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Hyundai Kona

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2019
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  • Predicted Reliability
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2019 Hyundai Kona Ratings & Reliability
The Hyundai Kona is one of the better subcompact SUVs. It competes with the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the like. The base 2.0-liter engine is adequate around town but can feel sluggish at times. We got 26 mpg with it in our AWD Kona. The uplevel 1.6-liter turbo is more powerful, but power delivery is not as smooth or predictable. Nimble handling makes the Kona feel very responsive in corners. The ride, however, is stiff, and the cabin gets loud with road and engine noise. The controls are super-easy to use. Available safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic warning, and driver attention warning. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is supported. An electric-powered front-wheel-drive version with an estimated 258-mile range is new.
2018
2018 Redesign Year
Hyundai Kona 2018
The Hyundai Kona is playful and inexpensive, making it one of the more appealing subcompact SUVs. The base 2.0-liter engine is adequate around town, but it can feel sluggish under hard acceleration. We recorded 26 mpg overall with this engine in our AWD model, typical for the class. The uplevel 1.6-liter turbo is stronger, but its power delivery is not as smooth or predictable. Nimble handling makes the Kona feel very responsive in corners. The ride, however, is stiff and the cabin gets loud because of road and engine noise. A power driver seat with lumbar support adjustment comes in an option package, rare in the segment. The controls are very easy to use. Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are available. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $16,725 - $22,600 $13,950 - $20,700