The 2018 Hyundai Kona is a new compact SUV that merges the maneuverability of a car with the power and handling capabilities of an SUV.

At St. Charles Hyundai, we think it's a great pick for drivers in the St. Peters, St. Charles, or O'Fallon areas who regularly commute into the city, but still want to confidently tackle inclement weather and weekend adventures.

Check out this 2018 Hyundai Kona review to learn more about what this urban-inspired SUV can add to your daily drives.

Hyundai Kona Powertrain

They Hyundai Kona can come equipped with two different engines. The base trim gets a 2.0L I-4 engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.

It's paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and effortless shifting, while SHIFTRONIC® allows you to take control of your driving in a limited manual mode when desired. With this engine, you'll achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25-27 MPG city and 30-33 MPG highway.1

For drivers who want a bit more power, a 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine is also available, generating 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine includes a 7-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission, which monitors your driving conditions to provide seamless shifting.

Add in the transmission's extra upper gear, and the result is fuel-sipping capabilities, achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26-28 MPG city and 29-32 MPG highway.1

Driver-Assist Features

In addition to improved handling on low-traction roadways, the Hyundai Kona also makes several driver-assist features available to help you stay alert to and aware of your surroundings.

For example, if the available Driver Attention Warning system senses that you're not alert behind the wheel, it'll issue an audible tone indicating you might benefit from taking a break.

Available Lane Keep Assist provides further assistance by monitoring your position between the lines and gently steering you back on track if it notices you drifting from your intended lane of travel when your turn signal isn't activated.

If it is activated, available Blind-Spot Collision Warning will issue audible and visual alerts when another vehicle has entered your side blind spots. This allows you to merge much more safely.  

Meanwhile, the available Heads-Up Display projects important information like speed, navigation, cruise control, and safety features so you don't have to remove your eyes from the road to stay in-the-know.

2018 Hyundai Kona Exterior and Interior Colors

One important decision you'll have to make when you choose to drive home in the Hyundai Kona is what color you'd like. It comes in seven different colors, including:

  • Surf Blue
  • Sonic Silver
  • Lime Twist
  • Ultra Black

You can also add a two-toned appearance to select trims, with an available dark gray or black contrasting roof.

On the inside, drivers can dress up their Hyundai Kona in Black or Gray leather or Black Cloth. If you want to add an electric twist to your interior, try the Black Leather with Lime accents that'll really make things pop.

Learn More About the Hyundai Kona

The Kona packs in so much more that we didn't get to mention here, like standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ capabilities, so if you want to learn more about this SUV or discuss our 2018 Hyundai Kona review, contact us at St. Charles Hyundai.

We'll also be happy to get you behind the wheel and out for a drive around St. Peters, St. Charles, and O'Fallon, so schedule your test drive today!


1EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.

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