Jesse Nicholson shows you the recently named 2019 North American Utility vehicle of the year, the 2019 Hyundai Kona ! This is the Ultimate model in Acid Yellow which took home the award yesterday at the Detroit International Auto show. Check out the cool features such as heads up display, GPS, locking AWD system and much more! Don't sleep on the Kona as it is set to become one of Hyundai's best selling vehicles this year. #kona #hyundaicanada #reviews

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    • Michael Ching
      Michael Ching

      Just want to know how is the gas milage ? def think the 1.6 T Ultimate trim

      about 13 days ago
    • Jon Smit
      Jon Smit

      Just test drove one of the Konas. The car is quite likeable, but what bewilders me is the average fuel economy reflected on the dash. The one I tested showed 11.3 l/100 km. That would be standard for a large V6 SUV but not something as small as the Kona. This one here (7:52) shows 25.8 l/100 km. Is it just an electronic glitch or wrong settings - or is the car really that thirsty?

      about 13 days ago
    • Jon Smit
      Jon Smit In reply to Jon Smit

      Wow! I drive a 2009 Santa Fe and love it, too - but started looking at the Kona exactly because I was hoping for a better gas mileage. But, if the Kona is just as thirsty as my current Santa... I see no point in switching cars. Anyway, please do the update, it would be interesting to know.

      about 8 hours ago
    • Carol La Rubia
      Carol La Rubia In reply to Jon Smit

      +Jon Smit Coming from driving 4 different Santa Fes, 17 mpg on a brand new (2 week old) engine (city driving) is a joy. Person who bought my old Santa Fe loves it, but is already moaning about the highway mpg. Once I get about 1K miles on this engine, I'll update.

      about 9 hours ago
    • Jon Smit
      Jon Smit In reply to Jon Smit

      +Carol La Rubia 17 mpg is about 13.8 l/100 km. This is something VERY unusual for a light-weight car with a small engine, whether brand new or fully broken in. So, my guess would be that it's just an electronic glitch. Would be nice to get an opinion from the manufacturer or at least a competent dealer, though.

      about 9 hours ago
    • Carol La Rubia
      Carol La Rubia In reply to Jon Smit

      If it's brand spanking new, with barely any miles on it, the display will give you horrible mpg. I just bought a lime green AWD Limited version, and was getting display reads of 7.2, 8.1, 11.3 mpg on my drive home. But, now that I've had it a bit, and have put about 225 miles on the engine, the display is up in the 17 mpg+ region. I fully expect to to improve some more once the engine is broken in.

      about 9 hours ago
    • Dj1964
      Dj1964

      Where did you get this car? The Ultimate I looked at in the U.S. came with a tire inflate kit and no spare tire

      about 25 days ago
    • MeTube
      MeTube

      The wheel arch mouldings for to give it the SUV look. Rust is not really a major thing these days thanks to galvanised steel.

      about 26 days ago
    • The Traveler
      The Traveler

      What will that beauty look like when those plastic cladding fade?

      about 27 days ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to The Traveler

      just wash as usual. it will hold up and hit it with some trim shine to bring it back to nice and black

      about 19 days ago
    • Eric Maeder
      Eric Maeder In reply to The Traveler

      Armorol

      about 23 days ago
    • Lavalambtron
      Lavalambtron

      Just looks like a raised hatchback and a bit feminine.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Lavalambtron

      its a CUV ( compact utility vehicle) and they are supposed to be small. As per feminine, that is all personal opinion i guess. Thanks for the comment.

      about 1 month ago
    • Patrick Vaden
      Patrick Vaden

      Are you sure it's about the rust on the wheel arches? I would think to protect from rocks/debris being thrown up from the wheels/road?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Patrick Vaden

      well both really. When the rocks and debris get thrown up, they cause gouges in the paint and therefore they will eventually rust. Dual purpose but the end result of body damage is always rust so i like to think they thought of the end result of said rocks/debris being thrown up into those areas.

      about 1 month ago
    • cahaps
      cahaps

      It's green

      about 1 month ago
    • Carol La Rubia
      Carol La Rubia In reply to cahaps

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews Here in the States, it's listed as lime green (happy happy owner of a 2 week old 2019 Limited AWD lime green one)

      about 9 hours ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to cahaps

      acid yellow is what they call it but yeah, its green lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Azmi Hamdan
      Azmi Hamdan

      got one for my wife, I'm really happy about it.... wish if it's a little larger though

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Azmi Hamdan

      i agree but then it would kick so many ppl out of the model and just go buy a Tucson. I think you will get used to the size and congrats on the Kona purchase!

      about 1 month ago
    • pryncessable
      pryncessable

      All kinds of gadjets but no power. Missing my Camry V6😒

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to pryncessable

      have you tried the 1.6L Turbo? If not id try it before you move past it onto a gas guzzling V6. If it still isn't enough power, that's why we make the 2.0T in the Santa Fe for more HP.

