The 2021 Hyundai Kona: A Lovely & Sporty Sub-Compact SUV

Are you in the market for a subcompact SUV with sporty handling, chunky styling, and aesthetic interior design? The Hyundai Kona is the best pick for you. The exterior is beautifully designed and gains more functional features such as an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, available powered liftgate, heated and power-folding side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

In addition to styling, the Hyundai Kona is available with three powertrains. The base is a four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, while the available options are a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an electric powertrain. At Grayson Hyundai near Maryville, TN, we have a nice assortment of the 2021 Hyundai Kona model on our inventory for our customers, and we invite you to browse here and view your favorite model.


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Get Behind the Wheel of a Hyundai Kona

The new Kona is Hyundai's brand-new crossover, and we couldn't be more excited. Coming in multiple trim levels, and not to mention some fun paintjobs, we're sure you'll be just as excited as us. Whether you're looking at the base trim or stepping it up, you'll be impressed with what the new Hyundai Kona has to offer.



The SE, SEL, and SEL Plus models are powered standard by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but buyers in Farragut, TN, can opt for available all-wheel-drive. This engine generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The FWD Kona SEL covers 0-60 miles-per-hour in 8.3 seconds. EPA rates fuel economy at 25-27 miles-per-gallon in the city and 30-33 miles-per-gallon on the highway depending on whether it is an FWD or an AWD. Top trims like the Limited, Ultimate, and Night Edition are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 1.6-liter delivers a whopping 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The Ultimate models accelerate from 0-60 miles-per-hour in only 6.4 seconds. Like in the 2.0-liter engine, FWD is standard, while AWD is optional. Fuel economy is rated at 26-28 miles-per-gallon in the city and 29-32 miles-per-gallon on the highway.


The Kona’s interior is aesthetically designed with high-quality materials, good ergonomics, and newly designed seats that are comfortable and spacious. The cabin features simple analog gauges, leather-wrapped, available heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and standard dual-zone climate control.

Specs & Technology

The Kona offers a passenger capacity of five and comes with 41.5 inches of front legroom and 34.6 inches on the rear. Cargo volume is 19.2 inches behind the rear-wheel and 45.8 inches when the second-row seats are folded flat. All Hyundai Kona models in Oak Ridge, TN, come standard with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity. The base model also comes standard with a six-speaker audio system, while the SEL model is equipped with an eight-speaker Infinity premium system.

Kona Electric

Lastly, Hyundai has added the electric powertrain to its Kona line-up. It is powered by a 201-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. It delivers an electric range of 250 miles.

What Makes the New Hyundai Kona Unique?

The exterior design varies from one trim to another. All models are equipped with LED daytime running lights, projector headlights, roof side rails, and body-color door handles. Other standard features include a front door windshield, heated body-colored side mirrors, and roof-mounted center-high stoplight, and rear privacy glass.

The SEL gains a blind-spot mirror, side-mirrors with turn-signal indicator, and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof. The Limited model comes with LED taillights. The grille is wide and beautifully designed with the Hyundai logo in the middle. The wheel size varies from one trim to another, with the SE getting 16-inch alloy wheels, SEL gets 17-inch alloy wheels, and the Limited gets 18-inch alloy wheels.

Schedule a Test Drive at Grayson Hyundai

Browse here and view your favorite 2021 Hyundai Kona model on our online inventory or visit us at Grayson Hyundai and meet our excellent finance and technical teams. We carry all Hyundai Kona models. You can also easily schedule a test drive in person or online. We offer various finance options to our customers. Complete your finance application online here.



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