundai Tucson
2020 Hyundai Kona 2020 Hyundai Tucson

  Engine

2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4

  Horsepower

147 161

  MPG (City/Highway)

27/33 * 23/28 *

2020 Hyundai Kona vs 2020 Hyundai Tucson

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Today's Hyundai SUV line holds several popular brands that have been impressing local drivers for years, and there are a few newcomers that have only been available for a couple of years or less. While all of the Hyundai SUVs and crossovers are loaded with style and live up to Hyundai's reputation for quality, each model has unique traits that hold individualized appeal. The Tucson is a compact crossover SUV that has been offered for more than 15 years, and its last significant refresh was in 2019. The Kona is a compact crossover SUV that is placed underneath the Tucson in the current Hyundai line, and it was introduced in 2018. Which of these popular crossover SUVs is most appealing to you?

Performance

Both of these Hyundai crossovers are offered with two powertrain possibilities. The Kona's lower trims are outfitted with a 2.0-liter MPI engine that gives off 147 horsepower. The top two Kona trims for the 2020 model year receive 175 horsepower from a 1.6-liter GDI turbo engine. In comparison, the Tucson's lower trims are powered by 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter GDI engine. The Tucson's higher-level trims are loaded with a 2.4-liter GDI engine that provides you with 181 horsepower.

Appearance

The Kona and the Tucson show off new design elements with stunningly different results. The Kona has a modern, spirited look with thick lower-body molding, roof rails, and arched contours throughout the sides. Notably, this Hyundai crossover uniquely shows off two pairs of lights in the rear and three in the front. This includes angled light ribbons that point inward toward the grille, larger fog lamps, and the second set of running lights melded into the lower fascia. The Tucson approaches its sporty design from a more traditional standpoint. It has the expected set of headlamps and fog lamps flanking the grille on the front end. These lights have sharp angles that perfectly accent the grille's shape. The Tucson's character lines and contouring on the side doors create a sense of momentum through their subtle angle.

Features

The Tucson is a larger and more powerful vehicle than the Kona, and it also has a few extra standard features on a trim-by-trim basis. As a result, the Tucson's MSRP is a few thousand dollars above the Kona's. Depending on the model and trim that you select, your new Hyundai crossover SUV may be outfitted with a premium sound system, a touch display screen, a power sunroof, smart cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, a surround-view monitor, a leather steering wheel with mounted buttons, leather material with heated front seats, smart device integration and other equipment.

Our friendly associates at Suburban Hyundai are waiting to serve you. When you are ready to check out the Kona and the Tucson side by side and through a test drive comparison, call our office to set up an appointment.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.