The 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Ford EcoSport are two of the most recent sub-compact crossovers to land in America but the two couldn't be more different. The Kona is an all-new design while the EcoSport is a tried-and-true design coming to us for the first time. The Kona drives like a lightly lifted hatchback while Fors channeled their inner Escape when designing their smallest go anywhere CUV. One has a standard turbo, the other makes a turbo optional, one has headlamps where you expect and the other does not. One has a hatch, the other has a 5th door. Which is right for you? Let's find out.


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Comments

    • Kawa saki
      Kawa saki

      You guys are silly, these cars where never made as powerhouses of cars okay, if you want powerful engines you look else where. And thyen Hundai falls through the floor like a sack of potatoes. Ford has many more powerfull models over the Hundai brand anyday of the week, like the Ford Ranger etc. Also Ford Ecosport has a final form called the Storm witch has better everything over the KONA, but you don`t go for power in these cars you go for practicality. If you want power the why not look more towards the Kuga or the Edge cause Hundai do not have those kind of powers. the ranger raptor 350hp no car in Hundai model segment has a more powerful engine than that anyway, and if they do it might be the new GT, but then we are talking sports car segment and the Ford is covered in both ends with both the Ford GT550 and the new Mustang. moving on the new Explorer of 2020 in witch i have ordered will also be a cleass leader in my mind, good power biggest engine 450 horses 10 speed automatic ohyeah. So what you are thinking with is beyond me. If your looking at powerful cars the Hundai is cetainly not the cars for you at all. Fiesta has the RS models aswell 270 horses 1,6 liter turbo ecoboost engines or the focus RS 420 horses of 2020 so stop saying the Hundai is better cause it is clearly a heap of shit..And know your cars before you go pulling legs.

      about 6 days ago
    • Spicy Meatball
      Spicy Meatball

      ford looks dated, i would go for the kona, well done Hyundai.

      about 6 days ago
    • COROLLA95
      COROLLA95

      Hyundai Kona wins! no contest here

      about 8 days ago
    • Heath St john
      Heath St john

      The rear door on the Ford is very dangerous. Each car, like most , today , I'm sure , has it's advantages.

      about 18 days ago
    • Jamie Knight
      Jamie Knight

      I have the turbo Kona. Acceleration and handling are really nice. It also looks much better in gray or black than the green shown in this review.

      about 28 days ago
    • Kavaja Music
      Kavaja Music

      Ford? General motors make shitty engines. I choose Kona

      about 1 month ago
    • Sherwin Colminas
      Sherwin Colminas

      Thanks for doing this review as I was looking for exact car brand/model comparison. Great job!

      about 1 month ago
    • David  Klimmek
      David Klimmek

      I will gladly choose the Ford Ecosport for my family! We've always had Ford trucks & SUVs an they are awesome. Great tech & unbeatable dependability plus we happier buying an American brand. We need a 3rd vehicle an Ecosport 2.0 AWD looks great.

      about 1 month ago
    • Heath St john
      Heath St john In reply to David Klimmek

      The Ford was built in India. It was designed by Ford , of Brazil. I'm glad you like your car. Enjoy it. Best to you.

      about 18 days ago
    • Matthew Pappas
      Matthew Pappas

      I would by the Kona or any Hyundai with 2.0L because it doesn't have direct injection which can have carbon be up. which is why my truck 2015 150 v8 is also non direct injection. so right there along I would buy Hyundai.

      about 1 month ago
    • grey eyes
      grey eyes

      just got my Kona last week and im looooving it!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • John Ash
      John Ash

      I don't really know why anyone would pick eco sport

      about 1 month ago
    • bill smith
      bill smith

      Theres no way I’m going Hyundai/Kia. I wanted a vehicle that would last so i got the Ford.

      about 1 month ago
    • Darkivaz - AAA
      Darkivaz - AAA In reply to bill smith

      Fords are know to have reliability issues. You must be high or a retarded american.

      about 15 days ago
    • Paul Hadfield
      Paul Hadfield

      side opening door is good for old people, as hatch backs are difficult to close when old,

      about 1 month ago
    • rumvodkaf1
      rumvodkaf1

      ford should just discontinue the ecosport

      about 1 month ago
    • Surprise Toy Collector
      Surprise Toy Collector

      17:46 Ford Kona huh? 😜😂🤣

      about 1 month ago
    • Jared Sherr
      Jared Sherr

      I really like the format of the EcoSport, as it's such a close match to my beloved '98 Rav4, but it's really too bad that it doesn't come as a manual and it's not made in the states.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mauricio C.Vidal
      Mauricio C.Vidal

