2020 Hyundai Kona
Features & Specs
2020 Ford EcoSport
147 Horsepower
Standard Engine Power
123 Horsepower
33 mpg
Highway Fuel Economy
29 mpg
54.5 inches
Rear Shoulder Room
51.3 inches
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers

2020 Hyundai Kona vs 2020 Ford EcoSport

There are a lot of things to keep track of when trying to find an SUV that meets all your needs, from the amount of horsepower it can create to the passenger capacity and even the kind of safety features they offer. We don't want to be stressed out when trying to find your dream vehicle, that is why we created this comparison review, pitting two of the most popular compact SUVs against each other, to help you out! On the left side we have the 2020 Hyundai Kona and on the right, the 2020 Ford EcoSport. Keep reading to find out which one comes out on top!

2020 Hyundai Kona Power & Handling

There are two engines offered to power the Hyundai Kona in the 2020 model year. The base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates up to 132 pound-feet of torque and 147 horsepower. Hyundai pairs this engine with a six-speed automatic transmission The second engine offered is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers 195 pound-feet of torque and 175 horsepower. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available for every trim level.

2020 Ford EcoSport Power & Handling

There are also two engines available to power the 2020 Ford EcoSport. The base engine is a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that produces 125 pound-feet of torque and 123 horsepower. This engine is equipped with standard front-wheel drive. The second engine offered is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 149 pound-feet of torque and 166 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is also standard for this engine but all-wheel drive is available. Ford pairs both engines with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Hyundai Kona Features & Design

There are five Kona trim levels to choose from. The entry-level model is called the SE and it comes with lane-keeping assist, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a 7-inch touchscreen, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, alloy wheels, two USB ports, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a rearview camera, and air conditioning. The upper trims add satellite radio, roof rails, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, an 8-speaker Infinity audio system, wireless smartphone charging pad, LED lighting, leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, and more!

2020 Ford EcoSport Features & Design

Drivers have four EcoSport trim levels to pick from. The S model starts the lineup off with automatic headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch central display screen, height-adjustable front seats, a cargo cover, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. The upper trim levels build on that with LED lighting, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a rear spoiler, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, a heated steering wheel, metallic bumper accents, and HD radio.


Now that we have taken a good look at what both of these compact SUVs have to offer, it is clear to see that the Ford EcoSport just can't keep up with what the Hyundai Kona has to offer. Not only does the Kona have a more powerful engine lineup, it comes packed with features in every trim! Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Hyundai Kona? Give us a call here at Pearson Auto Group today!

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