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We drove the new 2024 Kona 2.0 and 1.6T at our test track, and share our first impressions on the driving dynamics of the standard and turbo versions, redesigned infotainment system, and how it stacks up against its predecessor. How does it stack up against leaders in the subcompact SUV segment like the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V? Will the EV version fill the affordable electric car void? Later, we talk about why some driving positions feel "off", and the importance of a symmetrical driving position for a vehicle's driving comfort.





00:00 - Introduction

00:15 - First Impressions: 2024 Hyundai Kona

01:06 - The Subcompact Segment

03:19 - The Version to Buy

07:17 - Hyundai’s New Design

07:54 - The Competition

10:02 - Electric Version

12:16 - Question: How does CR assess the driving position and vehicle comfort?




2024 Hyundai Kona Breaks Cover as an EV


2024 Hyundai Kona


Electric Cars and Plug-In Hybrids That Qualify for Federal Tax Credits


Vehicles With the Best Combination of Fuel Economy and Acceleration


Car Safety Guide




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