Hyundai Kona Hybrid running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
As one of the most economical hybrid SUVs on sale, the Hyundai Kona Hybrid should make your money go further – especially if you're a company-car driver
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|8-9||5yrs / unlimited miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £1,234 / £2,468|
With CO2 emissions of 112-115g/km depending on trim level (the Premium and Ultimate models get larger, less economical wheels), the Kona Hybrid attracts a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax starting at 27% during the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years. This means 20% taxpayers will see annual bills starting from £1,271 for a Kona Hybrid SE Connect.
Hyundai Kona Hybrid insurance group
Insurance groups for the Kona Hybrid run from 8-9, which is only slightly more than the petrol version of the Kona. This is to be expected given the hybrid's slightly higher list price.
The Kona Hybrid is sold with a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, like every other car from the South Korean brand. This isn’t quite as impressive as the seven-year/100,000-mile deal that’s offered with the Kia Niro, but it’s still pretty good, especially for higher-mileage drivers.
Hyundai recommends servicing the Kona Hybrid every year or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.
As a hybrid, the Kona Hybrid is classified as an ‘alternatively fuelled vehicle’ and so qualifies for a small Vehicle Excise Duty (VED, also called road tax) discount. The annual bill is £145, which represents a £10 saving on the non-hybrid rate of £155.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Kona Hybrid is efficient and visually distinctive, but falls behind class leaders in some key areas
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsFuel economy from the Hyundai Kona Hybrid is good, but it's not quite the class leader in this respect
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingAs one of the most economical hybrid SUVs on sale, the Hyundai Kona Hybrid should make your money go further – especially if you're a company-car driver
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe Hyundai Kona Hybrid is efficient, but it feels as slow as the on-paper performance figures suggest and isn't exactly thrilling to drive, either
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfort The interior of the Hyundai Kona Hybrid looks good for a car of this price. It's also comfortable and packs some impressive in-car technology
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityPracticality is adequate in the Hyundai Kona Hybrid, although some rivals offer more boot space
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Hyundai Kona gets a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test score, but it's a shame that so many of the driver aids are optional