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2019 Hyundai Kona Details and Pricing for Canada

The 2019 Hyundai Kona enters its second year on the market already well-established in Canada as a top choice in its category - check out our article exploring the 7 reasons why the Kona is so popular in Canada! The attractive subcompact crossover is getting a bigger offering of standard safety, but perhaps the most exciting news is the pending arrival in Canada of the Kona Electric and its 415-km range. Stay tuned on Auto123.com for a First Drive review of that version in the next couple of weeks!

See our ranking of the Top 10 Subcompact SUVs in Canada in 2018 to see where the Kona ranks.

Standard features for the Essential trim and up
- LED daytime running lights
- Automatic headlight control with projector beam headlights
- Heated, power-adjustable side mirrors
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- Bluetooth
- 60-40 split fold-down rear seats
- Heated front seats
- Two USB ports
- Remote keyless entry with alarm
- Roof rack side rails
- Drive modes

The Preferred trim adds
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Anti-fog lights
- Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped gear knob
- Safety systems (blind-spot and rear cross-traffic collision warning)
- Proximity keyless entry with push-button start

The Luxury trim adds (to the Preferred trim)
- Leather seating
- Solar control glass, rear-window privacy glass
- More safety systems (forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, parking distance warning in reverse)
- 8-way power adjustable driver’ seat, and 2-way lumbar support
- SiriusXM
- Automatic climate control with automatic window defogging
- Voice recognition for the Bluetooth system
- Power sunroof
- Luggage net

The Trend trim adds (to the Preferred trim)
- Torque vectoring control system
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Black painted side sills
- LED taillights
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Solar control glass, rear-window privacy glass
- Unique front grille
- Head-up display

The Ultimate trim adds (to the Trend trim)
- LED headlights
- Leather seating
- More safety systems (forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, parking distance warning in reverse)
- 8-inch touchscreen with navigation
- 8-way power adjustable driver’ seat, and 2-way lumbar support
- Automatic climate control with automatic window defogging
- BlueLink connected car system
- Luggage net
- Power sunroof
- Wireless charging pad

The powertrain
The two lower trims of the 2019 Kona – Essential and Preferred – come with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine generating 147 hp, 132 lb-ft of torque, this in conjunction with a 6-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission. By default these versions are FWD, but for an extra $2,000 each can be had with all-wheel drive – a pretty tempting proposition with the Canadian winter on the horizon.
The three higher trims – Luxury, Trend and Ultimate – get that all-wheel drive system included as standard equipment. The Luxury version features the same 2.0L engine as the two entry-level models, but the Trend and Ultimate are powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine wedded to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Power goes up accordingly, to 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The pricing
Essential FWD - 2.0L 4-cyl. - $20,999
Essential AWD - 2.0L 4-cyl. - $22,999
Preferred FWD - 2.0L 4-cyl. - $22,749
Preferred AWD - 2.0L 4-cyl. - $24,749
Luxury AWD – 2.0L 4-cyl. - $27,499
Trend AWD – 1.6L Turbo 4-cyl. - $26,899
Ultimate AWD – 1.6L Turbo 4.cyl. - $31,799