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Hyundai
Kona
2021
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2021 hyundai kona
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$20,040
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27 city / 33 hwy

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What you must know before buying the Hyundai Kona

Matthew Keegan
Contributing Editor - August 7, 2020
  • 2020 Kona is in stock; 2021s arriving
  • Rebates: Up to $2,750
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 36 months
  • Lease: From $199 for 36 months

Hyundai’s smallest utility vehicle:

The 2020 Hyundai Kona crossover SUV is in stock. Adaptive cruise control is now available with the range-topping Ultimate, otherwise this model is carried over. An all-electric variant is also on the market.

What’s significant about the Kona Electric is that it has a 258-mile range and that's longer than what the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf offer. Initially marketed in California, it is now available in zero-emission states elsewhere. None of the offers published here cover the electric variant, however.

For 2021, order guides show a new version called the Kona Night Edition will feature a sportier look with a blackout design and aftermarket wheels. The first 2021s are now arriving at Kia dealerships nationwide.

The current offers are in place through September 8, 2020. There is a chance we will see an update before Labor Day, so please check back as we’ll update this page accordingly.

Hyundai's offers vary by region; our examples are for California.

The current cash offer:

Choose a 2020 Kona and you’ll find $2,250 retail bonus cash on all trims plus $500 in season event cash, bringing your savings to $2,750.

If you prefer a 2021 Kona, you'll find $1,000 in retail bonus cash on all trims. There is no event cash offer in place, however.

Please note, you can't combine retail bonus cash offers with promotional financing.

Excellent financing offers:

Financing offers on the 2020 Kona are in place. Here, you'll find 0.0-percent APR financing for 36 months, or 0.9-percent APR financing for 60 months, and 2.9-percent for 72 months. You can also claim the $500 event cash.

If you purchase a 2021 Kona, the rates are 1.9-percent APR for 60 months and 2.9-percent APR for 72 months. You won't find event cash with the 2021s, however.

Kia's financing offers are excellent across the board.

A competitive lease offer:

Choose a 2020 Kona SEL FWD and you’ll pay $199 per month for 36 months with $2,299 due at signing. Your effective cost is $263 per month, which is a competitive offer for this model. The cost is $18 lower than what was offered as recently as June.

The first lease on the 2021 Kona rolled out in August. This one also covers the SEL FWD. Here, you'll pay $209 per month for 36 months with $2,299 due at signing. Your effective cost is $273 per month.

Hyundai allows 10,000 miles per year for leases and charges a $400 disposition fee at lease end.

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$209Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,299
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $23,340
Deal Valid in: Los Angeles
Expiration: 9/8/20

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CarsDirectPricing as of 8/11/20 in 20149
MSRP
$21,540
Sales Price
$21,040
Cash Rebates
$1,000
Target Price
$20,040
Lease Estimate
$260/mo
Finance Estimate
$289/mo

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Bonus Cash Retail Bonus Cash (Expires 9/8/20) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% This incentive is NOT compatible with HMF Special APR and HMF Special Lease. $1,000

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Term(s)2425 - 3637 - 4849 - 6061 - 72
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2021 Hyundai Kona: Model Preview

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The Hyundai Kona hasn’t been fully redesigned since the first-gen subcompact SUV was launched in 2018. Since then, the Kona has received new features and renamed trim levels. With a design that still looks fresh and all of the latest modern features, we are expecting a carryover model for 2021, though a mild refresh is possible.

2018 saw Hyundai introduce the Kona as an all-new model. The Kona featured a design that was unlike anything else on the market. Slim LED daytime running lights sit high up on the front end where traditional headlights are usually placed. The lower lights are the actual headlights. Pair the odd placement of the highlights with the massive grille and the result is one of the more distinct looks on the market. The rest of the Kona is tame with slim taillights, rugged body cladding, and tidy subcompact proportions. We expect a lot of the same look to remain when the 2021 Kona arrives.

On the inside, the Kona’s design is a lot more subdued. Large dials, a simple layout for the center console, and a touchscreen that sits atop the dashboard all give the Kona a similar design that you’ll find with many other subcompact SUVs. While the Kona features a fair amount of plastics, they’re well designed and blend directly into some of the SUV’s more upscale finishes. We don’t expect the interior design to change much for the 2021 Kona.


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Under the hood, we expect the 2021 Kona to feature the same available engines as the current model. The base engine in the Kona is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard for the base motor. The next step up is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with both engines, while all-wheel drive is available.

We expect the 2021 Kona to come with the same features as the current model. Forward collision warning, a driver attention monitor, and lane keep assist will be included with every model. Buyers can also opt for blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlights, and rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control is only available on the Ultimate trim.

The subcompact SUV competes with the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Kicks, and Kia Soul.

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