2018 Hyundai Kona

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Updated on: June 5, 2021

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Hyundai has always been a sedan centric brand but as customer preferences have shifted to crossovers, Hyundai’s line-up has started to evolve. Hyundai has been largely absent from the ever-growing subcompact crossover segment, but, all that is about to change with the launch of what is possibly the most absurd looking vehicle ever from the brand, and it's called the 2018 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is an all-new vehicle developed from scratch for the subcompact segment. It sits below the midsize Tucson and Santa Fe SUV in the product portfolio. It is poised to make a big splash in the subcompact market with the exterior styling that is bound to turn heads from day one due to its peculiar front and rear fascia. The Kona against the likes of the Toyota CH-R, the Mazda CX-3, and the Honda HR-V.

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Pros

Modest performance

Feature loaded

Enthusiastic turbo engine

Intuitive Multimedia Interface

Cons

Rather expensive upper trims

Limited cargo space

Bumpy ride

Average ride quality

What's New?

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is an all-new vehicle for this year.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

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

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1089 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/33 mpg

highway range

416.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

Videos
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Trims

SE $19,500 onwards

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

  • 16" silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning

SEL $21,150 onwards

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

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Heated Mirrors
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Limited $24,700 onwards

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

  • 18" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof

Ultimate $27,400 onwards

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

  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
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Colors and Styles

2018 Hyundai Kona in Chalk White color 2018 Hyundai Kona in Lime Twist color 2018 Hyundai Kona in pulse red color 2018 Hyundai Kona in Surf Blue color 2018 Hyundai Kona in Thunder Gray Metallic color
Chalk White

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

6.7

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

8.0

Exterior

4.0

Competition

7.7

Final Verdict

8.4

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


The 2018 Hyundai Kona is a refreshingly bold take on a small crossover. It is named after the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island. It offers a lot of high-tech features and driver comforts. For a base price of $19,500 for the FWD variant and $20,800 for the AWD variant, Hyundai Kona successfully undercuts most of its rivals in the segment by some margin. By the looks of it, Hyundai has arrived in the segment with what is perhaps, one of the better overall subcompact crossovers of the year.

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV front view
2018 Hyundai Kona SUV rear view

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

6.7/10
Engine and Performance

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

4.0/10
Exterior

7.7/10
Competition

8.4/10
Final Verdict


2018 Hyundai Kona Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The Hyundai Kona is available in a total of four trims namely the base SE, SEL, Limited, and the top end Ultimate. There are two engines on offer, a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol burner on the SE and SEL variants and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit on the Limited and Ultimate variants. Both AWD and FWD powertrains are available in all the trims. A 6-speed auto shifter is standard on the lower pair of trims while a 7-speed DCT is standard on the upper pair of trims.

The base SE variant is up for grabs at a lucrative $19,500 and offers a fair bit of kit for a base trim. Features such as a 7-inch screen, cruise control and LED daytime running lamps to come as standard on the trim. One step up is the SEL variant which goes for a little more than $1,000 over the base variants.

Trim

SE

SEL

Limited

Ultimate

MSRP (FWD)

$19,500

$21,150

$24,700

$27,400

MSRP (AWD)

$20,800

$22,600

$26,000

$28,700

Key Features

Standard features-

All features on the SE Trim Plus-

All features on the SE Trim Plus-

All features on the SE Trim Plus-

 

7-inch display audio with AM/FM

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Power tilt-and-slide sunroof

Wireless device charging

 

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Proximity Key with push-button start

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Heads-up Display

 

Bluetooth and cruise control

SACHS Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

SACHS Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Permanent Locking Hubs

 

LED Daytime Running Lights

Battery w/Run Down Protection

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

 

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off

 

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Permanent Locking Hubs

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

 

Integrated Roof Antenna

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Radio: AM/FM/HD Radio/SiriusXM Audio System-inc: 7″ LCD touchscreen display, 6 speakers, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Siri and Google Now support, USB/aux input jack and voice recognition

Automatic Air Conditioning

Features such blind spot collision warning, proximity key with button start, and projector headlamps become standard on the variant. Further step-ups take you to the Limited and the range-topping Ultimate trims. Luxury features such as a power sunroof, wireless charging, heads-up display, and auto air conditioning become standard on these trims.

Buying Advice

Out of the four trims, we would recommend you to buy the SEL trim. It adds a lot of features plus the Turbocharged 1.6L engine. Just tag in the all-wheel-drive version to endure dynamic climates.

2018 Hyundai Kona Engine and Performance

6.7/10

Under the hood, the Hyundai Kona has some similarities to the Elantra. There are two engine options available with the 2018 Hyundai Kona. The lower trims stick to a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine good for 147 horses of power and 132 pound-feet of torque while the other one is a sprightlier 1.6-liter turbocharged banger good for 175 horses of power and 195 pound-feet of torque that comes on the Limited and Ultimate trims. 

