First on the list, the Hyundai Kona. If you like to make a bold statement, then this zingy SUV is one of the top contestants in the small SUV market.
Fun fact about the Kona, the guy who designed it - also designed the Lambo Murcielago. How about that!
With a very comprehensive choice of trims, there’s almost definitely a trim that will suit your style and vehicle requirements.
The Kona comes with quite the engine choice. The most popular picks are the two highly efficient turbocharged petrol engines, the 1.0 T-GDi and 1.6 T-GDi, but the Kona is also available as a hybrid and will soon be available as an EV too. It’s a pretty exciting time if you’ve been thinking of going green! Driving the Kona (petrol 1.0 T-GDI) is decent, and the engine feels pretty rapid. Nothing spectacular, but a good ride at a good price.
On the more exclusive trims, the interior and infotainment options really come to life with a premium sound system from Krell, Apple CarPlay & Android auto, wireless charging, Heads-up display, heated steering wheel and with a choice of interior colour trims! On the more standard trims, not so much!
For space, you’d expect a taller SUV to have a fair bit of space on the backseat. Here, the Kona disappoints. With very limited head and legroom, you need to consider the height of any potential rear passengers. The backseats are.. distinctly average.
If you like the style and can live with the limited room on the backseat, then, by all means, get yourself a Hyundai Kona! If you’re looking for a bit more room but are set on Hyundai - then the Tuscon is the next step on the ladder.
- 5 years of the manufacturers' warranty
- Bold styling
- A wide range of trims available
- The standard models are a bit basic
- As you upgrade your trim, the price increases fast!
- The backseats are a bit of a letdown