If you're in the market for a compact crossover SUV, then the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks and 2018 Hyundai Kona are probably on your list. These new models are the latest additions to the U.S. market to meet the growing demand for crossover SUVs. Car shoppers want crossovers with strong cargo space, the newest high-tech features and a dynamic driving experience. How do these models stand up to these requests?
First, let's take a look at what's driving these two crossovers. To start, the 2018 Nissan Kicks is standard with a 125-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. The 2018 Hyundai Kona, on the other hand, is available with a 147-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 175-hp, turbocharged 2.9-liter engine.
|2018 Nissan Kicks||vs.||2018 Hyundai Kona|
|Standard||High-tech safety features for premium models||Optional|
|Available||Bose speakers built into headrests||N/A|
|Available||Two-color exterior paint combinations||N/A|
|25.3 cu.ft.||Cargo space||19.2 cu.ft.|
Even though the 2018 Hyundai Kona has more power under the hood, it operates as a wagon rather than a SUV. It simply can't match the 2018 Nissan Kicks' athletic, nimble handling. The 2018 Nissan Kicks also boasts more cargo space and a generous selection of high-tech safety features. While the 2018 Hyundai Kona is equipped with the latest safety technologies, car shoppers have to pay more for optional safety technologies on higher-level trims. On the 2018 Nissan Kicks, advanced safety features are standard on more premium models.
Where the 2018 Nissan Kicks excels is its modern, sophisticated good looks thanks to aerodynamic styling, a "floating roof" and unique color options. Inside the cabin are a vast array of luxurious features, including Remote Engine Start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and much more.
The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks goes on sale in spring 2018. Are you ready to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Kicks or reserve your model? Contact our team of experts today!