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2021 Ford EcoSport vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona Review

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2021 Ford
EcoSport

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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2021 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $20,500 to $29,550
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Invoice* $19,987 to $27,778 $19,899 to $28,264
MPG - City 23 - 27 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 29 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.0 ft3 45.8 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 123 - 166 hp 147 - 175 hp
Towing Capacity 1,400 - 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 161.3 in 164.0 in
Exterior Width 69.5 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 34.6 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford EcoSport than in the Hyundai Kona. The Ford EcoSport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford EcoSport as you will with the Hyundai Kona, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford EcoSport or the Hyundai Kona, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford EcoSport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Hyundai Kona.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Hyundai Kona, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Ford EcoSport takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Kona.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has the same turning radius as the Hyundai Kona, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford EcoSport has a little more horsepower than the Hyundai Kona.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford EcoSport transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Hyundai Kona.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Hyundai Kona. The Ford EcoSport has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Hyundai Kona.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford EcoSport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Kona.