2023 Hyundai Kona

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

165.6” x 61”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Carlike handling
  • City-friendly size
  • Optional AWD
  • Fuel economy
  • Ample standard safety features

The bad:

  • Meager power with base engine
  • Limited availability of Kona Electric
  • Snug cargo area
  • Battery pack impacts rear legroom (Kona Electric)

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Subcompact five-seat SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Performance-oriented N trim
  • All-electric Kona Electric variant

2023 Hyundai Kona review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Hyundai Kona?

Available with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the 2023 Hyundai Kona is a five-seat subcompact SUV that excels in traffic that would make many larger SUVs feel bulky and ponderous. The Kona’s tidy proportions do, however, limit rear legroom and cargo volume. The base 147-horsepower four-cylinder is good on fuel economy but limited in performance. A 195-hp four-cylinder is also available, but for an even bigger kick, there’s the high-performance Kona N that’s motivated by a 276-hp, turbo four-cylinder. It scoots from 0-60 mph in an estimated 5.2 seconds. Also available is the all-electric Kona Electric, which offers 258 miles of range and has the same carlike responses of its gas-fed siblings. Unfortunately, it’s available only in select states with zero-emissions mandates.

What’s New on the 2023 Hyundai Kona?

After an interior and exterior refresh last year, the Kona receives more standard equipment for the 2023 model year. In terms of safety features, all Konas now come standard with a blind spot warning system, safe exit alert and rear cross-traffic alert.

What Features in the 2023 Hyundai Kona Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • 8-inch infotainment screen
  • Three USB ports
  • Keyless entry
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Driver-monitoring system
  • Bluetooth

Available features include:

  • 10.25-inch infotainment screen
  • Heated front seats
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation
  • Power moonroof
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Harman Kardon audio system

Should I Buy the 2023 Hyundai Kona?

The Hyundai Kona’s wide range of powertrains and easy-going driving manners should appeal to SUV shoppers who value economy and comfort. Granted, the base engine has only modest performance, but there are two turbocharged four-cylinders available for anyone wanting a boost in acceleration. While the Kona Electric delivers a nice balance of driving range and a reasonable price tag, it’s not sold nationwide. Rivals like the Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota Corolla Cross are worth considering, especially if the Kona’s backseat accommodations and cargo area feel too pinched for your needs.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews


If i could give more than 5 stars I will thank you

Excellent experience the sales person Yoel was very nice and helpfull especially to get the tag from my car and to return the rental car i was using my previus car was total after a car accident i would be eternally gratefull for his help and im happy with my new car thank you for providing me with a great sales experience


Great Car

It feels solid on the road, handles well on turns, and when you close the doors they sound solid - no tin can sound or feel.


The trunk doesn’t have a button on dashboard to un

I’m not happy with the inconveniences I get from this vehicle. The trunk doesn’t have the the unlock button on the dashboard nor on the key and you must have the key on you to get the trunk open. Vehicle must be turned on if you forget to close a window. I don’t like the automatic stop and go feature. IT’s based on electric. The door unlocks 70% you need the key to unlock or lock. I have lease over 30 years and I have never experienced these inconveniences

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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