2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

With the crossover craze spreading like wildfire in the United States, the market continues to turn over fresh options for drivers. The 2019 Ford EcoSport and the 2019 Hyundai Kona are two models that have performed incredibly well in the in the industry – especially when you consider both were introduced to the US market for the first time in 2018. Find out which one of these fresh-faced crossovers comes out on top in this comparison of the 2019 Ford EcoSport and the 2019 Hyundai Kona.

2019 Ford EcoSport


2019 Hyundai Kona

Starting MSRP $19,990
27 city / 29 hwy  Fuel Economy 28 city / 32 hwy 
50.0 cubic feet  Cargo Space 45.8 cubic feet 
1,400 lbs.  Towing Capacity 0 lbs. 

Major Differences Between the 2019 Ford EcoSport and 2019 Hyundai Kona

The Achilles heel of the Kona has proven to be legroom. The model clearly struggles to make do with its small structure, offering just 41.5 inches of legroom in the front and 34.6 inches in the rear. The EcoSport does a better job of providing an accommodating leg space for each passenger with 1.4 inches more front legroom and 2.1 inches more rear legroom. On top of the cramped conditions, the Kona’s hard-plastic trim makes the interior difficult to bear on longer drives.

The EcoSport also brings in a surprisingly spacious 20.9-cubic-foot cargo space, which extends to 50.0 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Kona, on the other hand, maxes out at 19.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 25.8 cubic feet with those rear seats folded.

Towing isn’t just a feat reserved for the big guys of the SUV industry anymore. The EcoSport challenges our perception of what a crossover can be with a 1,400-lb. towing capacity. This makes the EcoSport a great fit for hauling things like small utility trailers, pop-up tent trailers, lightweight aluminum boats and personal watercrafts. The Kona stays stuck in the past, offering no towing capacity at all.