The 2020 Hyundai Kona Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week!
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is a package deal in more ways than one with its standard active safety features, standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, available turbocharged engine, and optional all-wheel-drive (AWD). On top of this, the subcompact SUV is incredibly affordable and has plenty of premium options to choose from. All of these amenities add up to the many reasons why this vehicle has been chosen as Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week!
Buyers of the 2020 Hyundai Kona have three engine options to choose from. The first three trims: SE, SEL, and SEL PLUS, are powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that has a respectable 147 horsepower with 132 lb-ft of torque, and also pairs with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Kona Limited and Kona Ultimate pack in a little more punch with the 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which is joined by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This engine has 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Not only does this powertrain have a bit more pep in its step, it nearly mirrors the same fuel economy as the 2.0-L. AWD is available for both engines, and you’ll even get an independent rear suspension with this system.
The last powertrain option is on the Kona Electric. This model utilizes a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that produces 201 horsepower with 291 lb-ft of torque. This trim only includes front-wheel-drive (FWD). It excels in its range of 258 miles. Recharging usually takes around 9.5 hours with the 240-volt Level II charger, however, with a Level III Quick Charge station, this EV can get up to 80 percent in 54 minutes.
Even if a buyer opts for an all-black Kona, the SUV won’t show any signs of being meek. This Hyundai compact has many traits to help it stand out, like with its slanted headlights, “floating” roof, accentuated wheel fenders, and an army of bright colors, it’s the best way that the automaker knows how to turn heads. It has a fresh aura that would attract young buyers, and even more so on higher trims with features like fog lights, LED headlights and taillights, a shark-fin antenna, and a sunroof.
Starting on the SEL models, roof rails come as a standard feature, they add a bit more utility and practicality. For a little more chunk of change, a color-contrasted roof is the cheapest way to make your SUV really attract attention.
On the electrified Kona, it’s distinctive in its own right since it does not have a traditional grille, but more of a solid surface. It’s in this same spot where you’ll find the charging port sitting near the headlight on the driver’s side.
Interior and Standard Features
The styling of the interior may be considered a bit minimalistic when compared to the exterior, but it still has just enough spunk. The 2-row/5-passenger cabin is quite comfortable for drivers and passengers. The adjustable load floor is helpful for hiding storage. Controls are user-friendly, with physical buttons that work along with the touchscreen. The orange interior accents available on the Limited trims, while higher trims enjoy Sunset Orange or Ultra Black for the outer body.
The Electric model has its own excitements, like switching out the transmission lever for a layout of buttons consisting of Drive, Reverse, Neutral, and Park. It also encompasses a touchscreen, with easily operated climate control and audio buttons. Then, Ultimate buyers are treated with a big and bossy 10.25-inch touchscreen, while Limited models gain a respectable 8-inch.
Standard features on all 2020 Kona’s involve a 7-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and dual front USB inputs. Active safety features are also included, such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.
However, shoppers might want to at least consider moving up to an SEL model, since it adds on blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, push-button start, concealed cargo compartment, roof rails, rear privacy glass, heated side mirrors, HD and satellite radio, and the option for a contrast-color roof.
Driver’s Auto Mart
The 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV is the best of many worlds with its incredible powertrains, advanced technologies, and other comforts. Driver’s Auto Mart is selling this Used Car of The Week for just around $23,000. Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online pre-owned inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.