2021 Kona Night edition driving on desolate road

Does the 2021 Hyundai Kona have AWD?

2021 Hyundai Kona Powertrain Options

Here at Weimer Hyundai in Morgantown, WV, one of the biggest factors we see that makes or breaks whether someone gets a vehicle is AWD. While AWD is common on SUVs, it’s not as ubiquitous on crossovers. The Hyundai Kona is one of our best-selling crossovers. But which type of drivetrain does it have?

Does the 2021 Hyundai Kona even have AWD? Or is it FWD-only like the Hyundai Venue?



Powertrain Options

2021 Kona cockpit showcase

Every 2021 Kona comes standard with FWD, but AWD is available option for every trim. Speaking of trims, the 2021 Kona has six: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Night, Limited, and Ultimate. Unlike the FWD/AWD choice, the engine and transmission your 2021 Kona gets depends on its trim. The SE, SEL, and SEL Plus sport a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic. The engine pumps out 147 horses and 132 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is EPA-estimated at 27-city/33-hwy mpg for FWD and 26-city/30-hwy mpg for AWD. The Night, Limited, and Ultimate trims get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The engine pushes out 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. FWD models get 28-cty/32-hwy mpg and AWD models get 26-city/29-hwy mpg.

Safety Features

Alongside federally mandated safety features such as ABS, traction control, and stability control, the 2021 Hyundai Kona has numerous driver assistive features. Forward collision warning, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and a rearview camera are all standard. Other features are available, like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and a heads-up display.


2021 Kona vs 2021 Venue


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