The Kona's sporty appearance inside and out, ease of handling, and affordable price are reasons why the subcompact SUV remains a popular seller. The small is also fun to drive. In addition to two powertrains, Hyundai provides consumers with a choice of five different trim levels that all build one upon another in terms of cabin, technology, and safety features.

Exterior and Interior Design

The exterior of the Kona combines sharp angles and lines in combination with rounded curves to create the overall body design. Narrow headlights underlined by daytime running lights sit high at hood-level and angle backward. The front end also features a broad trapezoid-shaped grille that bears the Hyundai symbol and is flanked by a pair of foglights. The angular, narrow headlights also sit high on the vehicle, where more sharp angled lines are prominent. The entire lower body fascia has black protective cladding.

The interior of the SUV seats five passengers. The cabin is stylish, spacious, and comfortable. The rear area provides 19.2 cubic feet of storage room that extends to 45.8 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded.

Power and Performance

Basic Kona models come with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that puts out up to 147 horsepower. The engine works in conjunction with an automatic six-speed transmission. Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS owners might prefer models having the turbocharged four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine that delivers up to 175 horsepower. The engine pairs with an automatic, dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission. However, both transmissions have manual shifting modes.

Trim Levels

  • Kona SE: The base Kona SE has fabric upholstery, remote keyless entry, and alloy wheels. The cabin's infotainment system has a seven-inch touchscreen. The system integrates with smartphones for optimal remote control via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The system also features a six-speaker stereo. Bluetooth capability provides all mobile devices with internet access. Standard safety features on the SE include a driver-attention monitoring system, forward collision warnings, and a rearview camera.
  • Kona SEL: The step-up models offer keyless entry and push-button engine start. The shifting knob and steering wheel are both leather-wrapped. The front seats are heated for year-round comfort. The infotainment system includes HD and satellite radio. Additional safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. New owners might opt to add the tech package that includes a powered sunroof, fog lights, and a power-adjustable driver's seat.
  • Kona SEL Plus: The vehicles add Hyundai's Blue Link telematics to the infotainment system that has an eight-speaker premium stereo. Owners automatically gain the sunroof, fog lights, and power-adjustable driver's seat. Drivers additionally get a 4.2-inch digital instrument panel display. The cabin also features a wireless charging station.
  • Kona Limited: The upgraded vehicles add leather upholstery and automatic climate control. The high beams on the headlights are also automated. The headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights are LED powered. The SUVs come standard with the tech package.
  • Kona Ultimate: In addition to the features offered on lower levels, the top-of-the-line models have smart cruise control that continually monitors the distance between the Kona and other vehicles while making speed adjustments as needed. The touchscreen on the infotainment system is enlarged to eight inches. The upgraded system gains navigation ability. Drivers gain a digital heads up display. Added safety features include automatic moisture-sensing windshield wipers, pedestrian detection warnings, and rear parking sensors.

Visit Homer Skelton Hyundai Today!

We welcome you to visit Homer Skelton Hyundai in Olive Branch, MS and browse our selection of Hyundai Kona models. Explore the standard and optional amenities of each vehicle. Locate a Kona that suits your tastes and needs. Talk to one of our representatives about taking a road test. If you’re in Hernando, MS or Collierville, TN, ask about our current finance options and special incentives.

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