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Hyundai Kona Australia

The Hyundai Kona is the Korean brand's small SUV, which sits under the mid-size Tucson and large seven-seat Santa Fe to complete their crossover range.

The Kona competes head-on with the Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R, Mazda CX-3 and Mitsubishi ASX, and is available in Active, Elite and Highlander trim levels. Buyers can choose between two petrol engines and two or all-wheel drivetrains.

This vehicle is also known as Hyundai Kauai (Portugal), Hyundai Encino (China).

Hyundai Kona Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Kona varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $24,300 and going to $64,640 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $24,300 $64,640
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,700 $69,990
2018 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $17,820 $35,750
2017 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,840 $31,888
See All Hyundai Kona Pricing and Specs

Hyundai Kona Colours

  • Ceramic blue
  • Chalk white
  • Phantom black
  • Blue lagoon
  • Tangerine comet
  • Lake Silver
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai Kona Interior

The Hyundai Kona's interior is pretty good, with some of Hyundai's best touches making their way into the cabin. As shown in our road test review images, highlights include the super slick steering wheel with great controls (shared with the i30), traditional but sensible dashboard cluster and symmetrical layout, capped off with a 7.0-inch or 8.0-inch multimedia screen. Although it shares much with its i30 hatch sibling, the Kona deviates by adding a little extra style in the vents and textures. Sadly, the plastics seem to have dropped a notch. The much better leather trim seats help to elevate this a bit, as does the climate control panel a bit further up the range. 

Hyundai Kona Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Kona SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
2019 SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
2018 SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
2017 SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Kona Dimensions

Hyundai Kona Boot Space

The Hyundai Kona has a boot space size of 371 Litres.
Hyundai Kona Boot space

Hyundai Kona Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Kona here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What electric car should I buy?

    We can understand your feelings about the centrally-mounted screen in the Tesla, though you do get used to it surprisingly quickly.

    As for the other models you’ve mentioned, we’ve had to get the crystal ball out to attempt to answer you!

    The Polestar 2 will be on sale by the end of 2020, if all goes to plan. The company will be pushing hard to make that happen. 

    The VW ID3 is likely not going to be here until 2021, likely the mid or latter part of that year. It certainly has a lot of potential, and with pricing set to start below $50,000, it could well be The People’s (Electric) Car. 

    There are other options coming, though it depends on your diary and your budget.

    You could consider the Tesla Model S, which may have been around for a while, but that also means it has a more traceable reliability history. It has a digital instrument cluster in the regular spot as well.

    Have you looked at the Jaguar i-Pace? It has a claimed range of 470 kilometres, though it is on the pricey side of the equation, starting from about $125,000.

    Indeed, a high price tag is a common theme among those EVs with big battery capacity and expansive driving range, because you’re basically covering the cost of the batteries with your money.

    For instance, there’s the Audi e-tron quattro, which is due here in early 2020. That model will have a range of “more than 400 kilometres”, and - we suspect - a price tag above $120,000. 

    The Mercedes EQC is about to go on sale, too. Range for that mid-size SUV is pegged at about 450 kilometres, but again, you can expect a high price tag.

    If 2021 isn’t too long to wait, there’s the Volvo XC40 Recharge coming then. Based on our previous experience with Volvo XC40s, it’ll be a great small SUV, with predicted range of 400km - though we think that’s understating it, because it has a 78kWh battery pack, and it has AWD too.

    At the more affordable end - though admittedly still not quite meeting your expectations for range - there’s the very impressive Hyundai Kona Electric, which has a WLTP range of 449km, and a price tag of around $65k. It isn’t all-wheel drive though.

    And MG is about to launch a real upstart in the segment, with the ZS EV hitting showrooms soon for $46,990 drive-away, albeit with a range of 262km. It’s also FWD only. 

    The Mini Cooper SE will also arrive in mid-2020, with pricing set to be less than $60k. But again, a range of 270km will likely rule it out for your needs, and its 2WD as well.

    Another new small EV due next year is the Mazda MX-30. Pricing is still to be confirmed, and range isn’t great at about 300km. It’s FWD too. 

    In short, at this point in time - and out towards the end of 2020 - it looks like you’ll either need to spend a big amount of money on a premium EV to get the best range possible, or you’ll have to get used to the Model 3’s screen. You could always get an aftermarket head-up display fitted…

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    The most expensive new Hyundai is the Kona Highlander Electric, listed at $64,490. For more info on the latest models, check out our pricing and specs page, and you'll find all Hyundai reviews and news here


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  • Hyundai Kona 2018: Speed-reading error

    Ah, the perennial fast speedo! It’s a problem that affects every car on the road, as carmakers are not allowed to make a speedo that is slow. But it is allowed to sell a speedo that is fast, at least within a specified tolerance. It can’t simply be fixed, you have to put up with it. Presumably you have an alternative device that gives you a more accurate speed-reading and you should rely on that.

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  • Hyundai Kona: One reverse light?

    It does have only one reverse light - the other one is a rear fog light. 

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Hyundai Kona Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Kona has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 0kg 1300kg
2019 SUV 0kg 1300kg
2018 SUV 1250kg 1300kg
2017 SUV 1250kg 1300kg
See All Towing Capacity for Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Kona is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Electric and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.2L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Kona Pricing and Specs for 2020

Hyundai Kona Wheel Size

The Hyundai Kona has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Kona Wheel Sizes