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Hyundai Kona 2019

The 2019 Hyundai Kona range of configurations is currently priced from $20,888. Our most recent review of the 2019 Hyundai Kona resulted in a score of 7.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributor Dan Pugh had this to say at the time: If the objective of this Iron Man edition is to create a little fun and intrigue, then Hyundai have done a good job of delivering on the brief. It will not be to many people’s liking, but if you and your kids are Marvel mad and you’re looking for something fun and different, then this could be your new superhero family taxi.  

You can read the full review here.

This is what Dan Pugh liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai Kona: Cool factor for the kids, Eye-catching design treatment, Something fun and different

The 2019 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 2019 Price and Specs

The Hyundai Kona 2019 is currently available from $20,888 for the Kona GO (fwd) up to $54,990 for the Kona Elite Electric.

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Active (awd) SUV 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $18,600 $25,960
Active (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $17,600 $24,530
Active Safety (awd) SUV 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $21,600 $29,370
Active Safety (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $20,600 $27,940
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Hyundai Kona 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2019 Hyundai Kona are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1800mm x 1555mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Hyundai Kona 2019 Dimensions  include 1550mm height, 1800mm width, 4165mm length.
Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GO (fwd) SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
GO Safety (fwd) SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
Active (fwd) SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
GO (awd) SUV 1550x1800x4165 mm 170 mm
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Hyundai Kona 2019 Boot Space

The Hyundai Kona 2019 has a boot space size of 371 Litres.
Hyundai Kona 2019 Boot space

Hyundai Kona 2019 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Kona 2019 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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  • What is the most expensive Hyundai?

    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 2019: Tips for first electric car

    The main thing to consider is the recharging. The Kona is said to have a range of almost 450 km, which is good, but you need to consider where you will be able to charge it when you need to. And remember it takes a little longer to recharge the batteries than it does to refuel a petrol car.

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Hyundai Kona 2019 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2019 Hyundai Kona is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Hyundai Kona is available with the following fuel types: ULP and Electric.

Hyundai Kona Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Active (awd) SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 6.7L/100km
Active (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
Elite Electric SUV Electric,1 SP AUTO
Highlander Electric SUV Electric,1 SP AUTO
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Hyundai Kona 2019 Towing capacity

The Hyundai Kona’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg 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
GO (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
GO Safety (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Active (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
GO (awd) SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 1250kg
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Hyundai Kona 2019 Seats

The following Hyundai Kona is available with five seats. The Kona Go and Active variants both come with Black cloth trim. The Elite variant comes with Black leather seat trim. The Highlander variant is available with the choice between Black or Black with Acid Yellow highlights leather seat trim. The Kona Ironman variant comes with Black and Red leather seat trim. Both the Kona Electric Elite and Highlander variants come with the choice of either Stone Grey/Blue two tone or Black leather trim interior.

Hyundai Kona 2019 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2019 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
GO (fwd) SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
GO Safety (fwd) SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Active (fwd) SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
GO (awd) SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
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