2020 Hyundai Kona SUV Consumer Reviews

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Knight Rider, 11/16/2019
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
68 of 68 people found this review helpful

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!

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Love my Kona!

msbav8r, 01/11/2020
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
26 of 26 people found this review helpful

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.

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Very Happy with Kona after exploring many options

Cindy from Virginia Beach, 12/23/2019
Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
32 of 33 people found this review helpful

I really wanted a hybrid. I loved my Ford Cmax so much I was on my third when Ford stopped making them. So I was on the hunt for a new car with a hatch back. I looked a the Toyota Prius and Rav 4 hybrid but I felt like Cinderella, the Prius was too low to the ground and the Rav 4 was too big. I looked at the Kia Nero but there was no get up and go unless you used the sport mode which seems counterproductive in a hybrid. I gave up on the hybrids and looked for cars with 30 MPG or more. I liked the Subaru Cross-track but again, it felt too big. I test drove the Hyundai Kona and it felt just right! It had power (I got the turbo/ultimate) good looks, nice trim package, all the safety features you could want and the phone charger. It would have gotten 5 stars but what the heck, no power liftgate? and why only 30 combined mileage with such a small car I don't get it! I love the heads up display, the heated seats, the style (although I would rather all matching color on the side, my husband likes the black on the side) and it can get onto the highway as my Cmax could! I looked at a lot of cars and I feel like the Hyundai Kona is just right!

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Cochise , 10/30/2019
SEL Plus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
40 of 42 people found this review helpful

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"

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Love my new Kona

Paula, 01/03/2020
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
17 of 17 people found this review helpful

This car has everything I could possibly ask for and more. Not sure I will take advantage of all the technology i offers, but maybe in time. Very comfortable ride height - not too low for this older person, but not so high I have to pull myself up into it. Plenty of room without being too large for me to handle. So glad they came out with this model.

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