Since landing at our Olathe Hyundai dealership earlier this year, the all-new Kona has quickly become a gangbusters SUV. A stark contrast to its larger crossover siblings in the Hyundai lineup, the Kona has a unique sense of style, much like your dapper cousin who never quite fit in with the rest of the family. But perhaps that’s a good thing and a major reason why it’s rated as the #1 subcompact SUV by U.S. News.
As quirky as the 2018 Kona appears on the outside—those sporty bumper-car wheel wells are certainly interesting—it’s undoubtedly full of Hawaii-inspired pep, which is incredible considering this model is Hyundai’s first incursion into the swampy subcompact market. Here’s what you can look forward to when you take the new Hyundai Kona for a test drive.