The 2018 Hyundai Kona gets a 1.6-liter I4 under the hood that makes 175 hp @ 5500 rpm horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm of torque. The truck can tow a total of 2755 lbs. and has a Payload capacity of 1002 lbs, that means, you can tow your everyday gigs with comfort and ease.

The Hyundai also offers a bigger and more potent 2-liter I4 that spills out 147 hp @ 6200 rpm horsepower. It comes paired with a 7 speed Automatic that helps to throw out the total available torque of 132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm for even higher towing capacity. The 2018 Hyundai Kona equipped with this engine offers a Payload capacity of 1089 lbs and can tow a maximum of 1500 lbs.

2018 Hyundai Kona Towing Capacity

Trim NameTowing CapacityPayload CapacityCurb Weight
Limited 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)2755 lbs.1002 lbs.3043 lbs.
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)2755 lbs.999 lbs.3256 lbs.
Limited w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)2755 lbs.1002 lbs.3043 lbs.
Limited w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)1500 lbs.999 lbs.3256 lbs.
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)1500 lbs.1089 lbs.2890 lbs.
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)3500 lbs.1104 lbs.3085 lbs.
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)1500 lbs.1089 lbs.2890 lbs.
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)1500 lbs.1104 lbs.3085 lbs.
SEL w/Contrast Roof 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)1500 lbs.1089 lbs.2890 lbs.
SEL w/Contrast Roof 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)1500 lbs.1104 lbs.3085 lbs.
Ultimate 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)1500 lbs.1002 lbs.3043 lbs.
Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)1500 lbs.999 lbs.3256 lbs.
Ultimate w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)2755 lbs.1002 lbs.3043 lbs.
Ultimate w/Lime Accent 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)2755 lbs.999 lbs.3704 - 4101 lbs.

2018 Hyundai Kona vs. Competitor's Towing Capacity

Car NameTowing CapacityPayload CapacityCurb Weight
2018 Hyundai Kona1500 - 3500 lbs.999 - 1104 lbs.2890 - 3256 lbs.
2018 Kia Sportage2000 lbs.-3596 - 3997 lbs.
2018 Mazda CX-32000 - 8600 lbs.1031 - 1038 lbs.2809 - 2952 lbs.
2018 Mazda CX-52000 lbs.976 - 981 lbs.3563 - 3693 lbs.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross1500 - 17290 lbs.1114 - 1323 lbs.3307 - 3516 lbs.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander1500 - 3500 lbs.1334 - 1444 lbs.3351 - 3626 lbs.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV1500 - 17320 lbs.1058 - 1311 lbs.3032 - 3285 lbs.
2018 Nissan Rogue1000 lbs.984 - 1136 lbs.3441 - 3627 lbs.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV1102 - 11520 lbs.1040 - 1115 lbs.3232 - 3424 lbs.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek1500 lbs.-3113 - 3230 lbs.
2018 Subaru Forester1500 lbs.-3322 - 3717 lbs.
2018 Subaru Outback2700 - 3000 lbs.-3622 - 3902 lbs.
2018 Toyota C-HR6000 - 6200 lbs.835 lbs.3300 lbs.
2018 Toyota Highlander1500 - 5000 lbs.1280 - 1455 lbs.4134 - 4508 lbs.
2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV1750 - 4000 lbs.1010 - 1035 lbs.3605 - 3950 lbs.
2018 Toyota RAV41500 - 7600 lbs.900 lbs.3345 - 3630 lbs.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan1500 lbs.970 - 1213 lbs.3777 - 3858 lbs.
2018 Honda CR-V1500 lbs.-3307 - 3512 lbs.
2018 Honda HR-V1500 - 5000 lbs.850 lbs.2888 - 3109 lbs.
2018 Buick Encore1500 - 3500 lbs.1018 lbs.3237 lbs.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox1500 - 3500 lbs.1114 - 1240 lbs.3274 - 3665 lbs.
2018 Chevrolet Trax3208 lbs.-3124 - 3344 lbs.
2018 Dodge Journey1000 - 2500 lbs.-3818 - 4238 lbs.
2018 Fiat 500X1000 lbs.-2967 - 3305 lbs.
2018 Ford EcoSport1400 - 2000 lbs.1570 lbs.3060 - 3327 lbs.
2018 Ford Escape1500 - 3500 lbs.-3526 - 3678 lbs.
2018 GMC Terrain1500 - 3500 lbs.1146 lbs.3449 - 3801 lbs.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV2000 - 3500 lbs.1052 - 1265 lbs.3624 - 4107 lbs.
2018 Hyundai Tucson1500 - 8500 lbs.1138 - 1286 lbs.3300 - 3627 lbs.
2018 Jeep Cherokee2000 - 7200 lbs.1000 lbs.3655 - 4046 lbs.
2018 Jeep Compass2000 lbs.-3184 - 3633 lbs.
2018 Jeep Renegade1000 - 9300 lbs.-3056 - 3532 lbs.
2018 Jeep Wrangler2000 - 3500 lbs.892 - 1361 lbs.3970 - 4439 lbs.
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK SUV2000 - 3500 lbs.880 - 1123 lbs.4075 - 4921 lbs.
2018 Kia Niro hybrid SUV2000 - 2866 lbs.973 - 1028 lbs.3106 - 3274 lbs.
2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV1000 - 2866 lbs.1018 lbs.3391 lbs.
2018 Kia Sorento2000 - 5000 lbs.1237 - 1521 lbs.3704 - 4101 lbs.

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