Hyundai Kona 2019 Review a good Car?

In a packed subcompact hybrid section, the 2019 Hyundai Kona emerges. Its outside structure is maybe polarizing, yet it's ensured to get more consideration than its more egg-molded contenders. It offers two motors, one of which is normal, however the other is a turbocharged unit that makes the Kona essentially speedier than the moderate standard for this class. The two motors can be had with all-wheel drive, and each Kona is shockingly amusing to drive. Include an easy to use, though little inside, and the Kona is a standout amongst the best subcompact hybrid decisions. 

What's going on for 2019? 

Since 2019 is just the Kona's second model year, there haven't been numerous changes. The most noteworthy are more security highlights included as standard gear: programmed crisis braking, path keeping help and a driver heedlessness screen. The Ultimate trim dimension's programmed crisis braking is likewise now improved with person on foot location. There are additionally some detail changes incorporating two USB ports in the front, which supplant a 12-volt outlet. The updated Infinity sound framework is currently accessible on Ultimate, Limited and the SEL trim with the Tech bundle. Another shading called Sunset Orange is accessible. Lastly, a limited-production Iron Man edition Kona was discharged with paint, decals, lighting and heads-up showcase all altered to mirror the Marvel superhuman. It won't make you look like Robert Downey Jr.

What's the Kona's inside and in-vehicle innovation like? 

Most inside plastics are unremarkable, notwithstanding for this portion. Most Kona insides are likewise a bit on the dull side, yet there are probably some changing surfaces that help separate the dreariness. So too can the standard hounds tooth upholstery (turbo models get plain dark cowhide) and the lime green trim and seat funneling offered on upper trim dimensions. 

The low dash offers great perceivability, the controlling wheel adequately changes, and upper trims profit by a power driver situate that gives more flexibility than most in the portion. The driving position is additionally higher than a vehicle, however we wouldn't state you get the "ordering view" of the street like you'd get in a greater hybrid. 

One of the Kona's significant advantages is the simple to-utilize infotainment framework. As in other Hyundai items, it consolidates a touchscreen, a lot of physical alternate route catches, and significantly, physical volume and tuning handles. The UI isn't the prettiest, however it's anything but difficult to peruse and understand, and it reacts rapidly. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard highlights on all models. Likewise offered is a heads-up presentation, a bizarre element at this section and cost point. It's a shading unit that shows on a reasonable plastic board that ascents up on the dashboard.

How huge is Kona? 

The Hyundai Kona is on the little side of the subcompact hybrid class, which ranges from genuinely tight vehicles, for example, the Kona and the Mazda CX-3 to especially extensive vehicles, for example, the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V. It's one of the most brief in by and large length, and that is reflected in especially tight back legroom. Your secondary lounge travelers ought to at any rate be more joyful than they'd be in the considerably progressively confined CX-3 or the claustrophobic Toyota C-HR. 

Cargo space is likewise among the littlest in the class. As per the specs, there's around 19 cubic feet of room behind the Kona's raised rearward sitting arrangement. That is just 2 blocks not exactly the Subaru Crosstrek, which isn't much on paper, yet by and by, the thing that matters is tremendous. We figured out how to fit two moderate size bags, three move on board measure portable suitcases and a little cooler sack in the back of the Crosstrek. A Nissan Kicks can fit much more. In the Kona, in any case, one of the midsizers and a move on board needed to remain behind. Its payload zone simply isn't as profound or helpful, and you may need to consider a rooftop box for lengthier adventures. Once more, however, it's still superior to the CX-3 or C-HR.

What's Kona's performance and fuel economy?

The Kona offers a decision of powertrains. The passage level motor offered on the SE and SEL trim dimensions is a 2.0-liter normally suctioned inline-four that makes 147 drive and 132 pound-feet of torque. It's matched with an ordinary six-speed programmed with a torque converter, and can be had with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The accessibility of all-wheel drive is a noteworthy advantage in a class where a few contenders don't offer it by any stretch of the imagination (C-HR, Kicks, Kia Soul). 

Climbing to the Limited and Ultimate trim dimensions brings a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four making 175 pull and 195 pound-feet of torque. This motor accompanies a seven-speed double grasp programmed transmission and is again accessible with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. 

