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 all-wheel-drive Kona.
The uplevel 1.6-liter turbo is more powerful, but power delivery is neither as smooth nor as 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.
Safety features include standard forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and optional blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning, and driver monitoring.