2021 Hyundai Kona  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#66 of 2021 SUVs

#138 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Kona
The Kona, introduced by Hyundai in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Kona provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Hyundai Kona is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Hyundai Kona is 41% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Hyundai Kona offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2021 Hyundai Kona can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2021 Hyundai Kona include the following active safety system: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED). Some safety features are optional on the 2021 Hyundai Kona--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Departure Warning System and Blind-Spot View Monitoring.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9256Hyundai VenueKia SeltosHyundai KonaNissan KicksKia SoulHonda HR-VToyota C-HRMazda CX-30Volkswagen GolfChevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Hyundai VelosterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Hyundai Kona with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 92. The 2021 Hyundai Kona is safer than the 2021 Hyundai Venue and the 2021 Kia Seltos and less safe than the 2021 Kia Soul, the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, the 2021 Mazda CX-3, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf, the 2021 Mazda CX-30, and the 2021 Toyota C-HR.

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