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2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

While still relatively new to the Hyundai lineup compared to other models, the Kona quickly made a name for itself as a crossover SUV option, along with an impressive EV SUV option. While not much has changed since the 2018 model year, why fix what isn’t broken? However, Hyundai still has a few exciting additions for drivers to discover with the new model. That’s why we wanted to take a look at the differences between the 2018 Hyundai Kona vs the 2019 Hyundai Kona.

When comparing the performance of the 2018 Kona vs the 2019 Kona, drivers won’t find too many differences between them. Both models come equipped standard with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine capable of 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Both Kona models also offer a great fuel economy rating of 27 city/33 highway/30 combined mpg.

Blue 2018 Hyundai Kona and red 2019 Hyundai Kona side by side

2018 Hyundai Kona


2019 Hyundai Kona

$19,500 Starting MSRP $19,900
30 Standard Combined MPG 30
147 Standard Horsepower 147
45.8 cu.ft Max Cargo Space 45.8 cu.ft

Changes Made to the 2019 Hyundai Kona

While the new 2019 Kona is mostly a carryover from last year, Hyundai did update the new SUV with some new features and enhancements. For example, passengers can now easily charge their phones and mobile devices thanks to the dual front USB outlets. Convenient safety features such as the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning standard on new Kona models. Other exciting additions are also available, such as the new Sunroof Package with the Ultimate trim level, along with the Sunset Orange color option.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2018 Hyundai Kona vs the 2019 Hyundai Kona, be sure to contact us at Apple Valley Hyundai. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Kona SUV, along with your other favorite Hyundai models by visiting our dealership in Winchester, VA, today. We would be happy to help you find the vehicle of your dreams!