2021 Hyundai Kona

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2021 Hyundai Kona Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 5, 2021

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The 2021 Hyundai Kona starts with an MSRP of $20,400. Despite being a sub-compact style icon gets carried forward into 2021 without any major changes, albeit the limited run Kona Nightshade Edition. You can save about $3,000 on buying a 2021 Kona and also finance it with 0% APR and for up to 60 months. Even more flexible is the fact that the 2021 Hyundai Kona can be leased for just $189 per month with $2,299 due at lease signing.

The 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder engine equipped on the 2021 Kona offers brisk acceleration and better fuel economy, whereas the 1.6L turbocharged engine takes care of the outright power needs. Moreover, the Kona also joins in the performance race with its new N Line that has 195 horses at your disposal. The 2021 Kona N Line stands at the peak of this bunch with an MSRP of around $30,000.

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Pros

Compact and manageable

Fuel Efficient engine

Modern and simplistic interior layout design

New potent turbocharged engine

Cons

Slightly Unresponsive base engine

Lackluster materials in the cabin

What's New?

New Nightshade Edition trim

New sporty and powerful Kona N Line joins the bunch


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

127 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

5 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12/11.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

102.4 in.

length

164 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

61 in.

curb weight

2890 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

45.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

payload capacity

1089 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

16.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.8 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

167 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/33 mpg

highway range

435.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

1 yr./ 10000 mi.

powertrain warranty

12 yr./ 100000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SE $20,400 onwards

147 hp @ 6200 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 16" silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • 7" Color Thin Film Transistor Multi-Information Display
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Leather Seat Surfaces
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column

SEL $22,200 onwards

147 hp @ 6200 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 3-Stage Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob
  • Power Tilt & Slide Sunroof
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Trailer hitch

SEL Plus $24,050 onwards

147 hp @ 6200 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 4.2" Color Dual Multi-Information Display w/ Customizable Screens
  • Blue Link Connected Car System
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Infinity sound system
  • Shark Fin Roof Antenna
  • Side Mirrors w/ Turn-Signal Indicators

Night $25,700 onwards

175 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.6 L | Inline 4 | Intercooled turbo regular unleaded

  • 18" Gloss Black Alloy Wheels, Gloss Black Exterior Trim
  • Dark Chrome Door Handles
  • Gloss Black Exterior Accents
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Spoiler-mounted solar panel

Limited $26,200 onwards

175 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.6 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Adaptive shock absorbers
  • Auto Dimming Rearview Mirrors w/ Homelink
  • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
  • Carbon-fiber aero kit
  • Nose-raising suspension
  • Power Lumbar Support
  • Proximity Key Entry w/ Push Button Start
  • Wireless Device Charging (For Supported Devices)

Ultimate $28,050 onwards

175 hp @ 5500 rpm | 1.6 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 8" Color Touchscreen Navigation
  • Auto High Beam Assist
  • Head-Up Display
  • Navigation System
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Park Distance Warning - Reverse Sensors
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.5

Maintenance, Reliability And Warranty

7.0

Buying Advice

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.4

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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Overall Rating


The Kona's as fun to drive as it is to look at, making it one of our favorite small SUVs. - Car And Driver

The 2021 Hyundai Kona is a subcompact crossover SUV, that is offered with two different engine choices and aims to be a perfect blend between efficiency and practicality, unlike none other. That's not it, Kona for 2021 takes its performance quotient to the next level with the sought-after N-Line treatment from Hyundai

The 2021 Hyundai Kona has a starting price of $20,400 and is available with a front-wheel-drive and an all-wheel-drive configuration, which gives it a more competitive edge over its rivals. The Lease option available for the base model 2021 Kona $219 per month for 36 months. Coming to the competition, the 2021 Hyundai Kona plans to take on its long-sought-after rivals such as the Honda HR-V, Nissan Kicks, and Mazda CX-3 to regain the top spot. 

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Rear View

7.5/10
Pricing and Features

7.0/10
Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

8.0/10
Buying Advice

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

8.4/10
Final Verdict


2021 Hyundai Kona Pricing and Features

7.5/10

The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry and drives like a bargain. - The car connection

The 2021 Hyundai Kona offers 6 different trim choices, starting from base SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and top trim Ultimate, and last but not least the NIGHT Edition trim which slots right in between the SEL Plus and Limited trims. The SE trim with some basic features carries a cost of $20,400. The SEL Plus trim is the most preferred trim, as it provides some more decent features than SE and costs around $24,050.

The Night Edition trim with all of its aesthetic upgrades comes in at $25,600. The top-trim Ultimate comes with many more prime-luxury focused features. The price tag of the top-end trim is $28,050. Apart from that all of the above-said trims can be had in an AWD or FWD setup. There are two engine and transmission choices running things on point. Now as extensive as this is, let's take a look at the feature list.

Model

SE

SEL

SEL Plus

Night

Limited

Ultimate

MSRP (FWD)

$20,400

$22,200

$24,050

$25,700

$26,200

$28,050

MSRP (AWD) $21,800 $23,600   $25,450

$27,100

$27,600 $29,450

Key Features

16-inch alloy wheels w/all season tires

17-inch alloy wheels

8-way power driver seat and lumbar

18-inch Rays semi-gloss black alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

Heads-up display

 

LED Daytime Running Lights

Proximity Key with Push Button Start

Infinity Premium audio with 8-Speakers

Special exterior color options

Leather Seating surfaces

Pedestrian

detection

 

Rear spoiler w/ center high-mount stoplight

Blindspot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist

Bluelink connected Car system

Gloss black design accents

Full LED Headlamps And taillights

High Beam Assist

 

Drive Mode Select

Roof side rails

Wireless Device charging

Darkened door handles

Chrome framed grille

8-inch Navigation system

 

Lane-keeping assist system

Heated front seats

Power tilt And slide sunroof

Aluminum alloy sport pedals

Automatic temperature control

Smart cruise control

 

Multi-Link rear suspension

Immobilizer

4.2-inch color Multi-Information display

 

 

Rain-sensing wipers

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

   

 

   

The SE trim priced at $20,400 offers a lot of decent features like a 7-inch touch display with Android Auto and Apple car play. Even in terms of safety, it does not lag behind at this price-point also. The 2021 Hyundai Kona offers Forward collision-avoidance assist and Lane-keeping assist in base trim itself.  The SEL stands next with a price tag of $22,200 with some more features and also carries 17-inch wheels. It comes with push-button start, rear cross-traffic collision, and many other features. 

The SEL Plus is a step above the SEL and offers some better features like 4.2-inch color Multi-Information display, Sunroof, wireless charging, and Blue Link connected car system at $24,050. The Limited trim is priced at $26,200 and has some upmarket features to offer such as 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, full LED headlamps, and taillights, and more. Most importantly it gets a 1.6L turbocharged engine option. The top-end trim Ultimate costs around $28,050 and offers some premium features like a Heads-up display, pedestrian detection, navigation, and an 8-inch color touch display.

For the 2021 version of the Kona, Hyundai also introduced a special ‘Night Edition’ which will be limited to 3,000 production models, which will be powered by the 1.6L turbocharged engine and will flaunt some out of the line features like darkened door handles, bumper grills, and 18” black alloy wheels, which set the night edition apart from the standard versions.


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2021 Hyundai Kona Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

7.0/10

Hyundai is a renowned company in the automobile sector as it is also known for producing pocket-friendly and reliable products with better safety and other-worldly creature comforts. The Hyundai Kona was first unveiled in 2017 with the production line set out to motion soon from the next year itself. The outright usual buyers from the sub-compact segment love this car and reports thus far have been positive about this vehicle. The safety features, infotainment technology, and other prime upgraded features make this 2021 Hyundai Kona step ahead of its rivals.

It took our award for Subcompact SUV Best Buy of 2019 and 2020, by virtue of its combination of practicality, efficiency, value, engaging nature and excellent warranty. - Kbb.com

2021 Hyundai Kona: Reliability and Ownership Costs

The 2021 Hyundai Kona obtained excellent critiques from most reporting and evaluation sites. One of the reputed sites rated the 2020 Hyundai Kona a 4 out of 5 and even positioned the SUV on their 2019 “10 excellent trucks and SUVs” listing as the pleasant subcompact SUV. Even the experts at one of the reputed inventory sites in the US gave Kona a 4.5 rating out of 5 for its budget-friendly value offering and reliability quotient.

Kona impressed everyone with its styling, performance, safety, and overall value, and also positioned itself in the number two spot in the subcompact SUV segment for quite a few years. In fact, the 2020 Kona also got a respectable 79 out of 100 from J.D. Power. Coming to the ownership expenses incurred on the vehicle, for a tech-laden segment-best SUV, one might wonder about the outright massive expenses that they'll have to come on board with.

