2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona: What's the Difference?

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona
2022 Hyundai Tucson


2022 Hyundai Kona
$24,950 MSRP

Starting Price

$20,950 MSRP
2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine

Base Engine

2.0L MPI 4-Cylinder Engine
26 MPG City/33 MPG Hwy

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (FWD)

30 MPG City/35 MPG Hwy

Trim Levels

80.3 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

45.8 cubic feet

The Hyundai family of SUVs has something to offer just about every Newport News driver. If you’re a little overwhelmed about where to start shopping for a Hyundai SUV, Hyundai of Hampton is here to help! What’s the difference between the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Kona? Which is bigger: the Hyundai Tucson or Kona? We’ll answer these questions and more as we compare the 2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. Kona! 

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. Kona: Price & Trim Levels

If you’re asking, “Which is bigger: the Hyundai Tucson or Kona?” you might get a hint from the difference in their prices. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is slightly more expensive than the 2022 Hyundai Kona, partially because it’s more spacious. If you’re choosing a Hyundai Tucson or Kona based on price, know that you’re going to get the same value regardless of which Hyundai SUV you choose. You’ll have three trim levels to choose from if you opt for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, while the 2022 Hyundai Kona offers four. Take a look at their pricing by trim level:

2022 Hyundai Tucson Price

  • SE – $24,950 MSRP
  • SEL – $26,500 MSRP
  • Limited – $34,700 MSRP

2022 Hyundai Kona Price

  • SE – $20,950 MSRP
  • SEL – $22,750 MSRP
  • N Line – $25,500 MSRP
  • Limited – $28,250 MSRP

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. Kona: Performance & MPG

The differences between the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Kona are visible when you look at their performance and efficiency on Suffolk streets, but once again these differences are in proportion to the size differences. What they have in common is the available AWD system upgrade. Compare their engine specs: 

2022 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 187 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC®
  • 26 city/33 highway MPG with FWD
  • 24 city/29 highway MPG with AWD

2022 Hyundai Kona Engine Specs 

  • Standard 2.0L MPI 4-cylinder engine with 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission (IVT)
  • Available 1.6L Turbo GDI engine with 195 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission
  • 30 city/35 highway MPG with FWD
  • 28 city/33 highway MPG with AWD

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. Kona: Interior Dimensions

Which is bigger: the Hyundai Tucson or Kona? The 2022 Tucson offers significantly more cargo space and passenger volume, so it’s likely a better fit for Norfolk families, while the 2022 Kona is a great starter SUV. Their dimensions are as follows: 

2022 Hyundai Tucson Dimensions

  • Head Room (front/rear): 40.1/39.5 inches
  • Leg Room (front/rear): 41.4/41.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.6/56.0 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 54.5/53.9 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 108.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (front/rear): 42.1/80.3 cubic feet

2022 Hyundai Kona Dimensions

  • Head Room (front/rear): 39.6/37.8 inches
  • Leg Room (front/rear): 41.5/35.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 55.5/54.5 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 53.3/52.2 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 94.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (front/rear): 19.2/45.8 cubic feet

Both models are well-equipped with many of the same great Hyundai features, including Hyundai SmartSense®, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, center touchscreen display, BlueLink® Connected Car system, Proximity Key, power driver’s seat, and wireless charging capabilities. They also both have convenient 60/40 split fold-down and reclining rear seatbacks for accessing the cargo spaces. 

Compare the New Tucson and Kona SUVs in Hampton

The best way to decide if you prefer the 2022 Hyundai Tucson or Kona is to take them both for a test drive. All you have to do is contact Hyundai of Hampton, and we’ll make arrangements for you to get behind the wheel of both vehicles. Then take a look at our car-buying tips to learn more about the car-buying process!


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