2019 Hyundai Kona  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#71 of 2019 SUVs

#172 of all 2019 vehicles


The Kona, introduced by Hyundai in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Kona has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. The Kona provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Hyundai Kona is somewhat unsafe 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 2019 Hyundai Kona has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.049%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2019 Hyundai Kona has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0567% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4728%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0567% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4728% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Hyundai Kona is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Hyundai Kona is 35% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Hyundai Kona offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9064Hyundai KonaKia SoulHonda HR-VMazda CX-3Hyundai VelosterVolkswagen BeetleToyota C-HRBuick EncoreChevrolet TraxNissan Rogue SportSubaru CrosstrekHyundai Elantra GTComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Hyundai Kona with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 90. The 2019 Hyundai Kona is less safe than the 2019 Hyundai Veloster, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2019 Chevrolet Trax, the 2019 Buick Encore, and the 2019 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Honda HR-V.

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