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Hyundai Kona 2017

The 2017 Hyundai Kona range of configurations is currently priced from $19,987. Our most recent review of the 2017 Hyundai Kona resulted in a score of 7.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Family reviewer Nedahl Stelio had this to say at the time: Though you wouldn’t expect it from its funky exterior, the Hyundai Kona performed well as a family car for two children. Despite its small stature, it has a good amount of interior space, drives like you’re actually in a cool car and reminds you that you’re a person, as well as being a parent. I give it 7.5 stars out of 10 and my children gave it 7.5 My Little Ponies out of 10 - they were just happy their friend finally fit in the car to go to the movies!

You can read the full review here.

This is what Nedahl Stelio liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai Kona: Cool design, Great drive, Easy to park

The 2017 Hyundai Kona carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Hyundai Kona is also known as the Hyundai Kauai (Portugal) and the Hyundai Encino (China) in markets outside Australia.

Hyundai Kona 2017 Price and Specs

The Hyundai Kona 2017 is currently available from $19,987 for the Kona Active AWD up to $34,990 for the Kona Highlander RED.

Pricing guides

$27,880
Based on 118 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$19,987
Highest Price
$34,990
Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Active SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $14,400 $20,350
Active AWD SUV 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $16,000 $22,330
Active Safety SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $14,100 $19,910
Active Safety (awd) SUV 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $16,900 $23,540
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Hyundai Kona 2017 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2017 Hyundai Kona are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1800mm x 1550mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Hyundai Kona 2017 Dimensions  include 1550mm height, 1800mm width, 4165mm length.
Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Active SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
Active Safety SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
Launch Edition SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
Active AWD SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
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Hyundai Kona 2017 Q&As

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

  • How do I tell if a 2019 Hyundai Kona is AWD or FWD?

    It’s pretty simple, James, and despite both two and four-wheel-drive being offered on all trim levels of the Kona, there’s one thing to check that will answer your question: If the vehicle has the two-litre, non-turbocharged engine, it’s a two (front) wheel-drive. If it has the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, it’s an all-wheel-drive Kona. Hyundai never offered a front-wheel-drive Kona with the turbo engine, nor all-wheel-drive with the non-turbo.

    Beyond that, there were some other major technical differences that will also tell you what you’re looking at. The front-drive Kona has a simpler, torsion-beam rear suspension, while the AWD version has a multi-link arrangement. Then there’s the transmission. Front-drive Konas got a six-speed conventional automatic, while the AWD Kona got a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission.

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  • Is it normal for a 2018 Hyundai Kona to have a rusty muffler after three years?

    It’s a bit of a surprise to learn that a brand-new muffler lasted just two years before needing replacement, and that’s certainly not what most mechanics would consider normal. But it isn’t unheard of, either.

    One of the by-products of burning petrol is water. That explains the cloud-like water-vapour you see when a car is first started on a cold morning. Once the car is up to running temperature, however, that water is turned completely to steam and exits the tailpipe. But, if the vehicle is only ever used for short trips where the exhaust system never gets hot enough to evaporate all that water, then the water can sit inside the system (typically inside the muffler, and in a sometimes acidic environment) where it can cause rust to develop.

    This is a lot less common in modern cars with catalytic converters which cause the exhaust to run at a higher temperature and get there faster, but it can still happen – as you now know. The best fix is to fit a stainless-steel exhaust system which simply refuses to rust, but they’re expensive and I wouldn’t expect Hyundai to go to that expense for a warranty claim.

    So will it happen again in another two years? If the cause of the rusty muffler is as I’ve explained here, then there’s a very good chance it will happen again thanks to your car’s pattern of use. But if the problem was simply a bad batch of mufflers that weren’t rust-proofed correctly at the factory (and it happens) then a new muffler shouldn’t rot out so quickly. But it makes us wonder if Victoria’s extended COVID lockdown and the notorious five-kilometre-radius-from-home rule may have forced drivers into lots of short trips for months on end. Perhaps you’re seeing the start of a trend here.

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  • Should I buy a 2021 Hyundai Kona or 2021 VW T-Roc?

    Volkswagen’s latest cars are lovely to drive but it’s true; many mechanics (and plenty of owners) are wary of the brand’s recent reputation for reliability. But if you’re buying a brand-new or nearly new example, then the factory warranty will be some peace of mind. The safest bet right now, is something Japanese or South Korean, and that includes the Hyundai you’re looking at as well as the equivalent offerings from Kia. Both these brands have enviable reputations for durability and both come with terrific factory warranties.

    Volkswagen’s current high-tech turbocharged engines are very entertaining to drive as well as being frugal in all situations, but, in reality, any current model mid-sized SUV is more than capable of delivering you interstate in comfort and safety as well as offering low running costs. Bear in mind you may have to pay extra for the top-shelf model if you want all the latest safety and convenience technology.

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  • Should I buy a Hyundai Kona or Honda HR-V?

    It’s nice to see that the worldwide web has put Carsguide in touch with people in the USA and that they’re prepared to ask for advice from half a planet away. Meanwhile, if safety is your number one priority, then you really need to find a vehicle with all the latest driver aids such as autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and rear-cross-traffic alert. These are the new safety must-haves now that air-bags, stability control and other systems are considered par for the course.

    The catch with your situation (from our point of view) is that the vehicles we assess and test in Australia don’t necessarily correlate with the North American buying experience. The specifications of Australian-delivered cars don’t always line up with those of a USA-market vehicle, and that can mean that the safety kit fitted here isn’t mirrored by the same make and model sold on your side of the pond. Don’t forget, too, that some makes and models (Hyundai and Kia are good examples) often feature Australian input into the suspension and steering settings to make them more palatable to an Australian audience. As a result, the same car without that input (such as the version sold in the US) might drive very differently.

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Hyundai Kona 2017 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2017 Hyundai Kona is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Hyundai Kona currently offers fuel consumption from 6.7 to 7.2L/100km. The Hyundai Kona is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Active SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
Active AWD SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.7L/100km
Active Safety SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
Active Safety (awd) SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.7L/100km
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Hyundai Kona 2017 Towing capacity

The Hyundai Kona’s towing capacity ranges from 1250kg to 1300kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Active SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Active Safety SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Launch Edition SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Active AWD SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 1250kg
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Hyundai Kona 2017 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2017 Hyundai Kona will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Hyundai Kona vary from 16x6.5 inches to 18x7.5 inches.

Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Active SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Active Safety SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Launch Edition SUV 235x45 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x45 R18 18x7.5 inches
Active AWD SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
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