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Wait no longer, the Hyundai Kona finally had a couple of chances to extend its legs. A few short trips have kept the odometer relentlessly moving, with one trip specifically offering a chance to look at how useful the Kona's cargo space is. In that unique situation; however, it was with only one driver over a day. To really test its strength in this regard, we and the Kona required an all-inclusive expedition from home. In light of that, my significant other and I left the Los Angeles miasma behind for a week in one the most remote area of Colorado. This 2,000-mile round excursion gave us a couple of chances to really test the Kona in nature.
Before we even left the driveway, I'd already learned a lot. The Kona is particularly not an enormous vehicle, and I didn't know how well it would convey seven days of outdoors rigging and supplies. I told my wife—many times, regularly ignored—that I needed to take no food with us, no additional blankets, no fancy throw pillows, and no other stuff we like to bring but never use. My objective was to fit seven days' worth of everything we needed from home without anything blinding outward clarity.
We made it, for the most part. In the Kona's secondary lounges, we fit 10 days of clothes for two individuals, two camp chairs, a 7-gallon water jug, a camp stove, two trail packs, another backpack, an emergency car battery, two blankets, two pairs of hiking boots, two fly rods, two grocery bags of food, and two boxes of miscellaneous outdoor supplies. In the rear cargo area, we are able to put a tent, two sleeping bags, two sleeping pads, two pillows, and a 54-quart cooler. This was more than I expected to bring, however I was wonderfully shocked that everything fit rather easily. We left the seats up, as it enabled better access to the rear footwells for some of our smaller or more malleable stuff, however we most likely could've fit more if we folded the seats.
Incredibly, the Kona appeared to drive without any difference in spite of being stocked, to say the very least. No, I wasn't pulling heavy machinery, but I however expected to notice a difference. There most likely was one, however it was slight; the Kona's 1.6-liter turbo motor took care of my stuff fine and dandy, notwithstanding when we hit the mountains and began to ascend.
Actually, the whole excursion was unwinding. The Kona makes an capable road-tripper. The seats are comfortable, the atmosphere control has no issues keeping things cool in heated weather, and it's flexibility in heavy traffic and relaxing when street opens up.