Hyundai Kona Lime Green Metallic

2018 Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona Green Metallic

Test Vehicle: 2018 Hyundai Kona

MSRP: $19,500

Overall NHTSA Rating: New, Not Yet Rated

MPG: 25-28 City / 29-33 Hwy

Should I add it to my car shopping list? Yes!

2018 Hyundai Kona Review

Pros & Cons What’s New
It offers a very refined european driving experience. It’s zippy around town and fun to drive. All new model for 2018.
I’m tall and was very comfortable driving the Kona around. I was surprised that when both Brian Armstead, our very tall Roadfly editor and I were driving together we had ample shoulder room and didn’t feel cramped at all.
I really like the styling
Overall sportiness and very long list of Hyundai standard equipment is impressive.

The Kona is a brand new crossover SUV from Hyundai. It’s a subcompact SUV offering tremendous value due to its Korean heritage.

My test car was the Ultimate package and it was fully loaded with lots of technology and safety features. Some of which are unheard of at this price level like auto rain sensing wipers and forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection. For a full list of features take a look at this slide show of all the specs & features of the 2018 Hyundai Kona.

Q. Should I put the new Kona on my subcompact SUV shopping list?
A. This is an easy YES! The new Hyundai Kona deserves to be at the top of your car shopping list not only because it’s fun and sporty to drive but because of the very long list of either standard or available technology and safety features not to mention their 100,000 mile engine & transmission warranty!

Exterior Styling
Interior Styling
Performance
Features
Safety

Features & Specs: Hyundai Kona
Vehicle Type:  subcompact SUV
Seating: 2 rows, 5 passengers
Gas Mileage: 25-28 city / 29-33 hwy
Drivetrain: front wheel drive or optional
all wheel drive
Engine Option #1: Inline 4 cylinder, 2.0 litres, gasoline
Horsepower: 147 hp
Torque: 132 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Engine Option #2: Inline 4 cylinder, 1.6 liter turbocharged, gasoline
Horsepower: 175 hp
Torque: 195 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed DCT
8-speed automatic
Warranty: 5 yr/60,000 mi basic
10 yr/100,000 mi powertrain

 

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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