Hyundai Kona N Line (2024) – Futuristic Luxury Small SUV! Hyundai Kona 2024 | Hyundai Kona N
2024 Hyundai Kona Starting at $25.435
The boxy 2024 Hyundai Kona looks more rugged than it is, as this subcompact soft-roader is made for the urban jungle —not muddy two-tracks. Like the previous generation, the new Kona will be powered by one of two gas-fed four-cylinder engines. A 147-hp 2.0-liter is standard, but a more powerful 190-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter is optional. An all-electric Kona is also offered, but we review that model separately. The more futuristic styling of the Kona extends to the interior, which is designed around two 12.3-inch displays on the dashboard. The 2024 Kona is more spacious than the last-generation model too, thanks in large part to a longer wheelbase and slimmer front seat backs that free up more space for rear-seat riders.
What’s New for 2024?
The Kona is completely redesigned for the 2024 model year and features a more modern appearance. The cabin has been classed up too, with more tech and a fresh design.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
N Line: $31,985
Since the SE and SEL models come with the base powertrain, we’d pay more to upgrade to the N Line since it is powered by the turbo four. In addition to the upgraded engine, the N Line also features all of the features included in the SEL’s optional Convenience package, which includes a 12.3-inch infotainment display, a separate 12.3-inch digital gauge display, heated front seats, a wireless smartphone charging pad, on-board Wi-Fi, adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature, and more.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Both four-cylinder engines from the previous-generation Kona carry over to the 2024 model. The entry-level offering will be a 147-hp 2.0-liter; a turbocharged 190-hp 1.6-liter engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission is optional. In its last generation, a Kona we tested with the
2.0-liter engine recorded a fairly languid 9.2-second 60-mph time. The turbo was considerably perkier, hitting 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. We’ll have to wait and see if the new Kona will offer better performance, but given its growth in size, we’re not confident we’ll see much improvement.
When we get a chance to sample the new 2024 version, we’ll update this story with driving impressions and test results.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Neither Hyundai nor the EPA has released fuel-economy estimates for the 2024 Kona, but we expect to see similar figures as last year’s model, which was rated as high as 30 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. When we have a chance, we’ll take the Kona on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route and update this story with its results. For more information about the Kona’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The 2024 Kona boasts a more spacious interior than the previous-generation model. That’s thanks to a stretched wheelbase and a longer overall body length. Hyundai says it also adopts a slimmer front seat-back design that adds a little extra legroom for rear-seat passengers. The interior design is straightforward but futuristic, and the Kona features rich-looking ambient lighting, a column-mounted shifter, and available leather upholstery.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Dual 12.3-inch displays dominate the dashboard and are sandwiched behind one continuous piece of glass. The first of the two is a reconfigurable gauge display, while the second is a large touchscreen for the infotainment system.
We expect to see an updated version of Hyundai’s user interface here and are hoping to see wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the menu too.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
All Kona models come with a suite of driver-assistance features. Some of those-such as automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring —are fairly common, but the Kona can also be equipped with a driver-monitoring system and a self-parking feature. For more information about the Kona’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include: