2018 Hyundai Kona  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#26 of 2018 SUVs

#47 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Kona
The Kona, which Hyundai introduced in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Kona has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. The Kona provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Hyundai Kona has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Hyundai Kona is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Hyundai Kona has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Hyundai Kona has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0405% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6207%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0405% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6207% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Kona is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Hyundai Kona is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8964Kia SoulMazda CX-3Ford FocusVolkswagen BeetleHyundai Elantra GTSubaru CrosstrekFord EcoSportHyundai KonaFIAT 500LJeep RenegadeVolkswagen GolfToyota C-HRComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Hyundai Kona with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2018 Hyundai Kona is safer than the 2018 Kia Soul, the 2018 Mazda CX-3, the 2018 Ford Focus, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2018 Toyota C-HR, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf and less safe than the 2018 Ford EcoSport. It is about as safe as the 2018 Jeep Renegade and the 2018 FIAT 500L.

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