The 2018 Hyundai Kona is an all-new subcompact crossover-SUV from Hyundai. The Kona shares elements from other Hyundais like the Tucson, the Sonata, and the Santa Fe Sport. Mostly all of the good ones, we note. The Kona sits just under the Tucson as the brand’s smallest crossover.
The strengths of the Kona lie in its good looks, excellent powertrain options, and value orientation. It’s weaknesses are in some interior elements and base powertrain. Those low points are shared with most of the compact segments, though, and the 2018 Kona remains one of the best compact crossover options we’ve seen thus far.
From the base model Hyundai Kona at about ,500 to the top-line Kona Ultimate as we drove it (,775), there are four trim levels, two engine and transmission options, and either front-wheel or all-wheel drive to choose from.