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV has 2.0L engine

The 2.0-liter unit is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the 1.6-liter unit is paired with a 7-speed DCT. Regardless of engine or trim level, you have a standard front-wheel-drive and optional all-wheel-drive. Although both the motors are efficient at moving the vehicle, it is the turbocharged unit that is livelier amongst the two. 

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

MSRP

$19,500

$22,500

$22,195

$19,670

Engine

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

Horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

146 hp @ 6000 rpm

141 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

139 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

146 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm

127 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm

A brief comparison reveals that the Hyundai Kona is the most powerful and cheapest vehicle on paper. The second in line is the Mazda CX-3 while the Toyota CH-R and the Honda HR-V fall behind in terms of power. Torque-wise, after the Kona, the CX-3 is on the upper side while the HR-V and the CH-R acquire the bottom positions of the table.

How quick is the 2018 Hyundai Kona from 0-60 MPH?

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is one of the fastest subcompact crossovers you can get. The Kona with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine starts at a balmy pace but the vehicle quickly builds up substantial momentum. There is no sense of urgency at any time throughout which ensures that the passengers do not feel uncomfortable while the car is zipping through the road. This engine takes 10 seconds to complete the acceleration test while the quarter-mile test is achieved in 17.3 seconds.

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV accelerate in 10.0 sec

When driving the Kona with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, the first thing you’ll notice is the acceleration. It easily crosses the 60 mph mark in 7.2 seconds. It is definitely one of the fastest subcompact crossovers. 

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

0-60 MPH

10.0

10.8

8.5

9.5

Quarter mile

17.3

N/A

N/A

17.1

Engine

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Top Speed

130

130

130

125

It's the Mazda CX-3 which sprints 60 mph from a standstill at 8.5 seconds. Second, in line is the Honda HR-V with 9.5 seconds. Both the Hyundai Kona and the Toyota CH-R fall behind in terms of performance. In the quarter-mile department, the Kona and the HR-V fall under the same category.

How does the 2018 Hyundai Kona handle?

Ride and handling on the Hyundai Kona are nothing to boast about. The tire choice in this vehicle definitely has a direct correlation to the handling ability as the Kona handles impressively well. The extra distance from the ground does take away some of the handling abilities but it still manages to be amongst the better handling subcompact crossover. The car grunts through the corner with a modestly less body roll for a vehicle its class.

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV ride and handling

But, going over big potholes reveals that the chassis does indeed produce noises and vibration that easily seep through to the cabin making the occupants uneasy. When you get out on a rough road, you will notice that the Kona’s suspension is firmer than many of the competitions. Although the suspension is not as polished as its rivals, this is an awful lot of fun out on the road because it simply grips better than its rivals. 

How are the brakes on the 2018 Hyundai Kona?

The Hyundai Kona features 11.0-inch rotors on the front and 10.3-inch rotors on the back. The braking performance is sufficient but it's certainly some distance away from the segment leaders. The brake pedal is a little too spongy for the liking and disrupts immediate feedback from the calipers. In the brake test, the Kona stops from 60- mph in an impressive 188 feet. That’s because the higher trims come with wider tires. 

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

Brake Front (in.)

11.0

11.8

11.0

11.5

Brake Rear (in.)

10.3

11.1

11.1

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,890

3,300

2,809

2,902

60-0 MPH (ft.)

118

119

118

125

This is quite a competitive segment. The Hyundai Kona and the Mazda CX-3 strive to take on the stage while the Toyota CH-R is on the waiting list by just one foot away. Meanwhile, the Honda HR-V is the only competitor to have a stopping distance above 120 feet. Though the Kona features smaller rear rotors and it's a nicely weighed car, it falls on the lighter section amongst the lot.

2018 Hyundai Kona Fuel Economy

6.7/10

With the rise in fuel prices, fuel economy surely holds a lot of importance whilst the buyer looks for a suitable vehicle. Besides extra power, one of the other nice things about the turbo engine is that it doesn’t hurt the fuel economy. Hyundai has understood today's buyers' needs as their vehicle is available to return a modest fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with front-wheel-drive. With all-wheel-drive, the figure drops down to 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Switching to a 1.6-liter turbo, the combined figures remain the same. This puts it right at the top of the class even with a more powerful engine that most competitors don’t offer at all. 

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

MPG (city)

27

27

29

25

MPG (highway)

33

31

34

33

MPG (combined)

30

29

31

28

Fuel Capacity

13.2

13.2

12.7

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

356/436/396

356/409/382

368/432/400

370/449/409

It's the Mazda CX-3 that leads the charge in terms of fuel economy but only by 1 mpg more than the Kona. The rest of the three rivals have the same fuel tank capacity, but the Kona has better fuel estimates. But the Honda HR-V offers a better-combined range of 409 miles.

