2020 Hyundai Kona

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2020 Hyundai Kona Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 28, 2021

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First released in 2018, the Hyundai Kona garnered a lot of attention all around the world and in the US. The Kona came with an unconventional design that formed the basis of the modern day Hyundais. Come 2020, and despite the relatively recent launch, Hyundai has made small changes to the Kona, to keep it fresh in this era of cut-throat competition among small SUVs.

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Pros

Punchy response from the turbocharged motor

Good handling manners

Feature loaded interiors

Good gas mileage

Cons

Manual transmission feel notchy

Abundance of hard plastics in the cabin

What's New?

Smart cruise control added in the lineup

New orange accents in Limited trim with Orange exterior color

SEL with Tech Packaged renamed to SEL Plus


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 ft-lb. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11/10.3 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

6.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/29/33 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

SE $20,300 onwards

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

  • 16" silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • 6-way Adjustable Driver Seat
  • 7" Color Touchscreen Display Audio System
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • Spoiler-mounted solar panel

SEL $22,100 onwards

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

  • 1 Amp USB Data/Charge Jack, 1 USB Charge Jack
  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Airbags
  • HD Radio/Siriusxm Satellite Radio
  • Roof Rails
  • Solar Glass
  • Trailer hitch

SEL Plus $23,950 onwards

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

  • Anti-Theft System Integrated w/ Remote Keyless Entry & Panic Alarm
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Infinity sound system
  • Nose-raising suspension
  • Power Tilt & Slide Sunroof
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
  • Shark Fin Roof Antenna
  • Wireless Device Charging (For Supported Devices)

Limited $26,100 onwards

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

  • Adaptive shock absorbers
  • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
  • Carbon-fiber aero kit
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Taillights
  • Power Door Locks
  • Proximity Key Entry w/ Push Button Start
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel

Ultimate $27,950 onwards

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

  • 3-Year Complimentary Service w/ Blue Link Guidance Package
  • 8" Color Touchscreen w/ Navigation
  • Auto Dimming Rearview Mirrors w/ Homelink
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • LED Headlights
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Distance Warning Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
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Colors and Styles

2020 Hyundai Kona in Chalk White color 2020 Hyundai Kona in pulse red color 2020 Hyundai Kona in Sonic Silver color 2020 Hyundai Kona in Sunset Orange color 2020 Hyundai Kona in Surf Blue color
Chalk White

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.6

Engine And Performance

5.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

5.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.4

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


Talking of the changes, you will find changes in the trim family of the Kona. The SEL trim with the Tech package has made way for the SEL Plus trim that bundles all the features, previously available as an option in the 2019 model. Their is a refreshed color palette as well, with people opting for the orange exterior color getting an exclusive orange interior. Other than these subtle tweaks, the Kona remains essentially unchanged. A standard 2.0L motor does duty on the first 3 of the 5 trims on offer. As you go up the trim lineup and opt for one of the top 2 trims (Limited, Ultimate), you get a mighty impressive 1.6L turbocharged motor paired to a 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Courtesy of these small tweak, you’d expect the prices of the Kona to go up by a big margin. Happily though, Hyundai hasn’t increased the prices of the Kona by a hefty margin and it remains similar to last year’s model. Available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations and 5 different trims, the 2020 Hyundai Kona, starts from $20,100 and goes over $29,000 for the top of the line Ultimate trim with AWD. With this pricing, the Kona locks horns with the likes of the Subaru Crosstrek, Honda’s HR-V, and Toyota’s C-HR.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV rear view

8.6/10
Pricing and Features

5.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

5.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

8.4/10
Final Verdict


2020 Hyundai Kona Pricing and Features

8.6/10

Every car makers is sprucing up its lineup for 2020 and Hyundai is the latest one of the lot. For 2020, Hyundai has removed some packages from the 2019 model and refreshed the lineup on the whole. A total of 5 trims are on offer. What’s notable is the fact that smart cruise control makes it way in to the lineup for 2020. The 4.2” MID display that was previously seen in the ultimate trim, can now be found in the SEL plus trim.

