Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks

Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks


When you think about peace, do you think about paddle boarding on the lake with your partner? How about picnicking poolside on a hot June day? No matter the situation, the 2021 Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks offers the personality and performance that’ll keep you at ease so you can enjoy that salty ocean breeze.

At Key of Milford in Milford, Fairfield, and New Haven, CT, these crossovers are ready to take you where your life moves. Interested in learning about these vehicles’ performance, safety, interior, and tech? Let’s get started!


Hyundai Kona Engine Specs

Destination: Everywhere

Whether you’re carpooling the kids to school or taking a fishing trip with the coworkers, how your crossover performs is essential. While the 2021 Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks are both fuel efficient, the Hyundai Kona provides a 13.2-gallon fuel tank capacity—ideal for fewer stops at the pump—while the Nissan Kicks provides a 10.8-gallon tank.

No matter the destination, both crossovers’ engines are capable of getting you there. The Hyundai Kona has a standard 2-liter engine equipped with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque—a 175-horsepower engine is available. The Nissan Kicks has a 1.6-liter engine paired with 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.


Hyundai Kona Safety Feature

Safety Comes First: Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks

Before embarking on your Sunday afternoon museum trip or teaching your 16-year-old how to drive, you should feel secure and protected no matter who’s behind the wheel. The 2021 Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks come equipped with impressive safety features, such as:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Rear View Monitor with Parking Guidance
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)

Despite these similarities, The Hyundai Kona provides an additional safety feature, the Heads-Up Display. This is a system that reads your speed, navigation, cruise control, and safety info on a transparent pop-up panel in your line of sight. The Nissan Kicks goes without a similar feature, which forces you to tear your eyes off the road while driving.


Hyundai Kona Interior Space

Cozy Up in The Cabin

We know how when it comes to your life’s travels, you need space. Luckily, both the 2021 Hyundai Kona and the Nissan Kicks are equipped with spacious cabins for all your passengers, and 60/40 split rear seats for any cargo.

Although both crossovers have 60/40 split rear seats, the Hyundai Kona provides 45.8 cubic feet of cargo volume when the seats are down compared to the Nissan Kicks, which delivers 32.3 cubic feet. With the 2021 Hyundai Kona, you’ll have room for multiple pieces of luggage for your next lush Airbnb vacation.

Alongside your roomy cabin, we know how important it is to have your family members contacts and your favorite podcast at your fingertips. Despite both vehicles offering Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the Hyundai Kona makes these entertainment features standard whereas the Nissan Kicks does not.


Explore Your Top Choice Today!

It’s no secret: the 2021 Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks are close in comparison. However, our team believes the larger fuel tank capacity, additional safety feature, copious cargo volume, and standard entertainment features of the Hyundai Kona may be the better option for the many drives ahead in Milford, Fairfield, and New Haven, Connecticut.

Want to explore the 2021 Hyundai Kona more? Schedule a test drive at Key Hyundai of Milford today!


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