With decent performance, palatable running costs and an easy-to-use infotainment system, the Kona range has much in its favour. However, while the Kona Electric impresses with its hot-hatch acceleration and competitive range between charges, the petrol-engined models are shown up by the hybrid’s lower running costs. Rival small SUVs have more interior space, too, so the Kona struggles to stand out in its class.get the best price
Trim: Premium GT
Premium GT is only available with the range-topping 1.6 petrol engine and gets a safety pack as standard that brings automatic emergency braking, a head-up display and full LED headlights with high-beam assist. It's too pricey to recommend, though.
Engine: 1.6T GDi Blue Drive
If you want more performance, there's always this 175bhp 1.6-litre turbo. This version of the Kona gets four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox as standard and can crack 62mph from a standstill in less than eight seconds. It's too pricey to recommend, though.