2020 Nissan Kicks vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona

February 27th, 2020 by

The subcompact SUV segment is not only one of the most diverse in the automotive industry, it’s also one of the most competitive. The one thing that separates the compact SUV segment from the subcompact SUV segment is the fact that the subcompact SUV segment varies greatly in size while the compact SUV segment does not. The newest subcompact entries are the Nissan Kicks and the Hyundai Kona, let’s see how they compare to one another. 

Fuel Efficiency

This is an area in which the Nissan Kicks shines as it’s one of the most fuel efficient subcompact SUVs available on the market. The Nissan Kicks is EPA-rated at 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Hyundai Kona, on the other hand, is EPA-rated at 28 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Not many vehicles, besides hybrids and all-electric vehicles, can match the impressive fuel efficiency of the 2020 Nissan Kicks. 


The 2020 Nissan Kicks has a starting MSRP of $18,870 (plus destination fee) and includes a long list of standard features. When it comes to subcompact SUVs, the Nissan Kicks is one of the best value propositions available in its segment. Even when buyers opt for the fully-loaded top-tier SR trim, the most expensive two-tone color combo will only set them back $24,015(plus destination fee). The Kicks SR includes Nissan’s Around View Monitor 360-degree camera and a Bose Personal Plus audio system. The 2020 Hyundai Kona has a starting MSRP of $19,050 (plus destination fee), while its top-tier trim, the Kona Ultimate, starts at $26,450 (plus destination fee). 

Cargo Room

Subcompact can mean a vehicle with limited interior space, but that’s not the case with the 2020 Nissan Kicks. With all seats in place, the Nissan Kicks offers 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space and 53.1 cubic feet when the 60/40 split-folding rear seats are dropped. The Hyundai Kona is a bit smaller than the Kicks when it comes to cargo room, offering buyers 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room and 45.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Nissan credits its clever packaging for the generous space available in the interior of the Kicks. 

The Nissan Kicks offers buyers a lot of value for its price, largely considered below average. With its standard safety and technology features, composed ride, and terrific fuel economy ratings, the 2020 Nissan kicks is a tough subcompact SUV to beat. Some of the active safety features added for the 2020 model include Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, High-Beam Assist, and Pedestrian Detection. Nissan also made its Driver Drowsiness Monitoring feature available as well.

Be sure to visit Nissan Ellicott City near Baltimore to experience the latest Nissan models. A new 2020 Kicks is the perfect choice to ensure you get the most safety features and best value from a modern subcompact SUV. Check out our latest Nissan inventory and schedule your test drive today! 

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