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Hyundai is always good at offering 10 pounds of features at a five-pound price point, and the 2018 Kona subcompact SUV is no exception.
Thewill hit dealerships on March 1, but ahead of that, Hyundai released pricing information for its latest crossover. A base Kona SE with a 2.0-liter I4, a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive will set you back $19,500 before destination ($950). Adding all-wheel drive brings the price up by $1,300, to $20,800.
Kona SE standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, a backup camera, keyless entry and a telescoping steering wheel. The standard 7-inch infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, too. No.
One step up is the SEL, which will cost you $21,150 for FWD or $22,450 for AWD (it’s always a $1,300 premium, no matter the trim). Standard equipment grows to include17-inch wheels, blind spot monitoring, heated seats, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and rear tinted glass. If you want a contrast roof on your SEL, just add $150.
Now it’s time to get fancy. Starting with the Limited trim, the engine changes to a turbocharged 1.6-liter I4 mated to a dual-clutch transmission. The Kona Limited starts at $24,700 for FWD, and it includes LED headlights and taillights, larger wheels, a sunroof, automatic climate control and dark body cladding.
At the tip-top of the range is the Kona Ultimate. Starting at $27,400 for FWD, the Ultimate packs every driver aid from other trims, in addition to rain-sensing wipers, an eight-speaker premium audio system, a head-up display and a larger, 8.0-inch infotainment system with navigation.
Full pricing information is below:
2018 Hyundai Kona Pricing
|Kona SE 2.0 FWD||$19,500|
|Kona SE 2.0 AWD||$20,800|
|Kona SEL 2.0 FWD||$21,150|
|Kona SEL 2.0 AWD||$22,450|
|Kona Limited 1.6 FWD||$24,700|
|Kona Limited 1.6 AWD||$26,000|
|Kona Ultimate 1.6 FWD||$27,400|
|Kona Ultimate 1.6 AWD||$28,700|
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