But that's not the case with the Hyundai Kona, as along with an affordable price-tag, maintenance and repair work carried out on the Hyundai Kona are a bargain too. The true ownership cost for a Hyundai Kona over a span of 5 years comes out to be about $34,431, with the first 2-3 years asking for the lowest expenses.

Category/ Year

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$1,147

$1,187

$1,229

$1,272

$1,316

$6,151

Maintenance

$402

$629

$505

$1,438

$1,721

$4,695

Repairs

$0

$0

$0

$0

$593

$593

Taxes & Fees

$1,363

$97

$87

$79

$79

$1,705

Financing

$1,157

$931

$689

$431

$156

$3,364

Depreciation

$4,445

$1,769

$1,674

$1,964

$1,860

$11,712

Fuel

$1,170

$1,205

$1,241

$1,278

$1,317

$6,211

True Cost to Own®

$9,684

$5,818

$5,425

$6,462

$7,042

$34,431

The average price of the 2021 Hyundai Kona across the US is about $20,000. The price of each vehicle differs from state to state. The average sales tax across the US is about 5%. The price of each vehicle depends on factors like geographical location, sales tax, and dealership discounts. The people from Montana, Oregon, Atlanta, New Hampshire, and Delaware enjoy the best prices as the sales tax is exempted from these states.

Hyundai Kona: Recalls

A single recall issued for the Hyundai Kona was for the 2020 version due to the certification label indicating an incorrect gross axle weight score. Considering the wrong data and approximating the gross axle weight may want to lead to the car being loaded with more weight than it can manage and therefore grow its risk of a crash. The Hyundai Kona has received overall fewer complaints than other SUVs and hence is one of the most trusted sub-compact SUVs among interested buyers.

2021 Hyundai Kona: Warranty

The 2021 Hyundai Kona comes with a 10 years or 100,000 miles powertrain warranty, the best in the segment, and that too by a mile. Along with the powertrain warranty, you also get a limited warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The 2021 Hyundai Kona will surely be a good and practical family car.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

10 years/ 100,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Complimentary Maintenance

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Hyundai's always had a reputation for making some of the most reliable cars in the market. To make the ownership of the vehicles more affordable and easier, Hyundai provides Complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. 

2021 Hyundai Kona: Miles Per Dollar

The miles per dollar cost of a vehicle is calculated as a derivative of miles driven in a certain amount of time and the maintenance costs during that period. The maintenance cost for the Hyundai Kona over a span of 5 years and 75,000 miles, comes out to be 15.97 to 16 miles per $1.

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2021 Hyundai Kona Buying Advice

8.0/10

The 2021 Hyundai Kona offers six trims to choose from according to your needs. The SE trim is perfectly suitable for the ones who are looking for a fancy tech-laden car at a budget price. Even the better fuel economy figures come in handy for your long weekend rides and which is also helpful for your daily travel as well. Apart from that, the 2021 Kona Night Edition is also one great deal, with some sumptuous yet aggressive aesthetic upgrades.


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2021 Hyundai Kona Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The Kona's as fun to drive as it is to look at, making it one of our favorite small SUVs. - Car and Driver

The 2021 Hyundai Kona is offered with two different engines: a 2.0L GDI Inline-4 engine and a 1.6L Turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine. The SE, SEL, and the SEL Plus trims will be equipped with the 2.0L GDI 4 cylinder engine which generates 147 hp power and a peak torque of 132 lb-ft at 4500 rpm. The FWD and AWD options are available with all the trims. 

The Limited, exclusive Night Edition and the Ultimate trims are powered with a 1.6L turbo GDI engine which boosts the power up to 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Apart from that these trims also get different transmission setups as well. While the lower three trims get the smooth 6-Speed SHIFTRONIC transmission, the top-end trims get the uber-efficient and refined 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission.

The 2021 Hyundai Kona accelerates from a standstill to 60 MPH in 9.2 seconds. The quarter-mile sprint is completed in about 16.8 secs. There is no denying the fact that the 2021 Kona with the turbo-4 and AWD setup is surely hooked up on caffeine. In fact, according to reports, the 7-Speed DCT helps the 2021 Kona sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 6.6 seconds.

