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2017 Hyundai Kona
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2017 Hyundai Kona Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$27,880*

The Hyundai Kona 2017 prices range from $19,990 for the basic trim level SUV Kona Active to $34,990 for the top of the range SUV Kona Highlander (awd).

The Hyundai Kona 2017 is available in Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.0L 6 SP Automatic to the SUV 1.6L 7 SP Auto Dual Clutch.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Kona 2017, Andrew Chesterton gave it a rating of 7 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Hyundai Kona Models SPECS PRICE
Active 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $14,400 – 20,350
Active AWD 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $16,000 – 22,330
Active Safety 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $14,100 – 19,910
Active Safety (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $16,900 – 23,540
Elite 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $16,400 – 22,770
Elite (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $16,800 – 23,430
Elite RED 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $16,700 – 23,210
Elite RED (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $17,100 – 23,870
Elite TTR 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $16,500 – 22,990
Elite TTR (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $17,000 – 23,650
Elite TTR RED 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $16,800 – 23,430
Elite TTR RED (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $17,300 – 24,090
Elite TTR YEL 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $16,800 – 23,430
Elite TTR YEL (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $17,100 – 23,870
Elite YEL 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $16,000 – 22,220
Elite YEL (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $17,100 – 23,870
Highlander 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $18,900 – 26,290
Highlander (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $20,200 – 27,500
Highlander RED 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $18,400 – 25,630
Highlander RED (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $19,200 – 26,730
Highlander TTR 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $18,200 – 25,410
Highlander TTR (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $19,000 – 26,510
Highlander TTR RED 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $18,600 – 25,960
Highlander TTR RED (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $19,400 – 26,950
Highlander TTR YEL 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $18,600 – 25,960
Highlander TTR YEL (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $19,400 – 26,950
Highlander YEL 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $18,400 – 25,630
Highlander YEL (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $19,200 – 26,730
Launch Edition 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $15,500 – 21,890
Launch Edition (awd) 1.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $17,800 – 24,750

Hyundai Kona 2017 FAQs

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

  • My 2018 Kona Active steering wheel is making noises when turning or when I come to a stop.

    The best guess is that the noise is being generated by the electric motor integrated into the steering column that acts as the power-steering in the Kona. If it’s s faint noise that is heard more often with the windows closed and the stereo off, then it’s the same noise that other Kona owners have noted.

    Another possibility is a noisy clock-spring. This is a flexible electrical contact inside the top of the steering column that allows the steering wheel to turn while still maintaining all the electrical contacts that power the air-bags and steering wheel-mounted controls. These clock springs often become noisy just before they fail.

    Your car is still under warranty, and since you’ve already logged the fault with your Hyundai dealer, it’s now a pre-existing problem and must be fixed by Hyundai, even if the car itself runs out of warranty in the meantime.

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  • 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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