2021 Hyundai Kona for Sale in Springfield, MA
In its brief few years of existence, the Hyundai Kona has garnered a lot of accolades – and, of course, a lot of sales. This deservedly popular subcompact crossover packs in so many great features along with exceptional warranty and maintenance coverage yet still remains affordable to even buyers with tight budgets. For the 2021 model year, Hyundai introduces a new trim called the Night, which is a limited-run version that’s differentiated by some attractively trendy blacked-out exterior elements. It joins the rest of the Kona lineup in presenting drivers with a fun, zippy, comfortable, and modern vehicle that gets them where they’re going safely and with style.
Trims and Mechanical Components
The 2021 Kona’s six trim levels are the SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Night, Limited, and Ultimate. The first three get the base powertrain, a 147 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Night trim and above upgrade to a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder making 175 hp that’s paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic tranny. Front-wheel drive is the default on both engine/transmission combos, but all-wheel drive is offered on all trims. Fuel economy is excellent no matter which configuration you choose. The base powertrain with FWD yields 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway, while the turbocharged trims with FWD get 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. With AWD, the smaller engine achieves 26 mpg around town and 30 on the highway; the turbo trims with AWD get 26 city/29 highway.
Amenities by Trim Level
The features list on the base trim (SE) is generous, with the highlights being an active safety technology bundle, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, a driver’s-side blind spot mirror, a convenient dual-level cargo floor in the back, 16-inch wheels, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SEL upgrades to 17-inch wheels and also gets heated exterior mirrors (with built-in turn signals), rooftop rails, a sunroof, heated front seats, keyless entry, keyless ignition, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob. The SEL Plus gets fog lights and a wireless charging pad but drops the sunroof from the standard features (although it may be included for an additional charge). The Kona’s debuting trim, the Night, makes a statement with 18-inch gloss-black wheels, aluminum pedals, and LED headlights, plus black trim and other elements inside and out. The topmost trim, the Limited, reverts to the standard sunroof and adds automatic climate control, leather seating, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and 18-inch silver-toned wheels.
Safety and Technology
Hyundai does an excellent job of furnishing its vehicles with standard safety features. As such, the SE has forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and a driver attention warning system. The SEL is upgraded with a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert; the Ultimate adds adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors.
The 2021 Hyundai Kona outdoes most of its rivals in the subcompact crossover segment by making a 7-inch touchscreen standard for its infotainment system. The base system also gets Bluetooth hands-free phone functionality and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system. The SEL adds satellite and HD radio, while the SEL Plus gets a premium Infinity audio system with two additional speakers. The Ultimate increases its infotainment touchscreen to 8 inches and adds navigation and a head-up display.