When we compare the 2019 Kia Niro's and the 2019 Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The 2019 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Kia Niro's and the 2019 Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Hyundai KONA is a better car than the 2019 Kia Niro.
2019 Kia Niro vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Pricing
A used 2019 Kia Niro ranges from $15,171 to $26,593 while a used 2019 Hyundai KONA is priced between $15,489 to $24,949.
2019 Kia Niro vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value and the 2019 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Hyundai KONA retains 5.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Kia Niro.
2019 Kia Niro vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Niro is 7.1 out of 10 while the Hyundai KONA's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Kia Niro being ranked 3 out of 4 Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs and the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs.
2019 Kia Niro vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Niro is 5.6 out of 10. For the Hyundai KONA the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the Hyundai KONA a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Niro.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Kia Niro’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the 2019 Hyundai KONA base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 50 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 583 miles. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. This gives the 2019 Kia Niro the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Hyundai KONA. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Kia Niro, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Hyundai KONA has higher safety ratings than the 2019 Kia Niro, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.