Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai Kona hatchback?
While it's extremely unlikely, some models of Kona are fitted with four-wheel drive and therefore may have been taken off road. Have a look under the car for any bits of broken plastic cladding that could indicate some action. SE Konas and above get rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera to help with parking, but make sure that the wheels haven’t been heavily kerbed and that there aren’t any deep scratches in the plastic body cladding or paintwork.
The seats in some Konas have lighter colour fabric inserts on the seats that could show up some stains, and there are lots of hard plastics that might be susceptible to being damaged.
What are the most common problems with a used Hyundai Kona hatchback?
Airbags may not deploy
Some examples have an issue with the airbag control unit software, which may mean that some of the airbags won’t deploy correctly in a collision. A recall was issued to owners asking them to bring their cars into a Hyundai dealer to update the software and correct this issue.
Is a used Hyundai Kona hatchback reliable?
The Hyundai Kona is still too new to have been included in our latest What Car? Reliability survey. However, Hyundai as a brand managed a very credible ninth place out of 31 manufacturers included in the survey.
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