 The AWD setup comes with an independent rear suspension that turns out to hold out on its own on rough tracks too. Its shorter wheelbase allows it to tastefully wiggle through tight city stretches too. Despite a shorter wheelbase and a hefty steering wheel, it provides a comfortable ride overall, although turning it into Sport mode and equipping it with larger 18-inch alloys stiffens the ride up a bit further.

Model

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Mazda CX-3

MSRP

$20,400

$22,000

$19,070

$21,685

Engine

2.0L GDI 4-cylinder

1.8L NA Inline-4

1.6L NA Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed SHIFTRONIC Automatic

CVT

CVT

6-Speed shiftable Automatic

Power 

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM

141 hp @ 6,500 RPM

122 hp @ 5,800 RPM

148 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque 

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

127 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

114 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

146 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

0-60 MPH 

9.2 secs

9.3 secs

9.7 secs

8.6 secs

Quarter Mile 

16.8 secs

16.8 secs

17.4 secs

16.3 secs

Top Speed 

127 MPH

125 MPH

110 MPH

120 MPH

The Mazda CX-3 completes a 0-60 sprint in just 8.6 seconds which grants it the top-most position in the segment. The Honda follows the 2021 Kona’s lead and stands third by reaching 60 mph in 9.3 seconds. Honda HR-V has the best braking performance among the competitors, because of its comparatively lighter curb weight.


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2021 Hyundai Kona Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The base 2.0-liter engine is right on par with the competition, which means it's sufficient. - Autoblog

The 2021 Hyundai Kona manages to offer decent mileage of 27 MPG in the city and 33 MPG out on the highway. The combined comes out to be 30 MPG which is a decent figure for a subcompact SUV. It nevertheless comes out to the bottom of the list, which is acceptable as it is the most powerful SUV in the segment. With a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons, the Kona can easily reach an average range of 392 miles. These figures are decent comparatively.

With the turbocharged engine, on the other hand, the highway MPG figures drop down to 32 MPG, which in no way is a huge drop considering the fact that it delivers close to 30 hp more than the naturally aspirated engine. Having said that, Hyundai for the future pins its faith largely on electrical mobility, and that's where the 2021 Kona Electric with its massive mileage jumps in.

Model

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Mazda CX-3

MPG (City)

27

26

31

29

MPG (Highway)

33

32

36

34

MPG (Combined)

30

28

33

31

Fuel Capacity 

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

10.8 gallons

12.7 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

369.6/422.4/392 miles

356/435/369 miles

334.8/388.8/356 miles

368.3/431.8/393.7 miles

2021 Hyundai Kona offers a greater economical range for this segment. The Mazda CX-3 does offer a great highway economy of 34 mpg but with less fuel capacity of 12.7 gallons, it can only cover a combined range of 393 miles. The Nissan Kicks, on the other hand, with the segment-best MPG figures would seem to lead the pack in the fuel-efficiency segment, but its puny 10.8-gallon fuel tank is a major chunk in the armor.


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2021 Hyundai Kona Interior

8.0/10

One of Kona's major perks is the easy-to-use infotainment system. - Autoblog.com

The designers of the 2021 Hyundai Kona managed to make some well-laid-out interiors by focusing on maximizing comfort and convenience. Decent quality materials, comfy seats, better ergonomics, and optional leather upholstery make the 2021 Hyundai Kona a decent offering for the price point. The steering of Kona is wrapped with leather and integrated with cruise controls and audio controls. Furthermore, the exclusive Night Edition package brings in plenty of black exterior and interior accents to soup up the style.

Drivers' navigation guidelines may be projected onto the Ultimate trim's head-up display that flips up from the dashboard and additionally shows the car's pace and other records. Apple car play and Android Auto capability are offered in SE, SEL trims so that buyers can connect their smartphones to the system and enjoy their own music.

The standard 7-inch color touch display keeps the driver and passenger stay connected with the car along with the host of other amenities. Coming to the trunk space, with Kona's 19.2 cu. ft of space, it stands out to be one of the best-in-class spaces in the segment. The cabin also holds plenty of cubby spaces to keep the passengers’ belongings intact.

Model

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Mazda CX-3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

39.6/ 55.5/ 41.5

39.5/ 56.8/ 38.3

40.7/ 53.0/ 43.7

38.4/ 53.5/ 41.7

Rear Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

37.8/ 54.5/ 34.6

38.3/ 54.5/ 39.3

38.5/ 53.2/ 33.2

37.2/ 50.4/ 35.0

Trunk capacity (cu. ft.)

