The 2019 Hyundai Kona Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

March 9th, 2021 by


For those who desire the comforts of a small SUV but still enough space in the interior, the 2019 Hyundai Kona is your perfect crossover. It’s a fun little drive, especially with its powerful turbocharger, as well as a slew of driver assists features.


The Kona’s SE and SEL models are both powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which gives out 147 with 132 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is also paired with these vehicles. Nevertheless, many buyers would likely prefer the Limited and Ultimate Kona’s, as they have a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine joined to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The horsepower bumps up to 175 horsepower and torque at 195 lbs.

The third and final engine option is Kona’s electrified motor, which is a fuse with its 64-kWh lithium-ion battery. Ultimately, the car gets up to an impressive 201 horsepower with 291 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the other two engine choices, this one only gets a front-wheel-drive (FWD). Charging time takes about 9.5 hours using a 240-volt Level II charger, and close to an hour using a Level III. 


The Kona has a near coupe-like style with all of its curves, lines, and textures. The narrow LED running lights are quite likable, while the grille below gives the car a modern look but without being too dramatic. The subtle uses of gray around the fenders surprisingly adds character to the crossover. With so much of a party in the front, it was wise of the automaker to keep it simple in the back. 

This SUV also has a wacky color palette, with options like Chalk White, Sonic Silver, Thunder Gray, Surf Blue, Lime Twist, Sunset Orange, Pulse Red, and Ultra Black.

Interior and Standard Features

In-house, the design is a lot simpler but still eye-catching. The front seats are quite comfortable, as well as your peace of mind once you find how much luggage once you can fit in. There is an adjustable floor, as well as a hidden storage spot. For a little pop of color, the company also offers Lime Twist green paint for the interior accents.

Standard amenities starting from the base trim include a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Hyundai SmartSense, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, and two USB inputs. Drivers will also appreciate the standard tire-pressure-monitoring system that checks each and every tire. Other standard features include cloth seats, automatic headlights, and keyless entry. 

Hyundai promises to keep you safe with its extensive list of safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and a driver attention monitor, while the EV adds on blind-spot monitoring (optional on the standard Kona).

Driver’s Auto Mart

The 2019 Hyundai Kona is the perfect miniature SUV, that’s great for cutting corners and squeezing into tight parking spaces. Its great selection of engine options and standard features make it the ideal choice for many drivers. Best of all, Driver’s Auto Mart is selling the pre-owned Ultimate model for just under $20,000. 

This Used Car of The Week also comes with various premium options like Adaptive Cruise Control, Apple Carplay/ Android Auto, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Blind Spot Monitoring, Bluetooth, Front Fog Lights, Heated Front Seats, Remote Keyless Entry, Leather Seat Trim, Navigation System, Power Driver Seat, Rain Sensing Wipers, and Power Moonroof.

Those who are interested in the 2019 Kona or any of our other models can simply view our online pre-owned inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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