In-depth Reviews

Hyundai Kona SUV - Practicality & boot space

Some rivals offer a bigger boot and a more spacious cabin than the Hyundai Kona

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Hyundai Kona interior space & storage

The look of the Kona from the outside might give you the impression the back of the car doesn’t offer a lot of space, but passengers on the rear bench may be surprised by the amount of headroom available. If you envisage regularly giving lifts to people six feet tall or over, then the Citroen C3 Aircross offers more rear space generally, but the Kona isn’t bad in this respect.

Boot space

The Kona in S trim (which has tyre sealant rather than a spare wheel) offers maximum boot space of 361 litres, which increases to 1,143 litres with 60:40 split-folding rear seats folded flat. This trails the 400 litres offered by the SEAT Arona and the 410-litre boot of the C3 Aircross.

Move up from the entry-level S trim (as most buyers will) and the space-saver spare wheel reduces boot space to 334 litres/1,116 litres with the rear seats up and down.

There’s nothing particularly clever or innovative about the boot either, adding to the sense that the Kona is average in the practicality department.


The 1.0-litre petrol model of the Kona has a maximum braked towing weight of 1,200kg. This increases to 1,250kg if you buy the more powerful 1.6-litre petrol model.

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