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?

The all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona is spacious enough to accommodate up to five people comfortably but boasts the subcompact size for more comfortable maneuvering through crowded city thoroughfare. You can easily keep track of your vehicle wherever you are by downloading the available Blue Link® Connected Car Service app to your smartphone or smartwatch. You can then check the status of your vehicles, start the car so you can cool or heat the cabin through climate control, or obtain emergency help. Making every journey smoother is the multi-link rear suspension while available All-Wheel Drive grips the road even during inclement driving conditions.

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What Features And Trims Are Available?

Choose from these trim levels for the 2018 Hyundai Kona:

  • SE: The entry-level trim covers its seats in cloth and offers six adjustments for the driver. When you need to carry more cargo than people, you can fold down the 60/40 split-folding rear seatback. Take charge of your entertainment through the 7-inch color touchscreen that also merges your compatible cell phone using Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™. The steering wheel mounts have controls for audio and cruise control.
  • SEL: The external temperature displays clues you into outside weather conditions while heated front seats add warmth during colder days. With the Proximity Key in your pocket, you can unlock the doors by pulling on a handle. Once inside, you can step on the brake pedal and push the Start button to run the engine. Wrap your fingers around the luxurious leather that surrounds both the steering wheel and the shift knob.
  • Limited: This trim upgrades the interior with leather and all seats and eight power adjustments for the driver seat that includes power lumbar. Automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set by compensating for changes in outside weather. When the weather turns misty, you can cut a view through it using the front fog lights. LEDs on the headlights and tail lights ensure that you remain visible at all times.
  • Ultimate: Enhancing the luxury of the highest-level trim is the Heads-Up Display the shows car vitals like navigation, cruise control and speed on a transparent panel directly in front of you. The Infinity® premium audio system surrounds you with high-quality music from eight speakers that include two tweeters and a subwoofer. You won't be fumbling with cables and plugs when the wireless device is charging powers up your devices.

What Kind of Performance Can I Expect?

2018 Hyundai Kona FrontThe SE and SEL trims use a 2.0L 16-valve 4-cylinder with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing and Dual Overhead Cams to produce 147 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 132 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy with the Front Wheel Drive is at 33 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in the city. The Limited and Ultimate trims include a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder that delivers 175 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500 to 4,500 RPM. This powerplant gets 32 MPG on the highway and 28 MPG in the city.

How Does the Hyundai Kona Keep My Family Safe?

2018 Hyundai Kona RearBacking up in the Hyundai Kona becomes safer when you can view what's happening behind your through the Rearview Monitor. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning alerts you if any cars try to cross your path as you travel backward. Other safety features include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist. High Beam Assist automatically switches your headlights from high to low when other cars approach, which prevents other drivers from being blinded by your headlight glare.

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