Review: 2018 Hyundai Kona 2.0L Luxury – Part 1

Sub-compact SUVs are the new and hotly contested car space that every car company is trying to get into. If you don’t have an entry into this space, you’re not a player. For that reason there’s a whole lot of choice and car makers have to find some way to stand out from their competition. Hyundai is no different and they are making quite the effort to stand out from the competition with the 2018 Hyundai Kona:

 

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Clearly Hyundai is trying to make this sub-compact crossover stand out from the competition as the looks are anything but conservative. If that’s not enough, Hyundai has some color choices that can be seen from space. When it comes to the lights, they are arranged like this from the front:

  • Top lights: Daytime running lights.
  • Center lights: Headlights
  • Bottom lights: Foglamps

And from the back:

  • Top lights: Brake lights
  • Bottom lights Turn signal and backup lights

I’m pointing this out because this seems to be the number 2 question that I am asked about the Kona right after “what is it that you’re driving?”¬†Personally I like the look of this vehicle as I am not into driving cars that look boring. But I can see how some might see this vehicle as polarizing. But at least it does stand out.

My review of the 2018 Hyundai Kona 2.0 Luxury is made up of five parts:

  • Exterior
  • Engine, transmission, handling, fuel economy, and driving comfort
  • Interior
  • Technology in the vehicle
  • Wrap up

The next part of this review will cover the engine, transmission and driving comfort. All of which are more than you would expect. Tune in tomorrow to find out why.

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