In spite of a major contrast in power, the two motors return about a similar mileage when designed also. What changes things is the thing that wheels are driven. Front-drive Konas are the most thrifty, with the 2.0-liter model getting 27 mpg in the city, 33 on the expressway and 30 joined, and the 1.6-liter model getting 28/32/30. 

Picking all-wheel drive brings the consolidated mileage number down to 27 for the two motors. The 2.0-liter model gets 25 in the city and 30 on the thruway, while the 1.6-liter gets 26 in the city and 29 on the expressway. 

There is additionally a Hyundai Kona Electric. With its extraordinary powertrain and greater expense than most Konas, we've audited it independently. Be that as it may, it fundamentally gives indistinguishable highs and lows from the gas Kona, yet with the lower running expenses and smooth, easy speeding up managed by an electric engine.

What's Kona like to drive? 

The Kona is a stunningly agile little hybrid, paying little mind to the rendition you get. Guiding is speedy and well-weighted, and the vehicle corners with just mellow body roll. The incredible perceivability and little size further add to its amusing to-drive nature. The ride is agreeable and all around controlled, however is somewhat solid with respect to a HR-V or Kicks

The base 2.0-liter motor in the Kona is spot keeping pace with the challenge, which implies it's adequate. It's on the moderate side and gets buzzy when flooring the throttle, but on the other hand it's enjoyably responsive. Its torque converter programmed transmission picks equips easily and sensibly speedily (there's even a Sport mode that hones transmission and throttle reaction considerably further). By and large, it puts forth a convincing defense to avoid the turbo motor. 

Obviously, the turbo motor makes its own convincing case. Its 175 pull, 195 pound-feet of torque, and resulting speeding up overwhelm nearly everything else in the portion. It's a distinction you can totally see and appreciate. It has an exceptionally solid mid-range and makes the Kona feel really energetic. It tends to be somewhat uproarious like the 2.0-liter, yet the power compensates for it. The turbo motor is combined with a double grasp programmed transmission that absolutely moves quicker than the programmed and gets along admirably at picking a decent rigging. It's likewise an improvement over past Hyundai double grip transmissions, staying away from their reluctant reactions at low speeds, however it additionally isn't as smooth as the 2.0-liter motor's programmed.

What highlights are accessible and what's Kona's cost? 

The base Hyundai Kona is the SE trim, and it begins at $21,035 for the front-drive rendition and $22,435 for the all-wheel-drive variation (all costs incorporate a $1,045 goal charge). This Kona accompanies the normally suctioned 2.0-liter inline-four, a six-speed programmed transmission, 16-inch combination wheels, voyage control, cooling, control adornments (windows, locks, reflects), a 7-inch touchscreen, different USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Fundamentally even the base model comes well-prepared. 

Higher trim dimensions and bundles include bigger wheels, nearness section and push-catch begin, warmed mirrors, foglights, LED lights, rooftop rails, a sunroof, programmed atmosphere control, warmed power-customizable seats, cowhide upholstery, calfskin wrapped controlling wheel, overhauled sound framework, remote telephone charging, a heads-up showcase and a 8-inch touchscreen.

  • 2.0L Inline-four
    • SE: $21,035
    • SE AWD: $22,435
    • SEL: $22,845
    • SEL AWD: $24,245
  • 1.6L turbocharged Inline-four
    • Limited: $26,595
    • Limited AWD: $27,995
    • Ultimate: $28,545
    • Ultimate AWD: $29,945
    • Iron Man Edition: $31,595
    • Iron Man Edition AWD: $32,995

What are Kona's safety features and crash-test ratings?

Safety is a highlight for the Kona. The IIHS gives it its highest award of Top Safety Pick+ as a result of earning the highest rating of "Good" in all crash tests, the highest forward collision prevention rating of "Superior" and having optional headlights rated "Good." The main feeble focuses in IIHS assessment incorporate "Poor" appraised headlights on base models and kid situate LATCH stays with "Negligible" availability. NHTSA additionally gives the Kona top evaluations with five stars fro generally, front and side accident tests. It gets four stars for rollover potential, which is typical for the section.

Notwithstanding the high accident test scores, all Hyundai Konas now have programmed crisis braking, path keeping help, programmed low-shaft headlights and driver absentmindedness observing as standard highlights. The SEL includes vulnerable side and back cross-traffic cautioning. The Ultimate trim dimension at that point includes back stopping sensors, programmed crisis braking with person on foot identification, programmed high shaft headlights and downpour detecting wipers.

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