2020 Hyundai Kona

MSRP range: $20,300 - $29,350
4.2 out of 5 stars(48)
MSRP$21,785
Edmunds suggests you pay$20,183

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2020 Hyundai Kona Review

  • Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
  • Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
  • Lots of features for your money
  • Weak base engine
  • Gear shifts from the turbocharged engine's transmission are often unrefined
  • Interior is trimmed with a lot of hard plastic panels
  • Adaptive cruise control added to top-trim Kona Ultimate
  • Small changes to standard and optional equipment
  • Part of the first Kona generation introduced for 2018
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The Kona is a top competitor among subcompact SUVs thanks to a strong optional turbocharged engine, sharp handling and a usable interior. But there are a few shortcomings that keep it from being an easy winner, such as inconsistent transmission shifting and a plasticky cabin.
The Kona is a sporty subcompact SUV with above-average acceleration and handling. In Edmunds testing of a Kona Ultimate (with the turbocharged engine), we measured 0-60 mph in just 7.2 seconds, which is a very quick time for this class of car. The Kona is surprisingly composed and grippy through turns, too. It maintains control and doesn't exhibit excessive body roll.

However, the turbo engine's dual-clutch automatic transmission can be slow to engage when accelerating from a stop. Once the Kona gets going, upshifts are usually smooth, but downshifts are always a little rough. Maximum braking performance is also underwhelming.
The Kona's suspension irons out smaller imperfections and takes the edges off just about any bump. But over larger bumps, the Kona tends to be busy and bouncy. Road noise is a bit intrusive, too, but that's not uncommon for the class. Overall, the Kona is quieter than competitors in city driving.

The Kona's front seats are well-shaped and pretty supportive, with plenty of adjustability. The available leather upholstery is stiff, and the cushions are noticeably firm. In back, the seats are flat and broad but not too upright. The climate control struggles a bit to cool the entire cabin when it's sweltering outside. But the rest of the time it's effective at keeping you comfortable.
It's hard to ignore the Kona's plasticky feel, but overall the interior is easy to live with. The buttons are grouped logically and clearly labeled, and Hyundai's infotainment interface has a logical menu structure. The relatively narrow roof pillars allow for good forward and side visibility. The backup camera's wide, clear picture fills in the gaps when reversing.

There is a suitable amount of space for the driver and front passenger. Rear-seat headroom is decent for the class — more than enough for average adults — but legroom is tight, especially behind a tall driver. Fortunately, there is generous space under the front seats for the rear passengers' feet. The relatively short doors can be opened wide even in tighter parking spaces, making for good access.
The Kona is a feature-rich vehicle, with lots of standard and available technology features that work well. We also like the optional Infinity stereo system that provides plenty of bass response and good sound quality. The navigation system gets the job done with an easy-to-read display and useful turn-by-turn prompts. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are fitted on all but the base trim, and a more extensive suite of features is available. Adaptive cruise control is a new addition for 2020. The Kona's systems are consistently accurate, avoiding false alarms in our time with the vehicle.
The Kona really only falters in terms of utility when compared directly to class leaders. Thanks to a low liftover height and a wide load floor, the trunk is easy to use. But compared to similar SUVs such as the Honda HR-V, the Kona comes up short on maximum cargo space.

There are lots of water-bottle-size pockets, a diminutive cellphone tray, and a relatively small console box and glovebox. So while small-item storage is decent, it lacks variety. The car-seat anchor points are clearly marked and close to the surface, but they're tucked between firm cushions.
The 1.6-liter AWD Kona gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in combined driving. That's a few mpg behind AWD-equipped competitors, but this engine provides more power. On our evaluation loop of mixed driving, our test Kona averaged 28.3 mpg, so drivers should be able to match the EPA estimates in real-world driving.
The base car has a good set of features at an affordable price, but choosing the much more appealing 1.6-liter optional engine makes for a pricey subcompact SUV. Everything feels robustly built, but only the primary touch points, such as on the steering wheel and shifter, have been treated with soft-touch materials. The alternating textures break things up visually, but there's no hiding the dreary plastic.

Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty continues to be an industry standout, and the five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is also better than coverage for the other vehicles in this class that we'd buy.
The Kona is easy to use, and it gives you a bit more of that SUV-style seating and view. Handling is better than you'd expect. In this class, it's hard to have more fun. In a lot of ways, the formula is right. But a handful of problems and polarizing styling limit the Kona from being truly great.

