If you’ve been searching for a versatile subcompact SUV that has lots of cargo space in the trunk and is just the right size to park easily, you’ll want to consider the 2020 Hyundai Kona. The Kona provides a wealth of standard features, yet is very reasonably priced at dealerships like the Hyundai dealer near Ontario, CardinaleWay Hyundai. Buyers appreciate the Kona’s exclusive styling, outstanding driving dynamics and lively turbo-four powerplant. Most importantly, the Kona is fun to drive.
Even the lower trim levels get a nice feature list, including smartphone compatibility, forward collision warning and heated front seats. Many Ontario Hyundai shoppers opt for the available adaptive cruise control, which is new for 2020. Anyone looking for a great subcompact that drives as well as it looks should place the 2020 Hyundai Kona at the top of their shopping list.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona seats five passengers. There are five models on offer: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited and Ultimate. Powering the SE, SEL and SEL Plus is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The other trims are equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo-four engine that develops 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
No matter which model you choose, you’ll get standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system includes a cutting-edge rear suspension and a lockable center differential that increases grip when driving at low speed in inclement weather.
The base Kona SE comes with standard features that include keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB inputs in the front, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and a drowsy/distracted driving monitor.
Fuel economy is exceptional, with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine getting EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 27/33 mpg with front-wheel drive and 26/30 mpg for models with all-wheel drive.* The 1.6-liter turbo-four returns 28/32 mpg for four-wheel-drive models, while all-wheel-drive models check in with 26/29 mpg.
Kona drivers take to the road with confidence. The NHTSA gave the 2020 Kona its highest rating of five stars for overall safety. As of this writing, the IIHS has yet to test the 2020 Hyundai Kona. Last year, the agency awarded the Kona with its best score of Good in every crash test and named it a Top Safety Pick+. Since the 2020 Kona is essentially the same vehicle, the results should be identical to last year.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.