The Kona range comprises six different models: the SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Night Edition, Limited and Ultimate trims. There are two engine choices that include the 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-pot and the 1.6-liter turbo. You’ll also get the choice between a six-speed automatic transmission and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, depending on engine choice. AWD is also optionally available on all models. From base level, a seven-inch touchscreen is standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth streaming, with HD Radio and SiriusXM functionality reserved for more expensive versions. Higher trims get an eight-inch screen. Entry-level models also get remote keyless entry, manual air conditioning, and a six-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat. Higher trims welcome leather upholstery and automatic climate control as well as an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Safety features on all models include lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and driver attention warning.
The Hyundai Kona's price sits slightly lower than mentioned rivals, but it's by less than $1,000. The cheapest way into the range is the FWD SE that has a starting MSRP of $20,400. Adding AWD to base FWD models will add $1,400 to the Kona's price overall. The SEL increases the MSRP to $22,200, and the SEL Plus will set you back by $24,050. For the new Night Edition, you can budget $25,600, while the Limited goes on sale for $26,200. The Ultimate trim asks for $28,050. The cost of the Hyundai Kona mentioned here is exclusive of the $1,175 destination and handling fee.
Hyundai doesn't make a whole lot of additional packages available. With so many trims available, it's going to be up to you to select the one with the right features for you. There's a configuration for everyone, so budget-conscious shoppers will stick to the base models, and those looking for some extra luxury will likely gravitate toward the top trims with greater features specs that also cost the most. There are a few standalone accessories, too, including an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink ($295) and roof rack cross rails ($250).
There are several trims to choose from, so the right model will depend on what you want out of the crossover. The lower models will suffice if you're okay with having less power. There's the option of adding AWD to the mix if you're prone to being caught in adverse weather conditions. If you're after the eager little turbocharged motor, you'll have to go for a higher trim. This means you'll also get more luxury on the inside by default. For us, the Limited trim is the best because it's not as expensive as the Ultimate, but boasts a lot of similar features, and gets features such as automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror to give it an extra bit of appeal.