The 2020 Hyundai Kona is one of our favorite compact SUVs. Its small size makes it easy to park, yet it has enough trunk space for all sorts of gear. There's a lot of appealing value here, too. Even the lower trim levels provide desirable features such as smartphone compatibility, forward collision warning and heated front seats. Spend more and the Kona gets even more impressive with a robust turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and, new for 2020, available adaptive cruise control.

Certainly, no vehicle is perfect. Road noise is often present, and the turbocharged engine's transmission can be slow to shift at times. The interior quality is also lackluster. But the 2020 Hyundai Kona is still impressive, and it continues to be one of our top-ranked extra-small SUVs. We definitely recommend taking one for a test drive, especially if you're looking for a small vehicle that's versatile and fun to drive.

Notably, the 2020 Hyundai Kona is a featured vehicle in our Cheapest New Cars article.

Notably, we picked the 2020 Hyundai Kona with 1.6T engine as one of Edmunds' Fastest SUVs for 2019.

Which Kona does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend upgrading to the Limited trim level for its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, though it represents a significant price increase over the base SE model. It's similar in fuel economy to the base engine, yet it provides a significant increase in power. And if you opt for the available all-wheel-drive system, the upgraded rear suspension improves handling and ride quality to boot.

Hyundai Kona models

The 2020 Hyundai Kona is a five-passenger subcompact crossover SUV that is available in five trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited and Ultimate. Hyundai doesn't offer any optional packages, but there are added features available on each trim.

The SE, SEL and SEL Plus models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (147 horsepower, 132 lb-ft of torque) that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Limited and Ultimate trims get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (175 hp, 195 lb-ft) that's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is available as an option for all Konas and comes bundled with a more sophisticated rear suspension design and a lockable center differential. The latter enhances traction at low speeds in off-road or snowy conditions.

Standard features for the SE trim include alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and a six-speaker audio system.

The SEL trim adds extras such as roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring and satellite radio. The SEL Plus throws in many convenience and tech features such as a sunroof, a power-adjustable driver's seat, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and Hyundai's Blue Link communications system.

Stepping up to the Limited trim gets you all of the above plus the turbocharged engine, LED headlights and taillights, upgraded exterior trim, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The range-topping Ultimate trim comes loaded up with rear parking sensors, pedestrian detection for the forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, a head-up display, an 8-inch touchscreen and a navigation system.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Hyundai Kona.

