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EPA-Estimated MPG
7.6  Sec.
0-60 MPH
19.2-45.8  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For the 2019 Hyundai Kona?

Entering its second year in existence, the Kona makes a few changes in 2019 to make it an even better subcompact crossover. One of the most important changes come in the number of safety features that now come standard. All models of the new Kona will feature dual USB charging ports, instead of the 12-volt power outlet found in some trims in 2018. The silver/black color combo for the exterior has been eliminated, but drivers now have the option of getting their Kona in Sunset Orange.

2019 Hyundai Kona

New Features and Highlights

There are four trim levels for the Kona. Each trim level is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The options for drivers are SE, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate. Each trim and configuration is available in the same 7 exterior color choices. All of the trims can comfortably seat 5.

Standard convenience features on all Konas include keyless entry and cruise control with steering wheel controls. The Kona is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Audio, meaning you can play your own music over the standard six-speaker system. The Ultimate trim actually comes with an external amp and 8 speakers (2 in the front doors, 2 tweeters, 2 rear, a center front, and a subwoofer) that works wonderfully with its Infinity® premium audio with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology.

The SE, SEL, and Limited trims each come with a 7-inch color touchscreen display audio system. In the Ultimate trim, drivers get an 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation. The Ultimate also features a wireless device charging pad for compatible phones and tablets as well as a Blue Link® Connected Car System.

Moving on to the exterior of the vehicle, the Limited and Ultimate trims come with LED taillights and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof. Every trim except the base comes with roof rails, rear privacy glass, and heated mirrors. Each trim has solar glass for the windshield.

Engine and Performance

2019 Hyundai KonaThere are two engine sizes that are available on the 2019 Kona. For the SE and SEL trim levels, drivers get a 147-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine. The Limited and Ultimate trims come with a 175-hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 engine. Both the SE and SEL have a 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual transmission, whereas the Limited and Ultimate have a 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual

Safety Features

2019 Hyundai KonaAs previously mentioned, some of the biggest changes in 2019 are the number of safety features that drivers now get standard. These include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist forward collision mitigation, Lane Departure Assist, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Also coming standard on all Konas is ABS and driveline traction control, side-impact bars, and electronic stability.

Other features to help keep you and your loved ones safe include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire indicator, front crumple zone, and vehicle stability management. Each trim comes with the LATCH system for attaching car seats.

There are a total of 6 airbags in the Kona, which features occupant-sensing technology. Drivers get curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead as well as seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags to keep everyone safe in the event of a crash.

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