Trim

SE

SEL

SEL Plus

Limited

Ultimate

MSRP (FWD)

$20,300

$21,100

$23,950

$26,100

$27,950

MSRP (AWD)

$21,700

$23,500

$25,350

$27,500

$29,350

Key

Features

60/40 split-folding rear seats

Adds these features from the SE trim

Adds these features from the SEL trim

Adds these features from the SEL Plus trim

Adds these features from the Limited trim

 

Automatic Projector headlights

Rear privacy glass with roof rails

Front foglights

LED headlights

LED headlights and taillights with High Beam Assist

 

Driver’s blind spot mirror

Heated ORVMs with turn-signal indicators

Powered sunroof with shark fin antenna

LED taillights

Forward collision assist with adaptive cruise control

 

Steering wheel mounted audio, bluetooth, and cruise control

Heated front seats with leather-wrapped steering wheel

8-way powered driver seats with power lumbar support

18” Alloy wheels

Blue Link guidance package

 

7” touchscreen audio system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto

SiriusXM/HD radio

Wireless charging support with Blue Link connected car system and connected care

Automatic temperature control

8” touchscreen audio system with navigation and heads-up display

 Which trim to choose?

Unless you fancy the chunky alloys or the LED lighting all around, we think that it would be better, if you stick with the SEL Plus trim. It has a good mix of connectivity and convenience features and you won’t be left wanting for more.

2020 Hyundai Kona Engine and Performance

5.0/10

If you opt for one of the first 3 trims of the Kona, you will have to live with a 2.0L inline-4 cylinder engine that produces 147 hp at 6,200 rpm and 132 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine is decent for city driving and feels unstressed on most occasions. However, it runs out of breath on a highway or when you feel the need of performing a quick overtaking maneuver. Peak torque is produced quite high in the range and the engine feels strained even when you push it moderately.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 2.0L inline-4 cylinder Engine 

Where the 2.0L motor fails, the 1.6L, turbocharged 4-cylinder motor on offer shines through. The motor feels way more powerful that its displacement, is brisk and lively and does not feel strained like the former does. The 1.6L engine shines on all occasions and makes the Kona feel nimble and up to its feet.

The 2.0L motor comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission which is decent at best. At high speeds, the shifts are smooth but jerky at low speeds. Downshifts are always a little rough. Put the car in sport mode and the gearbox holds the rev for a little longer before shifting up. The 7-speed dual clutch transmission with the 1.6L engine is quite sluggish however.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE FWD

Subaru Crosstrek AWD

Honda HR-V LX FWD

Toyota C-HR LE FWD

MSRP

$20,300

$22,145

$20,820

$21,295

Engine

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated flat-4

1.8L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

Drivetrain FWD AWD FWD FWD

Transmission

6-speed shiftable A/T

6-speed M/T

CVT

CVT

Power

147hp@6,200rpm

152hp@6,000rpm

141hp@6,500rpm

144hp@6,100rpm

Torque

132lb-ft@4,500rpm

145lb-ft@4,000rpm

127lb-ft@4,300rpm

139lb-ft@3,900rpm

When you compare the Kona to its rivals, you’ll find that all the rivals offer nearly the same amount of power and torque as the Kona. If we go by pure numbers though, its the Subaru that takes top honors. The least powerful of the lot, however, is the Honda HR-V.

How fast is it?

0-60 runs aren’t exactly a forte of the Kona and the figures reflect the same as well. However, inside the city, there is enough grunt on offer from both motors for your daily runabouts. Out on the highway, unless you wanna go for an enthusiastic drive, you will feel happy with the 2.0L motor.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front view

If you fancy an enthusiastic drive in the Kona, the turbocharged motor will suit the bill very well. The motor doesn’t feel out of breath on any occasion and will quench your thirst for adrenaline on all ocassions.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

0-60 MPH 

10.0 sec

9.0 sec

9.3 sec

11.0 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

16.9 sec

16.8 sec

18.4 sec

Top Speed 127 MPH N/A 125 MPH 111 MPH

Engine

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated flat-4

1.8L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4

The Crosstrek puts its AWD power plant to good use and comes out as the fastest in nearly all the performance tests. In the quarter mile run, the dynamic Honda, puts its i-VTEC power train to good use and manages to beat all other crossovers in this comparison. The C-HR’s low power figures, doesn’t help its cause much and causes it to be the slowest among all the crossovers here.

How good is the Ride and Handling?

For a crossover the size of the Kona, this humble offering from Hyundai, manages to do most of what is asked of it in the best way possible. The suspension is on the stiffer side but .bumps and potholes are absorbed relatively well. The Kona handles itself well on, and surprisingly even off, the road. The available multi-link suspension soaks up most road imperfections, though some of them can disrupt riders. It can handle corners quite well but on the city, you wouldn’t want to exceed the speed limits.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd quarter view

Body roll is evident but not nerve-wracking. At low speeds, the steering ahs some weight to it but doesn’t feel out of place. Tires offer decent grip levels and you would be happy to quench your enthusiastic drive needs while driving on the same set of rubber. Overall, while the Kona may not feel like a CR-V or a Subaru but it does manage to feel like the best compromise of the two.

