25Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona (2017-2024)

 VerifiedAlso referred to as: Hyundai Kona 2023 and Hyundai Kona 2025.
3.9

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Build Quality
4.0 (38)
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4.0 (38)
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4.3 (35)
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3.6 (34)
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4.6 (35)
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4.2 (35)
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4.4 (29)
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4.6 (35)
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4.3 (34)
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4.6 (35)
Interior Design
4.3 (35)
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3.5 (35)
Comfort
4.4 (35)
Features
4.4 (35)
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Hyundai Kona51 reviews
Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
  Kona Electric Highlander
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Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
  Kona N Premium
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Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
  Kona OS AWD 1.6L Petrol N Line Premium
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Sabrina M
Sabrina MAU10 posts
  Verified Kona OS AWD 1.6L Petrol N Line

The most exciting car I’ve owned!

I recently picked up my new Hyundai Kona N-Line in cyber grey. It’s my first Hyundai and the service and buying experience has been wonderful.
It’s just completed its first 1,500 service and it drives beautifully.
It’s not the most economical but having previously owned a diesel with a larger tank capacity I knew I was going to have to adjust.
It is well feature packed for the price.
I would like to see closed storage in the centre console but it will probably teach me not to collect stuff in there!
So many charging options for front and rear passengers, and rear vents are a real bonus with the kids!
They’ve told me it’s the coolest car I’ve owned and I agree. A real pleasure to drive, I love getting into it each day! Show details
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JMR
JMRVICNortheast, VIC
  Kona OS AWD 1.6L Petrol Active

Life saver

Had a run in tonight with a kangaroo, shook the begeebers out of me but my little Kona has held up well. We are a little sore and my car has held up well. Have damage to my driver’s side passenger door but has held up ok and is fixable. Main thing is my car has come off ok is fixable and it never crumbled. Happy Kona driver Show details
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Corrine
CorrineSydney23 posts
  Kona OS 2WD 2.0L Petrol Active

Goes well and good fuel efficiency

Comfortable for long drives. Pretty zippy in traffic. Would suggest changing Tyres it comes with as not great in the wet. Has all the standard fitting you would expect. Easy to handle and park. Show details
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Deneil Benjamin
Deneil Benjamin7 posts
  Verified Kona
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Mulloes
MulloesNSWSydney, NSW26 posts
  Kona Electric Highlander
david
davidVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC6 posts
  Kona N Premium

So much fun

Brings a smile everytime I hop in it. Good fuel economy if you baby it. Back seat room is small so suits only occasional use. Show details
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Michael W
Michael WTASCentral, TAS4 posts
  Kona N Premium

Brilliant

Cant be more positive about the driving experience coming from Golf r and choosing the Kona N Premium in preference. Cupra guys never bothered to contact after numerous try's but I'm glad. Was concerned not all wheel drive but not an issue....it's just manic and too much fun! Show details
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garry
garry32 posts
  Verified Kona OS 2WD 2.0L Petrol Active

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Very poor quality. Also very slow takeoff. I got brand new march 2022.Also market value very poor.
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Alberto6439
Alberto6439QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD54 posts
  Kona N Premium

Incomparable

After a year of searching for a powerful and affordable car, the Kona won me over. It has a 4-cylinder engine, which means cheap registration fees and good fuel economy. The scheduled maintenance is also affordable at $350 per year, and the insurance is very reasonable. The Kona comes with a 5-year warranty that includes track use, as well as complimentary roadside assistance. The premium trim level is packed with technology, including all the bells and whistles you could possibly want. And best of all, the engine is amazing. It's powerful enough for everyday use, but it's also gentle on the gas. I couldn't find anything similar at this price point from other brands, such as Volkswagen, CUPRA, Ford, Kia, or Audi Show details
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Nick
Nick16 posts
  Kona OS 2WD 2.0L Petrol Active
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Stuart Paul
Stuart PaulSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  Kona OS 2WD 2.0L Petrol Highlander

