Hyundai Kona 1.0 TGDi 48V MHEV Ultimate 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,165What Car? Target Price£24,334
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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This range-topping trim level gets you loads of standard kit, but is way too pricey to recommend. If you've got this much cash to splash, there are bigger and better SUVs to choose from.

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

46.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

374

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

138

g/km

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