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

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The Hyundai Kona has had strong appeal among crossover SUV shoppers since its debut in 2018. Now that you are preparing to make your next auto purchase, however, you may be curious to learn more about the latest version of the Kona offers. Both the 2021 and 2022 Kona are included in the model’s introductory generation. However, Hyundai has made a few updates to the 2022 Kona, and these updates may sway your final decision. Before you pick out your next crossover SUV from the Wolfchase Hyundai lineup, you need to check out the differences between these two model years.


At the lower trim levels, you will not notice any changes to the 2022 Kona’s capabilities. For both 2021 and 2022, the first few trim levels are driven by a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. The Limited trim level for 2021 is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder, 1.6-liter, 175-horsepower engine. Notably, the 2022 Kona Limited has a reworked version of this turbo engine, and the result is a 195-horsepower output. Another important difference to the 2022 Kona is the introduction of the N Line version. This all-new trim level also has the revamped 195-horsepower engine.


The Hyundai Kona has been restyled throughout the exterior, and you will have a chance to check out these updates in person during your next visit to Wolfchase Hyundai. In 2021, the Kona has a hexagonal grille combined with angled headlights and stand-alone foglamp ports. For 2022, the grille has been reshaped to have an hourglass-like look. It is separated into upper and lower portions. The 2022 Kona’s headlights are thinner and angled. The latest version of the Kona also comes with sharper definition through the contoured sides and down the hood.


Throughout the Kona’s 2021 and 2022 trim levels, you will find minimal differences in the features. However, the center stack’s design has been reworked for the latest model year. In addition, ambient lighting and a few upgraded materials are in the 2022 version. Across both model years, you can find a sound system, adaptive cruise control, a push-button ignition, rear automatic braking, lane-keep assist, an automatic climate management system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, up to a 10.25-inch touch display screen, Blue Link, and other equipment.

Are you eager to get more familiar with the new N Line trim and the other updates made to the 2022 Kona? To explore the Kona’s many features and bold abilities in person, make arrangements for a test drive by contacting the Wolfchase Hyundai sales team.

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