Decent engines and infotainment, but the Kona fails to stand out in the small SUV classread the full model review
Premium SE adds extra safety kit, such as blindspot detection and rear cross-traffic alert, a head-up display and heated seats on top of everything you get on Premium trim.
Engine:1.0T GDi Blue Drive
You might imagine that a dinky 1.0-litre petrol engine would struggle to haul around an SUV, but remember that the Kona has a smaller footprint than a VW Golf. Outright acceleration is more than acceptable (0-60mph took 10.4sec in our tests) and, thanks to relatively short gearing, the Kona even picks up speed reasonably swiftly when you accelerate from low revs in the higher gears.