Chicago Review l New 2018 Hyundai Kona

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Why Buy the 2018 Hyundai Kona

For almost two decades, Hyundai produced a healthy number of SUVs, some of which are among the better and better-known ones in the segment. And in June 2017, the South Korean automaker introduced its smallest one yet: the Kona. Based on the same platform as the compact Elantra sedan, it possesses the car's fuel efficiency and accessibility, while still providing a considerable amount of interior space and sturdiness. The 2018 model is available as an SE, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trim.

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Exterior - Reasons Why Buy the Kona

Rather than rely on a body-on-frame design, this 2018 vehicle uses unibody construction to enforce integrity and toughness. The sheet metal itself consists of 75 percent of hot-stamped high- or ultra-high-strength steel, which helps in keeping the vehicle light. The halogen headlights on the crossover have the ability to automatically switch on when there's a dearth of outdoor light and automatically switch off when it's sufficient. The SEL gets additional roof side rails for extra cargo-carrying capability and turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors. Also, the wheels are upgraded to 17-inch alloy ones. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights for brighter and longer-lasting illumination, and fog lights for better lighting in hard-to-see driving situations appear on the Limited and Ultimate trims.

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Interior - 2018 Hyundai Kona - Request information interior

Designed as a subcompact crossover SUV, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has two rows of seats to accommodate up to five people. Starting with the SEL trim, the vehicle has front-seat heating capability. On the Limited and Ultimate, all the seats are covered in leather, and front seating is upgraded with an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support. 

Chicago Review l New 2018 Hyundai Kona Interior

Standard comfort and convenience features on this subcompact crossover SUV include cruise control, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, remote keyless entry, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™ for executing infotainment functions with your smartphone, and a 7-inch LCD touchscreen for displaying audio information. On the SEL and other trims above the base level, remote keyless entry is upgraded to proximity key entry so that you can enable access to the vehicle by physical closeness, rather than by key fob. Also, push-button engine start makes an appearance. The Limited gets a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror for reducing the glare of vehicles' headlights behind you. Exclusive on the top-of-the-line Ultimate are wireless device charging ability, 8-inch LCD touchscreen navigation, a head-up driver-information display for reducing distraction, an Infinity® Premium Audio System, and a Blue Link® package of services that includes roadside assistance, remote start, and monthly vehicle health monitoring.

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Mechanical / Powertrain - Request More Information

The standard engine is a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Only the Limited uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter I4 with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is hitched to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you can choose an all-wheel-drive system instead for enhanced traction. Notably, the rear suspension has a trailing torsion beam design if it uses a front-wheel drivetrain or a multi-link design it's all-wheel drive. Coupled with MacPherson struts on the front, the rear suspension assists in making each ride a smooth one. 

Safety - Why-Buy with Safety Features

The standard safety features on this Hyundai subcompact crossover include electronic vehicle stability control for maintaining the intended driving path, LED daytime running lights to heighten awareness of your presence, traction control to maximize tire grip with the road, an airbag system to keep you safe when there's a crash, and the combination of the remote keyless entry system with a panic alarm to keep thieves away. Upgrading to at least the SEL adds blind spot collision warning with lane change assist and lane keep assist with driver attention warning. Unique to the Ultimate model are forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection. Driver-drowsiness warning technology-which monitors lateral movement in the lane, lane drift, and sudden steering inputs to keep you alert on all times when on the road-makes its debut in the industry with this vehicle.

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