Average user rating: 4.2 stars
48 total reviews
5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 13%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 2%
1 star reviews: 10%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4/5 stars, Love my Kona!
msbav8r,
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
After 12 Hondas (9 Honda/3 Acura) vehicles over the last 35 years, my defective CR-V was the last one. Never ever thought I would even look at Hyundai, let alone buy one. Until I saw the Kona and realized that Hyundai has come a long way in terms of quality and reliability. I traded it in for the 2020 Kona Limited, which was $12,000 cheaper and better quality. The Kona isn't perfect, but what vehicle is? I absolutely love the look of the Kona, inside and out. It is quick and handles well. The 7 speed dual-clutch transmission is one of the few downsides. At slow speeds, it's indecisive and not very smooth. I've been using manual mode until I get up to speed and that seems to help. Once you get going, the 185hp turbo engine is a blast. Especially if you select 'sport mode'. And, compared to other cars I've driven, it's not as smooth of a ride. Might be the factory tires, but it could be better. The limited has all of the latest gadgets and systems you find in more expensive cars, like Apple Car Play/ Android Auto, Lane Keep Assist, heated seats and mirrors, moonroof, and my favorite- Blue Link, which lets you start the car from your phone, anywhere there is cell phone service. I get 26-28 mpg, which is slightly better than I got with the CR-V. It has all-wheel drive and with snow tires is great in the snow. I can't remember any vehicle I owned that I liked more than this one. My next car will likely be another Kona. Hopefully, they'll work on the transmission and ride quality in the coming years and end up with a 5-star vehicle.
5/5 stars, Head Out On The Highway - Looking For Adventure!
Knight Rider,
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
The Kona is the definition of "bang for the buck" and provides all of the necessary technology, comfort and styling one could ask for, at a VERY reasonable price. What stands out to me is the "fit & finish" - everything is solid, tight and you can tell the car was assembled with care. I've seen other cars where it looks like the car was put together during a rush to get to lunch or it was the end of the day, time to go home, etc. - NOT this car. When you experience the drive, you'll notice that the shifter has a "lock-step" feel (confidence) and there is a plethora of information available to you as far as the car's operation and various settings. Comfort is wonderful, plenty of acceleration (turbo AWD), sound system is sweet (in limited edition or higher), etc. I couldn't be happier with this acquisition; run, don't walk to your nearest Hyundai dealer and grab one. The ONLY downside (as of this review) is that the color choices are in limited supply and you may have to settle for what the dealer has in stock or wait quite a while for your color to be ordered and delivered. Take this car for a test drive and you'll see for yourself. One other thing, some of the higher end models such as the limited & ultimate DO NOT come with a spare tire, only a "mobility kit" but does come with a free 5-year roadside assistance package to get help if you get a flat. You can do what I did and get a more powerful portable air pump (check out Harbor Freight) and a tire repair kit (about $ 10.00) via Amazon. If you're handy, you can repair the tire on the spot which will hold you until you can get to a tire shop OR just call and wait for Hyundai's roadside assistance (or your own if you have AAA, etc.). Enjoy your ride!
1/5 stars, Engine needs to be replaced
JoM,
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
I leased the car in June 2020, less than 10,000 miles and only 9 months old! Something in the engine area started making a rattling/knocking noise and a day or so later I noticed a lack of pick up on the highway. After making it off the highway, I pulled into a parking lot and lost all acceleration. The car would not move at all and the check engine light came on. I had it towed to the dealer who at first insisted there was nothing wrong with it as the check engine light was off and they couldn't replicate the acceleration problem. A day later they tell me Hyundai advised them to replace the engine! So, waiting on a new engine to be delivered...
5/5 stars, NICE!!
Cochise ,
SEL Plus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
My 2020 Kona SEL PLUS is loaded with more standard features than the other competitors. It would be even better with a turbo or a bit more hp for acceleration when needed. The seats are firm and the lumbar feature is great and I love the seat height. For the money and the great warranty, it's a winner esp. since I am senior driver...just have to get comfortable with all the safety features and technology. Today Customer care walked me through the remote features and man I am impressed!! So much bang for the buck!! I may not use the features on a regular basis but just having it and knowing how to use it is "the PLUS"

