2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV

MSRP $28,185

Ranked #19 in Midsize Suv

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Hyundai Kona is one of the best offerings in the brand’s lineup. It boasts an extremely modern design with ravishing looks. The interiors of the vehicle are premium, feature-rich, and good-looking as well. The build quality is top-notch and with the soon-to-be-launched 2022 series, the Kona will now boast a number of upgrades. However, we are eyeing the new, upcoming 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line for its breathtaking looks, good driving dynamics, and sporty character. The new N Line trim will feature a host of changes that will make the Kona more exciting.

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Pros

Acceleration

Advanced saefty assests all at once

Steering feedback is apt

Cons

Rear row is cramped

Cargo space seems compromised

What's New?

Entirely new trim for 2022

20 hp of increased power

Upgraded interior and infotainment features

Available technology package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28185

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

98 cu.in.

horsepower

195 @ 6000

torque

195 @ 1500

transmission

7 Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

102.4 in.

length

166 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

62 in.

curb weight

3271 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

45.8 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/29/32 mpg

highway range

422.40 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$28,185 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV in Alfa White color
Alfa White

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The 2022 iteration will sport upgrades that are expected to improve the performance and driving experience. In addition to this, the overall suspension setup and other mechanicals of the vehicle too will be tuned to offer better driving dynamics and better control over the vehicle. Hyundai is also launching an even more powerful Kona N later on in the near future; not to be confused with the N Line trim which is being discussed here. With this being said, what can we expect from the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line? Read on to find out.

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Features

 The 2022 Hyundai Kona range is divided into four trims, namely the base SE followed by the SEL trim. The N Line trim we are discussing here is the next one in line followed by the top-end Limited trim. The SE and SEL trims come equipped with a 2.0 L Inline-4 engine under the hood producing 147 hp while the N Line and Limited trims come with a stronger turbocharged 1.6 L four-cylinder engine that makes 195 hp and lb-ft of power and torque.

The N Line model also comes with some specific N Line touches on the exterior as well as interior. The prominent features are listed in the table below -

Trim

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line

MSRP

$25,500 (FWD)

$26,900 (AWD)

Features

An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit

 

⁠10.25-inch Digital instrument cluster

 

N Line Sport Seats

 

18-inch N Line alloy wheels

 

N Line interior accents

 

Chrome tipped dual exhaust

 

Aluminum alloy sport pedals

 

8-way power driver seat

 

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

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The 2022 Kona N Line is a single standalone trim starting at a price point of $25,000. The N line trim stands below the top-end Limited trim of the 2022 Kona lineup and comes with various N Line-specific sporty touches and elements. The N Line trim would be an ideal choice for some who want more punchy performance along with better handling, compared to the base models of the Kona with the weaker engine.

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Engine and Performance

 The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will be powered by a 1.6-L inline 4 turbocharged inline-4 engine which is capable of producing 195 hp along with the same amount of peak torque. Moreover, the engine will be mated to a seven-speed DCT, which is expected to be super quick with the shifts. The turbo lag is expected to be practically non-existent and driving the Kona N Line should be fairly enjoyable, considering the specs.

The Kona N Line is available in a single powertrain option but it can be configured in FWD or AWD configurations according to preference. The Kona N Line wouldn’t offer a drastic performance advantage over the base Kona trims or the similar competition. But in the price range, the N Line is surely going to top the charts whether it is about power output or speed timings. The Kona might just be one of the most powerful choices under the 30k mark in te

Models

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line 

2021 Fiat 500X

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

MSRP

$25,500

$24,840

$26,495

$25,400

Engine

2.0-L turbocharged Inline-4

1.3 L Inline-4

2.5 L Flat-4

1.3 L Inline-4

Transmission

7-speed DCT

9-speed automatic

CVT

CVT

Power 

195 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

177 hp @ 5500 rpm

182 hp @ 5800 rpm

155 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque 

195 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

210 ft-lbs. @ 2200 rpm

176 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

174 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

0-60 (sec)

6.4 (EXPECTED)

8.5

7.8

9.4

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.1

16.6

16.0

17.1

If everything goes as planned, the Kona N Line would be one of the fastest vehicles in its class and would challenge the toughest of rivals. According to speculations, the new N Line will be able to touch the 60 MPH mark in just 6.4 secs, which is definitely a lot faster than its rivals. Although the rivals aren’t significantly down on power, the DCT transmission on the Kona is what helps it to achieve such athleticism when it comes to performance.

How does the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line Handle?

Unlike some other N Line models from the brand, the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line doesn’t boast a tweaked suspension or improved driving dynamics over the standard variants. However, with the stronger powertrain and bigger wheels, the car is expected to have great steering feedback and incredible stability at triple-digit speeds and at the corners, making it extremely fast and fun to drive a car. 

The crossover styling and slightly heavy curb weight may take a toll on the cornering stability, but apart from that, the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will definitely be a great car to drive. The 7-speed DCT transmission would ensure faster and slicker shifting ensuring an energetic driving experience. The Kona N Line would be an enthusiast-friendly model of the normal Kona with quite a bit more punch over the base models, while not being a wildly specced performer.

