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2017 Hyundai Kona
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2017 Hyundai Kona Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$26,990*

The Hyundai Kona 2017 prices range from $20,870 for the basic trim level SUV Kona Active to $34,990 for the top of the range SUV Kona Highlander YEL (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.

  • 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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