2022 Hyundai Kona for Sale in Springfield, MA
The Kona’s name really fits it: after all, it’s a quick and compact name with quite a bit of style. Hyundai has refreshed this subcompact crossover, which slots between the Venue and the Tucson, for the 2022 model year with a new look led by a more prominent front end. It’s longer and more rugged-looking, too, with skid plates fore and aft, plus some new designs for the wheels. The interior has been upgraded with a rethinking of the center stack and some new available amenities, led by a digital gauge cluster and ambient interior lighting – equipment usually reserved for higher-priced vehicles. The standard infotainment touchscreen has also grown from 7 inches to 8, and wireless smartphone charging is offered. While this nameplate also sits on the Kona EV and the performance-tuned Kona N, we’ll concentrate on just the conventional Kona on this page.
Trims, Powertrain and Fuel Economy
Hyundai makes a foursome of 2022 Kona versions: the SE, SEL, N Line, and Limited – all of which come with front-wheel drive but may be ordered with all-wheel drive. The two lower trims get the base powertrain, a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The N Line and Limited upgrade to a 195 hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The EPA has estimated fuel economy for the FWD SE and SEL at 30 mpg around town and 35 mpg on the highway; this changes to 28 city/33 highway with AWD. The N Line and Limited get 29 city/35 highway with FWD, and 27 city/32 highway with AWD.
Features By Trim
Standard equipment on the SE includes automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry, cloth seats, dual front USB ports, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Although the Kona is a subcompact, the 60/40-split fold-down and reclining rear seatback and dual-level cargo floor make it more versatile for moving larger cargo. And, although backup cameras are required in all vehicles sold in the U.S., the base edition in this lowest Kona trim is upgraded with parking guidance.
The SEL adds remote start, push-button ignition, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, rear privacy glass, roof rails, and Bluelink connected car services. It can be ordered with a two-tone look and dark grey body cladding; other options include heated front seats, a moonroof, wireless smartphone charging, automatic climate control, and Digital Key, which lets you use your smartphone to perform key fob functions. The N Line receives a lot of those features as standard (although not the moonroof, cladding, or two-tone treatment), along with upgraded sport cloth seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, aluminum alloy sport pedals, red and gloss-black interior accents, special bumpers, and dual exhaust. This trim can be decked out with the optional moonroof, LED headlights and taillights, and 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster. All of those features, minus those that are strictly for style, are standard fare on the Limited, which also gets leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, the dark grey body cladding, power lumbar support, back-row USB ports, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
Safety and Technology
Hyundai includes driver-assist technologies in every vehicle; as such, the base SE gets forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, rear occupant alert, and driver attention warning. The SEL also has blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and safe exit warning. N Line buyers can add automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control, both of which come standard on the Limited, as do rear parking sensors and highway drive assist.
Staying connected and informed is essential, and the Kona is ready with a well-outfitted infotainment system. It has a standard 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), plus Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming. The N Line is sweetened with a Harman Kardon audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, and high-def radio as standard upgrades; a larger (10.25-inch) version with navigation and voice recognition is offered, but it reverts to traditional plug-in smartphone connection. This upscale version of the infotainment system comes standard on the Limited.
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