The New Hyundai Kona Compact SUV: Empty Your Nest But Keep Your Style

Hyundai Kona
Photo: Deb Thompson

Have the kids flown the nest leaving you ready to trade the minivan for a compact SUV?

You may be an empty nester but you still want something that will haul your flea market finds or your luggage for your next road trip, but you’re not sure what to buy. The Hyundai Kona may be the perfect answer for the next chapter in life and here’s why.

Are You An Empty Nester Looking For The Perfect Vehicle? Check Out The Hyundai Kona Compact Suv

The Hyundai Kona even looks great from the back. Photo: Deb Thompson

Who This Is For

  • Empty nesters
  • Singles
  • Couples

What The Hyundai Kona Costs

  • Kona SE: $19,000
  • Kona SEL: $20,650
  • Kona Limited: $24,200
  • Kona Ultimate: $26,900

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The Hyundai Kona Is A Great Choice For Those That Need A Compact Suv

There is a color to match every purse and personality. Photo: Deb Thompson

The Kona Is The Perfect Outfit Accessory 

I took the Kona for an extended test drive and found the Kona to be fresh, fun and fabulous to drive.  The best part? The Kona being available in a range of colors that is sure to match your purse or personality.

Fashionistas may want to select Ultra Black or Chalk White because we all know black and white goes with absolutely everything.

Bigger than life personalities will be thrilled with the Lime Twist color, this is the only color that has coordinating trim on the inside of the car.

Those that want a fun color without being too outlandish should consider the ultra-cool Surf Blue.

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Consider The Hyundai Kona Compact Suv For Your Next Car Now That The Kids Have Flown The Nest

Looks sleek and stylish on city streets. Photo: Deb Thompson

Not Too Big, Not Too Small, It’s Just Right

The Hyundai Kona is a great size for an empty nester. It’s a 4 door Compact SUV with a 60/40 fold down back seat split that means you’ll easily be able to go shopping with your girlfriends, have room for all your fabulous finds and still have room for a passenger or two.  The hatchback lift lets you easily load and unload the compact SUV.

The Hyundai Kona Compact Suv Is Excellent For 2-4 Passengers With Room For Shopping Bags

The back seat offers limited leg room when the front seat is pushed all the way back but plenty if the seat is moved forward. Photo: Deb Thompson

The interior of the Kona offers sufficient room for the driver and front seat passenger. The back seat has enough leg room if the front seats aren’t back all the way. If the driver needs the seat back all the way, the seat behind the driver becomes a great spot for your handbag or for Fido to ride.

Road Trip? Check Out This Trunk Space In The Hyundai Kona Compact Suv

The Hyundai Kona offers a pretty decent sized cargo area. Photo: Deb Thompson

Because Girls Still Wanna Have Fun — We’re Not Dead Yet!

The fuel efficiency of the Hyundai Kona is remarkable with 32 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city. Less money on gas means more money for shopping at Sephora or to buy that summer handbag you’ve had your eye on.

The gas mileage is great but the warranty on the Hyundai Kona is even better. The warranty is very generous which means even more money for shopping and less money spent on car upkeep.

  • 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 7-year/unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty
  • 5-years/unlimited miles 24-hour roadside assistance
There Are So Many Safety Features On The Hyundai Kona. It May Be A Compact Suv But The Safety Features Are Big

There is so much to love about the compact SUV including tons of safety features. Photo: Deb Thompson

What We Love

  • Power tilt and slide sunroof lets the sunlight in
  • Seat warmers! A much-loved feature for those cold, chilly days
  • All Wheel Drive helps the Kona stays on the road in all weather conditions
  • Great safety features like driver attention warning, lane keep assist, blind spot collision warning
  • Heads Up Display lets us keep our eyes on the road while receiving real-time information about speed, navigation, etc.
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto lets us connect our phone so that our apps go where we go
  • Qi wireless charging

Just because the kids are out of the house and you have some life experience under your belt doesn’t mean you have to drive a boring car. This is the time of your life when it’s all about you, and the Hyundai Kona is the perfect way to showcase your automotive style. Stylish, youthful and looks great on everyone!

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Thank you Hyundai for inviting me to your Kona drive event and providing transportation and accommodations.

Deb lives in Michigan with her husband and a very spoiled Maltipoo. She is an avid road-tripper who always... More about Deb Thompson