2020 Hyundai Kona Auto FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $20,300.00
  • Invoice: $19,699.00
  • Hwy MPG: 33 mpg
  • City MPG: 27 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
Manufacturer's Color Code: P6W

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Exterior Color

Sonic Silver
Manufacturer's Color Code: SS7

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Exterior Color

Thunder Gray
Manufacturer's Color Code: YG7

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Exterior Color

Pulse Red
Manufacturer's Color Code: Y2R

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Exterior Color

Ultra Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: MZH

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Exterior Color

Surf Blue
Manufacturer's Color Code: Z3U

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Exterior Color

Sunset Orange
Manufacturer's Color Code: TA9

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Gray/Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.51
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 33 MPG
Cruising Range - City 356.40 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 27 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 30 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 435.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 132 @ 4500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 94.1 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 37.8 in
Second Leg Room 34.6 in
Second Shoulder Room 54.5 in
Second Hip Room 52.2 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Length, Overall 164 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.9 in
Height, Overall 61 in
Track Width, Front 62 in
Track Width, Rear 62.4 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.7 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 2890 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 Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
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 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 X 6.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
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 11 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.3 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
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

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 14.10%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V022000

Mfg's Report Date:
JAN 16, 2020

Component:
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
477

Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Kona vehicles. The certification label may indicate incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 567, "Certification" and 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Consequence:
An incorrect GAWR could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install new label stickers displaying the correct GAWR over the affected areas of the certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 20, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 187.

Manufacturer Recall Number:
187

Rebate Information

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

Cash Incentive: $2000 or financing
plus $500 bonus cash

Financing Incentive: 0.0% to 2.9%

Expiration Date: 06/01/2020

Resource: hyundaiusa.com 05/07/2020