      Ford Ecosport is better...

      about 1 month ago
    • Harrison Wells
      Harrison Wells

      I parallel park hardly ever and I personally like the Ecosport better.

      about 1 month ago
    • Andrew Costel
      Andrew Costel

      Both cars are pretty hideous

      about 1 month ago
    • Zillerz3
      Zillerz3

      Wow, to be absolutely honest, I did not know EcoSport was even a thing. I NEVER seen one on the roads, and I drive 4-5000km/mth. Konas on the other hand are blowing up like crazy, I see more and more of them on the road.
      To anyone that's deciding between these two, do you want a reliable vehicle that's backed by a brand that's on the come-up? Or a vehicle that looks like *that* and comes with a 1.0T for crying out loud, or a 2.0L that comes standard on the Kona? (not to mention the 1.6T upgrade, which is the fastest in its sub-compact suv class, while the 2.0L is just behind the competitor CX-3, still faster than others though)
      Shit, I even didn't mention the fact Kona won the North American Utility Vehicle of the year!!!

      NO COMPARISON, KONA FOR THE WIN! And no, I do not work for hyundai, or any other company close to it. I just know I'd choose the Kona over the ecosport any day of my life. CX-3 if it wasn't so much more expensive than Kona, (even though it is more luxurious on the inside)

      about 1 month ago
    • Bill Carson
      Bill Carson

      I like the styling of the Ford better, but the rear hatch door looks out of date & inconvenient.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sid Capalungan
      Sid Capalungan

      The comment section made me chose Kona over the Ford. Delivery will be tmr, I’m excited.

      about 1 month ago
    • Patty Neubauer
      Patty Neubauer

      The back door, I DO NOT LIKE on the Eco Sport.... BUT, at my age, I do not want a faster car, I want one that I can get from point A to point B and feel SAFE... Living in FL, with so many trucks on hwy 27, I want to sit up higher... Besides, to hard for me to get in and out of a low car with my back problems... I have a 2005 Mercury Mariner which I love... As you can see, it is under 36,000 miles!! No, I do not drive much.... No traveling... It's never been out of state.... Gas mileage sucks so anything better will be great... I do not rear camera, or blind spot warnings and now that is a must with arthritis in my neck this past year.... So many great buys right now at a dealer that I won't mention as they only have 5, 2018 with under 20,000 mi. !!! I figure this will be my last car at age 70.... Besides, we have been FORD PEOPLE for so long! My Dad was even named after Edsel Ford!! Yes, he got the Edsel when it came out and traded in a year..... He never kept a car longer than 3 yrs and after he retired from the FORD CENTRAL OFFICE building in Dearborn< MI and moved to FL, seems he was buying a new Ford Every Year just for the heck of it.... He really hated the Bronco!! Loved the review!! Get job....

      about 1 month ago
    • yyyneo
      yyyneo

      Hyundai cona.

      about 2 months ago
    • kucupapa
      kucupapa

      As a Toyota person I want the looks of the Hyundai with the Ford truck line durability, so rav4 will do...

      about 2 months ago
    • bitronic1
      bitronic1

      ecosport... huge fail... if u have to downsize the engine to a point where u have to work the SH!T out of it to achieve the power, mpg will suffer BIG time... and also that door... just make it a hatch already... put a fiesta 1.6t engine and make it awd... ur welcome...

      about 2 months ago
    • win abs
      win abs

      You can never say your shopping is complete without watching "Alex on Autos
      " review! Thanks for sharing Sir!

      about 2 months ago
    • Paul פול
      Paul פול

      Ford is Ford ✌ ❤

      about 2 months ago
    • Pars S
      Pars S

      Here in Toronto, city roads are worst then rural. Also 3' for street parking can make all the difference. Turbo power for city driving is poor.

      about 2 months ago
    • Pars S
      Pars S

      I have a 2008 Rav4 with the swing-out doors that I bought new and still own. No issues.

      about 2 months ago