2019 Hyundai Kona Louisville KY

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2019 Hyundai Kona at Hyundai of Louisville

The five-passenger 2019 Hyundai Kona is back again for its second year. The subcompact crossover SUV first introduced last year now comes standard with lane keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and a driver attention monitor. Keep reading to learn what else is new with the 2019 Hyundai Kona.

Engine Performance

  • 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque
  • Optional all-wheel-drive

Safety Features

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane change assist
  • High-beam assist

Vehicle Design

  • An 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Eight-speaker Infinity audio system

What do the different trim levels offer?

The 2019 Hyundai Kona comes in four different trim levels all packed with features. The base SE model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker sound system, remote keyless entry, and 60/60-split folding rear seats. The SEL adds heated side mirrors, roof rails, voice recognition, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a split-level cargo area. Building upon the SEL’s features is the Limited model with a sunroof, eight-speaker Infinity audio system, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener. Sitting at the top of the trim levels is the Ultimate with automatic high beams, a head-up display, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a wireless charging pad.

What are the two engines available?

What powers the Kona is entirely dependant on which trim level you choose. The lower level SE and SEL models come with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. While the Limited and Ultimate models use a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The more powerful turbocharged engine makes 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel-drive is optional for both engines while front-wheel-drive is standard. Hyundai also offers an electric version of the Kona called the Kona EV that we reviewed separately.

Is the Kona a safe vehicle?

Safety has always been the first concern at Hyundai, which is why the 2019 Kona now comes with more standard safety features. Driver attention monitor systems, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking all come standard. Other standard safety features include child safety locks, LATCH, electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist, and a slew of airbags. While rear cross-traffic collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and high-beam assist are all available to help keep you and your passengers safe.

Final Thoughts on the 2019 Hyundai Kona

Whether you are making a quick trip to the store or a long road trip the subcompact crossover SUV that is the 2019 Hyundai Kona is ready to handle whatever your life has to throw at it. With a comfortable interior and plenty of space, the 2019 Kona has ample room for all your passengers and their gear. Interested in learning more about the all-new 2019 Hyundai Kona? Just stop on by the dealership and talk with one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates.

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