2020 Hyundai KonaFeatures & Specs2020 Kia Niro
147 hpEngine power139 hp
Front-wheel driveDrivetrainFront-wheel drive
13.2 gal.Fuel capacity11.9 gal.

2020 Hyundai Kona vs Kia Niro

When you start your search for the perfect SUV, it can be difficult to find the model that fits all of your needs. We are here to compare two of the top models out there today, and figure out which one you should be driving home. The first SUV is the 2020 Hyundai Kona, which adds a new trim level to the lineup, includes wireless phone charging on more trims, and even gives the Ultimate trim adaptive cruise control. The other option is the 2020 Kia Niro, which offers a newly designed grille, fog lights, and headlights. As you can tell, it's going to be a touch competition, but we want to give you all of the information you're looking for. Keep reading to learn more about these two models!

2020 Hyundai Kona Power & Handling

There are two gasoline engines offered with the 2020 Kona. The first engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can output around 132 pound-feet of torque, and 147 horsepower. You can get both front-wheel or all-wheel drive with this engine lineup! With this trim in particular, you'll find a six-speed automatic transmission. The other available engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, which offers 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Instead of the six-speed automatic, this engine works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. There is a lot to love about the Hyundai Kona, and these two available gasoline engines are a big reason.

2020 Kia Niro Power & Handling

The 2020 Kia Niro features one hybrid engine to get you where you need to go. This engine is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, which pairs with a 1.56-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The combined power is around 195 pound-feet of torque and 139 horsepower. Paired with this engine is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. While we're happy about the hybrid, the lack of a single gasoline engine is disappointing, making the Kona stand out from the Niro in this regard.

2020 Hyundai Kona Features & Design

In order to get you the perfect option, the 2020 Kona comes with a large selection of available trim levels. The base trim, SE, gets you features like keyless entry, a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking. Another trim you might want to consider is Limited, which adds a turbocharged engine, automatic climate control, leather interior, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Sitting at the very top of the Kona trim lineup is Ultimate, which includes adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a head-up display.

2020 Kia Niro Features & Design

Five trims are offered with the Niro. The very first trim is the FE, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Another trim to look at is LX, which adds a rear center armrest, keyless ignition and entry, rear LED taillights, underfloor storage, and roof rails. The highest trim, Touring, gets you features like blind-spot monitoring, a Harman Kardon audio system, rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. We're still very enamored with what the Konda has to offer, instead!


Are you ready to make the final decision? For us, the answer is clear. The 2020 Hyundai Kona gives you style, capability, and Hyundai safety features. It's impossible to compete with everything that this SUV has to give you. When you're ready to start looking for your own Kona, stop into our dealership and let our salespeople help you out.

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