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Compare 2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona continues to be among the top-selling crossovers in America, and that is because it does everything well. It is loaded with tech and amenities at a great price. It delivers a fun and responsive car-like experience, and it lives up to its SUV billing when it comes to characteristics like rear legroom and dedicated cargo space. While the 2022 Hyundai Kona now available at Glassman Hyundai continues the first Kona generation, it brings with it significant improvements. The new model features a restyled exterior. Hyundai introduces the N Line, and it streamlines the trim selection to accommodate it. With all that in mind, join us as we compare the 2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Hyundai Kona.
Exterior – Hyundai Dealer serving Southfield MI
The first new aspect that will jump out at you when you compare the 2021 Hyundai Kona to the model is the front end. The 2022 models available at our dealership serving Detroit Southfield Waterford Michigan have a much larger and more aggressive grille, and it completely changes the dynamics of the overall aesthetic. Hyundai has also updated all of the exterior lighting elements. It has added faux skid plates in the front and rear, and it now offers more wheel designs and finishes. In terms of the fundamentals, the Kona remains largely unchanged. It still has a 102.4-inch wheelbase and a 6.7-inch minimum ground clearance. But the total length has been increased 2 inches to 166.0—about 13.8 feet.
Not much has changed in regard to the interior when comparing the 2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Hyundai Kona. The biggest difference is that there are now just four trim levels—SE, SEL, N Line and Limited—and so the cabin packages are more condensed. The new N Line model stands out as the biggest departure from the 2021 Hyundai Kona. That is because it has special N Line sport seating that was not available with the previous model. The N Line models also feature interior red and gloss black accents that you will not find on the other trim levels. The Limited trim level has also been enhanced with various interior styling cues so that it looks the part of the range-topping Kona cabin.
Hyundai Kona Mechanical specs
The 2021 Hyundai Kona SE, SEL and SEL Plus models have a six-speed automatic transmission mated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The Night, Limited and Ultimate models have a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic mated to a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 175 hp and 195 lb.-ft. Front-wheel drive is standard, and active on-demand all-wheel drive is optional at all trim levels. The 2022 Hyundai Kona is similar, but there are some notable differences. The SE and SEL—there is no longer an SEL Plus—come with the same 147-hp four-cylinder, but Hyundai now pairs it with an IVT: an intelligent variable automatic transmission. The N Line and Limited—there is no longer a Night or Ultimate—is paired with the same transmission and engine, but the engine output has been improved to 195 hp. There is also an upcoming N model that will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes between 276 and 286 hp.
Safety – 2022 Hyundai Kona dealer
Both the 2021 Hyundai Kona and the 2022 Hyundai Kona available at our location serving Detroit Southfield Waterford Michigan are among the safest in their class. That is reflected by the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition and a five-star overall rating awarded by the NHTSA. The biggest change on the tech front is that the 2022 Kona now comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen—as opposed to a 7.0-inch touchscreen—and the upgrade option is a 10.3-inch touchscreen rather than 8.0 inches. The standard suite of driver-assistance technologies was already fantastic on the Kona. There are some minor tweaks here and there, but nothing that stands out as a notable difference.
All crossover fans owe it to themselves to see the Kona in person, and when you visit Glassman Hyundai, you can see the 2022 Hyundai Kona and the 2021 Hyundai Kona side by side. You can also test-drive them at our location serving Detroit Southfield Waterford Michigan, and while we do schedule appointments, they are never required. Quotes and other information are available via email and text. We can also assist you via live chat on our website, and our site provides all the tools and other resources needed to finance or lease a Kona online.