2023 Hyundai Kona-N Storage Compartment and Features Guidelines

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Hyundai Kona-N 2023 Storage Compartment and Interior Features

The 2023 Hyundai Kona-N is well-appointed with a variety of amenities and storage areas that are intended to improve convenience and adaptability. It meets your hauling demands with a roomy rear cargo area that can hold up to 45.8 cubic feet of storage, and rear cargo pockets and compartments that keep smaller goods neatly organized. Personal things are kept organized inside the cabin by a glove compartment, under-seat storage, and a center console storage area. This high-performance crossover’s contemporary comfort and functionality are enhanced with the addition of cupholders in the front and rear, USB ports for charging and communication, and a wireless charging pad for smartphones. The variety of storage options offered by the Kona-N is made to effortlessly fit into your busy lifestyle, whether you’re running longer or more frequent errands.

2023 Hyundai KONA Specs, Price, Features, Milage (Brochure)

Storage Compartment

Never store cigarette lighters, propane cylinders, or other flammable/explosive materials in the vehicle. These items may catch fire and/or explode if the vehicle is exposed to hot temperatures for extended periods.

ALWAYS keep the storage compartment covers closed securely while driving. Items inside your vehicle are moving as fast as the vehicle. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, the items may fly out of the compartment and may cause an injury if they strike the driver or a passenger.

To avoid possible theft, do not leave valuables in the storage compartments.

Center Console Storage

Sunglass Holder1To open:
Pull the lever (1).

Glove Box

Sunglass Holder2To open the glove box, pull the handle (1) and the glove box will automatically open. Close the glove box after use.

ALWAYS close the glove box door after use.
An open glove box door can cause serious injury to the passenger in an accident, even if the passenger is wearing a seat belt.

Sunglass Holder

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To open:
Push and release the cover and the holder will slowly open. Place your sunglasses in the compartment door with the lenses facing out.

To close:
Push back into position.
Make sure the sunglass holder is closed while driving.


  • Do not keep objects except sunglasses inside the sunglass holder. Such objects can be thrown from the holder in the event of a sudden stop or an accident, possibly injuring the passengers in the vehicle.
  • Do not open the sunglass holder while the vehicle is moving. The rearview mirror of the vehicle can be blocked by an open sunglass holder.
  • Do not put the glasses forcibly into a sunglass holder. It may cause personal injury if you try to open it forcibly when the glasses are jammed in the holder.

Multi Box

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Small things may be placed in the multi-box.

Do not keep objects that can be thrown from the multi-box and severely injure passengers in the vehicle in the event of a sudden stop or an accident.

Luggage Tray (if equipped)

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You can place a first aid kit, a reflector triangle (front tray), tools, etc. in the box for easy access. Grasp the handle on the top of the cover and lift it.

To increase luggage space

To increase luggage space

  1. Grasp the handle on the top of the cover and pull out the luggage tray board backward.
  2. Pull out the luggage tray board completely and remove the luggage tray.(If the luggage tray is equipped.)
  3. Push the luggage tray board forward into the lower sliding slot.


Cup Holder

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Cups or small beverages cups may be placed in the cup holders.


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Pull the armrest down to use the cup holders.

Avoid abrupt starting and breaking when the cup holder is in use to prevent spilling your drink. If hot liquid spills, you could be burned. Such a burn to the driver could cause loss of vehicle control resulting in an accident. Do not place uncovered or unsecured cups, bottles, cans, etc., in the cup holder containing hot liquid while the vehicle is in motion. Injuries may result in the event of a sudden stop or collision. Only use soft cups in the cup holders. Hard objects can injure you in an accident.

Keep cans or bottles out of direct sunlight and do not put them in a hot vehicle. It may explode.

Keep your drinks sealed while driving to prevent spilling your drink. If liquid spills, it may get into the vehicle’s electrical/electronic system and damage electrical/electronic parts.  When cleaning spilled liquids do not use hot air to blow out or dry the cup holder. This may damage the interior.

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To use the sunvisor, pull it downward. To use the sun visor to block the sun from the side window, pull it downward, release it from the bracket (1), and swing it to the side (2) towards the window. To use the vanity mirror, pull down the sun visor and slide the mirror cover (3). Adjust the sunvisor forward or backward (4) as needed (if equipped).

Power outlet

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The power outlet is designed to provide power for mobile telephones or other devices designed to operate with vehicle electrical systems. The devices should draw less than 180 watts with the engine running.

Avoid electrical shocks. Do not place your fingers or foreign objects (pin, etc.) into a power outlet or touch the power outlet with a wet hand.

To prevent damage to the power outlets:

  • Use the power outlet only when the engine is running and remove the accessory plug after use. Using the accessory plug for prolonged periods of time with the engine off could cause the battery to discharge.
  • Only use 12-volt electric accessories that are less than 180 watts in electric capacity.
  • Adjust the air-conditioner or heater to the lowest operating level when using the power outlet.
  • Close the cover when not in use.
  • Some electronic devices can cause electronic interference when plugged into a vehicle’s power outlet. These devices may cause excessive audio static and malfunctions in other electronic systems or devices used in your vehicle.
  • Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat and the fuse may open.
  • Plug in battery-equipped electrical/ electronic devices with reverse current protection. The current from the battery may flow into the vehicle’s electrical/electronic system and cause system malfunction.

