2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Kona
2021 Hyundai Tucson 2021 Hyundai Kona


2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4


161 147

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/28 * 27/33 *

  Cargo Space

61.9 cu. ft. 45.8 cu. ft.

2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

Serving Fresno, CA

When the Kona debuted in 2018, it took a spot in Hyundai’s impressive lineup directly below the Tucson. Now that you are excited to buy your next crossover SUV, you may be debating between buying the 2021 Tucson and the 2021 Kona. The Tucson is a compact crossover, and the Kona is a subcompact crossover. What are their other essential differences?


Across the 2021 Kona’s five trims, two engines are offered. The 2.0-liter, I-4 gas engine is in the first three trim levels. It provides you with 147 horsepower. The top two Kona trims for 2021 are equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo, I-4 engine that produces 175 horsepower. On the other hand, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is available with six trims and two powertrains. The Tucson’s first two trim levels receive 160 horsepower from a 2.0-liter, I-4 powertrain. The other Tucson trims for 2021 draws 181 horsepower from a 2.4-liter, I-4 engine.


The Hyundai Kona and Tucson share some of their exterior design elements and features, but their traits are apparent. For 2021, they share a confident profile with a smooth angle through their hoods and a rounded roof. They also both have a hexagonal grille, thick body molding, and angled definition through the sides. The Tucson stands apart with narrow LED headlights that sit over dual-bulb foglamp ports. The front fender is molded, and the side angles round dramatically as they reach the front fender.


Throughout the spacious, modern interiors of these Hyundai crossovers, several features are found in both lineups. These include leather seats, power windows, smart cruise control, USB ports in the front and rear, smart device integration, and other items. Because of the trim-based differences, you should make arrangements to compare the features in specific trims in person by visiting our dealership soon.

Lithia Hyundai of Fresno makes it easy for you to learn more about the 2021 Kona and the 2021 Tucson. We encourage you to check out the unique possibilities waiting for you in today’s inventory by dropping by the dealership at your convenience.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.