2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 hyundai kona and 2018 hyundai tucson side by side

The Hyundai lineup of SUVs continues to expand, offering Dever-area drivers a number of high-quality models that feature a unique set of capabilities, configurations and more.

New for 2018 is the American-availability of the Kona. The sleek crossover SUV is sporty and athletic, offering two engine options (one turbocharged option) and a number of high-tech safety and convenience features across four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and Ultimate. 

Returning for another year is the popular Tucson. In addition to ruggedness and spaciousness, the 2018 Tucson is award-winning and popular thanks to its safe and secure design - earning a Top Safety Pick nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - and so much more.

Both the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and Kona offer Denver-area drivers two rows of seating for a maximum of five passengers. Each is available in either FWD or AWD configurations and feature the choice between a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® or a 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission (depending on trim level).

Keep reading to learn more about the new 2018 Hyundai Tucson and Kona from Planet Hyundai of Golden, CO.

2018 Hyundai Kona


2018 Hyundai Tucson

$19,500 Starting MSRP $22,550
113.3 cubic feet Total Interior Volume 133.2 cubic feet
27 city / 33 city mpg Fuel Efficiency (base model) 23 city / 30 highway mpg
147-hp, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder Base Model Engine 164-hp, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder

2018 Hyundai Kona and Tucson Specs and Features

There are a number of differences between the 2018 Kona and Tucson - most notably the size. Despite both offering seating for five passengers, the Tucson is bigger (70.9-inch vs 72.8-inch width), longer (176.2-inch vs 164-inch length) and wider (105.1-inch vs 102.4-inch wheelbase) than the Kona. The Tucson also offers a greater maximum payload and towing capacity.

The front row size of each model is relatively similar, but the second row is where the Tucson grows in size, offering more legroom, shoulder room and hip room. In total, the Kona offers an EPA-estimated cargo volume of 19 cubic feet and a passenger volume of 94 cubic feet, while the new Tucson features a 31 cubic-feet cargo volume and 102 cubic-feet of passenger volume.

Stop in to Planet Hyundai of Golden, CO and test drive a 2018 Hyundai Kona and a 2018 Hyundai Tucson to see which Hyundai SUV best fits your driving needs.