Detroit Buyers Guide - 2018 Hyundai Kona

Vehicle Overview

Debuting in 2017, the Kona became Hyundai's smallest SUV. It was classified as a subcompact crossover SUV: perfect for those who need a little more interior space and practicality with their small rides. The debut model year, which is 2018, is split into SE, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trims.

Detroit MI - 2018 Hyundai Kona's OVERVIEW

Exterior - 2018 Hyundai Kona

The 2018 Hyundai Kona uses unibody construction for better structural integrity and sturdiness, rather than going for a body-on-frame design. In addition, the Kona's sheet metal itself comprises 75 percent of hot-stamped high- or ultra-high-strength steel to reduce the vehicle's overall weight. Standard exterior features on the small crossover include projector-beam halogen headlights with auto light control, side mirrors, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Roof side rails, turn-signal indicators and heating ability on the side mirrors, and 17-inch alloy wheels enhance the SEL. On the Limited or the Ultimate, you will get a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, LED headlights (with low-beam assist) and taillights for brighter and longer-lasting illumination, fog lights for penetrating rays of light, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Detroit MI - 2018 Hyundai Kona's Exterior

Interior - 2018 Hyundai Kona near Detroit

The 2018 Hyundai Kona has two rows of seats to accommodate up to five people. Passenger volume is measured at 94.1 cubic feet. Although cargo space is measured at 19.2 cubic, you can expand it to 45.8 cubic feet by folding down the rear seats. Cloth seating surfaces and a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat are standard. Upgrade to the SEL trim, and the front seats will be upgraded with heating ability and the steering wheel wrapped in leather. Stepping up to the Limited or Ultimate gets you leather seat trim and an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support.

Detroit MI - 2018 Hyundai Kona's Interior

For comfort and convenience, the Kona starts with features like cruise control, remote keyless entry, a 3.5-inch multi-information display, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™ for smartphone integration, a USB port and auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, and a 7-inch LCD touchscreen. On the SEL, remote keyless entry is upgraded to proximity key entry for car access by physical closeness rather than key fog. This feature is joined by push-button engine start, HD Radio®, and a trial SiriusXM® satellite radio subscription. The Limited gets a 4.2-inch color multi-information display, a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror for reducing the glare of vehicle's headlights behind you. Unique to the Ultimate are wireless device charging ability, HomeLink® for remote-controlling garage doors, 8-inch LCD touchscreen navigation, a head-up driver-information display for reducing distraction, an eight-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio System, and a three-year trial subscription to a quartet of Blue Link® suites (Connected Car System, Connected Care, Remote, and Guidance) for services that include remote start, roadside assistance, and monthly vehicle health monitoring.

Detroit MI - 2018 Hyundai Kona's Mechanical
Mechanical - Hyundai Kona specs near Detroit MI

The front suspension on the new Kona uses a MacPherson strut setup. The rear suspension has a trailing torsion beam design if the vehicle uses a front-wheel drivetrain or a multi-link design if it's all-wheel drive. The tiny crossover uses a column-mounted motor-driven power rack-and-pinion steering system for sharp and precise handling.

Powertrain - Hyundai Kona specs near Detroit MI

The standard engine on the inaugural Kona model is a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Only the Limited uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter I4, which produces 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you can choose an all-wheel-drive system instead for better driving performance on slippery surfaces.

Safety Features - 2018 Hyundai Kona dealer

The standard safety features on the new Hyundai Kona includes four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, six airbags (dual front impact airbags, dual side impact airbags, and dual side curtain airbags), electronic vehicle stability control, LED daytime running lights, traction control, and driver's blind spot mirrors integrated into the side mirrors. For security, the vehicle has a theft-deterrent system that consists of keyless entry, panic alarm, and engine immobilization. The SEL is upgraded with blind spot collision warning (instead of the driver's blind spot mirrors) with lane change assist and lane keep assist with driver attention warning. Unique to the Ultimate model are high beam assist, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, driver drowsiness warning (a first in the automobile industry), and parking distance warning.

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