2020 Hyundai Kona video

MARK TAKAHASHI: Aloha from beautiful Hawaii, where we're checking out the all new 2018 Hyundai Kona. [SURF MUSIC] The 2018 Hyundai Kona is the latest entrant into the subcompact crossover class. It competes against the Honda HR-V, Toyota CHR, and Mazda CX-3. Prices start right around $20,000 for the base SE trim. You get a two-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 147 horsepower. It's made it to a six-speed automatic transmission. Once you step up to the limited trim, you get an upgraded 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 175 horsepower. It's made it to a seven-speed, dual clutch transmission. That is the pick because it seems to get off the line a lot better with that engine and transmission. This, however, is the fully loaded, all-wheel drive, ultimate trim. Comes in just shy of $30,000. Admittedly, when this was first unveiled last year in Korea, I was not a fan of the design. Seems like it was designed by committee using spare parts from other cars. There's a lot of things that bothered me about it, but after seeing it on the road for the last couple days, I'm starting to warm up to it. The things that bother me are this fake vent here. It's completely blocked off. I feel like the car might be a little cleaner without it. These running lights up top remind me a lot of the Jeep Cherokee before the latest refresh. The actual headlights are down here, and they kind of remind me of a Nissan Juke. These unpainted gray plastic parts remind me of a Honda Element, and even this rear roof pillar has echoes of something from Land Rover. You may like it a lot more than I do, but honestly, I don't hate it as much as I did, either. As far as car capacity is concerned, the Hyundai Kona has 19.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats. That's a little less than the Honda HR-V, but a lot more than the very small Mazda CX-3. You have a nice little hook here for shopping bags, a compartment below to keep things out of view, and this floor actually drops down about three inches for even more capacity. From behind the wheel, the Hyundai Kona drives pretty much as you'd expect. This 1.6-liter turbo gets up to speed just fine. In fact, it's a lot more capable than what I've found in the Toyota CHR or in the Mazda CX-3. But of course, it is the upgraded engine. There is no laboring. It doesn't make you want to floor the pedal just to get onto the highway, and it cruises just fine. Brakes are also appropriate for this kind of car. Moderately firm, very controllable under heavy braking, and handling is surprisingly good. You can actually have quite a bit of fun on a twisty road with this car. One thing I am noticing, though, is there's quite a bit of road noise. It's not intrusive, and honestly, if you turn up the volume just a little bit on the radio, problem solved. On top of that, it has the Clarify audio system that we're used to seeing in the Genesis luxury line. That fills in some of the digital information on your files for a richer, and fuller experience. Seat comfort is pretty good. I'm getting a lot of support. Now the seat cushion's a little on the short side, but this powered driver's seat tilts up a little with the cushion, so I can make up that with a little bit of angle. Side bolstering is not super aggressive, but it holds me in just fine. And it's not constricting, so larger drivers, they won't have a problem getting comfortable in here. I do feel like I'm sitting a little high, though. I usually like being a little lower to the deck, and this seat is actually lowered down as far as it goes. That said, I still have plenty of headroom, and it's something you'd probably just get used to after a while. Visibility is great. This A pillar is well-contoured so that I can see almost right through it. The mirrors are well-sized and out far enough so that I'm not going to get surprised by something coming up. And the head-up display is incredibly bright. Now it's the flip-up screen, kind of like what we see out of Mazda, so on a bumpy road, it can get a little jittery, a little fuzzy. It's easy to read, and it gives you a lot of information. Not just speed, but also speed limit, as well as turn-by-turn directions for navigation. I do also like how the infotainment screen is mounted on top of the dash. It's right in the driver's sightline. Maybe not as well-executed as some of the other ones, where it looks like a tablet dropped right at the very top of the dash, but it's easy to see, and it actually looks better than some of those tacked-on tablet looking things. It is a hot, humid day here in Hawaii, and these perforated leather seats are breathing just fine. I'm comfortable. Ventilated, cold seats they're not an option. Judging from how well they're breathing, not really that necessary, either. For colder climates, you do get heated front seats. Overall, the interior of the Kona is pretty good for the class. You have your padded elbow touch points, and almost everything else is kind of hard or plastic, but that's to be expected for cars in this price range. And as affordable as it is, it looks fairly attractive. Everything works really well. All the buttons are placed where you expect them to, the infotainment is super easy to use, everything just works. And trust me, I'd rather have slightly boring over gimmicky that's hard to use any day of the week. Now even though the Kona is pretty decent at handling, the ride quality doesn't suffer. It's compliant enough, fairly comfortable. There's some jostling over some of the left-right undulations, but pretty much everything else in this class rides like this. It's not too stiff, not too soft, it's just pleasant. In the upper trim levels, the Kona comes with quite a few advanced safety features. That includes frontal collision warning and mitigation. That generally means it also has the hardware needed for adaptive cruise control. Unfortunately, that's not offered, either as standard or optional equipment, which is too bad, because on some of the longer stints I've been driving on, it would have come in really handy. In its defense, very few other cars in this class have adaptive cruise control. Here I am in the back seat, and I have plenty of room. I'm 5'10", and the driver's seat is set for me, and I have plenty of room for my knees, my feet slide under the seat just fine. All the elbow touch points are nicely padded. As far as visibility is concerned, well, I have a nice view outward to the side, and even this little cutout window here opens it up, makes it feel a little more airy. Like the front seats, these cushions are a little short for me, but I am getting a lot more support than I normally would from other cars in this class. What I mean there is those cars have their cushions mounted a lot lower to the floor, and it leaves me with almost no support for my thighs. All things considered, I'd be fine back here for a long road trip. It's a pleasant place to spend some time. Now, the Kona is by no means an off-road capable SUV, but it does have a locking differential that gives it a lot more ability than some of its competitors. I'm on this rough, volcanic, rocky trail here, and it's handling the climb just fine. Ground clearance, now that's not so great, so I'm avoiding anything that's poking up. Overall though, it's impressive for a subcompact crossover. I was fairly unimpressed with the Kona when it was unveiled last year. Now that I've spent some time and driven it quite a bit, I have to say it's pretty good. I'd consider it in a heartbeat against the Toyota CHR, the Honda HR-V, and Mazda CX-3. When you consider its price, it has an advantage in a number of ways there, as well as the features you get. The better than average car capacity, all of these things start stacking up. And on top of that, when you add in the industry-leading 100,000-mile warranty, well, it's hard to pass up. Styling aside, I think most people would be really happy with the Kona. For more information on the Kona, head on over to edmunds.com. You want to see more videos like this, hit subscribe. [SURF MUSIC]

