2020 Hyundai Kona Powertrain, Performance, and More
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is a popular subcompact crossover SUV option. It’s great for active people that need a little more space and oomph than the typical sedan can supply. But if you’re the outdoorsy type, then AWD is a must. Does the Kona meet that requirement?
Is the 2020 Kona available in AWD?
Powertrain and Performance
Every 2020 Kona comes standard with FWD, but all trims have AWD available. The engine and transmission vary with trim, of which there are five: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and Ultimate. The SE, SEL, and SEL Plus all have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic. The engine produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The FWD models of these trims get 27-city/33-highway MPG, while the AWD models get 26-city/30-highway MPG. The Limited and Ultimate trims have a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The turbo engine puts out 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft or torque. FWD models are rated at 28-city/32-highway MPG; AWD models are estimated at 26-city/29-highway MPG.
The 2020 Kona has access to a slew of excellent safety features. Each Kona comes standard with forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, a rearview camera, and driver attention monitoring. The SEL trim adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The SEL Plus adds fog lights. Kona Limited models get full LED, automatic high-beam headlights. The Ultimate trim rounds out the Kona with pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing automatic wipers, and a heads-up display. Perhaps the biggest addition is the Smart Cruise Control system. It’s more sophisticated version of the usual adaptive cruise control, allowing the driver to change multiple options like speed, follow distance, and more.