The Kona doesn't feel particularly agile. Its steering lacks communication (although the same can be said of all its rivals), but there is at least more consistent weight to it compared with other cars in the class. Around town, it’s perhaps a bit too heavy, but that helps the car feel stable at higher speeds.
The steering does feel slow, though, and there's some body lean in bends. All this makes for a pretty uninspiring car to thread along a country B-road at speed.
Ultimately, while it is one of the better-handling cars in this class, it isn’t quite up there with the more impressive Kia Stonic or Seat Arona. It is more satisfying to drive than the Renault Captur and Citroën C3 Aircross, though.