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2020 Hyundai Kona

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2020 Hyundai Kona

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Customer reviews

5 out of 5

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Pros

  • Fun to drive, particularly with the optional 1.6-liter turbo engine
  • Small outside, spacious inside

Cons

  • Automatic transmission on turbo engine can be a bit slow to shift
  • The entry-level engine feels a bit underpowered

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 32 highway, 30 combined

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2020 Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV offers bold looks, strong value

The 2020 Hyundai Kona seems to teeter on the edge of greatness, held back only by bold styling that might limit its appeal for some, and by a plastic-heavy interior. But there's a lot to like—love, even—about the Kona, because you'll struggle to find a nimbler, more entertaining subcompact crossover SUV to drive. To experience it at its best, you'll want the optional 1.6-liter turbocharged engine mated to optional all-wheel drive. That combination is quick and capable, though the seven-speed automatic transmission can let drivers down with the occasional missed shift.

The Kona packs a lot of passenger space; trunk capacity trails some rivals, but not enough to be a deal-breaker. As you can expect of a Hyundai, you'll find generous standard equipment and a top-notch warranty package. The base SE comes with features that would be costly options in some rivals. The SEL and new-for-2020 SEL Plus up the offerings, and the upper-level Limited and Ultimate are positively dripping in standard features. The Limited is worth the extra cost because it comes with that improved 1.6-liter turbo engine. If you're in the market for a good, nearly great, subcompact crossover SUV, the Hyundai Kona should be near the top of your list.

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Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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