      about 1 month ago
    • Parkflyer Indonesia
      Parkflyer Indonesia

      Thanks for the insights Jesse 👍 I may get the Kona should it hits my country. Awesome efforts and vid! I may have one question though. Does it have manual shifting to higher/lower gear accompanying the matic transmission like Ecosport?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Parkflyer Indonesia

      Thanks for the comment! Yes, it has the dual shift mode with the automatic transmission to shift gears like a manual without a clutch. really helpful going down hills or just when you looking for a more engaging drive.

      about 1 month ago
    • coulton bishop
      coulton bishop

      Loos like a rally car

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to coulton bishop

      i heard Hyundai will be using it for some rally events in the coming years. Would be cool to see a tricked out version of the Kona

      about 1 month ago
    • eventfulnonsense
      eventfulnonsense

      No SD, USB MP3 option? Seriously I'm planning to loan one next month.

      about 2 months ago
    • eventfulnonsense
      eventfulnonsense In reply to eventfulnonsense

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews Thank!

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to eventfulnonsense

      It has a USB port and a AUX input right in front of the shifter! Sorry i thought i had mentioned it but you can also use Bluetooth wireless audio on the Konas well. Plus your smartphone in for Android Auto or Apple Car Play as well and then you have access to your music library and podcasts.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jeremy michael
      Jeremy michael

      so the kona doesn't come with the spare that's an extra cost they typical come with the tire repair kit

      about 2 months ago
    • Carol La Rubia
      Carol La Rubia In reply to Jeremy michael

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews US here - mine came with a spare

      about 9 hours ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Jeremy michael

      Nope, the Kona does come with a spare tire 100%. Maybe in the USA it does not but in Canada we get the spare tire not the inflation kit and it is no additional cost whatsoever.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mickey
      Mickey

      outside is excellent inside is disappointing

      about 2 months ago
    • Mickey
      Mickey In reply to Mickey

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews I thought so

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Mickey

      we cant win em all i guess haha thanks for the comment Mickey! Trust me they look better in person.

      about 2 months ago
    • Chase_13
      Chase_13

      Does this car come in both automatic and manual transmission?

      And at 3:43 you are talking about this new unlocking system, now do you use thumb prints or can anyone do that?

      about 2 months ago
    • Chase_13
      Chase_13 In reply to Chase_13

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Thanks!

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Chase_13

      It comes with a manual mode on the auto ( dual shift mode) but no true manual transmission with a clutch. The unlocking system works with the proximity key and they have little black buttons on the side door handles. No fingerprint needed but you will need to have the key on you for this to work and lock or unlock your Kona. Hope this helps!

      about 2 months ago
    • Battosai Himura88
      Battosai Himura88

      How much is Hyundai KONA being sold ai illinois USA?

      about 2 months ago
    • fieryspy64
      fieryspy64 In reply to Battosai Himura88

      Just for 1 dorra

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Battosai Himura88

      i am not sure as i live on the west coast of Canada so i am a bit far away to know this. Try Googling a local Illinois Hyundai dealer and they will be able to give you the correct pricing on this vehicle. Wish you all the best!

      about 2 months ago
    • Godzilla Destroys Cities
      Godzilla Destroys Cities

      Can a six foot guy with a big beer belly fit in it? I might go to a dealership tomorrow to find out. The fact that you can get a turbo on such a small engine is the only reason I'm interested. My second car at age 18 was a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire. Super light car and under powered. I currently drive a Silverado and I'm sick of the lack of turning ability. I only use my truck as a truck like once a year. I have learned that you can rent a truck negating my need for a truck as a home owner.

      about 2 months ago
    • Carol La Rubia
      Carol La Rubia In reply to Godzilla Destroys Cities

      late to the party, but, I am a Big Chick. I've driven Santa Fe's (4 of them) since 2002, and was a tight squeeze. The Kona is shockingly roomy. When I went to test drive it, I asked the salesman to put the seat all the way back, and tilt the wheel all the way up. Sat in the seat - I couldn't reach the pedals, and had to stretch to reach the steering wheel. Had to scoot the seat forward a bit and bring the wheel down. I doubt you will have any problems in a Kona.

      about 9 hours ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Godzilla Destroys Cities

      i don't think you'd have a problem fitting in the Kona at all!

      about 2 months ago
    • Godzilla Destroys Cities
      Godzilla Destroys Cities In reply to Godzilla Destroys Cities

      +Moe Anthony Yea, I get that. Been planning on that and all. Still though, It's nice to know. If I keep losing 5 lbs a month for the next year, am I going to fit in this vehicle?