2018 Hyundai Kona First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Hyundai Kona, but since the 2020 Hyundai Kona is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$20,300
MPG & Fuel
27 City / 33 Hwy / 30 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 147 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Basic Warranty
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 164.0 in. / Height: 61.0 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 70.9 in.
Curb Weight: 2890 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 19.2 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Kona safety features:

Forward Collision Avoidance
Warns if a front collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't react in time.
Driver Attention Warning
Uses sensors to determine if the driver is becoming fatigued, then triggers an alert with a suggestion to stop for a rest.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Alerts the driver if another vehicle is lurking in or approaching the blind spot. If the turn signal is activated in that direction, a warning is triggered.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover14.1%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Hyundai Kona vs. the competition

2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Hyundai Kona

2019 Honda HR-V

2019 Honda HR-V

Hyundai Kona vs. Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is one of the most utilitarian vehicles in the subcompact SUV class. It has trick-folding magic rear seats, an abundance of rear cargo space, and lots of small-item storage solutions to accommodate your smartphones and water bottles. The Honda is also one of the most efficient vehicles in the class, though it only beats the Kona by a small margin. Both vehicles are top-notch daily drivers.

Compare Hyundai Kona & Honda HR-V features 

Hyundai Kona vs. Kia Soul

More spacious than the Kona or the HR-V, the Kia Soul's boxy design gives it some of the biggest interior dimensions in the class. With its recent redesign, the Soul has become sleeker and more grown-up. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer all-wheel drive, so the Kona may win out for buyers who have to deal with inclement weather.

Compare Hyundai Kona & Kia Soul features 

Hyundai Kona vs. Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is not only one of our favorite little off-roaders, but it's also one of our favorite compact SUVs in general. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and a healthy 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The Crosstrek is a bit larger than the Kona, too, so passenger space is less of an issue. On the downside, the Crosstrek's acceleration is subpar, and it's not as fun to drive as the Kona.

Compare Hyundai Kona & Subaru Crosstrek features 

FAQ

Is the Hyundai Kona a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Kona both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about Hyundai Kona fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Kona gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg to 30 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Kona has 19.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Hyundai Kona. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Hyundai Kona?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Hyundai Kona:

  • Adaptive cruise control added to top-trim Kona Ultimate
  • Small changes to standard and optional equipment
  • Part of the first Kona generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Hyundai Kona reliable?

To determine whether the Hyundai Kona is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Kona. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Kona's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Hyundai Kona a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Hyundai Kona is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Kona and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Kona is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Hyundai Kona?

The least-expensive 2020 Hyundai Kona is the 2020 Hyundai Kona SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $20,300.

Other versions include:

  • SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $22,100
  • SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,500
  • SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $20,300
  • Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $27,500
  • Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $29,350
  • SEL Plus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,950
  • SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $21,700
  • SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,350
  • Limited 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $26,100
  • Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $27,950
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What are the different models of Hyundai Kona?

If you're interested in the Hyundai Kona, the next question is, which Kona model is right for you? Kona variants include SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Kona models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Hyundai Kona Overview

The 2020 Hyundai Kona is offered in the following submodels: Kona SUV. Available styles include SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), SEL Plus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Hyundai Kona models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 147 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Hyundai Kona?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Hyundai Kona and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Kona 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Kona.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Hyundai Kona?

2020 Hyundai Kona SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Hyundai Kona SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,785. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Kona SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,602 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,602 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,183.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Kona SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is 7.4% below the MSRP.

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Hyundai Kona SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,635. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Kona SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,746 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,746 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21,889.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Kona SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is 7.4% below the MSRP.

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Hyundai Kona SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,765. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Kona SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,989 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,989 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,776.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Kona SEL Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is 7.4% below the MSRP.

2020 Hyundai Kona Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 Hyundai Kona Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,915. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Kona Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,156 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,156 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,759.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Kona Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 7.5% below the MSRP.

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,820. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,434 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,434 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,386.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 7.9% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Hyundai Konas are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Hyundai Kona for sale near. There are currently 28 new 2020 Konas listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $27,905 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Hyundai Kona. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $1,002 on a used or CPO 2020 Kona available from a dealership near you.

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Hyundai Kona?

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2020 Hyundai Kona SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
30 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG30
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume113.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase102.4 in.
Length164.0 in.
WidthN/A
Height61.6 in.
Curb Weight2890 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Hyundai Kona?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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