2020 Hyundai Kona EV FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $37,190.00
  • Invoice: $36,210.00
  • Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
  • City MPG: N/A mpg

pros

Futuristic styling; good ground clearance; fuel efficient engines; available electric powertrain; fun to drive; compact footprint; strong value

model highlights

The Hyundai Kona is powered by a choice of two different 4-cylinder engines. The base 4-cylinder engine displaces 2.0L and sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Making 147 horsepower, this engine helps to return fuel economy of up to 33 mpg on the highway. Higher trim levels of the Kona come with a more powerful, but smaller displacement 1.6L engine. It makes 175 horsepower with the help of a turbocharger. This powerplant gets a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Kona is designed with on-road city and suburban driving in mind, but it does offer decent ground clearance and all-wheel drive can be had with either drivetrain choice for an additional $1,300.

The Kona comes in one of five different trim levels, starting with the SE. Hyundai has a lot of experience building smaller, high-value cars that pack a surprising amount of standard equipment. The base-level SE is no exception and its standard equipment includes a 7-inch LCD touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, a rearview monitor camera with dynamic parking lines displayed on it, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls built in, LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, remote keyless access, automatic headlights, power door locks and windows and a 3.5-inch multifunction display.

The Kona SEL adds bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, a blind spot warning system that includes rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, a push button starter with a proximity key, SiriusXM satellite radio, heated side mirrors, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic windows and an illuminated vanity mirror.

The Limited trim comes standard with the bigger engine and nicer transmission. It also gets bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights and taillights, front fog lights, leather seats, automatic temperature control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and some exterior brightwork around the grille.

The Ultimate trim sits at the top of the Kona line. The Ultimate trim comes equipped with a head-up display, a forward collision avoidance assist system, a lane keep assist system, an 8-inch LCD touchscreen with navigation, a high beam assist system, rain sensing wipers, an automatic garage door opener, parking sensors, an Infinity sound system with 8 speakers and a subwoofer, a bigger 4.2-inch multifunction display, wireless device charging and three years of Hyundai's Blue Link connected car services program. The Ultimate trim still starts well below $30,000 at just $27,400 and includes so many features as standard that Hyundai doesn't even need to offer any optional equipment packages for the trim.

The Kona EV offers extended range estimated at 258 miles on a full charge. It comes in SEL, Limited and Ultimate trims. All trims come with the same fully electric drivetrain that makes 201 horsepower and 291 lb-feet of torque. Base Kona EV SEL models come with 17-inch wheels, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and proximity entry. The Limited adds a sunroof, heated mirrors, heated power-adjustable front seats and leather interior. The top-of-the-line Ultimate trim includes a premium Infinity audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather steering wheel and adaptive cruise control.

model news

The Hyundai Kona enters 2020 with relatively few changes. The biggest news is that a smart cruise control system has been added to the Ultimate trim, making highway driving far less fatiguing, especially since Hyundai's system is notable for being one of the best such systems currently available. Other than that, the Kona is mostly unchanged though some of the packages and trim levels have been slightly shuffled and renamed. Orange interior accents are also newly available as an option for 2020.

value writeup

The Hyundai Kona competes with other ultra-compact SUVs and crossovers, such as the Chevrolet Trax and the Ford EcoSport. With a base price comfortably short of $20,000, the Kona offers far more style than is normally offered in the class, while also leading the way in technology with tons of safety and convenience options to offer. Hyundai continues to offer one of the best warranties in the business, with a 5-year unlimited warranty plan as well as a 10-year powertrain warranty.

The Kona EV offers one of the longest driving ranges available. Hyundai estimates the range at 258 miles on a full charge.

Exterior Color

Chalk White/Black Roof
Manufacturer's Color Code: P6W

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Sonic Silver w/Dark Gray Roof
Manufacturer's Color Code: SS7

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Ceramic Blue w/White Roof
Manufacturer's Color Code: SU8

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Galactic Gray w/White
Manufacturer's Color Code: R3G

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Pulse Red w/Black Roof
Manufacturer's Color Code: Y2R

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Ultra Black w/Gray Roof
Manufacturer's Color Code: MZH

Interior Colors

  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year N/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) N/A
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.98
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy N/A
Cruising Range - City N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 132
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 108
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 120
Engine
Engine Type Electric
Displacement N/A
Fuel System N/A
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 3800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 291
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 92.4 ft³
Front Head Room 39.6 in
Front Leg Room 41.5 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.5 in
Front Hip Room 53.3 in
Second Head Room 37.7 in
Second Leg Room 33.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 54.5 in
Second Hip Room 52.2 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Length, Overall 164.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.9 in
Height, Overall 61.2 in
Track Width, Front 61.6 in
Track Width, Rear 62 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.2 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 45.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 19.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 19.2 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3715 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR17
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 34.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 2.9% to 3.9%

Expiration Date: 06/01/2020

Resource: hyundaiusa.com 05/07/2020