A compact SUV, such as the Hyundai Kona, offers the capability and cargo room of an SUV as well as the fun, agile drive of a small car. To help drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre, NY decide if it's the right SUV for you, Maguire Hyundai put together this 2020 Hyundai Kona review.

Kona Specs & Fuel Economy

The Hyundai Kona delivers a sporty and efficient performance. You have a couple powertrains from which to choose, including the fun and fuel-efficient 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces up to 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

This engine works with the 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission. Its precise shifting improves your fuel economy and helps your SUV get up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/32 highway MPG.*

Front Wheel Drive (FWD) comes standard, but All Wheel Drive (AWD) and a multi-link rear suspension are available on every trim level to give you a more capable drive. Both drivetrains can help you travel through rugged terrain with standard Downhill Brake Control and Hillstart Assist Control.

Hyundai Kona Interior Dimensions

Inside the Hyundai Kona, there's seating for up to five people. Both cloth and leather seats are available. Other available amenities include heated front seats, a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, and an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support.


No matter which features you choose, everybody will have space to stretch out with 41.5 inches of legroom up front and 34.6 inches of rear legroom. You'll also be able to pack a lot, too, with its rounded trunk offering 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room. The Hyundai Kona also offers privacy rear glass, so you can keep valuables out of sight and gifts a surprise. If you need more space, just use the 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats to gain up to 45.8 cubic feet of cargo room.




Cargo Room

Behind Row

45.8 cu. ft.

19.2 cu. ft.


39.6 in.

37.8 in.


41.5 in.

34.6 in.


In addition to its useful folding seats, the Hyundai Kona also offers a handy set of roof rails to carry longer items, such as a kayak, snowboards, or your holiday tree. 

Kona Safety Features

The Hyundai Kona offers lots of driver-assistance features to keep you aware and help prevent accidents. For starters, the standard Rear View Monitor with Parking Guidance uses your dashboard monitor to show what's behind your SUV while you're backing up.

There are also sensors watching the front and sides of your vehicle. Both Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) come standard. Technology will also help monitor driving patterns. The Driver Attention Warning (DAW) can detect signs of distracted or drowsy driving and remind you to focus on the road or to pull over for a break.

Hyundai Kona Test Drive the Hyundai Kona

Visit Maguire Hyundai to test drive the safe and efficient Hyundai Kona. It offers families and drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre, New York peace of mind and a fun, agile drive. To learn more about the 2020 Hyundai Kona, contact us or visit our dealership.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.

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