2019 Hyundai Kona EV

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2019 Hyundai Kona EV

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MSRP

$ 36,950 - $ 44,900

Type

SUV

Seats

5

Miles per Gallon

N/A

Hyundai Kona EV Years

2021

2020

2019

Hyundai Kona EV Pros

Futuristic styling
Good ground clearance
Fuel efficient engines
Fun to drive
Compact footprint
Strong value
Fully electric powertrain available

Hyundai Kona EV Features & Specs

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Hyundai Kona EV Highlights

The Hyundai Kona is powered by one of two different 4-cylinder engines. The base 4-cylinder engine displaces 2.0L and sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Making 147 horsepower, this engine gives the Kona enough grunt to feel zippy, while also returning up to 33 mpg on the highway. Higher trim levels of the Kona come with a more powerful, but smaller engine, displacing 1.6L. The smaller engine makes 175 horsepower with the help of a turbocharger. Power is again sent to the front wheels, this time via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Kona wasn't designed to conquer the roughest terrain , but it does offer decent ground clearance and anyone who wants all-wheel drive can have it with either drivetrain choice for an additional $1,300.

The Kona comes in one of five different trim levels, starting with the SE. Hyundai has a lot of experience building smaller, less expensive cars that still feel pretty nice and part of their secret is having lots of features for the money. The SE is no exception and standard equipment includes a 7-inch LCD touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, a rearview monitor camera with dynamic parking lines displayed on it, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls built in, LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, remote keyless access, automatic headlights, power door locks and windows and a 3.5-inch multifunction display.

The Kona SEL adds bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, a blind spot warning system that includes rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, a push button starter with a proximity key, SiriusXM satellite radio, heated side mirrors, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic windows and an illuminated vanity mirror.

The Limited trim comes standard with the bigger engine and nicer transmission. It also gets bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights and taillights, front fog lights, leather seats, automatic temperature control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and some exterior brightwork around the grille.

The Ultimate trim sits at the top of the Kona line. The Ultimate trim comes equipped with a head-up display, a forward collision avoidance assist system, a lane keep assist system, an 8-inch LCD touchscreen with navigation, a high beam assist system, rain sensing wipers, an automatic garage door opener, parking sensors, an Infinity sound system with 8 speakers and a subwoofer, a bigger 4.2-inch multifunction display, wireless device charging and three years of Hyundai's Blue Link connected car services program. The Ultimate trim still starts well below $30,000 at just $27,400 and includes so many features as standard that Hyundai doesn't even need to offer any optional equipment packages for the trim.

The Kona EV comes in three trims, starting at $36,950 for the base SEL trim up to $44,900 for the Ultimate. A 201-horsepower electric motor mated to a 64-kWh lithium/polymer battery is good for a Hyundai-claimed 258 mile range. This places the Kona among the longest-range electric vehicles available today.

All Kona EVs come with 17" wheels, SiriusXM, a leather steering wheel, proximity entry, climate control and a full suite of automatic safety systems such as Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance and Blind Spot Monitoring.

The Limited adds a power sunroof and heated power-adjustable leather seats. The top-of-the-line Ultimate adds heated mirrors, LED headlights, an upgraded Infinity audio system, Android Auto, Apple Car Play and an 8-inch touchscreen as well as adaptive cruise control.

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