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Fuel Economy

Despite having an extremely powerful and performance-oriented engine, the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line offers impressive fuel economy. The car gets a claimed fuel economy of 32 MPG combined. However, it also has a particularly small fuel tank which does hurt the overall range. Regardless, if you don’t plan on traveling hundreds of miles without refueling, the Kona N Line fares well when it comes to efficiency.

Model

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line (expected)

2021 Fiat 500X

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

MPG (City)

29

24

27

29

MPG (Highway)

35

30

34

33

MPG (Combined)

32

26

29

31

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

13.2

12.7

16.6

13.2

Range (City/Hwy) (miles)

382/462/422

305/381/330

448/564/481

383/436/409

As compared to the rivals, Kona N Line comes out to be extremely fuel-efficient, especially when you consider that all the other cars are significantly low on power when compared. However, owing to the small fuel tank, rivals like the Subaru can go around 60 more miles than the Kona without refueling. The N Line is evidently the most fuel-efficient of the bunch followed by Trailblazer RS and the Crosstrek Sport while the Fiat 500X happens to be the least efficient one.

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Interior

 The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will come with an extremely feature-rich and well-built cabin. Despite being a performance-oriented car, the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will be offered with all the bells and whistles inside the cabin to pamper the occupants. For starters, the car is expected to offer features likeN Line sports seats with power-adjustability for the front seats alongside heating and ventilation, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and a slew of other expected features.

The quality of the plastics and other materials used in the cabin is expected to remain one of the best in the segment. The overall fit and finish levels are expected to be impressive. Apart from that, there will be a number of features offered inside the cabin. The seating comfort too will be great and there will be an ample amount of space in both rows. There are also a lot of unique N Line touches, elements, and badging all around the interior of the Kona N Line.

Model

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line (expected)

2021 Fiat 500X

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/55.5/41.5

39.1/54.3/41.4

39.8/56.7/43.1

40.0/55.4/40.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.8/54.1/35.2

37.8/52.8/34.8

38.0/55.6/36.5

38.4/53.8/39.4

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

19.2*

14.1

20.8

30.5

The space available inside the cabin of the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will be on par with the very best of the segment, but the Trailblazer RS offers a significant amount of increased legroom in the rear row compared to the competition. However, as expected from a more performance-oriented car, the overall comfort may not be as good as some of the rivals. Looking at the cargo capacity, the Kona does offer a fair bit of space, however, rivals like the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Subaru Crosstrek are significantly high on that front. Some of the features offered with the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line are mentioned below:

  • Aluminum-alloy sport pedals
  • Ambient lighting
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat bench
  • N Line interior accents
  • N Line shift knob
  • N Line sport seats

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line is expected to come with an 8-inch touchscreen system as standard along with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster. Though, the buyers will have an option to upgrade to a larger 10.25 screen via opting for the technology package available with the N Line trim. 

The infotainment system will offer features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a number of other modern connectivity features. Also, a premium Harman Kardon audio system can be opted in the N Line by an option of the technology package. A quick look at the infotainment features of the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line can be seen below:

  • 8-inch touchscreen system as standard
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Hyundai BlueLink Connected Car System
  • Optional Harman Kardon Premium audio system
  • Wireless charging
  • Dynamic Voice Recognition

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Exterior

 Just like the standard Kona, the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will be based on the crossover platform and will boast an attractive and sporty design language. It will be offered with some sporty accents to distinguish itself from the regular Kona. Just like its siblings, the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line will be offered with great build quality while there will be no uneven panel gaps noticeable. 

Apart from this, on the features front, the car is expected to get an all-LED exterior lights setup with automatic headlamp control which also includes LED DRLs. This will not only add a modern look to the exterior but will also be better in illuminating the road ahead. Moreover, the new N Line is expected to come equipped with new 18-inch N Line wheels as standard, further elevating the sporty design language.

Model

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line (expected)

2021 Fiat 500X

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,271

3,305

3,265

N/A

Length (inches)

166.0

167.2

176.5

173.7

Width (inches)

70.9

70.7

71.0

71.2

Height (inches)

62.0

63.7

63.6

65.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.7

7.9

8.7

7.6

Wheelbase (inches)

102.4

101.2

104.9

103.9

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line is significantly smaller than many of its rivals but the sharp looks do give it a significant road presence. Some of the more intricate details are yet to be revealed by Hyundai, however, we do expect the new N Line to be appealing to the majority of buyers. Some of the exterior highlights of the 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line include: 

  • N Design Aerodynamic Lip
  • N Line front and rear fascia
  • Power sunroof
  • Honeycomb style grille
  • 18-inch N Line alloy wheels

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Safety

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line comes with a comprehensive set of advanced safety features. The N Line is expected to receive exceptional safety ratings from NHTSA as well as IIHS as the 2021 version of the Kona gets an impressive 5-star rating from NHTSA under most parameters as well as overall. The Kona is sure to be equipped with safety features including Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and Lane Following Assist (LFA) along with some other prominent features listed below -

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)

2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line SUV Final Verdict

For anyone who is wanting to purchase the new 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line and is interested in a vehicle that is not just loaded with features, but also offers improved performance, the upcoming Kona N Line can be a great choice. The car offers impressive performance which blows the competition away. In addition to this, it also features a spacious and premium cabin. However, for those who aren’t willing to compromise with comfort, the N Line may feel a bit disappointing. Rivals like the Chevrolet Trailblazer make a lot more sense if luxury and comfort are the only requirements.