Designed to Take on the World: The 2021 Hyundai Kona in Olive Branch, MS


The mid-sized Hyundai Kona deftly combines sporty styling, performance, and tech to offer drivers a truly versatile SUV option. The latest model year of the Hyundai Kona makes few changes to the previous model year, only adding a new Night Edition trim to the mix. If you're in the market for a stylish and modernly equipped SUV, then the new Hyundai Kona is a must consider. The new Hyundai Kona features three engine options, six trim levels, and an available Kona Electric version. The new Hyundai Kona is a great fit for a variety of needs; from family hauler to personal cruiser.


Performance options range from a base 2.0-liter inline-4 engine to an available 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and a permanent-magnet synchronous motor (electric engine). The base engine is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. If that's not enough for you, then the new Kona provides a suave 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that manages 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The sole electric engine boasts even more power, to the tune of 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque. Drivers expecting to take on turbulent terrain can look to available all-wheel drive (front-wheel drive is standard). The base 2.0-liter inline-4 engine works with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the 1.6-liter engine pairs with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.

  • 2,0-liter inline-4 engine: 147 horsepower/ 132 pound-feet of torque; estimated fuel economy: 27/33 city/highway miles per gallon
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine: 175 horsepower/ 195 pound-feet of torque; estimated fuel economy: 28/32 city/highway miles per gallon
  • Permanent-magnet synchronous motor (Kona Electric): 201 horsepower/ 291 pound-feet of torque; estimated range: 258 miles
  • 6-speed automatic transmission/ 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission
  • Front-wheel drive/ available all-wheel drive

Exterior & Interior

Beyond the sleek exterior design of the new Kona, drivers can look forward to a host of other nifty exterior features. Drivers can opt for an available contrasting roof color package along with a host of other features. Higher trim levels of the Hyundai Kona include LED headlights, fog lights, a shark-fin antenna, and a sunroof.

Interior features mix convenience and comfort options. The base Kona SE includes cloth-trimmed seats, 60/40 split/fold rear seats, and seating for up to five passengers. Stepping to the SEL allows drivers to enjoy heated front seats, a power sunroof, and a color driver info display. The new Night Edition includes leather-trimmed seating surfaces and automatic climate control.

Tech & Safety

Tech features are quite ample, with the SE including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. The SEL trim adds in satellite HD radio while the SEL Plus adds wireless phone charging and an Infinity 8-speaker audio system. Other notable tech offerings include Bluetooth connectivity, a basic audio system, and USB ports.

The Kona makes safety features a priority, regardless of the trim selected. Indeed, all models of the Hyundai Kona include seat belts and airbags, plus a few driver assistance features. The higher the trim level, the ampler the driver assistance selection. The Hyundai Kona SE includes driving attention monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking. The SEL features the same driver assistance features along with a single addition: blind-spot monitoring.

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