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The 2022 Hyundai Kona benefits from a mild overhaul that brings a refreshed look outside, more standard equipment across the already generously outfitted trim levels, and a new flagship model, the Kona N. The range starts with the SE, which comes with a 147-hp 2.0-liter engine, front-wheel drive, and a new continuously variable transmission. Its standard equipment highlights include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a suite of active driver aids. The next-level SEL gains larger alloy wheels and some handy convenience features such as keyless entry and ignition, remote engine start, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
The midlevel N Line is our preferred starting point because it comes standard with the 195-hp turbo 1.6-liter engine. It's paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and better exploits the Kona's engaging chassis. All Konas are better when outfitted with optional all-wheel drive, which brings a revised rear suspension that improves both the driving experience and ride comfort. The Limited tops out the regular range, bringing some real luxury to Hyundai's most compact of crossovers. If you still want more, the new Kona N delivers. It adds a turbocharged 2.0-liter for a punchy 276-hp output and gains chassis, styling, and equipment to make the most of its power and justify its higher sticker price. It's a fitting flagship for an appealing range, and the 2022 Hyundai Kona is a strong contender among subcompact crossover SUVs.
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The 2022 Hyundai Kona offers six trim levels, and even the base SE trim is well-equipped. Have a seat behind the wheel and check out the standard eight-inch high-resolution touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity. You'll also get a 4.2-inch color screen between the gauges. The 2022 Hyundai Kona SE is loaded with tech, including standard driver-assistance features like forward collision avoidance and lane keep assist. All-wheel drive is available at every trim level, including SE.
The 2022 Hyundai Kona has a base 2.0L four-cylinder engine that's no slouch, but look for the available 1.6L four-cylinder engine to transform your drives. Available with N Line and Limited trims, a turbocharger helps the 1.6L engine make 195 hp, which easily scoots the Kona with determination. You'll notice quick shifts and a broad power curve connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Looking up a short on-ramp or need to pass a semi? Go for it—the Kona can do it.
If visual pop is more your style, look for the sporty N Line trim of the 2022 Hyundai Kona. This trim level adds spice, with exclusive 18-inch wheels, upgraded front and rear fascias, and a dual stainless exhaust tip. Inside, you'll get a huge 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, comfy and supportive stitched bucket seats, and aluminum pedals. The N Line trim looks great inside and out, and upscales every touchpoint.
The Kona proves that even the most subcompact SUVs can have a quiet and composed cabin. If you have a long daily commute, you'll love how the 2022 Hyundai Kona absorbs bumps in the road with little noise or feel. Highway tire and wind noise are muted, and the suspension is capable through corners, without the usual drawback of sports car roughness. From the plush road trip-ready seats to the vault-like hushed cabin, the Kona is your on-road sanctuary.
With the 2022 Hyundai Kona, you can go longer between gas station visits. Choose the base 2.0L engine or the punchy 1.6L engine for the same EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined fuel economy.
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