The 2021 Hyundai Kona is a sharp subcompact SUV that offers a smooth ride, capable handling, and a well-appointed cabin packed with features.

Drivers in Sayre, Ithaca, and Vestal can find out more about the Kona with our comprehensive 2021 Hyundai Kona review from Maguire Hyundai.

MPG Rating

EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway1

Standard Engine

2.0L Inline 4-cylinder

Seating Capacity

5 passengers

Legroom (front/rear)

41.5/34.6 inches

Cargo Capacity (behind front/rear seats)

19.2/45.8 cubic feet

Kona Performance

The Kona comes standard with a 147-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. If you want more power, the 175-horsepower 1.6L turbo-four option mates with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that shuttles power to the front or all four wheels.

With either engine, the Kona balances ride comfort with agile turning for a smooth, composed ride. The Kona rides over potholes and road imperfections with ease and balances nicely on winding roads. It's also highly maneuverable in traffic or crowded parking lots.

Kona Interior Comfort and Space

The 2021 Hyundai Kona seats five people comfortably in front and rear seats with plenty of bolstering and padding. You'll enjoy abundant head and legroom in both rows, as well as soft-touch surfaces and high-end accents.

The cabin is well-designed and features modern, elegant styling touches alongside available comfort amenities like:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way power driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof

Behind the rear seats, the Kona has 19.2 cubic feet of space. With the seats folded down, the cargo hold expands to 45.8 cubic feet, which is more than enough for luggage, sports equipment, or camping gear. Several upgrades are available to enhance the interior comfort, such as heated front seats, a sunroof, leather upholstery, and automatic climate control.

Kona Safety and Technology

The Kona offers numerous safety features as standard and optional equipment. Models come with features like:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Driver Attention Warning

Lane Keeping Assist guides you back to your lane if you drift, while the Driver Attention Warning alerts you if you're driving fatigued and need a break. Several advanced safety features are available to give you even more confidence. The Blind-Spot Collision Warning monitors the area around your vehicle and alerts you to other vehicles as you're changing lanes. Another feature is Smart Cruise Control, which adjusts your cruise speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

All Kona models come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility. With this feature, you can stream music, podcasts, and other media through the system for entertainment on the go. You can add additional technology features such as a premium Infinity® sound system, an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD Radio™, navigation, and wireless device charging. A head-up display is also available, which projects vital vehicle information on the windshield in your sightline, so you won't have to take your eyes off the road.

Test Drive the 2021 Hyundai Kona

With its combination of technology, safety features, performance options, and a well-appointed interior, the Kona suits the needs of many SUV drivers.

Drivers in Ithaca, Sayre, and Vestal can explore the full Kona lineup by visiting Maguire Hyundai. Call or stop by our dealership today to take a test drive of the 2021 Hyundai Kona!

1 EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

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