Hyundai Kona review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric, hybrid, petrol
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Introduction

What Car? says...

If there's one thing the Hyundai Kona gives you plenty of, it's choice. This quirky-looking hatchback is available in petrol, hybrid or pure electric form so, unless your day involves tearing up and down motorways, there's a version that will suit you.

There actually used to be a diesel model to cover that off as well but it was withdrawn from sale due to lack of demand. In this review we're focusing on the petrol and hybrid versions. If it's the electric model you're interested in, check out our review of the Kona Electric

So, what is the Kona and what's it up against? Well, it's a small SUV, so it offers a relatively high driving position similar to that of its key rivals, the Ford Puma, the Seat Arona, the Skoda Kamiq and the Volkswagen T-Roc. However, thanks to the option of hybrid power, it's more efficient than all those alternatives.

It's also available with plenty of big-car tech, including a giant 10.3in touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, adaptive cruise control and even self-steering.

But is it a good car in other respects? What's it like to drive? How practical is it? And does it make sense financially? We'll tell you all you need to know over the next few pages, and we'll also run you through which versions of the Kona make the most sense.

And don’t forget to check out our New Car Buying pages if you decide to buy a Hyundai Kona (or any other small SUV for that matter). You might be surprised by how much you could save on the brochure price.

At a glance

Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typeselectric, hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions46.3 - 57.6
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty5 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,176.50 / £1,542
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,353 / £3,084

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BEST PETROL/ELECTRIC HYBRID

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Hyundai Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE Connect 5dr DCT

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