New Hyundai Kona & Volkswagen T-Roc vs Seat Arona

Used Hyundai Kona 2017-present review

Our recommendations
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Which used Hyundai Kona hatchback should I buy?

Our recommended engine is the 118bhp 1.0-litre petrol, due to its impressive flexibility and reasonable economy. It’s not the most refined three-cylinder engine we’ve tried, but it makes better sense than the 1.6-litre petrol, which can be boomy when revved and is too thirsty. The 1.6-litre diesel engines, meanwhile, are coarse when worked hard and send unpleasant vibrations through the pedals. They're rare on the used market and tend to be more expensive to purchase.

SE is our favourite specification of Kona, because you get all the equipment you really need without having to pay over the odds. What's more, if you step up to Premium, Premium SE or Premium GT versions, you get larger 18in alloy wheels that spoil the ride quality. Premium cars do get a slightly larger 8.0in infotainment screen and more safety technology, though, along with other luxuries such as heated seats and steering wheel.

Our favourite Hyundai Kona: 1.0 T-GDi SE

New Hyundai Kona & Volkswagen T-Roc vs Seat Arona

Which used Hyundai Kona hatchback should I buy?

Our recommended engine is the 118bhp 1.0-litre petrol, due to its impressive flexibility and reasonable economy. It’s not the most refined three-cylinder engine we’ve tried, but it makes better sense than the 1.6-litre petrol, which can be boomy when revved and is too thirsty. The 1.6-litre diesel engines, meanwhile, are coarse when worked hard and send unpleasant vibrations through the pedals. They're rare on the used market and tend to be more expensive to purchase.

SE is our favourite specification of Kona, because you get all the equipment you really need without having to pay over the odds. What's more, if you step up to Premium, Premium SE or Premium GT versions, you get larger 18in alloy wheels that spoil the ride quality. Premium cars do get a slightly larger 8.0in infotainment screen and more safety technology, though, along with other luxuries such as heated seats and steering wheel.

Our favourite Hyundai Kona: 1.0 T-GDi SE

New Hyundai Kona & Volkswagen T-Roc vs Seat Arona
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