How does it fare on the braking front?

The brake pedals do feel smooth and the operation is progressive on the whole. At all instances, the Kona feels predictable, irrespective of the kind of braking that you subject it to. However, it takes 129 ft to come to stop from 60 miles an hour which is not so great in this class. But don’t let the numbers fool you as the Kona is decent on most ocassions.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Brake Rotors Front

11.8"

11.6"

11.5"

11.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

9.0"

10.8"

11.1"

11.1"

Curb Weight

2890 lbs

3117 lbs

2906 lbs

3300 lbs

60-0 MPH

129 ft

118 ft

121 ft

119 ft

In terms of the best of the best braking crossovers in the segment, we have to give that to the Subaru Crosstrek, again, owing to its standard AWD and superior braking. The C-HR comes close but misses out by the smallest of margins. The HR-V, manages to keep up pace with the others and be way ahead than the Kona.

2020 Hyundai Kona Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The Kona isn’t just powerful but easy to run and live with as well. The Hyundai Kona, manages to return over 25MPG in the city and a massive 33MPG on the highway. That’s due to the frugal powertrain of the Hyundai and the well-optimized transmission. Combine these figures to the 13.2 gallon fuel tank of the Hyundai and you will have a range of over 350 miles on the city.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

MPG (City)

27

22

28

27

MPG (Highway)

33

29

34

31

MPG (Combined)

30

25

30

29

Fuel Capacity

13.2 gallons

16.6 gallons

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

356/436/396 miles

365/481/415 miles

370/449/396 miles

356/409/382 miles

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

5.9

7.0

6.3

6.0

Talking all rivals into account, the AWD powered, trades off its performance for MPG figures. It returns the lowest MPG figures among all the crossovers here and fails by a big margin, when compared to the others. The HR-V manages to take top honors here, owing to its super-refined motor and great transmission. The C-HR and the Kona are on the same page, as far as MPG figures and range are concerned.

2020 Hyundai Kona Interior

8.0/10

Hyundai offers a ton load of features on the Kona. However, once you step inside the cabin, you can feel the cost-cutting done by the brand. There is an abundance of hard plastics on use in the cabin. The seats are multi-way adjustable and there are other creature-comforts are on offer that somehow takes your mind of the hard plastics.

On the upper trims, the interiors tend to feel a lot more premium, owing to the use of leather on a lot of places. The leather seats, upholstery, gear knob and and accents elsewhere, adds to the premium feel of the Cabin. The bigger infotainment screen and the additional features on the top 2 trims, adds to the feel of sitting inside the Kona. Overall, the cabin has been well put together but we could have appreciated a little higher attention to detail.

The 2020 Hyundai Kona seats are multi-way adjustable

The seats offer decent comfort and the roomy interiors, adds to the airy feel of the cabin. The rear seats are nice and wide and can seat three people in a lot of comfort. Spending long hours inside the cabin, won’t be tough task and it will be very enjoyable for the most part.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.5/56.8/41.2

38.1/49.0/43.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In)

37.8/54.5/34.6

38.0/55.6/36.5

38.3/54.5/39.3

38.3/52.5/31.7

While the Kona feels spacious on the inside, other rivals like the Crosstrek and the HR-V are not far either. Both of them offer similar room on the inside but it is the Subaru, that feels the most comfortable out of the entire bunch. The C-HR offers decent levels of space on the rear seats but on the front side, it isn’t the most spacious of the lot.

How much Cargo can you carry in the Hyundai Kona?

The Kona isn’t just roomy on the inside but offers a lot of space on the cargo area as well. If, however, you feel that the 19.2 cu.ft of space on offer isn’t good enough, you could fold the 60/40 split folding rear seats for added space.

The Hyundai Kona SUV cargo capacity 19.2 cu ft. 

There are plenty of cubby holes and cupholders placed all around the cabin and you won’t have much trouble, placing nifty stuff in the same.

Models

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Cargo Capacity 

19.2 cu.ft.

20.8 cu.ft.

24.3 cu.ft.

19.1 cu.ft.

