2020 Hyundai Kona Gets Small Price Bump, Adaptive Cruise Control in Top Trim

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The Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV is back for 2020, remaining relatively unchanged from the 2019 model year save for new adaptive cruise control now available in the highest trim level, plus a new interior color option and small price bump across the range.

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The adaptive cruise control, which Hyundai calls Smart Cruise Control, now comes in the Ultimate trim. A few features — namely a 4.2-inch color display and wireless smartphone charging pad — move for 2020 from the Ultimate down to the new SEL Plus (equivalent to last year’s SEL with Tech Package). Orange interior accents on the black leather seating are now available in the Limited model with Sunset Orange paint.

Available at dealers now, the 2020 Kona starts at $21,195 (all prices include $1,095 destination), a $110 bump over model-year 2019 versions of the base SE trim with front-wheel drive. The next-up SEL starts at $22,995, while the new SEL Plus starts at $24,845. All three trim levels have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder (147 horsepower) and six-speed automatic transmission.

The upper Limited and Ultimate trims have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (175 hp) and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Limited starts at $26,995, $350 more than in 2019. The top Ultimate trim starts at $28,845, up $250 from 2019. The Iron Man edition is no longer available in 2020. On any trim level, all-wheel drive adds $1,400.

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The electric version of the Kona, meanwhile, receives few updates for the new model year. A battery-warming system is now available as an option on Limited and higher trims, while multimedia displays are tweaked slightly: A new 8-inch display replaces the 7-inch screen on Limited trims, and the Ultimate’s navigation touchscreen now features a 10.25-inch display instead of the previous 8-incher. An Infinity audio system formerly available on Ultimate trims is also now available on the Limited.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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