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Drivers consider many things when they buy a car. Sometimes, the preference is something that looks smaller on the outside, but offers a lot on the inside. A small SUV can be a great choice for the driver with a small family that doesn’t need to take too much on the go, or needs a commuter vehicle that gives you some extra space.

The Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks are examples of small SUVs that are helping drivers make the most of their travels with a vehicle that’s small in stature, but plentiful in space and performance. At McDonald Hyundai, we know the value of being informed during the car-buying experience near Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, so this article can help you make the choice between the 2021 Hyundai Kona vs. Nissan Kicks.


2021 Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks: Engine

The starting point in discussing many vehicles is the engine. Both of these have a good engine for the size of the vehicle.

The Hyundai Kona has a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine that gets 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® as standard equipment.

On the other hand, the Nissan Kicks has a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that gets 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, a noticeable difference from the Hyundai Kona. It also has the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission).

While the Hyundai Kona offers more in terms of performance, both vehicles are equipped with a reliable engine that can help you get where you need to go.


2021 Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks | McDonald HyundaiSmall Exterior, Large Interior

Even for vehicles with a small exterior, these small SUVs have a lot of space internally that makes it easy to stay comfortable as you travel.

The Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks have similar passenger volume—94.1 cubic feet for the Kona and 93.9 cubic feet for the Kicks. In the Hyundai Kona, there’s more shoulder and hip room for all passengers. The Kona provides front passengers with 55.5 inches of shoulder room and 53.3 inches of hip room, compared to 53 inches of shoulder room and 50.9 inches of hip room for front passengers in the Kicks.

In addition, there’s plenty of cargo room in both vehicles. The Kona maximizes at 45.8 cubic feet of cargo volume, significantly more than the maximum 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the Kicks.


2021 Hyundai Kona vs Nissan Kicks | McDonald Hyundai Taking Technology to the Next Level

As you drive, having technology within your reach to keep you informed and entertained can make a huge difference. Both vehicles are taking technologies to new heights with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth® audio capabilities, and more.

One unique feature in the Hyundai Kona is the Heads-Up Display that shows you speed, navigation, and Smart Cruise Control features in a transparent pop-up panel that’s in your line of sight. This allows you to keep your focus on the road and stay safer on your travels.


Schedule Your Test Drive Today

If you’re looking for a small SUV, both the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks can be a suitable choice. While we find that the Kona has more to offer drivers, come see if this vehicle is a fit for your needs by scheduling a test drive.

Stop in and see us at McDonald Hyundai, and see how the Kona can be the vehicle for your travels around Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, Colorado.


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