Comparison - Hyundai Kona SE 2018 - vs - Ford Ecosport Titanium 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
20,800
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
$
27,610
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
13.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3
Color: 
Shadow Black
#3D3D3D
Smoke
#747986
Lightning Blue
#0F5AD3
Ruby Red
#920F0C
Moondust Silver
#ACADB0
White Platinum
#D7D7D5
Diamond White
#EEEEEB
Blue Candy
#2E8AA1
Canyon Ridge
#864426
Race Red
#D01313

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The subcompact crossover SUV class is gaining in popularity and the latest entrant, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, has a lot of potential to take the lead. Its exterior style may be somewhat polarizing, but it drives better than the competition. It also delivers a lot for the money and checks all of the boxes that shoppers want in this type of vehicle.
PROS
Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
Lots of features for your money

CONS
Weak base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Hyundai Kona ranked #1 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Hyundai Kona has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Potent available turbo-four engine
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Lower maximum cargo capacity than rivals
Uninspiring base engine

By: 
usnews.com

With its quirky styling, the Kona is set to perk up some fun. Choose from a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-four with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 175-hp turbo 1.6-liter inline-four with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional with both engines.

Pros
Tight build and rattle-free cabin,
well-tuned dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Cons
Some interior plastics not up to par,
penalty-box rear seat.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Ford EcoSport wants for safety and styling that match even the lowered standards set by its price.

Pros
Spacious enough
Available all-wheel drive
Decent fuel economy
Upmarket audio option

Cons
Heavy for its size
Also sluggish
Poor safety profile
Cabin’s poor fit and finish

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Ford EcoSport is competitively priced among subcompact crossovers. Unfortunately, its fuel economy scores aren't as good as those of top-tier rivals, and there aren't any advanced safety features aside from blind-spot monitoring.

Pros
Above-average cargo space for the class
All-wheel drive can be ordered at every trim level
Widespread availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Sync 3 infotainment interface is fast and easy to use

Cons
Aside from blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety aids aren't available
Below-average fuel economy
Base engine might struggle while carrying passengers and cargo
Choppy, jittery ride on most road surfaces

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Ford EcoSport ranked #15 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Ford EcoSport has a score of 6.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good amount of cargo space
Tall driving position
User-friendly available infotainment system

Cons
Poor acceleration with base engine
Easily unsettled ride
Large window pillars hinder forward visibility
Limited available advanced safety features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
149ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
166hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.00in
161.30in
Width: 
70.90in
69.50in
Height: 
61.00in
65.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
7.80in
Front Track: 
61.90in
59.80in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
59.70in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
99.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
51.60in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
53.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.50
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
50.90in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
36.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
51.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
20.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3085.00lbs
3327.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Instrument cluster - 3.5" TFT LCD with trip computer & digital speedometer
2 x 12V power outlets in front centre console storage unit

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Window
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Heated Mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Vanity mirror lights
Heated rear windshield
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Touch screen - 7" display
6 speaker
AUX/USB audio input with iPod® compatibility
Bluetooth audio streaming
Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ compatibility
9 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Mast Antenna
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
675 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 x 6.5
17-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Height adjustable front head restraints with tilt function
Roll-over Sensor
Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable upper mounts on front seat belts
Height adjustable rear head restraints
Impact sensing auto door unlock
Seat belt reminder - front & rear seatbelts
ISOFIX child restraint anchors (rear outboard seats)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Rear view camera with dynamic guide lines
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) - 4 sensors, with guidance display
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Cargo Management Package
Equipment Group 400A
Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Keyless Entry Keypad
Front License Plate Bracket
Front And Rear Splash Guards/Mud Flaps
Interior Options: 
Reversible Cargo Tray
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#93969C
#1A1A1A
Color: 
Medium Light Stone, leather
#ABA69C
Ebony Black, leather
#383838