2018 Hyundai Kona Model Review

28/32  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.6  Sec.
0-60 MPH
19.2 / 45.8  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Hyundai Kona?

As a new car for the current year, the 2018 Hyundai Kona stands out as a subcompact SUV that comfortably seats five. It includes plenty of technology to make city driving safer and accents its dynamic lines with standard 16-inch or optional 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels. Out on the trail, it's available All-Wheel Drive grips uncertain surfaces while multi-link suspension improves handling as it smooths out any bumps. This car grants you ten years or 100,000 miles of powertrain warranty plus 5-years and unlimited miles for 24-hour roadside assistance.

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Outstanding Features and Highlights

These trim levels are offered for the 2018 Hyundai Kona:

  • SE: Your fun drive begins with a flexible interior that includes a cargo volume ranging from 19.2 to 45.8 cu. ft. if you fold down the 60/40-split seat back in the rear. Cloth covers all the seats including the 6-way power-adjustable version for the driver. Incorporate a compatible smartphone into the 7-inch color touchscreen of the infotainment system using hands-free connectivity, Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™.
  • SEL: There's no fumbling with keys when you have the Proximity Key with you. To unlock the doors, pull on a handle. To start the car once you're inside, step on the brake pedal and push the Start button. Feel the luxury of leather around the shift knob and steering wheel. You'll stay cozy in the winter with the heating that's built into the front seats.
  • Limited: With automatic temperature control, the interior environment that you set compensates for, however, the weather changes outside. You can adjust your leather-covered seat with up to 8-power adjustments that include lumbar support. Front fog lights maintain visibility during inclement weather. Your headlights and taillights sport LEDs that respond more quickly to your operations and last longer than conventional bulbs.
  • Ultimate: You'll be driving around in a concert hall surrounded by the eight speakers of the Infinity® premium audio system, which includes a subwoofer and two tweeters. Conveniently charge compatible devices by using the wireless charging pad. To keep your focus on the front, the Heads Up Display project such information as speed and navigation on a transparent panel in front of you.

Engine and Other Mechanical Specs

2018 Hyundai Kona FrontRev up to 147 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 132 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM with the 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-four of either the SE or SEL. Its Front Wheel Drive, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, and Dual Overhead Cams deliver an EPA-estimated 33 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in the city. If you prefer the higher performance of 175 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500 to 4,500 RPM, go for the turbocharged 16-valve 1.6L 4-cylinder of the Limited or Ultimate trims. Their fuel economy achieves 32 MPG* on the highway and 28 MPG* in the city.

How Does the Hyundai Kona Keep Me Safe?

2018 Hyundai Kona RearYou'll feel safer with the protective technologies of the 2018 Hyundai Kona:

  • Rear View Monitor: Displays the view behind you when you go into reverse. Colorful guidelines help you judge your proximity to obstacles. Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning watches out for cars crossing your rearward path.
  • Driver Attention Warning: Issues alerts when it determines that you're nodding off from fatigue or inattention.
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning: Informs you if a vehicle is just beyond your peripheral vision.
  • Lane Keeping Assist: Prevents drifting across the highway by nudging your steering, so your vehicle stays on the correct path.

Visit our local Hyundai dealership on today to test drive the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona.

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