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2021 Hyundai Kona vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona

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2021 Hyundai
Tucson

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MSRP*
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$20,500 to $29,550
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$23,700 to $33,450
Invoice* $19,899 to $28,264 $22,790 to $31,792
MPG - City 25 - 28 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Tucson than in the Hyundai Kona, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Tucson will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona.

Convenience
The Hyundai Tucson requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Kona, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Kona will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Tucson. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Kona and the Hyundai Tucson have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona is much slimmer than the Hyundai Tucson, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Kona, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Tucson.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Kona has much lower torque than the Hyundai Tucson, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Kona has a little less horsepower than the Hyundai Tucson.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Kona and the Hyundai Tucson. The Hyundai Kona has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Tucson.

Warranty
The Hyundai Kona comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Tucson.