2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

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2021 Hyundai Tucson


2021 Hyundai Kona

$23,700 MSRP*


$20,400 MSRP*
2.0L GDI 4-Cylinder Engine

Base Engine

2.0L MPI 4-Cylinder Engine
23 City/28 Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

27 City/33 Highway

Trim Levels

61.9 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

45.8 Cubic Feet

When you look at the Hyundai Tucson vs. Kona starting price, you’ll see the Kona costs a bit less than the Tucson, however, you’ll soon notice the immediate upgrades you’ll have in terms of power and cabin space with the Tucson. You can also expect to find the perfect fit for your Reno commute, as each lineup offers several configurations at competitive price points so you can find a trim that meets your needs and fits your budget. Here are the starting prices and trim packages for the 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. Kona below:

2021 Hyundai Tucson:

  • SE – $23,700 MSRP*
  • Value – $25,150 MSRP*
  • SEL – $26,100 MSRP*
  • Sport – $28,250 MSRP*
  • Limited – $29,400 MSRP*
  • Ultimate – $32,050 MSRP*

2021 Hyundai Kona:

  • SE – $20,400 MSRP*
  • SEL – $22,200 MSRP*
  • SEL Plus – $24,050 MSRP*
  • Limited – $25,200 MSRP*
  • Ultimate – $28,050 MSRP*

2021 Hyundai Kona vs. Tucson: Performance & Fuel Economy

The 2021 Tucson vs. Kona also comes down to which offers a better overall performance on Reno roads. You’ll be backed by a standard similar engine in either the Kona or Tuscon, where you’ll find similar fuel economy ratings in both models, but slightly better horsepower in the Tucson. Each comes with an available engine upgrade, with the Tucson engine upgrade delivering even more horsepower and the available Kona engine helping you save even more on fuel. See the 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. Hyundai Kona engine specs below:

2021 Hyundai Tucson

  • Standard 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder engine, 161 horsepower, 23 city/28 highway mpg
  • Available 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder engine, 181 horsepower, 22 city/28 highway mpg

2021 Hyundai Kona 

  • Standard 2.0L MPI 4-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 27 city/33 highway mpg 
  • Available 1.6L turbo GDI engine with 175 horsepower and 28 city/32 highway mpg 

2021 Hyundai Kona vs. Tucson: Interior Features & Space 

When you compare the 2021 Tucson vs. Kona interior features, you’ll find similar technology and safety features to keep you and your passengers connected and protected at all times. Enjoy cabin amenities in both the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Kona like Hyundai SmartSense®, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, and a BlueLink® Connected Car System, as well as Dual Climate Automatic Control, wireless charging, and much more. You can utilize your fold down rear seats to take advantage of your vehicle’s storage room, however, the Tucson offers just a bit more passenger and cargo space. See the dimensions for both Hyundai SUVs below:

2021 Hyundai Tucson

  • Head Room (front/rear): 39.6/39.2 inches
  • Leg Room (front/rear): 41.5/38.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.1/55.5 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 55.6/54.5 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 102.2 cubic feet
  • Cubic Volume (front/rear): 31.0/61.9 cubic feet

2021 Hyundai Kona

  • Head Room (front/rear): 39.6/37.8 inches
  • Leg Room (front/rear): 41.5/34.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 55.5/54.5 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 53.3/52.2 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 94.1 cubic feet
  • Cubic Volume (front/rear): 19.2/45.8 cubic feet

Compare the Tucson vs. Kona in Person at Lithia Hyundai of Reno

Now that you’ve seen our breakdown of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs. Hyundai Kona, take your Reno commute to the next level with a Hyundai SUV that meets your needs. Bring home a new Tucson for sale or a new Kona for sale from Lithia Hyundai of Reno, and be sure to take a look at our new vehicle specials for more exciting Hyundai crossovers. Apply for financing and value your trade-in online right at home, and speak with our sales team to explore your leasing options. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 Tucson vs. Kona, and visit our Hyundai dealership right here in Reno!


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