Honda’s engineering prowess comes in the form of the space on offer. The HR-V offers the most space on the cargo front and feels the best suited for carrying a lot of luggage. The Crosstrek offers slightly lesser space than the HR-V but is marginally ahead of the Kona and the C-HR respectively.

What are the most notable features on the inside?

As we have discussed earlier, the Kona comes loaded with a plethora of bells and whistles on the inside. Some of the most notable features on offer in the 2020 Kona includes the following

  • Leather seats
  • 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink
  • Tilt-and-Telescopic adjust, multi-function, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Proximity key entry with push button start
  • One-touch up/down power windows
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats

How good is the Infotainment system?

Hyundai offers a well-loaded infotainment system on all its cars and the Kona is no different. It’s slick to use, easy to understand and decipher and lag-free for the most part.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 8” touchscreen with navigation

The sunlight readability and brightness of the screen is at par with the best in the segment. The interface is intuitive and one of the easiest ones to use in the market. Some of the other highlights of the infotainment system includes

  • 2” MID and 8” touchscreen with navigation
  • Infinity premium audio with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. External amp and 8 speakers (2 front-door-mounted speakers, 2 tweeters, 2 rear speakers, center front, sub-woofer
  • Heads-up Display
  • SiriusXM/HD radio
  • Apple Car Play, Android Auto
  • Wireless device charging
  • USB, Aux, Bluetooth connectivity
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV dashboard
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV dashboard
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV gear shifter
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV gear shifter
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV steering wheel
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV steering wheel

2020 Hyundai Kona Exterior

5.0/10

With the styling of the Kona, Hyundai stepped into a new direction in terms of the design it would be using for its cars. Sure, the Kona will attract a lot of attention but opinions will be divided. It’s unique for sure and it will turn heads. The split headlight setup is one of the most unique aspects of the Kona and makes it instantly recognizable among the crowd. There are LED DRLs on the top, then the main headlamp cluster within the bumper with black cladding and then the fog lamps in the lower lip. The spindle grille and black cladding all around give it a sporty and rugged look. From the busy front, when you move to the sides, it’s rather plain and simple except for a contrast panel on the C-pillar.

2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd quarter view

There is a pronounced kink on the rear fender. Also, the body cladding look good and the wheels are stylish. At the rear, the story is the same as the front. There are two lamp clusters which have not been designed very aesthetically. While the front still manages to look cool, the rear does not. The cladding dominate at the back as well. The rear spoiler protrudes quite some and with the sloping rear window looks sporty. It is still a smart and contemporary looking compact SUV.

Model

Hyundai Kona SE

Subaru Crosstrek

Honda HR-V LX

Toyota C-HR LE

Curb Weight

2890 lbs

3117 lbs

2906 lbs

3300 lbs

Length 

164.0"

175.8"

170.4"

172.6"

Width

70.9"

71.0"

69.8"

70.7"

Height 

61.0"

63.6"

63.2"

61.6"

Ground Clearance

6.7"

8.7"

7.3"

5.9"

Wheelbase 

102.4"

104.9"

102.8"

103.9"

The Hyundai Kona is quite balanced when it comes to dimensions. It has compact proportions for a crossover and sits quite low as well. It has the least length among all its rivals but in spite of that, it doesn’t compromise on the space inside. The low ground clearance however, makes the Kona prone to underbelly scratches and scrapes when passing over speed humps.

Which features will attract you the most?

Like the interiors, the Kona’s exteriors are embellished with a ton of features on the outside. Some of the most noteworthy features on offer include the following

  • Automatic LED headlights, DRL’s, and taillights with high beam assist
  • Heated ORVMs with turn indicators
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Front foglights
  • Shark-fin antenna
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front seats
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd quarter view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV 3rd quarter view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV rear view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV rear view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front view
2020 Hyundai Kona SUV front view

2020 Hyundai Kona Safety

9.0/10

With the ongoing fiasco regarding safety of cars all around the world, manufacturers are rapidly improving their safety game. Hyundai has engineered the Kona in such a way, that it can pass all the modern safety tests across the world. There are reinforcements all around the Kona and the front crumple zones ensure that the Kona absorbs all that comes in front of it, in the case of an emergency situation.

For satisfying the safety demands of the customers, Hyundai is bundling the Kona with the following set of safety features

  • Blind-spot collision warning
  • Lane change assist with rear cross-traffic collision warning system
  • Smart cruise control
  • Parking distance control
  • Dual front, side, and roof mounted airbags
  • ABS with ESC, Traction control and brake assist
  • Anti-theft system with remote keyless entry
  • Tire pressure monitoring system with individual tire indicator

IIHS and NHTSA are yet to rate the 2020 Hyundai Kona.

