Hyundai Kona 1.0 TGDi 48V MHEV SE Connect 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £21,265What Car? Target Price£19,716
Review

The hybrid version has low CO2 emissions on its side, but otherwise the Kona is outclassed by the many other small SUVs available to choose from at this price. The Ford Puma is more fun, the T-Roc more comfortable and the Skoda Kamiq more practical.

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Stick to entry-level SE Connect trim because, as well as keeping the price down, you relatively small alloy wheels to stop the ride from becoming too uncomfortable. You also get air-conditioning (climate control with the Hybrid), dusk-sensing headlights and cruise control, as well rear parking sensors and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system.

The cheapest way into a Kona doesn't get you blistering performance. Acceleration stops short of being frustratingly sluggish, but 0-62mph in 11.9sec isn't great for a modern small SUV.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

374

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

135

g/km

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