Hyundai Kona N review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 front cornering
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 rear right tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 right tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 front tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 front cornering
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 rear left tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 rear light detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 badge detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 skirt detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior front seats
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior driver display
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 boot open
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 front cornering
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 rear right tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 right tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 front tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 front cornering
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 rear left tracking
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 rear light detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 badge detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 skirt detail
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior front seats
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 interior driver display
  • Hyundai Kona N 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Hyundai Kona N is quite a bit more expensive as a cash buy than the Ford Puma ST but is cheaper than the Cupra Formentor 2.0 TSI 310 4Drive, Volkswagen T-Roc R and other sports SUVs.

The same pattern emerges if you're buying on PCP finance but the monthly payment will vary according to the various manufacturers’ deals. Remember to check the best prices on the What Car? New Car Deals pages.

Overview

The Hyundai Kona N successfully mixes sports car and small SUV, making it fast and engaging on winding roads but civilised and usable when driven normally. Compared to the Ford Puma ST and other rivals, the Kona N’s performance holds its own, but it’s let down by its lesser practicality, smaller interior and louder road noise at motorway speeds.

  • Great driving position
  • Fun to drive
  • Handling inspires confidence
  • Less practical than rivals
  • Not very quiet at 70mph
  • Cramped interior
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Save up to £760
Target Price from £35,060
Save up to £760
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