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2021 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Nissan Kicks

When it comes to subcompact SUVs, few can match what the 2021 Hyundai Kona can offer to its customers. Whether it is the stylish design or the amazing engine performance, the 2021 Hyundai Kona scores top points in every category. However, the 2021 Nissan Kicks also has quite a fan following in the subcompact SUV category. Therefore, we at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury in Salisbury, MD, have this page where we compare the two vehicles. Give it a read to find out which vehicle is the better option for you.

2021 Hyundai Kona


2021 Nissan Kicks

SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Night, Limited, Ultimate Trim Level S, SV, SR
$20,500 Starting MSRP $19,600
94.1 Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.9
2.0 Liter Engine Displacement 1.6 Liter

Which SUV Should You Buy: 2021 Hyundai Kona or 2021 Nissan Kicks?

When it comes to the starting MSRP, the 2021 Hyundai Kona SE will cost you a little more than the 2021 Nissan Kicks S. However, for that extra amount of money, you get better features and specifications.

If we look at the engine specifications of the 2021 Hyundai Kona, they are quite interesting. For instance, the 2021 Hyundai Kona SE is equipped with a 2.0-liter Inline 4-cylinder engine that puts out 147 horsepower. However, if you opt for the 2021 Nissan Kicks S, then you get a 1.6-liter Inline-4 engine that generates 122 horsepower. Therefore, if you are looking for better engine performance, then the 2021 Hyundai Kona is the better option for you.

On the other hand, if we look at the fuel economy ratings of the 2021 Hyundai Kona, then the SE trim gives you a city and a highway fuel economy rating of 27 mpg and 33 mpg, respectively. Meanwhile, the 2021 Nissan Kicks S has a city and a highway fuel economy of 31 mpg and 36 mpg, respectively. However, all trims of the 2021 Hyundai Kona have a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, while the 2021 Nissan Kicks comes with a 10.2-gallon fuel tank. Hence, if you are looking from a fuel consumption optimization perspective, the 2021 Hyundai Kona easily wins out over the 2021 Nissan Kicks.

In conclusion, we would like to say that while the 2021 Nissan Kicks is a great SUV, our vote goes to the 2021 Hyundai Kona.

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