      about 2 months ago
    • Godzilla Destroys Cities
      Godzilla Destroys Cities In reply to Godzilla Destroys Cities

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews Don't much care for the passengers. I'm 6 foot tall. My concern is if my fat ass can fit int he driver's seat.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Godzilla Destroys Cities

      now why would you wanna go and do that!?

      about 2 months ago
    • grey eyes
      grey eyes

      waiting for mine😍😍😍

      about 2 months ago
    • Yaris Dong
      Yaris Dong

      fuck Hyunda is killing it

      about 2 months ago
    • Steve Wohlford
      Steve Wohlford

      The plastic is a design fad, nothing else.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Steve Wohlford

      it is also to prevent corrosion on trouble areas where on other vehicles you typically see rust build up. I'm an automotive painter by trade and i have seen this in numerous other vehicles without the cladding. I think it will become more and more standard.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jabo
      Jabo

      I can hear you ^^^^

      about 2 months ago
    • Ronald P
      Ronald P

      For this type of vehicle I don't mind the cladding. I would prefer a more built-in screen but this does have the benefit of being in the line of vision more. I'd just use Android Auto for the map, goes dark at night. The 1.6 is much quicker I hear but I'd go for something lower priced. I sat in one and liked it. Cargo space might be a deal breaker, hard to say. I do like the layout, sensible and straightforward.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Ronald P

      i award you the most reasonable and insightful comment I've seen in a long time haha the regualr GPS also goes dark at night time too....same time the headlights turn on when left in AUTO mode.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kaido D
      Kaido D

      Review without test drive are no good 👎😩

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Kaido D

      Kaido D just getting started and don’t have the equipment yet. Plus no other salesmen wants to help me gain views for my channel if it doesn’t help them. I’ll get some drives in soon! Thanks for the view tho!

      about 2 months ago
    • M MMM
      M MMM

      Why do Canucks always sound so damn friendly?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to M MMM

      +M MMM hey you can call me a Canuck or a Canadian or whatever ! haha we are pretty chill up north lol

      about 1 month ago
    • M MMM
      M MMM In reply to M MMM

      +Randy Jenkins of course not, dummy. I was being whimsical and kidding. We love our Canadian neighbours.

      about 1 month ago
    • Randy Jenkins
      Randy Jenkins In reply to M MMM

      +M MMM"The Treaty of Ghent was signed by British and American delegates on December 24, 1814, effectively ending the War of 1812. The first American attacks were disjointed and failed. Detroit was surrendered to the British in August 1812. The Americans also lost the Battle of Queenston Heights in October." well since this is really the only war where Americans tried to invade Canada and our countries fought each other, I think "whatever...we won the war" doesn't really pan out as an intelligent response, does it?

      about 1 month ago
    • M MMM
      M MMM In reply to M MMM

      +Randy Jenkins twice.

      about 1 month ago
    • Randy Jenkins
      Randy Jenkins In reply to M MMM

      M MMM Did you fight in the war?

      about 1 month ago
    • Martin Schneider
      Martin Schneider

      Great review!

      about 3 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Martin Schneider

      Thanks Martin! Much appreciated !

      about 2 months ago
    • Ray Lat
      Ray Lat

      Looks like a donut spare not full spare.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Ray Lat

      its the same height as the other tires just not as wide. Least your not riding on an angle like the old school donuts.

      about 3 months ago
    • Klarenxe Blood
      Klarenxe Blood

      Nice exterior, bad interior. Way too much plastic I would feel depressed in this plastic bullsht

      about 3 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Klarenxe Blood

      This is an entry level crossover. Even in the top trim, it is not meant to be super luxurious. Step into the new Santa Fe or the Palisade for better, softer materials. You'd be surprised with the level of quality in our higher end models and Genesis line up.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mikey Yanz
      Mikey Yanz

      So it is 65km/h when the awd turns itself off.. i thought it was 40km/h, as what the dealer told me.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Mikey Yanz

      i think the dealer might have been misinformed
      or you might have had a new sales guy. I am certain it is 60km/hr MINIMUM before it goes back to full time AWD.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mikey Yanz
      Mikey Yanz In reply to Mikey Yanz

      +Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews I'm from alberta, canada ..also I don't think it's just 40, I'm hoping its 65 as what you said.😁

      about 3 months ago
    • Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews
      Jesse Nicholson - Real Canadian Car Reviews In reply to Mikey Yanz

      i have worked for Hyundai for coming on 3 years now and i have always been taught it turns off between 60km/hr and 65 km./hr. Where are you located? Maybe the American models are different.

      about 3 months ago
    • muhsin per aisa real life me nhi hota yaar malik
      muhsin per aisa real life me nhi hota yaar malik

      I loved this vehicle hyundai is the best disin

      about 3 months ago