2018 Kia Niro vs Hyundai Tucson

2018 Kia Niro vs Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Kia Niro and Hyundai Tucson are two of the most coveted compact crossovers on the road, combining sporty power and proficient fuel economy for the most in modern performance. Which model is right for you? Our comparison guide will help you decide.

Best Fuel Mileage: 2018 Kia Niro

For incredible savings at the pump, choose the hybrid-powered Kia Niro. This sporty crossover earns up to 52 city/49 highway mpg. It's the right choice for anyone who has a long daily commute or aspires to frequent road trips.

Niro Fuel Mileage

For a five-passenger compact crossover, the Tucson impresses with its efficient ride. Of course, not being a hybrid, the Hyundai Tucson covers less mileage per gallon than the Niro, earning up to 25 city/30 highway mpg.

Most Standard Features: 2018 Kia Niro

If you're looking for the greatest deal on a standard lineup, check out the 2018 Kia Niro. It comes with everything a modern driver could want, including dual-zone automatic climate controls, so you and your front passenger can set your own perfect temperature. All Niro models include selectable drive modes, so you can modify suspension settings for a comfortable trip. The Niro's 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you don't have to pay extra for complete smartphone integration.

Niro Features

Unfortunately, to get any the above options on the Hyundai Tucson, you have to pay extra. However, the base Tucson SE does come standard with modern conveniences, like automatic headlights and a height-adjustable driver seat, to help you make the most of your ride. All Tucson models also come with a rearview camera to help you navigate a tight spot.

Safest Ride: 2018 Hyundai Tucson

Here, the Tucson has a bit of an edge. Unlike the 2018 Kia Niro, which is not yet rated by safety agencies, the Tucson earned impressive crash-test scores. In government crash tests, the Tucson earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named this crossover a 2018 Top Safety Pick.

Tucson Safety

Both crossovers, however, offer an impressive array of safety aids. Both of their forward collision warning systems include automatic emergency braking, potentially pulling you up short of danger. The braking feature includes pedestrian detection for greater safety as you make your way through busy downtown streets. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert helps you avoid hitting any vehicles lurking just out of sight.

Savviest Tech: 2018 Kia Niro

We like Kia's UVO infotainment system. It's easy to use, even if technology isn't your thing. Both the touchscreen menus and voice controls are intuitive, so you need not give the system your full attention. We also like that it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, displaying smartphone apps like Music and Messages on a central touchscreen. You can even use your phone's Maps app in lieu of paying extra for navigation technology.

Niro Tech

To get the most out of your Tucson infotainment system, you need to pay extra. As we mentioned, the Hyundai Tucson doesn't come standard with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto capabilities. These features are available, however, starting with the mid-grade SEL model, which also includes a larger 7-inch touchscreen to help you better find the app you seek.

Both the 2018 Kia Niro and the Hyundai Tucson impress with their world-class safety features, but the Niro is our overall favorite. Its hybrid powertrain provides excellent savings at the pump. Inside, you'll find a long list of standard features, giving you modern comfort and convenience at a great price. No matter how much time you spend on the road, the Niro's infotainment options keep you safely connected to the world at large.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Kia Niro EX 4dr Crossover for Sale in inventory


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