2020 Hyundai Kona  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#78 of 2020 SUVs

#169 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Kona
The Kona, which Hyundai introduced in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 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 2020 Hyundai Kona has a score of 67, implying a 0.059% chance of driver death (5.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.051%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.5%.

We estimate that the 2020 Hyundai Kona has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0592% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.7577%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0592% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.7577% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Kona is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Hyundai Kona is 41% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Hyundai Kona offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9354Hyundai VenueChevrolet SonicHyundai KonaNissan KicksKia SoulHonda HR-VToyota C-HRVolkswagen GolfMazda CX-30Chevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Hyundai VelosterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Hyundai Kona with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 93. The 2020 Hyundai Kona is safer than the 2020 Hyundai Venue and the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic and less safe than the 2020 Kia Soul, the 2020 Honda HR-V, the 2020 Hyundai Veloster, the 2020 Mazda CX-3, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax, the 2020 Mazda CX-30, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2020 Toyota C-HR.

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