2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Hyundai Kona

Red 2018 Kia Niro next to blue 2018 Hyundai Kona in comparison image

Recent developments in the crossover industry have seen hybrid-infused models like the Kia Niro and Hyundai Kona make an emergence to much fanfare from drivers across the nation. Combining sleek and ambitious exterior styling with highly efficient and innovative technology both inside and out, the Niro and Kona brothers have become clear favorites to everyone from college kids to families and professionals. The stellar advancement for a consumer-friendly price tag is the hallmark of both these models, but today we'll help you figure out which one is best for your needs as well as your wallet.

Here at Concord Kia, we want to give you the most informative and knowledgeable car shopping experience there is, so come with us today as we see what the 2018 Niro and Kona models bring to the table! We're sure that you'll end up with a model that you'll love for years to come.

2018 Niro 


2018 Kona 

$23,340  Starting MSRP  $19,500 
1.6-liter Inline 4 / 139 combined horsepower  Base Engine / Horsepower  2.0-liter Inline 4 / 147 horsepower 
Up to 595 miles  Furthest Driving Range  422 miles 
54.5 cubic feet  Maximum Interior Cargo Volume  45.8 cubic feet 

Get the 2018 Kia Niro in Concord CA

If you're looking for more power out of your crossover, it might be worth it for you to try the 2018 Kona on for size, whose turbocharged 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder can produce a maximum of 175 horsepower, much more than the Niro. However, where the Kona falls short is in the efficiency and tech department, especially when compared to the Niro's hybrid capability. Its 1.56 kWh 360-volt lithium polymer battery can help regenerate its energy and keep you driving up to 600 miles on one tank! Plus, with included infotainment and hi-fi audio capability, ample and comfortable seating, the Niro stands above all competition when it comes to keeping you connected and entertained along the ride. Plus, with Amazon Alexa compatibility on board, the Niro is even more of a part of the family than the Kona can claim. To top it all off, the Kia Drive Wise driver assistance suite can help the Niro give you a serene, peaceful drive every time. Some of its available features include:

  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist System
  • Park Assist System
  • Many more!

Want to see more of the 2018 Niro? Good thinking; be sure to contact our Concord Kia sales team today and schedule a test drive! You'll be able to see all that makes this industry newcomer such a fast-growing legend in the eyes of many.