Compare 2018 Ford Ecosport vs 2018 Hyundai Kona

2018 Ford Ecosport
2018 Hyundai Kona
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S 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
EcoSport S 4WD 23 29 $21,051 $21,590
EcoSport S FWD 27 29 $19,495 $19,995
EcoSport SE 4WD 23 29 $23,888 $24,500
EcoSport SE FWD 27 29 $22,425 $23,000
EcoSport SES 4WD 23 29 $26,208 $26,880
EcoSport Titanium 4WD 23 29 $26,647 $27,330
EcoSport Titanium FWD 27 29 $25,233 $25,880
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Limited 1.6T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kona Limited 1.6T DCT 28 32 $23,632 $24,700
Kona Limited 1.6T DCT AWD 26 29 $24,854 $26,000
Kona Limited 1.6T DCT AWD w/Lime Accent 26 29 $24,854 $26,000
Kona Limited 1.6T DCT w/Lime Accent 28 32 $23,632 $24,700
Kona SE 2.0L Automatic 27 33 $18,939 $19,500
Kona SE 2.0L Automatic AWD 25 30 $20,174 $20,800
Kona SEL 2.0L Automatic 27 33 $20,295 $21,150
Kona SEL 2.0L Automatic AWD 25 30 $21,517 $22,450
Kona SEL 2.0L Automatic AWD w/Contrasting Roof 25 30 $21,658 $22,600
Kona SEL 2.0L Automatic w/Contrasting Roof 27 33 $20,436 $21,300
Kona Ultimate 1.6T DCT 28 32 $26,170 $27,400
Kona Ultimate 1.6T DCT AWD 26 29 $27,392 $28,700
Kona Ultimate 1.6T DCT AWD w/Lime Accent 26 29 $27,392 $28,700
Kona Ultimate 1.6T DCT w/Lime Accent 28 32 $26,170 $27,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,051
$23,632
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford EcoSport offers up cabin space and a low base price, but other Ford SUVs present a better value. The 2018 Hyundai Kona compact crossover SUV uses its space—and your money—wisely.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.1 94.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 61.4
Length, Overall (in)
161.3 164
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.9 19.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50 45.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.9 19.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P235/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P235/45HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3043
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6500 175 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 4500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
99L NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.32
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 3.93
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford EcoSport Hyundai Kona
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 5.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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