2018 Hyundai Kona Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Other Years
2019 2018
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,837 - $28,482
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
147-175
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,837 - $28,482
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
147-175
Seats
5

Ranks #8 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.4 Styling 4.5 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is sure to turn heads with its unique styling. And its combination of features, interior packaging, an available turbocharged engine, and high-tech safety gear is sure to open its share of wallets, too. Going head-to-head with the Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R, Subaru Crosstrek, Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and many others, the Kona makes a compelling case for itself.

Hyundai Kona Models & Trims

SE $20,837 - $23,608*
Horsepower: 147 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL $22,312 - $25,227*
Horsepower: 147 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $24,923 - $28,386*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Ultimate $24,913 - $28,482*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.71

68 Reviews

75% 21% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Keyless entry is the best no more locking my keys into my car.

It's a small car, but it has what I want in it, backup camera, keyless entry and start, along with apple carplay. If you're in the driver's seat you're going to be pretty comfortable, and the passengers side isn't bad either, but if you're in the back, good luck. This car isn't meant for hauling, neither people or things. The trunk is tiny and the back seats are not known for legroom. But for the price you"re not getting a bad deal, just don't be surprised when nothing fits either.

- Yasmeen S

Great vehicle size and functionality.

The Hyundai Kona is the perfect size. It is higher than a car making it easier to see over other vehicles. It gets great gas mileage and runs very well. It has great electronics with a computer that warns me of any maintenance issues. The pick up is a little weak but it has sport mode that when activated by me, give me more pickup and allows me to drive faster in a manner I need to such as merging onto a busy highway.

- Steve J

It is loaded with safety features that give you peace of mind when traveling.

My favorite part of my vehicle is the driver assistance options. The heads-up display does exactly what it is intended to do, helps me keep my eyes on the road. The automatic high beams are amazing for me as I am horrible about remembering to turn them on and off. My only real complaint is that I wish it had driver seat memory option. I hate having to completely reset my seat after my husband drives my car.

- Krystal M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,837 - $23,608
$22,312 - $25,227

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L MPI Atkinson DOHC 16V I
2.0L MPI Atkinson DOHC 16V I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
38 - 39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P215/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2890 - 3085 .lbs
2899 - 3126 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
132 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
32 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings