2023 Hyundai Kona  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#72 of 2023 SUVs

#134 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Hyundai Kona
The Kona, which Hyundai introduced in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Kona provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Hyundai Kona has a score of 70, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.048%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.3%.

We estimate that the 2023 Hyundai Kona has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0555% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3412%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0555% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3412% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Hyundai Kona is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Hyundai Kona is 37% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Hyundai Kona offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2023 Hyundai Kona can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Hyundai Kona: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED), 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. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Hyundai Kona. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9156Hyundai VenueKia SeltosNissan KicksHyundai KonaSubaru ImprezaMazda CX-30S. Crosstrek HybridVolkswagen TaosMazda 3Buick Encore GXJeep RenegadeSubaru CrosstrekComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Hyundai Kona with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 91. The 2023 Hyundai Kona is safer than the 2023 Hyundai Venue and the 2023 Kia Seltos and less safe than the 2023 Subaru Impreza, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2023 Jeep Renegade, the 2023 Buick Encore GX, the 2023 Mazda 3, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and the 2023 Mazda CX-30. It is about as safe as the 2023 Nissan Kicks.

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