2020 Kona: The City-Friendly Crossover from Hyundai

If you are a city dweller and are looking for a crossover that offers a city-friendly package, consider the 2020 Hyundai Kona that has almost everything you can expect from a family crossover model.

Blending together the advantages of great features with the right set of driving dynamics, the 2020 Hyundai Kona comes as an all-wheel-drive crossover that has standardized all its and capability, to make city drives smoother and more engaging.  When asked about the changes that the 2020 year edition has brought, the staff of the famous Hyundai dealer near Ontario provided us with the following information.

The 2020 Kona series from the house of Hyundai has been there in the market since many years now, and each of its edition has made it a better car than its yesteryear model. This time its automaker however had not made many significant changes except for a few in its available set of features and their packages.

Exterior Profile

In terms of its visual profile, the 2020 Hyundai Kona shows a unique pattern that makes it recognizable even from a distance in the ocean of crossovers. The trick it has used to catch the eyes of the onlookers lies in its smartly shaped body that matches so well with its identity as a utility vehicle. The result is that, we find a distinctively beautiful crossover, that makes a gorgeous appearance with its two-tiered headlights, a heavily creased body with an adventurous design offering humble underpinnings.

The interior stands as a contrast, which wears a subdued design featuring neat color combinations and accents like orange and green on most of the trim models.

Options for Power Capacities

The 2020 Hyundai Kona offers a couple of engine options with their own sets of power capacities.  The base models get a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that makes is adequate power of 147 horsepower to run a small crossover like it is in combination with a smooth shifting 6-speed automatic transmission that is mostly made available in all-wheel drives.

The other one is the optional 1.6-liter turbo-4 engine that boosts up the horsepower count to 175 after being mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. These higher engine power trim models come with a relatively short wheelbase to fit perfectly with its tight dimensions.

Our test drive with the 2020 Hyundai Kona made us realize how much impactful can it be if you build a car with an independent rear suspension. It can solely be given the maximum credit for making the 2020 Hyundai Kona models as such fun to drive vehicles. The handling was almost intuitively predictable even on twisty turns and at the time of maneuvering it when driving through the crowded urban environments.

Ride Comfort

For the Ontario Hyundai shoppers, the 2020 Hyundai Kona comes as a compact crossover that can fit in five people without a hassle. Its ride height makes it a good vehicle even for off-road drives, even though its manufacturer intended it to be more of a transportation gear for the city roads.


As a mechanical engineer turned blogger, Charlie provides readers with a technical, yet accessible look into the world of automotive engineering and design. His insightful posts make complex car technologies understandable.