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The 2021 Hyundai Kona is Fun, Stylish, and Ready for Your Minneapolis Commute

There are compact SUVs, and then there's the subcompact Hyundai Kona. Oozing personality and highly customizable, the Kona crossover has been a favorite, go-to model for our customers at Buerkle Hyundai ever since it first debuted in 2018. Now the 2021 version has arrived on our St. Paul, MN lot, and we're excited to help you get to know it better.


A five-passenger crossover with four doors, the 2021 Hyundai Kona is available in a rainbow of eye-catching color schemes, including candy colored hues and sophisticated, mellow hues. It's also available with a contrasting roof color scheme, allowing you to customize and personalize your SUV to express your personality.

The 2021 Kona may be small on the outside and easy to park in any crowded Brooklyn Park lot, but you'd never know it's a subcompact model from the inside, where it's both spacious and accommodating. Look for more than 41 inches of legroom in the front seat, 34.6 inches of backseat legroom, and a rear cargo hold that can accommodate 19.2 cubic feet with the backseats in place. Fold the second row, and your cargo space grows impressively to 45.8 cubic feet.

What's New for the 2021 Hyundai Kona?

Still in its first outstanding generation, the 2021 Hyundai Kona doesn't introduce Roseville, MN drivers to any dramatic redesigns or makeovers, which is a good thing, because we like it just the way it is. But, the 2021 Kona isn't without its changes.

The most notable update for 2021 comes in the form of an exciting new trim level option. Where the previous Kona model was available in five trims, the 2021 adds a nice sixth one called Kona Night. A mid-level trim, the Night is a great way for White Bear Lake drivers to get a more-powerful engine and a comprehensive list of sought-after features and amenities.

Performance and Power

In addition to a variety of trim options, the 2021 Kona also gives you a selection of two engines to choose from. The base powertrain is standard for the first three trims, and a more-powerful turbocharged engine is standard on all upper-level models. The complete rundown includes:

  • A base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, which comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission
  • A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque that comes paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Regardless of the trim and engine configuration you go for, front-wheel drive is standard across the board and all-wheel drive is available as an option.

Trim Levels for the 2021 Kona

With the addition of the Kona Night, we're excited to present our customers in the Inver Grove Heights area with a lineup of six remarkable options. The collection starts with the entry-level SE and ranging all the way up to the top-of-the-line Ultimate, with many steps along the way to help you select the model and the level of features that works for you.

Ready to learn more and begin your Kona customization journey? Get to know these trims online and then reach out to our team for more information on how to get yours.

  • 2021 Hyundai Kona SE. The base model starts you off with the entry-level powertrain, as well as a variety of trims you'll appreciate, such as a touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, sound system with six speakers.
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona SEL. The second trim option in the lineup, this model comes with the same engine as the SE before it, as well as the same tech features. It also adds a few of its own tech amenities to the list, including keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and HD and satellite radio.
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona SEL Plus. As the third model in the trim level, this version also has the base engine and builds on the roster of features, adding such things as a sunroof, fog lights, upgraded sound system with 8 speakers, wireless device charging, and a power-adjustable passenger seat.
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona Night. The new edition to the lineup, this is the first trim to come standard with the upgraded engine. It also gives you some nice upgrades, including LED headlights and black exterior trim details.
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona Limited. An upper-level model equipped with the upgraded engine, this Kona trim piles on the luxury amenities, with additions that include leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and chrome trim.
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona Ultimate. The top-of-the-line trim, this Kona has all the bells and whistles our customers are looking for. Highlights include the turbocharged engine, navigation, automatic windshield wipers, a larger touchscreen, and much more.


Style and technology are great. But for an SUV to be worth your time, it should be safe, and Hyundai understands that. Every trim in the 2021 Kona lineup comes with a nice amount of standard safety features, with more available as you move up. Some of our favorite safety features that come standard include lane departure mitigation and forward collision mitigation. Available options include:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear-cross traffic alert
  • Parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control

Meet the 2021 Hyundai Kona in St. Paul

The best way to understand what makes the 2021 Kona a special SUV for your commute, is a test drive. Browse our collection online and reach out to our team to arrange a meeting to experience this fun crossover for yourself.