19.2 24.3 25.3 17.8

Even in terms of cabin space, the Kona won’t disappoint. With the decent headroom and shoulder for the rear row, it can easily make the passengers feel comfortable. Even the Nissan Kicks offer great space in terms of its cabin space. In terms of leg rooms, the Kona could have offered a little more with its 2021 model. Nissan Kicks offers the best in the segment trunk space, which is followed by the Honda HR-V thereafter.


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2021 Hyundai Kona Exterior

8.0/10

It’s party on the outside, business inside the Kona. - The Car Connection

The 2021 Hyundai Kona exterior silhouette has a modern outlook on what a sub-compact SUV should look like. It may be business as usual on the inside, but it is no less than a party on the outside. The split front lights lift the overall look of the exterior. The big front fascia with the grille and the healthy hood get a slight design tweak coming into 2021.

However, for 2021 Hyundai brings in the Kona N Line with a much more sporty and progressive design language to appeal to the masses. The N Line version gets its own specific design cues with plenty of body cladding, a large rear spoiler, and diamond-cut alloys. Apart from that, there is a new Night Edition trim too in the mix, which brings in a whole load of black exterior accents to give it that added sharper aesthetic touch.

Model

2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Mazda CX-3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3126

2906

2639

2932

Length (in.)

164.4

170.4

169.1

168.3

Width (in.)

70.9

69.8

69.3

69.6

Height (in.)

61.6

63.2

62.4

60.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.7

7.3

7.0

6.1

Wheelbase (in.)

102.4

102.8

103.1

101.2

The exterior dimensions of the 2021 Hyundai Kona are much more compact when compared to its rivals, thus giving us the idea that it can cut through traffic-ridden cities with the utmost ease. Overall, the dimensions are kept balanced. Mazda CX-3, on the other hand, has the shortest wheelbase of the bunch thus translating to smaller cabin space. Moreover, its 6.1-inch ground clearance is comparatively lower for that SUV tag it holds.


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2021 Hyundai Kona Safety

9.0/10

A good reason to think seriously about at least the SEL trim level is that it comes with blind spot monitoring as standard. - Auto Trader

The crash test ratings of the 2021 Hyundai Kona have not yet been released by NHTSA. Nevertheless, the IIHS gave the previous iterations of the Hyundai Kona the Top Safety Pick Award because it is bundled with the latest and greatest in terms of safety and driver-assistance features from Hyundai. These features make the Kona more superior in terms of safety.

Hyundai takes its safety quotient pretty seriously. The 2021 Kona comes with a well-engineered body structure with effective front and rear crumple zones, that allow the passengers inside to witness lesser of an impact at the time of a collision. The 2021 Kona also has many such active and passive safety aids that will supposedly keep the occupants safe at all costs.

Some of those safety features included in the 2021 Hyundai Kona are-

  • Smart cruise control
  • Parking Distance control
  • ABS with ESC
  • Traction control with brake assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire indicator
  • Blind-spot collision warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning System

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2021 Hyundai Kona Competition

8.0/10

2021 Hyundai Kona Vs 2021 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is quite expensive compared to Kona and also a relatively new offering in the segment too. Even in terms of power, the HR-V does lag behind Kona. However, where the 2021 Honda HR-V fails to put up some encouraging numbers, on some other aspects it does quite well honestly, even better than the 2021 Kona.

2021 Hyundai Kona Vs 2021 Mazda CX-3

Both are equally capable in their ways. The Mazda CX-3 delivers great performance in terms of power and acceleration figures. But the 1.6L turbo engine of Kona produces more power than CX-3. The Mazda CX-3 is not equipped with such great safety features as the 2021 Kona. With such a cut-throat competition, it all boils down to your preference.

2021 Hyundai Kona Vs 2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan has pitched in the sub-compact SUV segment with the refreshed 2021 Nissan Kicks. It flaunts a new front fascia with the bold distinctive 'V motion grille' and a rather dull but peppy powertrain approach at 122 horses. The figures are lackluster as compared to the Hyundai Kona and Nissan has some serious catching up to do.

2021 Hyundai Kona Final Verdict

8.4/10

The 2021 Hyundai Kona which comes under the massively affordable $30,000 bracket, may not be the best SUV in the segment but nevertheless is quite a decent choice. The interior in the top trims feels premium and upmarket. The number of safety features offered in this car is quite naturally unfathomable in any other SUV in this segment, which makes it the perfect sub-compact SUV choice.

