When comparing the Hyundai KONA's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The Kia Niro has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai KONA's and the Kia Niro's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai KONA is a better car than the Kia Niro.
Hyundai KONA vs. Kia Niro Pricing
A used 2024 Hyundai KONA ranges from $25,655 to $34,590 while a used 2024 Kia Niro is priced between $28,101 to $37,142. For a new model, the Hyundai KONA's price is between $26,053 and $34,990, with the Kia Niro priced between $28,581 and $37,443.
Hyundai KONA vs. Kia Niro Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value and the Kia Niro loses 48.7 percent of its value. This means the Hyundai KONA retains 5.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Niro.
Hyundai KONA vs. Kia Niro Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai KONA is 7.8 out of 10 while the Kia Niro's quality rating is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Kia Niro being ranked 3 out of 4 Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs.
Hyundai KONA vs. Kia Niro Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai KONA is 5.9 out of 10. For the Kia Niro the reliability rating is 5.6 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 Hyundai KONA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Niro, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Hyundai KONA, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Hyundai KONA has higher safety ratings than the Kia Niro, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.