2019 Hyundai Kona Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, And Photos

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Georgiann Leight

The 2019 Hyundai Kona is no skinflint. It’s generously equipped, has an excellent warranty and a good infotainment system. Even well-outfitted, more expensive trim levels present a very good value.

We give it a 9 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

The 2019 Kona comes in SEL, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trims. With differing powertrains (the turbo-4 comes on Limited and Ultimate models), the Kona can be configured with all-wheel drive on any trim, for $1,300.

The Kona SE has power features, Bluetooth with audio streaming, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 16-inch wheels, and cloth upholstery. This year, Hyundai’s added twin USB ports in the front console, and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. That’s on top of a standard

5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that extends to 10 years/100,000 miles for the powertrain.

A Kona SEL adds a few useful features, such as 17-inch wheels, keyless ignition, heated front seats, satellite radio, and blind-spot monitors, and that makes it our pick of the lineup. Power front seats and a sunroof are options, as is Infinity audio.

Kona Limiteds can’t be equipped with a sunroof, an odd omission, but they get the turbo-4, 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, LED taillights, and a power driver seat. Ultimate Konas add to that the sunroof, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, wireless smartphone charging, and navigation. All-in, the Kona Ultimate’s price of about $30,000 stretches the idea of a bargain crossover to its size limits.

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