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2021 Hyundai Kona FAQs

Is the Hyundai Kona a worthy offering?

Yes, it most definitely is. It is a decent subcompact SUV. It is one of the few vehicles in its class that offer two engine options, namely a base 4-cylinder one and the other, a turbocharged one. The Hyundai Kona has smooth and refined driving dynamics. Moreover, the interior of this subcompact SUV is supremely tasteful as it is.

Is the Hyundai Kona good in the snow?

Yes, the Hyundai Kona is good in the snow, as it comes with two potent engine options, and moreover with higher ground clearance and a lower center of gravity. The only addition it needs is some good quality winter tires.

Does Hyundai Kona come with heated seats?

Hyundai Kona is a supremely efficient sub-compact SUV, that is able to seat 5 people at once without any hindrance. Heating and ventilating functions are available on the front seats only. The seats are draped in leather, whereas only the front driver seat comes with a power-adjustable function.

What other SUVs can the 2021 Hyundai Kona be compared to?

2021 Hyundai Kona is among the best in the sub-compact SUV class. Some of the SUVs it goes up against are the Honda HR-V, Nissan Kicks, and the Kia Seltos among others.

What sort of warranty coverage is offered by the 2021 Hyundai Kona?

Hyundai's warranty coverage is as comprehensive as its trims. Unlike others, the 2021 Kona comes with a massive 10 years/100,000 miles powertrain warranty coverage, and a 5 years/ 60,000 miles Limited warranty coverage.

2021 Hyundai Kona Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.3

based on 92 ratings


8.3/10 Features
8.1/10 Interiors
8.3/10 Design
8.6/10 Safety
8.6/10 Reliability
8.5/10 Deal Value

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2021 Hyundai Kona Overall Reviews


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Geraldine Silva

2021 Hyundai Kona

Limited 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 7AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 5, 2021

My new awesome commuter.

Pros - Great visbility, right size,comfortable, easy to manuever

Cons - No cons as of now.

Bets pick. Got myself a fully loaded one for under 28 grand. My husband was not very satisfied with the purchse, but I adore it. Delna at Norm Reeves Hyundai was one of my classmates and she was the one who hooked me up with this car; Gave me around $750 cashback and a couple of free accessories too. I have been taking this car to work for quite some time now and it feels better any every way possible than my previous car, a 2015 Sentra. Thaks to Delna I could get a nice offer on my new Kona. really appreciate all her efforts to make things easy for.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

KK

Karl

2021 Hyundai Kona

SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 28, 2021

Well rounded vehicle

Pros - Efficient, interior, driving dynamics

Cons - Sound system, dash

Easy to work with Easy to work on this car. Handles very well and is a pleasure to drive, especially on winding roads. City mpg is slightly disappointing given the size of the car but the performance value is there. I've been getting 26-27 mpg average, so not bad at all Potamkin Hyundai of New York is a stellar organization. I highly recommend them to anyone in the market for a new car.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Kip S. Santora

2021 Hyundai Kona

SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 15, 2021

A Capable Compact Subaru!

Pros - "Upscale cabin Easy-to-use infotainment system Energetic turbocharged engine available"

Cons - "Lacks advanced smartphone connectivity features Central touch screen controls most functions and can be distracting"

The luxuarious one Hyundai Kona Electric Ultimate in 2021. This is a truly remarkable car. The range of 258 miles is not an underestimate. The Ultimate has a lot of cool features. The heads-up show is very useful. The cruise control sets the speed and distance from the vehicle ahead of you automatically. Jodi and Kevin were great through the whole process. They took care of everything by email and text, and then after a three hour drive they got me out the door in my new car in less than an hour.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

8

User Overall Rating

My new awesome commuter.

Bets pick.

by Geraldine Silva

7

User Overall Rating

Well rounded vehicle

Easy to work with

by Karl

7

User Overall Rating

A Capable Compact Subaru!

The luxuarious one

by Kip S. Santora

7

User Overall Rating

KONA- a decent ride

eclectronically adjustable seats, electronic stability control, blind spot monintor, heads up display

by Rosa W. Staggs

10

User Overall Rating

Supercar 2021

a premium interior, solid driving feel, loads of power, precise steering; what else does one need from a car. Oh and one more , A "launch" feature propels the car forward as quickly as possible from a standstill.

by Miguel D. Hamilton

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