2024 Hyundai Kona | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #426

2024 Hyundai Kona | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #426 1

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We drove the new 2024 Kona 2.0 and 1.6T at our test track, and share our first impressions on the driving dynamics of the standard and turbo versions, redesigned infotainment system, and how it stacks up against its predecessor. How does it stack up against leaders in the subcompact SUV segment like the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V? Will the EV version fill the affordable electric car void? Later, we talk about why some driving positions feel "off", and the importance of a symmetrical driving position for a vehicle's driving comfort.

00:00 – Introduction
00:15 – First Impressions: 2024 Hyundai Kona
01:06 – The Subcompact Segment
03:19 – The Version to Buy
07:17 – Hyundai’s New Design
07:54 – The Competition
10:02 – Electric Version
12:16 – Question: How does CR assess the driving position and vehicle comfort?

2024 Hyundai Kona Breaks Cover as an EV

2024 Hyundai Kona

Electric Cars and Plug-In Hybrids That Qualify for Federal Tax Credits

Vehicles With the Best Combination of Fuel Economy and Acceleration

Car Safety Guide

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14 Comments on "2024 Hyundai Kona | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #426"

  1. I have shied away from cvt. Knowing Nissans problems. How long term reliable will the Hyundai cvt be if you know at this point. I have a Tucson so I know about the warranty.

  2. Unfortunately, the dealers are throwing on the extras at greatly inflated prices, making these vehicles much more expensive than they need to be.

  3. Right Lane Hog | September 13, 2023 at 3:29 PM |

    CR, The roomy interior is very impressive, I hope someone at Toyota is taking notes.🤨 Sadly, the mpg ratings are poor for a new 2024 model. 😐

  4. Drinking game! Do a shot every time Gabe says “aaaah”

  5. Grow YouTube Views | Gain Fame | September 13, 2023 at 3:47 PM |

    This video has redefined creativity. Simply brilliant.

  6. Falsificationism | September 13, 2023 at 4:22 PM |

    “Black Sheep” not “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.”

    “Sir, do you have any idea how fast you were going?” “…I guess I was goin’ about…65 tops…”

    “7. You were going 7 miles an hour. And normally when I stop people they pull onto the shoulder!” 🤣🤣🤣 RIP Chris Farley

  7. Mike Repairs Stuff | September 13, 2023 at 4:57 PM |

    Nice learning episode guys! We are in a new automotive era.

  8. Glad to see Keith Barry back on the show! It looks like Hyundai left out glossy plastic panels from the interior. It’s about time that trend begin to fade!
    One thing I’d like to see from this channel (and publication), with respect to EV testing: in addition to EV range, please also discuss and publish observed efficiency. Miles/kWh or whatever metric, anything! If you publish observed mpg for Nissan 400Zs and Chevrolet Corvettes, then the least you could do is also publish EV efficiency.

  9. A year ago, I bought a new 2023 Kona SEL with the 147 HP engine and the CVT. It has all the power I have ever needed. I never notice the CVT that tons of reviewers dislike. It came in the very bright “Wave Blue” paint, so it’s easy to find in the parking lot too. I’d get another one, too soon now though!

  10. instead of just a pure EV, which MOST people won’t want…..Hyundai shoulda made a hybrid for this…..a gas model with 20ish MPG is weak and outdated for this size segment

  11. I’m leasing my 2nd Kona (2019, 2022), both the Limited series. I enjoy my Kona VERY much and only issues have been the DCT and the infotainment (usually just the navigation) goes squirrely on occasion. I would consider another one when this lease is up (it would be a 2025 model) IF I could afford it. I may want to buy out my lease at the end of next year or lease another depending on interest rates and prices. I’m glad they got rid of the DCT but the same engines? The 1.6 Turbo is fun to drive but when I test drove the non-turbo, it was a dog.

  12. Neil Teitelman | September 13, 2023 at 6:38 PM |

    Gee… thought this is a car review channel and not a platform to be critical of someone’s presentation skills. Respect his knowledge.

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