Blown motor at 6000km

Car was making loud noises from day 1. Both dealer and Hyundai initially ignored my concerns. Car started burning about 1l of oil per tank of fuel. They started oil consumption tests. Engine blew up whilst interstate on holidays which ruined our holiday. After several months of fighting we got a replacement vehicle which was the 1.6T Highlander. Show details
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Rch
RchQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Kona N

Crap show! So is the dealer who sold the car

FWIW - Not sure whether its Northside hyundai or Hyundai Australia who have failed as a Manufacturer/Dealer.
My new Hyundai Kona N Performance model (2022) has broken down in just over a month. Purchased on the 8th of August, the car literally broke down on the 13th of September. The car's Safety systems failed. Service Technicians have no clue whats happening with the car. No feedback on the situation. Well in to the third week without the car. Time to get a replacement or a refund! Reasons such as - Very busy, flood out with other cars, short/under staffed wont work! If you are in this business, you need to think in advance on staff and inventory management. Or else, just close for the day! Show details
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Questions & Answers

Shane K.
Shane K. · Kona OS 2WD 2.0L Petrol

Why doesn't Kona 2018 have 12volt battery display

Xan
Xan · OS Kona Electric

How does it go on rough roads durability wise?

Kim N.
Kim N. · Kona OS AWD 1.6L Petrol Active (2017-2021)

Which is the best battery for my car? Replacing for the 1st time since new.

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CategoryElectric Cars and Small / Compact SUVsElectric Cars and Small / Compact SUVsSmall / Compact SUVsElectric Cars and Small / Compact SUVs
Starting Price $45,000$43,500$39,500$54,000
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)AutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypeElectric, Hybrid and PetrolElectric, Hybrid and PetrolPetrolElectric
Wheels18" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy17" Alloy
Doors 4444
Seats 5555
Fuel Consumption3.9 L/100km3.9 L/100km6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L38 L47 L
EngineSmartStream G1.6 GDi Hybrid, 1,580ccSmartStream G1.6 GDi Hybrid, 1,580ccSmartstream G2.0 Atkinson, 1,999ccStandard Range 99kW Motor Electric
Engine CodeG4LIIIG4LIIIG4NIII
Max Power77kW @ 5,700rpm77kW @ 5,700rpm110kW @ 6,200rpm
Max Torque144Nm @ 4,000rpm144Nm @ 4,000rpm180Nm @ 4,500rpm
Boot Capacity407 L407 L407 L407 L
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth Korea
Phone ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Wired), Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB
Wireless ChargerYesYesYesYes
Security FeaturesImmobilizer and Location TrackingImmobilizer and Location TrackingImmobilizer and Location TrackingImmobilizer and Location Tracking
RoofPanoramic Glass and Sunroof
Companion App YesYesYesYes
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/DownTelescoping (Manual) and Up/Down
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,300 kg1,300 kg1,300 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)600 kg600 kg600 kg
Battery Capacity (Gross)1.32 kWh1.32 kWh
Battery Capacity (Net)1.32 kWh1.32 kWh
Max DC Charging Power42 kW42 kW
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesYesYes
IgnitionKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote Start
BootHands-Free OpeningHands-Free OpeningHands-Free Opening
Headlights
Headlight TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
Headlight FeaturesAuto High-Beam Dip, Automatic On/Off and Delayed Off When ParkedAuto High-Beam Dip, Automatic On/Off and Delayed Off When ParkedAuto High-Beam Dip, Automatic On/Off and Delayed Off When ParkedAuto High-Beam Dip, Automatic On/Off and Delayed Off When Parked
Safety Features
Cameras360°, Blindspot, Front and Rear360°, Blindspot, Front and Rear360°, Blindspot, Front and RearRear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed LimiterAdaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter
Parking SensorsCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and SideCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and SideCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front, Rear and SideCross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear
Hazard PerceptionBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning
Lane AssistanceEmergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Dimensions
Kerb Weight1,525 kg1,525 kg1,455 kg
Ground Clearance170 mm170 mm170 mm170 mm
Driver Information
GaugesDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital Only
Built-In Navigation SystemYesYesYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNoNo
Voice ControlYesYesYesNo
Digital Radio (DAB+)YesYesYesYes
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