Entire new in 2018, the Hyundai Kona carries over to 2019 SUV with just a few cosmetic and tech changes. Sunset orange unites the color palette, while silver departs as a choice for the contrasting roof. 2 USB ports replace with 12V port up front and auto emergency braking is now standard. Currently, the lineup is an EV version, the Kona Electrics.

Trim Levels

The Kona is subcompact SUC car, it is the smallest one in Hyundai’s lineup, slotted below the Tucson.

  • 2019 Kona SE: Base comes with 16-inch aluminum wheels, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 6-speed automatic transmission, a 7-inch touch display with Android Auto and Apple Car Play functionality, LED running lights and keyless entry system.
  • 2019 Kona SEL: Now Move up to the SEL for seventeen-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, external temperature display, Sirius-XM and HD Radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and hands-free keyless access with a push-key start.
  • 2019 Kona Limited: The bounded upgrades to a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission, LED headlights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, leather seats, power sunroof, front fog lights, an 8-way power driver’s seat, automatic climate control, an 8-speaker Infinity audio system, and automatic-dimming mirror with a Home link.

About Performance and Fuel Economy

The SEL and SE versions come standard with a 2L I-4 producing 148 horsepower and 133 lb-ft mated to a six-speed automated driving the front wheels, with an EPA estimated fuel economy of 27/33 mpg highway.

Entire-wheel drive knocks those mileage forms down to 25/30 mpg. Ultimate and Limited models are backed by a 1.6-liter turbo-4 with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. Linked to a seven-speed double-clutch transmission.

Front-wheel drive models net a 28/32 mpg ranking while opting for every-wheel drive returns a rating of 26/29 mpg.


The 2019 Kona SE models come typical with lane-keep assist, automated emergency braking, and an attention warning for driver. Limited and SEL models add blind-spot managing, lane-change support, and a rear cross-traffic collision warning. Ultimate versions have the entire of these features standard, as-well-as pedestrian detection, and park distance warning.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

The 2019 Kona’s subcompact measurements can be seen in the rear cargo space, where there are 19.3 cu ft available with the rear seats-up and 45.9 cu ft with the rear seats folded.


The Kona’s standard infotainment ecosystem features Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a 6-speaker stereo controlled via a 7-inch touch display. Standard on the Ultimate and Limited is an Infinity eight-speaker audio system.

The Ultimate model is exclusively availed with an 8-inch touch display and satellite navigation. SEL versions and up are avail with Hyundai’s linked Car suite of features, allowing consumers to control a variety of features, scheduled maintenance, and start the vehicle remotely.