The 2018 Hyundai Kona is hitting dealerships as you read this, and we have a cheat sheet for what you’ll discover in case you’re cross-shopping utilities in this quickly growing corner of the market. We’ll have driving impressions in two or three weeks, yet until further notice here are the fundamental Kona specs, trim levels and valuing points of interest you have to know:
For the uninitiated, the Kona is viewed as a “little hybrid” for focused examination purposes. It’s really littler than a subcompact – – Kona battles with newcomers like the Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR and Chevy Trax, in addition to models that have been around a while like the Buick Encore and Subaru Crosstrek.
Regardless of being shorter in general than any of the opposition (and a full foot shorter than Hyundai’s own particular Tucson), the Kona brags one of the bigger insides in the class in addition to 19.2 cubic feet of freight space – bested just by the HR-V and Crosstrek; yes, it’s little, however there’s a considerable measure of usable space where it matters most.
Despite the fact that two motors are accessible, efficiency remains generally the same between them – – 30 mpg joined for front-drive models, while AWD models will pay a 1-2 mpg punishment. A lot of that is because of the additional control weight – – the lightest FWD SE tips the scales at 2,890 pounds, while a stacked AWD Kona Ultimate fills out to 3,344 lbs.
The 2018 Hyundai Kona begins at $20,450 for a SE demonstrate. That gets you the 2.0-liter motor with 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, a six-speed programmed, 7-inch touchscreen show, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth network and voyage control. Programmed headlights are additionally standard even in the passage level SE, as is remote keyless section.
Bounce up to a Kona SEL and the value ascends to $22,100; the powertrain continues as before, yet 17-inch wheels supplant the 16-inch units on the SE. There’s additionally blind side cautioning, nearness key with pushbutton begin, warmed front seats and rooftop side rails. A discretionary SEL Tech bundle includes a sunroof, forward crash evasion with pedestrial discovery, path keeping help and a driver consideration cautioning framework that screens different parameters to check whether you’re excessively drowsy, making it impossible to drive.
The Kona Limited is the place the powertrain gets fascinating. For $25,650 the 1.6-liter turbo with 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque and a seven-speed double grip programmed show up, alongside 18-inch amalgams, a standard sunroof, LED headlights and tail lights, calfskin situates, a power driver’s seat, programmed temperature control auto-darkening rearview mirror and mist lights.
At last, for the individuals who need everything, the Kona Ultimate begins at $28,350 and keeps the turbo/7DCT powertrain. There’s a 8-inch touchscreen with route, remote gadget charging, a head-up show, rain-detecting wipers, Infinity premium sound and all the security babysitters from the SEL Tech bundle. Hyundai likewise includes its Blue Link associated auto framework that gives you a chance to do things like remote begin your vehicle utilizing your Amazon Alexa.
Note that each one of those beginning costs are for front-drive models; AWD includes generally $1,000, and different alternatives are accessible relying upon trim level.
Once more, stay tuned for finish Hyundai Kona driving impressions just around the corner.