With the 2022 Hyundai Kona, nimble handling and a richly appointed cabin come at a great rate. Get to know this subcompact SUV a little better with our buying guide.
This crossover fits so nicely into a compact parking space that its spacious cabin might surprise you. With lots of headroom and cushy, supportive seating, the Kona is a great option for long commutes and road trips.
The standard lineup includes all the basics, including power accessories, air conditioning, and lots of interior storage. Upper Kona trim levels dress up the cabin with extra features, such as available leather upholstery, heated front seats, and ambient interior lighting.
With a cutting-edge infotainment system in every trim model, the 2022 Hyundai Kona appeals to the smartphone addict in all of us. Every Kona comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen that displays smartphone apps via wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
You can always upgrade the system with a bigger, 10.25-inch touchscreen and built-in navigation technology. (Adding the latter isn’t strictly necessary, though, since you can use your phone’s Maps app to help you find your way.) For an upscale listening experience, you can upgrade from the standard six-speaker audio system to an 8-speaker Harman Kardon premium system.
The Kona’s exterior style is sleek and modern, with a wide grille and handsome signature lighting. Every model protects you from the sun with front-door and windshield solar glass. LED daytime running lights will let everyone know you’ve arrived.
You can also choose from a range of wheel styles and an optional two-tone black roof for a Kona that suits your personal style. Utility features include the available High Beam Assist, LED headlights, and roof side rails. For extra luxury, add the power sunroof.
This little Hyundai can tow a pair of dirt bikes or a Jet Ski, depending how much your particular toys weigh. Properly equipped, the Kona can tow max loads of 1,069 pounds.
The Kona SE and SEL come with the base engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets you around in style, balancing ample power with fuel economy. The N Line and Limited are even more powerful, featuring a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that boosts output to 195 horsepower and maintains the same level of fuel efficiency.
Every Kona includes Drive mode Select, so you can alter driving settings to suit your mood. And all-wheel drive is available for every model, helping you navigate light trails or wet pavement with increased traction.