There are four trim packages for the 2024 Hyundai Kona: SE, SEL, N Line, and Limited. The SE and SEL are propelled by a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The N Line and Limited have a 190-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder powerplant with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard across the range, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional.
The SE and SEL (with FWD) are EPA-rated for 30 mpg around town and 35 mpg on the open road; this changes to 28 city/33 highway for AWD. Fuel economy for the higher trims with FWD is 29 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway, or 27 city/32 highway with AWD. Cargo space is 25.5 cubic feet behind the second row, which increases to 63.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The Kona SE has proximity keyless entry but is otherwise focused on the essentials with manually controlled air conditioning, fabric upholstery, LED exterior lighting with automatic headlights, push-button start, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a 4.2-inch driver information display, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The SEL adds an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated power side mirrors with LED turn signals, rear privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, second-row air conditioning vents, rooftop side rails, and 18-inch wheels. The available SEL Convenience Package will add these noteworthy upgrades: Hyundai Digital Key, heated front seats, wireless device charging, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED cabin lighting, and additional driver aids and infotainment equipment (which are detailed below).
The Kona takes on a sporty look with the N Line, which gets exclusive front and rear fascia, unique exterior treatments, and the same equipment as the SEL with the Convenience Package. Other N Line features include a power moonroof, Alcantara accent upholstery, aluminum sport pedals, a black headliner, and 19-inch alloy wheels. As for the Limited, think of it as the N Line without the sporty touches. This top-of-the-line Kona also gets H-Tex seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, a hands-free tailgate, a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, and full LED exterior lighting.
Hyundai’s suite of driver-assist features, SmartSense, is standard on all 2024 Konas and includes forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, safe exit warning, and rear occupant alert. The Limited, N Line, and SEL with the Convenience Package get enhanced forward collision-avoidance assist (with cyclist detection), adaptive cruise control, and highway driving assist. The Limited gets a blind-spot view monitor, a surround-view monitor, Remote Smart Parking Assist, parking collision-avoidance assist, and front/rear/side parking sensors. All trims also have a full array of airbags, anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability control, traction control, and a rearview monitor.
A 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is the rule across the board. It manages Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, a multi-speaker audio system, and access to Bluelink connected services. The SEL with the Convenience Package, N Line, and Limited also receive navigation, access to a Wi-Fi hotspot, and voice recognition. The Limited and N Line also get an eight-speaker Bose audio system.