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Hyundai Kona review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Kona is competitively priced with hybrid versions returning good economy

Hyundai believes that it can attract downsizers and hip, trendy young families into the Kona, and has kept prices for the facelifted range competitive with rivals. Entry into Kona ownership starts from around £21,600, while the popular Ford Puma is a little more expensive to buy at just over £23,000, but it's worth bearing in mind that this is with the well-equipped Titanium spec and also brings a little extra power at 123bhp.

Opting for a Kona 1.0-litre SE Connect with 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance gives a claimed economy figure of 47.1mpg, with CO2 emissions of 135g/km. Efficiency is slightly affected if you choose a higher-spec version, with the same car in Ultimate trim returning 46.3mpg and 138g/km.

The Kona Hybrid is around £2k to £3k more expensive than the entry-level car, but you'll benefit from improved economy of around 55-57mpg and reduced emissions of 112 to 115g/km. Buyers looking towards performance over efficiency might find that the Kona N model appeals, although average fuel economy of 33.2mpg is still acceptable (CO2 emissions of 194g/km possibly less so). 

Insurance groups

If you're looking to buy a petrol Kona with mild-hybrid assistance, you're looking at insurance groups ranging from 10-12, while the full hybrid model occupies groups 8 to 9. The Kona Electric has higher insurance ratings from groups 20-24. 

Depreciation

The Kona mild hybrid range has average residual values of around 52 per cent over three years and 36,000 miles. The hybrid and fully-electric models are predicted to return between 54-57 per cent over the same period, with the Kona N slightly behind on 51 per cent.

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Cheapest

  • Name
    1.0 TGDi 48V MHEV SE Connect 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,766

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.0 TGDi 48V MHEV SE Connect 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,766

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  • Name
    2.0 TGDi N 5dr DCT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £33,761

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