2021 Hyundai Kona Road Test - Consumer Reports
The Kona is playful and inexpensive, making it one of the more appealing subcompact SUVs. Its snazzy styling helps it stand out from some of its more drab rivals, and its smart packing creates quite a bit of versatility despite its compact proportions. Its responsive handling and sharp reflexes make the Kona much more enjoyable to drive than either the Chevrolet Trax or Honda HR-V, two of the Kona’s main competitors.
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Hyundai Kona Road Test

The Kona is playful and inexpensive, making it one of the more appealing subcompact SUVs. Its snazzy styling helps it stand out from some of its more drab rivals, and its smart packing creates quite a bit of versatility despite its compact proportions.

Its responsive handling and sharp reflexes make the Kona much more enjoyable to drive than either the Chevrolet Trax or Honda HR-V, two of the Kona’s main competitors.

The ride is stiff, the cabin is loud, and the engine makes a noisy protest when pushed, all of which are common in the subcompact class.

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We'd stick with the SEL Plus. It comes with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. As such, it includes a power driver's seat with lumbar adjustment. We would also opt for the base 2.0-liter engine rather than the more powerful...
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