Compare 2022 vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Hyundai Kona
2022 Hyundai Kona 2021 Hyundai Kona


2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4


147 hp 147 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

30/35 * 27/33 *


Automatic CVT 6-speed shiftable automatic

  Infotainment Display

8.0-in. touchscreen 7.0-in. touchscreen

2022 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

Serving Lexington Park, MD

The Kona is Hyundai’s subcompact crossover SUV model, a leading contender for auto shoppers since its release in the 2018 model year. Now that you are excited about upgrading to a new crossover soon, you may be eager to know more about the Kona. Hyundai has made a few updates to the 2022 Kona, but both the 2021 and 2022 options are mid-generation versions. After you get familiar with the carryover features and updates, you can pick out your next vehicle with the highest degree of confidence.


As you know more about the Kona, you will notice that the 2021 version is available with two powertrain options. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower is standard in the lower trim levels. The turbo 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower is standard in the Limited trim level. In 2022, the 147-horsepower engine is unchanged. The turbocharged engine in the Limited trim level has been re-tuned, so the output has been elevated to 195 horsepower. This same engine is found in the Kona’s new N Line version. The N Line is the model’s athletic trim option.


You can easily spot the updates that Hyundai has made to the exterior of the 2022 Kona. For example, angled, thin headlights in the 2021 Kona have been sharpened for the latest model year. In addition, the hexagonal grille on the nose of the 2021 version is reshaped into an hourglass-like figure for the 2022 Kona. In addition, the relatively smooth sides on the 2021 Kona now have crisp accents for the 2022 model year.


While the 2021 and 2022 Kona versions have many comparable features, there are a few essential differences. Specifically, the 2022 Kona has a restyled center stack, ambient lighting, and modernized materials. Select or all trims for the 2021 and 2022 Kona come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, lane-keep assist, an auto climate management system, rear auto braking, a push-button ignition, Blue Link, up to a 10.25-inch touch display screen, adaptive cruise control, a sound system and more.

Are you ready to check out the 2021 and 2022 Kona versions in a side-by-side comparison? Stop by Team Hyundai Southern Maryland soon for a closer look at all of the impressive options available in our current inventory.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.