2020 Hyundai Kona Competition

8.0/10

Hyundai Kona vs. Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is a big and bulky crossover when compared to its nearest rivals. It has good off-road capabilities for a crossover and offers a good ride quality as well. It has roomy interiors and feels spacious on the whole. It looks very generic though and could easily blend in the crowd. The interiors feel special and is quite well loaded. On the down side, the acceleration isn’t very good and handling is not so good either. It is around $2,000 more expensive than the Kona but it seems worth it because of the extra practicality it comes with.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 

Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V

The HR-V is one of the newest entries from Honda in the segment. The HR-V feels dynamic on the whole and carry a lot of luggage with itself. The HR-V is marginally expensive than the Kona but despite that, we feel that it should be the pick among the two here. That’s owing to the reliability aspect of the HR-V and the superb resale value and lower depreciation. However, if you are one of the tech-savvy guys who can’t live without the gadgets and bells and whistles, the Kona is the vehicle for you.

2020 Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona vs. Toyota C-HR

Like the HR-V, the C-HR is one of the newer entries from the legendary Japanese car maker. However, considering the package, the C-HR isn’t the best from brand Toyota. The plastics feel a bit dreary, the quality isn’t exactly upto mark and the engine feels terribly void of feel. The Hyundai, on the other hand, comes loaded with a lot more features, feels much more premium that the C-HR and has a peppy motor as well. Long term reliability is yet to be seen but as of now, if we were to pick one, we would certainly suggest the Kona.

2020 Toyota C-HR

2020 Hyundai Kona Final Verdict

8.4/10

Hyundai has been known to offer cars that are loaded with features and not the worse to drive or live with. The 2020 Kona, reiterates all these facts with its pricing and features on board. There may be plenty of other cars in the segment that may be better to drive or return better gas mileage or be better than the Kona in many ways. However, if you want an SUV that manages to exude the best of all those cars in a small way, the Kona is one such SUV that you’d not regret spending your money on.

2020 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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2020 Hyundai Kona Overall Reviews


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Andrea

2020 Hyundai Kona

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

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 28, 2021

Good vehicle for the price

Pros - AWD, functional, big center screen

Cons - Fuel economy, acceleration, interior design is poor

Good for point A to point B but nothing else If you are just going from Point A to Point B, then Kona will suit your needs. Since this car has such poor pickup, you would not want to drive it on a long-distance trip. Luckily, we drive my husband's RAV4 for long-distance driving. Plus, every time I brake, I feel like I am stopping short. I have a very short commute to work where I don't need to take the highway, that is the only reason I bought Kona. I had a good time there. Was in and out of the dealership within a couple of hours.

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

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Felicia A. Levitt

2020 Hyundai Kona

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

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 17, 2021

The Economical cross.

Pros - Comfy ride, agile nature, good list of features with upgrade options, ergonomic cabin layout

Cons - Multimedia screen is a bit too small, not as capable as the looks may suggest

A quirky looking yet desirable car. Got a good lease deal on the car for about $369 a month, so decided to go with this one. I did not want anythig fancy or luxurious but somehting realiable and frugal to mostly drive inside the city till my work ends here. there is nothing much to complain about this car. It does get all the basic stuff correct. I do my daily commutes in this one an i am pretty satisfied with the drivability. The compact size does manke life in the city a whole lot easier.The engine, though a bit low on power, is smooth and silent. The boot is decent sized and does hold most things after a shopping spree. Tom did give me a good lease deal and gave me one of the lowest initial downpayments.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Leticia J. Trimble

2020 Hyundai Kona

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

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 15, 2021

The Reasonably priced compact SUV

Pros - "Punchy turbocharged engine available Composed handling Upscale interior"

Cons - "It's an EV – range anxiety Middle row doesn't fold flat"

reimagined car I love the color Sonic Silver! It handles well. The infotainment system is complete and easy to handle using. The size of the car is small enough to fit easily in my garage but still feels plenty roomy enough inside. From the beginning to the end, Keely and Glenn were friendly, professional, and supportive. I had a few different cars in mind when I came in, and Keely helped me narrow it down to one that matched my budget and needs. So far, I'm very pleased with the vehicle, and I've already recommended it to others who are in the market for a vehicle. Kindness goes a long way, and the people on the team are living proof of that.

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