Hyundai Kona 1.0T GDi Blue Drive S 5dr Review

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Review

Decent engines and infotainment, but the Kona fails to stand out in the small SUV class

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Trim: S

Entry-level S trim gets you 16in alloy wheels, air-con, cruise control, electric front and rear windows, but you have have to pay extra for automatic emergency braking and you miss out on a proper infotainment system.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH12 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Urban: 42.8Motorway: 57.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

361

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km