2018 Hyundai Kona Interior

8.0/10

The Hyundai Kona seats up to five passengers. The interior isn’t quite as radical as the outside. However, the cabin has a lot of modern design touches from its big brother, the Tucson. On the lower trims, the seats get the cloth upholstery treatment while the owners of the top two trims enjoy leather-wrapped seats. Seat comfort in the Kona is excellent. The Limited and Ultimate trim levels come standard with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and the seat cushion adjusts for tilt which is something you don’t find in all of the competition. 

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV dashboard area

The aggressive seat bolsters offer good support. Although the Hyundai Kona crossover is not the biggest from the outside there certainly is no shortage of space on the inside. With a front legroom of 41.5 inches, the vehicle is actually one of the better-spaced cars in the segment. Space in the rear isn’t bad either. 

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/55.5/41.5

38.1/49.0/43.4

38.4/53.5/41.7

39.5/56.8/41.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/54.5/34.6

38.3/52.5/31.7

37.2/50.4/35.0

38.3/54.5/39.3

The second-row legroom is where the Honda HR-V takes the game away from everyone with a segment-leading 39.3 inches against that of 34.6 inches of the Hyundai Kona. Besides that, all the rivals offer equal passenger capacity and similar levels of head and legroom. This is indeed a competitive segment. Some of the standout interior features include:

  • Leather seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • An 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • A panoramic sunroof

How intuitive is the 2018 Hyundai Kona’s infotainment system?

A 7-inch infotainment screen is standard on the SE, Sel, and Limited trims while the top-end Ultimate trim sports an 8-inch touchscreen display. All modern connectivity features such as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto are available as standard throughout the trim line. The MMI is easily the most fluid in the segment.

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV infotainment screen

The screen takes a few moments to register the touch but there is not much lag while switching through the menus. A 6-speaker sound system is standard on all the trims except for the Ultimate trim. It sports an 8-speaker Infinity audio system. Some of the infotainment features include:

  • Bluetooth streaming
  • Satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • Wireless device charging
  • Integrated navigation system

How much cargo capacity does the 2018 Hyundai Kona offer?

Cargo volume on the Hyundai Kona leaves a lot to be desired. Although the car brands itself as an SUV but it doesn't even have the marginal utility of an SUV. Airport runs are certainly going to be a problem and so are going to be long vacations. The Kona is rated at 19.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seats and a maximum of 45.8 cubic feet with them folded. 

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

Cargo Volume with 2nd row up (ft.3)

19.2

19.0

12.4

24.3

Cargo Volume with 2nd row folded (ft.3)

45.8

34.6

44.5

58.8

The Hyundai Kona is second to only the CH-R in terms of the smallest boot. The clear winner here is clearly the Honda HR-V with a humongous 24.3 cubic feet of space behind the 2nd row and a maximum cargo capacity of 58.8 cubes. The Mazda CX-3 turns out to be the least practical SUV in the competition.

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2018 Hyundai Kona Exterior

4.0/10

Although the Hyundai Kona is a crossover it is actually the smallest vehicle in the segment. Its overall exterior orientation gives it a low slung look which makes it appear more like a hatchback. It is also one of the lightest vehicles in the segment at 2,890 lbs. The Kona may seem radical for Hyundai but this lifted hats off with contrasting gray fenders and short overhangs. 

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV 

In essence, the Kona is a BMW X2 at half price, or it's a smaller Subaru Crosstrek at the same price. In the place of headlights, the daytime running lights are present and the headlights are in the place of fog lamps. The fog lamps are almost on the ground. The same goes for the rear turn signals. The base SE loses the roof rails and the fog lamps but otherwise, the Kona will turn heads at any price. 

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Toyota CH-R XLE

Mazda CX-3 Touring

Honda HR-V LX

Curb weight (lbs.)

2,890

3,300

2,809

2,902

Length(in)

164.0

171.2

168.3

169.1

Width(in)

70.9

70.7

69.6

69.8

Height(in)

61.0

61.6

60.7

63.2

Ground clearance (in)

6.7

5.9

6.2

7.3

Wheelbase (in)

102.4

103.9

101.2

102.8

Track width (in) F/R

61.9/62.3

60.6/60.6

60.0/59.9

60.4/60.6

The Toyota CH-R is clearly the heaviest vehicle in the segment at 3,300 pounds. Also, due to its large overhangs, is the longest vehicle in the segment at 171.2 inches against 164 inches of the Kona. But nothing can beat the modern style language of the Kona. Some of the noticeable exterior features include:

  • Sunroof
  • Led DRL
  • Multi-Spoke alloy wheel
  • LED tail lights
  • Projector headlamps
  • Roof rails.
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2018 Hyundai Kona Safety

Although NHTSA didn’t give any special attention to the Hyundai Kona, it managed to earn ‘Top Safety Pick+’ designation for its outstanding crash prevention. Six airbags are standard on the Kona. Also, Hyundai has paid special attention to the safety of the passengers as they've fitted the car with numerous safety features as standard on the vehicle. There are several paid extra safety features on offer as well.

