Review Our Favorite Subcompact Hyundai Kona 2021
The 2021 Hyundai Kona is the newest version of our favorite subcompact . It doesn’t do one thing better than rivals. In fact, we think some others are more fun to drive, have more comfortable seats, or have more playful styling. But the Kona’s well-rounded nature means it does everything pretty well, while others in the class make too many compromises.
One of the Kona’s most outstanding strengths is its tech suite. The infotainment interface is attractive and easy to navigate and doesn’t require too much attention to operate. Driving aids are similarly intuitive and realistically behave like a human driver — in a good way. As with many Hyundai’s, we’re impressed with the Kano’s value statement. It’s more affordable than many small SUVs, and even the base model comes with Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone integration. If you want your pint-sized crossover with a dash of performance, the optional turbocharged engine posts some of the best acceleration numbers in the class.
Looks Good Inside Hyundai Kona Interior
The Kona seats five people. The front-row seats provide plenty of head- and legroom and are comfortable and supportive, even on longer drives. The rear seats are a tighter squeeze. They’re not as spacious as some competitors’ rear seats, and many adults will wish for more legroom. The Kona looks good inside. There are some hard plastics interspersed with quality materials, but the interior has modern styling and a nice feel overall.
This Hyundai features a user-friendly infotainment system. You can adjust settings via the responsive touch screen or physical controls, and the buttons are easy to see and reach from the driver’s seat, though some of the touch-screen buttons are on the small side. Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it easy to sync your smartphone to the system.
- Standard infotainment features: a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, two USB ports, and Bluetooth
- Available infotainment features: an 8-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker Infinity sound system, navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, and wireless device charging
- Additional standard features: remote keyless entry
- Other available features: a sunroof, automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start
Impressive Stylish Kona Exterior
The 2021 Hyundai Kona is incredibly stylish, with impressive and thoughtful attention to detail. A central high-mount stop light, deep grille, shark-fin antenna (SEL Plus and above), gloss back accents (Night edition), and some seriously good-looking paint colors add up to an SUV that’s bound to turn heads.
The more you take a gander at the Kona, the more bungled subtleties you notice, from the two-level headlights to the phony vents and huge areas of plastic body cladding. It’s a confounded exhibit of lines and surfaces to tack onto what is basically a tall hatchback. While it is particular, it’s not strong enough to be thought of “attractive.”
Hyundai Extremely Premium Dashboard
The dashboard in the Hyundai Kona looks extremely trendy, and is essentially comparable to what’s presented in the Kia Niro. The 10.25-inch shading touchscreen on its own makes it worth going for the Premium or Extreme spec over the passage level SE Interface. The illustrations aren’t massively unique, however it has better goal and a split-screen mode that shows the diversion simultaneously.
The main changes are outwardly, where Hyundai has improved the vehicle’s whole look, making significant acclimations to the front and back belts. The split-front lamp plan of the current Kona proceeds, yet it sits on a completely new face – another grille, new headlights, refreshed DRLs, new admissions, a repositioned Hyundai identification, and that’s just the beginning. It’s a sharp redesign over the active look. There are comparable changes at the back with new taillight designs, refreshed lighting components, and an upgraded guard.
Hyundai Kona Engine Speed Transmission
The Kona comes standard with a 147-drive 2.0-liter four-chamber motor combined with a six-speed programmed transmission. It takes care of business without a fight in most driving circumstances, yet it’s not the most motivating powertrain. For a more energetic driving experience, pick the accessible 175-pull 1.6-liter turbocharged four-chamber, which is mated to a seven-speed double grasp programmed transmission. This super four motor causes the Kona to feel speedier off the line and more skilled on the expressway.