The crossover craze seems to be going strong well into 2019. In this fight, we have two relative newcomers to the market: The facelifted Ford EcoSport, which is the refreshed version of the American brand’s Philippine bestseller, and the Hyundai Kona, which arrived in the country last year.
Both subcompact crossovers have seats for five people, both are priced at over P1 million, and both are front-wheel-drive. The big difference here is in their engines: The Kona runs on a 2.0-liter in-line-four, while the new EcoSport Titanium AT has a 1.0-liter EcoBoost mill that puts out more power and torque than the standard 1.5-liter option.
Okay, enough talk. It’s time to settle the rivalry. Have a look at the specs below, and let us know which one gets your pick by answering the poll.
Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost Titanium AT
Hyundai Kona 2.0 GLS AT
|Price (Philippine peso)||1,168,000||1,118,000|
|Engine||1.0-liter turbo gasoline||2.0-liter gasoline|
|Power||123hp @ 6,000rpm||147hp @ 6,200rpm|
|Torque||170Nm @ 1,500rpm||179Nm @ 4,500rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity (liters)||52||50|
|Transmission||Six-speed automatic||Six-speed automatic|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Disc||Ventilated disc/disc|
|Front suspension||MacPherson strut||Independent MacPherson strut with coil spring|
|Rear suspension||Semi-independent twist beam||Coupled torsion beam axle|
|Wheels||17-inch alloy||17-inch alloy|
|Tires||215/55 R17||215/55 R17|
|Ignition||Push start||Push start|
|Audio system||8-inch touchscreen, seven speakers||Mono LCD with Bluetooth, six speakers|
|Steering wheel||Leather with controls and telescopic adjustment||Polyurethane with controls and telescopic adjustment|
|Airbags||Driver/passenger, side, curtain||Driver/passenger, side, curtain|
|Dimensions (mm)||4,325 x 1,765 x 1,656||4,165 x 1,800 x 1,550|
|Ground clearance (mm)||209||175|