New Hyundai Kona vs. Hyundai Tucson in Del Rio, TX

Hyundai Kona vs Hyundai Tucson: Which Compact Crossover is Right for You?

The Hyundai Kona and Tucson are two popular compact crossover SUVs from a reliable brand. Both offer lots of fuel economy, available all-wheel-drive, the latest in safety features, and convenient user-friendly technology. So which Hyundai SUV is right for you? No matter which you choose, you will always get a great vehicle when you choose a Hyundai. Let's compare the Hyundai Kona vs Tucson so you can decide which you like better.

Shoppers will find both the Hyundai Tucson and Kona here at Hyundai of Del Rio, located on Veterans Blvd and less than a 60-mile drive outside of Eagle Pass, TX.

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Hyundai Kona vs. Hyundai Tucson

Size and Design

The Kona and Tucson are similarly sized and classified as five-seat compact crossovers. Both offer a flexible interior with lots of cargo space and comfort for everyone. Let us break down the interior size of these SUVs by the numbers as we compare the Hyundai Kona and Tucson.

Hyudnai Kona- Interior Dimnensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.6/37.8 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.5/34.6 in
  • Hiproom: 53.3/52.2 in
  • Passenger Volume: 94.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (rear seats upright/rear seats folded): 19.2/45.8 cubic feet

Image: Hyundai Tucson Interior

Hyundai Tucson- Interior Dimensions

  • Headroom: 39.6/39.2 in
  • Legroom: 41.5/38.2 in
  • Hiproom: 55.6/54.5
  • Passenger Volume: 102.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (rear seats upright/rear seats folded): 31/61.9 in

Parents of small children might also appreciate the standard upholstery of the Tucson SUV, which comes styled with YES® Essentials cloth upholstery, much more stain-resistant than the average cloth vehicle blend.

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Performance & Options

Both the Hyundai Kona and Tucson SUVs are highly rated by new car assessment programs for their outstanding protection and preventative features. These crossovers both feature an exterior made from high-strength tensile steel, and both come standard with three Hyundai SmartSense™ driver-assist features: Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Forward Collison-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA).

While both offer a selection of available safety features the Kona offers a few extra high-tech safety options that are, as of now, still unavailable on the Hyundai Tucson: Lane Change Assist (LCA), Parking Distance Warning, and FCA with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped).

Image: Hyundai Tuscon Exterior

Comfort/Convenience Features

Right now, you will find a variety of the same standard and available features on both of thee crossovers. Both feature standard smartphone pairing capabilities through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. Features such as rain-sensing wipers, a dual-level cargo floor, and Blue Link® are all features unique to Hyundai that you might not find on other SUVs like these. Shoppers who want to enjoy these features for less might consider the new Hyundai Kona, which provides many amenities on all trims, except its base, including heated front seats, Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), and heated exterior mirrors. These features still come available on the Tucson, but on higher trim levels.

Interestingly, both SUVs feature the same number of trim levels, with many sharing similar features. The Kona's available Night trim is unique to this compact crossover and gives the Kona its own gloss blacked-out exterior style, with gloss black interior accents and aluminum sport pedals. The Tucson's available Sport trim gives this compact crossover optimal performance and style, with the available turbocharged engine as well as premium side sills, and a wireless device charging.

Which is Right for You?

The consensus we've found at Hyundai of Del Rio, is that both of these compact crossovers have a lot to offer, while some have more unique features. If you want an SUV with more available safety features, better fuel economy, and an all-electric option, then the Kona is right for you. If you need the utmost space and capability for camping trips and other vacations, you might appreciate the Hyundai Tucson.

No matter which Hyundai SUV you choose, you will find both available here at Hyundai of Del Rio, located less than an hour and 15 minutes outside of Uvalde, TX. We invite you to shop our inventory and set up a test drive today. You can also fill out our finance application to secure pre-approval for a loan or lease, saving you time spent here at our dealership. If you have any further questions, our sales team can help you pick out your perfect Hyundai. We look forward to working with you!

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