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Hyundai Kona 0-60 times

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2022 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
N Line 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
195 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3106 Weight, 29 City / 35 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.9 sec, 15.7 @ 0
N Line 4dr All-Wheel Drive
195 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3271 Weight, 27 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.9 sec, 15.7 @ 0
Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
195 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3106 Weight, 29 City / 35 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.9 sec, 15.7 @ 0
Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive
195 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3271 Weight, 27 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.9 sec, 15.7 @ 0
SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3064 Weight, 28 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, Smartstream IVT 2-spd CVT transmission
9.3 sec, 17 @ 0
SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3064 Weight, 28 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, Smartstream IVT 2-spd CVT transmission
9.3 sec, 17 @ 0
SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 30 City / 35 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, Smartstream IVT 2-spd CVT transmission
9.5 sec, 17 @ 0
SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 30 City / 35 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, Smartstream IVT 2-spd CVT transmission
9.5 sec, 17 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 16.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile 14.7 sec @ 95 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 167 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.92 g
Source: С&D

2021 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2890 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3085 Weight, 25 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3126 Weight, 25 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL Plus 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3126 Weight, 25 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
NIGHT 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3043 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
NIGHT 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3256 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3043 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3256 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3062 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3276 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 16.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile 14.7 sec @ 95 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 167 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.92 g
Source: С&D

2020 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2890 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3085 Weight, 26 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3126 Weight, 26 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL Plus 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
SEL Plus 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3126 Weight, 26 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 6-spd transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3043 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3256 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3062 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0
Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3276 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

2019 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2890 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3085 Weight, 25 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 2899 Weight, 27 City / 33 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive
147 Hp, 132 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3126 Weight, 25 City / 30 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3043 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3256 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3062 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3276 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
Iron Man 4dr Front-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3062 Weight, 28 City / 32 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0
Iron Man 4dr All-wheel Drive
175 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3276 Weight, 26 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 7-spd auto-shift man transmission
7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

2018 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
6.6 sec, 15.2 @ 91
Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive
6.6 sec, 15.2 @ 91
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
6.8 sec, 15.4 @ 90
Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive
6.8 sec, 15.4 @ 90
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive
9.2 sec, 17 @ 82
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive
9.2 sec, 17 @ 82
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
9.4 sec, 17.2 @ 81

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 9.2 sec
Zero to 100 mph 28.2 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 9.6 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.6 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 6.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 17.0 sec @ 82 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 175 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.88 g
Source: С&D


Hyundai Kona 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2022 7.9 - 9.5 sec, 15.7 @ 0 - 17 @ 0 mph
2021 6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0 mph
2020 6.4 sec, 15.1 @ 0 mph
2019 7.5 sec, 15.9 @ 0 mph
2018 6.6 - 9.4 sec, 15.2 @ 91 - 17.2 @ 81 mph

Cars with the same 0-60 time

Car0-60 times, quarter mile
2022 Ford F-350 7.9 sec, 15.8 @ 0
2022 Honda Civic 7.9 sec, 0 @ 0
2022 Lexus RX 450h 7.9 sec, 15.7 @ 0
2022 Volkswagen Taos 7.9 sec, 16 @ 0

The Hyundai Kona sits in-between an SUV and a sedan, and might be looking for a comfortable spot between the two. It is technically called an SUV, but its specs and functionality are easily overshadowed by many top-tier sedans, and it definitively falls behind a standard SUV, so the label feels a little bit iffy. However, it is at the very least serviceable in many aspects, and its fresh looks and respectable 0-60 for its kind make it a good option for buyers.

Starter trims of the Kona feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 147hp combined with a 6-speed automatic; if you want to go higher, Limited and Ultimate trims present a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 175hp and a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic. We should mention that this automatic transmission could use some adjustments because test drives show that it does have some problems shifting and adjusting when driving on slow speed or maneuvering, but it behaves just fine at cruise speed or only overall higher speeds on the road. If you want this SUV for urban driving, which is its most likely use, you might battle with the lower speed clutches a little bit.

Nothing you cannot get used to with practice, but there are other SUVs or even high-end sedans that can do it much better. Standard is front-wheel drive, but you can opt for an all-wheel drive at the retail. The Premium trim accelerates from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds, and covers a quarter mile in 15.8 seconds. From the outside, the Hyundai Kona presents a hybrid silhouette with its 5 doors, high trunk and a wide variety of colors, from the more tamed white or gray to outlandish, almost fluor options. The insides could use a bit more of work, though, or at least, consistency. Even if the dashboard is functional and features a touchscreen – which ranges from 5” to 8” depending on the trim – compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto, many people take issue on the choice of different materials that don’t seem to come together very well for the final product.

Also, the back half could be roomier, as other SUVs of similar characteristics have more space at the back and feel more comfortable. One noteworthy advantage of the dashboard design is that you can opt for a flip-up display that may enhance the infotainment experience for you, and many customers find a good addition to the board’s layout. Finally, the boot space varies on the trim but averages around 345 litres, which is more than decent for many uses, and clearly compares positively to similar SUVs of the same style presented by other manufacturers.


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