Hyundai Kona Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Fuel economy from the Hyundai Kona Hybrid is good, but it's not quite the class leader in this respect

Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

MPG & CO2 emissions rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£24,405 - £47,760
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
 Fuel economy  CO2 emissions 
 55-58mpg   112-115g/km 

Powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 43bhp electric motor, the Kona Hybrid is reasonably competitive when it comes to fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The car's 1.56kWh battery collects energy harvested by a regenerative braking system, which converts kinetic energy into electricity when the car slows down.

It can also charge using power from the petrol engine, meaning it can travel short distances – usually no more than a mile or two – using electric power only, saving fuel while the engine is switched off. Unlike a plug-in hybrid, it isn’t possible to charge the Kona Hybrid’s battery by plugging in a cable.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Officially, the Hyundai Kona Hybrid returns between 55 and 58mpg, depending on trim level. This is broadly competitive with rivals like the Kia Niro (55-59mpg) and Toyota C-HR (57mpg) and better than what's achieved by the Honda CR-V Hybrid (38-41mpg).

Usually, you’d expect to see a little less efficiency in real-world driving conditions, but in this respect the Kona Hybrid performs well. All in all, the Kona Hybrid should make your money go further at the forecourts. A full tank should give you well over 400 miles of range, with as much as 500 miles possible for frugal drivers.

The Kona Hybrid’s CO2 emissions have been rated between 112 and 115g/km – not enough to get you free entry to the London Congestion Charge zone if you live near the capital, but low enough to make company-car tax costs reasonable.

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