  • Forward Collision Warning w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Driver Drowsiness Monitoring
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Sensors

2018 Hyundai Kona Competition

7.7/10

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is a great vehicle but is certainly not an attention-grabbing vehicle like the Hyundai Kona. The interior and space on offer are quite good and quite frankly, no other car in the segment can beat the utility and ergonomics on the Honda. Driving dynamics is where Honda loses out big time to the Hyundai Kona.

Honda HR-V

Honda is just too comfort-oriented to be any fun to drive. Hence, if you want a passenger-centric vehicle, look out for the Honda, otherwise, the Hyundai Kona is a cheaper and better choice.

Hyundai Kona vs Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is the most driver-centric compact crossover in the segment. The car is just a hoot to drive and is well complemented by the peppy engine and firm chassis. The contemporary styling also does well to add to the overall appeal.

Mazda CX-3

The Hyundai Kona, on the other hand, a similar sort of vehicle with its driver-centric nature but everything is just marginally better on the CX-3. Hence, in our opinion, the CX-3 is a better car indeed.

Hyundai Kona vs Toyota CH-R

The Toyota CH-R, just like the Hyundai Kona, follows a wild and wacky design philosophy. The exterior features sharp edges and big overhangs throughout the body. The engines are fuel-efficient and the chassis are modestly rigid. But, the CH-R lacks the driving dynamics of the Hyundai Kona.

Toyota CH-R

Neither are the engines punchy nor is the handling anywhere near to the taste of an enthusiast. Hence, the Hyundai Kona is a better choice in the segment.

2018 Hyundai Kona Final Verdict

8.4/10

The Hyundai Kona thrives on the fact that it has a quirky exterior which is what most people in the segment look out for. As a bonus, it is fairly fun to drive around the town especially in its 1.6-liter turbo motor guise. The amount of kit for the price tag is modest as well. All in all, there are better styled or more practical vehicles in the segment but none of them show the flair of the Hyundai Kona which is what is going to be a big factor in the sales of the vehicle.

2018 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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2018 Hyundai Kona Overall Reviews


JJ

Jill

2018 Hyundai Kona

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

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 5, 2021

Perfect car for daily runabouts.

Pros - Comfortable, silent, compact size

Cons - Have not faced any issues in my ownership

City car. I had one of these on lease while I was at Oklahoma for my higher studies. Was a very nice car! Comfortable, very easy to drive and silent. You could easily average above 25mpg if you want to from that engine. Also the payment were pretty low too. I could easily pay off the $229 monthly with my part time job. Great delership, huge inventory. Did not have to spend much time on deciding what to get as Destin did it all for us.

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

LC

Lori Coley

2018 Hyundai Kona

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

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 25, 2021

Convenience, in a livable package.

Pros - Comfortable seats,silent engine, convenient phone connectivity features

Cons - Manual climate controls, squeaky center console, rear blind spot

Build to a price. Couldn't find any better car under $22 grand. I did also check out the new C-HR and the HR-V prior to this, but found them a bit too flashy. Also Carson City Hyundai was the closest and more accessible dealership to us in case I had to get some repairs done in my husbands absence..We have been using this Kona for the past year and has more than 9,000 miles on it. Did not face any issue with it expcet for the replacement of some dead brake sensors. Got the first service done at 6000 miles and it costed me only $189. This car is very silent and comfortable, especailly the front seats. The rear seats are big enough to get the child seats fixed and there is a lot of room to move around. The only gripe that I have about this car is the manual airconditioning. This unit also takes a while to chill up the cabin especially when you leave the car in the parking lot on a sunny day. Loved Mr. Louis's assiatnce throughout the process. Such an easy guy to work with; made sure that we were comfortable with our decision and was a great help in picking the trim.

6/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

BF

Billie S. Fields

2018 Hyundai Kona

Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 12, 2021

Better than it should be

Pros - Fuel economy, practicality, visibility

Cons - None I can think of

More for your money I found the interior of Kona to be luxurious for the most part. The seats are comfortable and have good bolstering. I just wish it had memory seats. As far as the design is concerned not bad actually. I like it. It is simple yet attractive. Strange I know. People have stopped appreciating the simple things in life. Everyone wants something different, something new but new is not always good. Kona is just what I needed in my life. It blends in and doesn’t stand out. Good, they were really nice. They had superior service and got me a good deal

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
6/10
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Perfect car for daily runabouts.

City car.

by Jill

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Convenience, in a livable package.

Build to a price.

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Better than it should be

More for your money

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Some design flaws otherwise a good car

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Has been amazing

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