Hyundai Kona 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Hyundai Kona 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Kona zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Kona 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2020 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2019 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2018 Hyundai Kona 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

6.6 sec

15.2 @ 91 mph
Ultimate 4dr All-wheel Drive

6.6 sec

15.2 @ 91 mph
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

6.8 sec

15.4 @ 90 mph
Ultimate 4dr Front-wheel Drive

6.8 sec

15.4 @ 90 mph
SE 4dr All-wheel Drive

9.2 sec

17 @ 82 mph
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive

9.2 sec

17 @ 82 mph
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive

9.4 sec

17.2 @ 81 mph
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive

9.4 sec

17.2 @ 81 mph


Hyundai Kona 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

6.6 - 9.4 sec

15.2 @ 91 - 17.2 @ 81 mph

The Hyundai Kona sits in-between an SUV and a sedan, and might be looking for a comfortable spot between the two. It is technically called an SUV, but its specs and functionality are easily overshadowed by many top-tier sedans, and it definitively falls behind a standard SUV, so the label feels a little bit iffy. However, it is at the very least serviceable in many aspects, and its fresh looks and respectable 0-60 for its kind make it a good option for buyers.

Starter trims of the Kona feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 147hp combined with a 6-speed automatic; if you want to go higher, Limited and Ultimate trims present a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 175hp and a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic. We should mention that this automatic transmission could use some adjustments because test drives show that it does have some problems shifting and adjusting when driving on slow speed or maneuvering, but it behaves just fine at cruise speed or only overall higher speeds on the road. If you want this SUV for urban driving, which is its most likely use, you might battle with the lower speed clutches a little bit.

Nothing you cannot get used to with practice, but there are other SUVs or even high-end sedans that can do it much better. Standard is front-wheel drive, but you can opt for an all-wheel drive at the retail. The Premium trim accelerates from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds, and covers a quarter mile in 15.8 seconds. From the outside, the Hyundai Kona presents a hybrid silhouette with its 5 doors, high trunk and a wide variety of colors, from the more tamed white or gray to outlandish, almost fluor options. The insides could use a bit more of work, though, or at least, consistency. Even if the dashboard is functional and features a touchscreen – which ranges from 5” to 8” depending on the trim – compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto, many people take issue on the choice of different materials that don’t seem to come together very well for the final product.

Also, the back half could be roomier, as other SUVs of similar characteristics have more space at the back and feel more comfortable. One noteworthy advantage of the dashboard design is that you can opt for a flip-up display that may enhance the infotainment experience for you, and many customers find a good addition to the board’s layout. Finally, the boot space varies on the trim but averages around 345 litres, which is more than decent for many uses, and clearly compares positively to similar SUVs of the same style presented by other manufacturers.



Hyundai Kona specs