Standout styling; entry-level trim has 7-in touchscreen; available Blue Link with Alexa capability; available 1.6-liter turbo and AWD; available locking center differential
Uncomfortably low; fixed front-passenger seat; lots of hard plastic surfaces; no adaptive cruise control
For 2019, the Kona carries over with only a few minor upgrades. Forward-collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist and driver attention warning are now standard, as are dual front USB ports. The SEL tech package is revised to include a power sunroof, Infinity audio and a shark fin antenna. See the 2019 Hyundai Kona models for sale near you
When considering price, content and options, we think the SEL with the $1,600 Tech package is the way to go. No doubt the turbo is more fun to drive, so if you go that route, go big and get the Ultimate. Find a Hyundai Kona for sale
The 2019 Hyundai Kona comes in four trims: SE, SEL, Limited and Ultimate.
The SE ($21,035, FWD) ($22,435, AWD) comes fairly well equipped with a 2.0-liter engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, 16-in alloy wheels, a backup camera, hill-start assist, forward-collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, 7 airbags, power windows, power door locks, power outboard mirrors, remote keyless entry, LED headlights with auto on/off, LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB port, driver's-seat height adjustment, 6-way driver's-seat adjustment, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, a 7-in touchscreen, an audio system with satellite radio capability/Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cargo cover and dual-level cargo floor.
The SEL ($24,445, FWD) ($25,845, AWD) beefs up the SE content with 17-in alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, heated outboard mirrors with turn-signal indicators, leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob and heated front seats. Options include the Tech Package that brings a power sunroof, 8-speaker Infinity audio, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, fog lights and Blue Link.
The Limited ($26,595, FWD) ($27,995, AWD) adds all SEL options plus the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, leather seating, 18-in wheels, lime color paint and interior accent option and LED headlights and taillights.
The Ultimate ($28,545, FWD) ($29,945, AWD) comes fully loaded and adds to the Limited's features with high-beam assist, rear parking distance warning, a head-up display, Blue Link with remote care/remote access/destination guidance, wireless device charging and an 8-in touchscreen navigation radio with traffic info.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2019 Subaru Crosstrek -- With its standard AWD, the Crosstrek is a smart pick for anyone with an eye on some outback adventure. Solid fuel economy and a roomy cabin are big pluses.
2019 Jeep Renegade -- The most off-road capable of the Kona's competitors, the Renegade, when properly equipped, can take on terrain that most in this class would need to detour around. People love or hate its styling, but the Jeep DNA is apparent.
2019 Toyota C-HR -- If the Kona's looks aren't far enough out there for you, and you don't want AWD, the C-HR is a good place to begin your search. Quirky styling, loads of safety tech and decent fuel economy, it's like the Venza reflected in a fun-house mirror.
Used Hyundai Santa Fe Sport -- A 2014-2017 Santa Fe Sport will give you a lot more interior room, horsepower and features, plus if you buy a certified pre-owned model, Hyundai reinstates the duration of the original 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.