The top three trims employ a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine linked to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Output is 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Again, front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard and all-wheel drive (AWD) is on the options list.
The lower three trims have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The basic setup is that drive goes to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. All-wheel drive is optional.
The 2021 Hyundai Kona comes in SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Night Edition, Limited and Ultimate trim levels. All-wheel drive is available at every trim level. All of these trim levels have the following details:
SE is well equipped with a 2.0-liter engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, 16-in alloy wheels, hill-start assist, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, driver attention warning, six airbags, power windows/door locks/side mirrors, automatic on/off LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, 60/40 split/fold rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, 7-in infotainment touchscreen, audio system with satellite radio capability, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, dual-level cargo floor and a cargo cover.
SEL trim level adds 17-in alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry/ignition, rear privacy glass, heated outboard mirrors with turn signal indicators, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, and heated front seats.
SEL Plus trim level also brings a powered sunroof, 8-speaker Infinity audio setup, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat (including lumbar support), wireless charging, LED fog lights and Blue Link (giving users the ability to perform various functions like remote locking/unlocking using a smartphone).
Night Edition moves the needle even further by boosting to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine/7-speed transmission combination under the hood. It also includes black upholstery and black covers for the side mirrors, plus LED headlights/taillights and 18-in alloy wheels by Rays
Limited trim level has leather seating surfaces, 18-in alloy wheels as well and automatic climate control.
The "Ultimate" trim level is its highest offering and receives automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, Blue Link with remote care/remote access/destination guidance, adaptive cruise control with stop and go.