The 2018 Hyundai Kona comes equipped with a 1.6-liter I4 that makes 175 hp @ 5500 rpm horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm of torque. The car takes 7.9 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 16.1 seconds.

The Hyundai also offers another engine. It is an 2-liter I4 that spills out 147 hp @ 6200 rpm horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm of torque. This powertrain is available with the SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) and helps the car to reach from 0-60 MPH in 7.9 seconds. The Hyundai Kona SUV covers the quarter-mile run in just 16.1 seconds.

2018 Hyundai Kona 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec132 ft.
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec132 ft.
Limited w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec132 ft.
Limited w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec132 ft.
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)8.3 sec16.3 sec133 ft.
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)8.3 sec16.3 sec133 ft.
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)8.3 sec16.3 sec133 ft.
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)9.2 sec17 sec133 ft.
SEL w/Contrast Roof 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)8.3 sec16.3 sec133 ft.
SEL w/Contrast Roof 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)8.3 sec16.3 sec133 ft.
Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec132 ft.
Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.6 sec15.2 sec132 ft.
Ultimate w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec132 ft.
Ultimate w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)7.5 sec15.9 sec137 ft.
Considering the acceleration figures, the 2018 Hyundai Kona isn't the best performer amongst the competitors and takes its time to reach 60MPH from naught. Even in the quarter-mile run, the car is an average performer and won't pin any excitement meter around. The fastest car of the lot is 2018 Jeep Cherokee which is just a tad bit quicker than the 2018 Hyundai Kona and does the 0-60 MPH run in 3.3 seconds. It also reaches the quarter-mile mark faster than the 2018 Hyundai Kona.
The braking on the 2018 Hyundai Kona is quite sure-footed and has an evident bite to it. Although it is not the best braking car in its segment it's not the worst either. The ride takes some time to come to a complete halt but it does so with composure and the car doesn't sway away from its path. During the emergency braking test, the car decelerates from 60MPH to zero in 132.5 feet which is a little slower than 2018 Hyundai Tucson.

2018 Hyundai Kona vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Hyundai Kona6.6 - 9.2 sec15.2 - 17 sec-132 - 133 ft.
2018 Hyundai Tucson7.6 sec15.9 sec-99 ft.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek9 - 9.2 sec16.4 - 17.3 sec-137 ft.
2018 Jeep Compass8.6 - 8.7 sec16.6 - 16.7 sec-144 ft.
2018 Subaru Outback7.1 - 9.4 sec15.6 - 17.4 sec-125 ft.
2018 Jeep Wrangler6.1 - 7.5 sec14.9 - 15.9 sec-128 ft.
2018 Honda HR-V10 sec17.3 sec-125 ft.
2018 Toyota Highlander7.2 sec15.5 sec181 ft.-
2018 Kia Niro hybrid SUV9 sec16.8 sec-138 ft.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox6.6 - 9.2 sec15.1 - 16.9 sec-119 ft.
2018 Toyota RAV48.3 sec16 - 16.6 sec175 ft.-
2018 Kia Sorento7.2 sec15.7 sec174 ft.-
2018 Dodge Journey9.5 sec14.8 sec177 ft.-
2018 Mazda CX-38.2 sec16.4 sec181 ft.-
2018 Ford EcoSport9.8 - 11.2 sec17.5 - 18.2 sec-120 ft.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross8.6 - 9 sec16.7 - 16.9 sec-125 ft.
2018 GMC Terrain6.8 sec15.4 sec-130 ft.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV7.9 sec16.2 - 16.5 sec-118 ft.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV8 - 8.4 sec16.4 - 16.5 sec-145 ft.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV9.8 sec17.5 sec-137 ft.
2018 Jeep Cherokee3.3 sec11.7 sec-108 ft.
2018 Subaru Forester7.5 sec16 sec-115 ft.
2018 Jeep Renegade9.3 sec17.1 sec-126 ft.
2018 Honda CR-V7.5 - 8.6 sec15.9 - 16.7 sec-129 ft.
2018 Toyota C-HR11 sec18.4 sec174 ft.-
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK SUV9 sec16.2 sec-135 ft.
2018 Buick Encore8.8 sec16.6 sec-127 ft.
2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV7.7 sec15.7 sec176 ft.-
2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV9 sec16.8 - 17 sec-138 ft.
2018 Chevrolet Trax10.1 sec17.4 sec-121 ft.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan8.2 - 9.1 sec16.3 - 16.9 sec-134 ft.
2018 Kia Sportage7.1 sec15.3 sec-114 ft.
2018 Fiat 500X8 sec17.7 sec171 ft.-
2018 Mazda CX-57.7 sec16 sec182 ft.-
2018 Ford Escape8.3 sec15.6 sec184 ft.-
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander8.6 sec16.7 sec158 ft.-
2018 Nissan Rogue8.9 sec17.5 sec-137 ft.

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