2021 Hyundai Kona Louisville KY

2021 Hyundai Kona at Hyundai of Louisville

The Hyundai Kona has made its debut for the 2021 model year and this small SUV is packed and ready for some big adventures! This incredibly versatile SUV is perfect for those that like to hit the road at a moment’s notice as it comes loaded with style and functionality as well as a ton of intelligent safety features that act like the very best co-pilot ever. The Hyundai Kona has a lot to offer so, keep reading below as we dive deep into the power under the hood, the features found in the cabin, and the safety technologies too! 

Intuitive safety

Driver Attention Warning

For those long, adventurous trips, Driver Attention Warning helps you stay focused on the road by monitoring your driving habits. If it detects drowsy or inattentive driving, it alerts you with a sound cue coupled with a warning message on the instrument panel.⁠ 

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)

When the forward camera and radar detect a vehicle or pedestrian in your path, it warns you of a potential collision. If you don’t begin stopping in time, the system will automatically apply emergency braking. 


Driver takes all.

Everything you want to see, do and explore is yours with the rugged and adaptable Kona.⁠

Adventure with an Edge

Introducing the new Night edition, with 18-inch RAYS® semi-gloss black alloy wheels, special exterior color options, and gloss black design accents.

All roads, all weather, all in.

All Wheel Drive

On slippery streets and rocky roads, available AWD helps Kona grip the road with traction and cornering that keep you moving confidently.⁠


A big adventure is no small feat. And Kona packs plenty of style and versatility in its compact SUV body. Plus it gives you the confidence to experience more with intelligent safety features that look out for you. So be spontaneous and keep exploring this great, wonderful world. Kona is ready to go.

Teched-out trips.

Heads-up Display (HUD)

Speed, navigation, Smart Cruise Control and safety info on this available transparent pop-up panel in your line of sight⁠ 

Wireless Device Charging

Cut loose from cables with the available Qi wireless charging pad.⁠

2021 Hyundai Kona Lineup


  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist


  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Proximity Key with Push Button Start
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning

SEL Plus

  • Wireless Device Charging
  • Blue Link Connected Car System
  • Infinity Premium Audio


  • Full LED Headlights and Taillights
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels


  • Smart Cruise Control
  • 8-inch Color Touchscreen with Navigation
  • Heads-Up Display (HUD)

Can you tell me about the features?

Drivers have six Kona trim levels to choose from the 2021 model year. The base SE trim starts the lineup off with features like 16-inch alloy wheels, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a six-speaker audio system, and a seven-inch touchscreen. The upper trim levels, the SEL, SEL Plus, Night, Limited, and Ultimate, build on the SE with tons of great features. They include HD and satellite radio, roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, larger wheels, a sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and wireless charging pad. They also come with features like fog lights, eight-speaker Infinity audio system, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an eight-inch touchscreen, head-up display, integrated navigation system, and automatic wipers. 

What about the engine power?

There are two engines powering the 2021 Kona lineup. The base engine is a 2.0-liter MPI 4-cylinder that generates up to 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai pairs this engine with a six-speaker automatic transmission. This engine powers the SE, SEL, and SEL Plus trim levels. The second engine offered is a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI that creates 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai mates this engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain configuration while all-wheel drive is available for all trim levels. 

What kind of safety features does the Kona offer?

In the 2021 model year, the Kona can be equipped with Hyundai’s SmartSense suite of safety features. They include Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Smart Cruise Control. There are even more safety features found within the Kona, they include body side reinforcements, a front crumple zone, suite of advanced airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, child safety locks, the LATCH system for child safety seats, and electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist. 

Test Drive a 2021 Hyundai Kona Today!

Are you ready to take a spin in a 2021 Hyundai Kona? If so, make the trip from your home to Hyundai of Louisville today! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will help you navigate the lot to find the Kona trim level that best meets all your wants and needs. Plus, one of them will even join you for a test drive so you can experience the ride quality first hand. Interested in learning more about the 2021 Kona models we have on our lot before you make the trip down to the dealership? Check out every model in stock with our new inventory page. We look forward to seeing you around the dealership soon!