USB Charger

Exterior Features1The USB charger is designed to recharge batteries of small-sized electrical devices using a USB cable. The electrical devices can be recharged when the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ON or START position. The battery charging state may be monitored on the electrical device. Disconnect the USB cable from the USB port after use.

Wireless Smart Phone Charging SystemExterior Features and Infotainment System

[A] : Indicator light, [B] : Charging pad
On certain models, the vehicle comes equipped with a wireless smartphone charger. The system will charge compatible smartphones when all doors are closed, and when the Engine Start/Stop button is in the ON or START position.

To charge a cellular phone
The wireless smartphone charging system charges only Qi-enabled smartphones ( ). Read the label on the smartphone accessory cover or visit your smartphone manufacturer’s website to check whether your smartphone supports Qi technology. The wireless charging process starts when you put a Qi-enabled smartphone on the wireless charging unit. Remove other items, including the smart key, from the wireless charging unit. If not, the wireless charging process may be interrupted. Place the smartphone in the center of the charging pad. The indicator light is orange when the smartphone is charging. The indicator light will turn blue when phone charging is complete. You can turn on the wireless charging function from the Settings menu on the instrument cluster.

If your smartphone is not charging:

  • Slightly change the position of the smartphone on the charging pad.
  • Make sure the indicator light is orange.
  • Make sure the doors are closed and the vehicle is ON.

The indicator light will blink orange for 10 seconds if there is a malfunction in the wireless charging system. In this case, temporarily stop the charging process, and re-attempt to charge your smartphone again. The system warns you with a message on the LCD display if the smartphone is still on the wireless charging unit after the vehicle is turned OFF and the front door is opened.

For some manufacturers’ cellular phones, the system may not warn you even though the cellular phone is left on the wireless charging unit. This is due to the particular characteristic of the cellular phone and not a malfunction of the wireless charging.

The wireless smartphone charging system may not support certain smartphones, which are not verified for the Qi specification ( ). When placing your smartphone on the charging pad, position the phone in the middle of the mat for optimal charging performance. If your smartphone is off to the side, the charging rate may be less and in some cases, the smartphone may experience higher heat conduction. In some cases, the wireless charging may stop temporarily when the smart key is used, either when starting the vehicle or locking/unlocking the doors, etc. When charging certain smartphones, the charging indicator may not change to blue when the smartphone is fully charged. The wireless charging process may temporarily stop when the temperature abnormally increases inside the wireless smartphone charging system. The wireless charging process restarts, when temperature falls to a certain level. The wireless charging process may temporarily stop when there is any metallic item, such as a coin, between the wireless smartphone charging system and the smartphone.  When charging some smartphones with a self-protection feature, the wireless charging speed may decrease and the wireless charging may stop. If the smartphone has a thick cover, wireless charging may not be possible.  If the smartphone is not completely contacting the charging pad, wireless charging may not operate properly.  Some magnetic items like credit cards, phone cards or rail tickets may be damaged if left with the smartphone during the charging process. When any smartphone without a wireless charging function or a metallic object is placed on the charging pad, a small noise may sound. This small sound is due to the vehicle’s discerning compatibility of the object placed on the charging pad. It does not affect your vehicle or the smartphone in any way.

If the Engine Start/Stop button is in the OFF position, the charging also stops.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  3. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the device.


Do not attempt to adjust the clock while driving. Doing so may result in distracted driving which may lead to an accident involving personal injury or death.

Vehicles with Audio system Select  Date  TIME
Select the [SETUP/CLOCK] button on the  system audio system  Select  Date  TIME

  • Set time: Set the time displayed on the audio screen.
  • Time format: Choose between 12-hour and 24-hour time formats.

Vehicles with Navigation system
Select the Settings menu on the

  • GPS time: Displays time according to the received GNSS time.
  • 24-hour: Switches to 12 hour or 24 hour.
    For more details, please refer to the separate manual that was supplied with your vehicle.

Clothes Hanger

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These hooks are not designed to hold large or heavy items.


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Do not hang other objects such as hangers or hard objects except clothes. Also, do not put heavy, sharp or breakable objects in the clothes pockets. In an accident or when the curtain airbag is inflated, it may cause vehicle damage or personal injury.

Floor Mat Anchor(s)

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ALWAYS use the Floor Mat Anchors to attach the front floor mats to the vehicle. The anchors on the front floor carpet keep the floor mats from sliding forward.

Do not overlay additional mats or liners over the floor mats. If using All Weather mats, remove the carpeted floor mats before installing them. Only use floor mats designed to connect to the anchors.

The following must be observed when installing ANY floor mat to the vehicle.

  • Ensure to remove a protective film attached to the carpet before attaching a floor mat on the front floor carpet. Otherwise, the floor mat may move freely on the protective film and it could result in unintentional braking or accelerating.
  • Ensure that the floor mats are securely attached to the vehicle’s floor mat anchor(s) before driving the vehicle.
  • Do not use ANY floor mat that cannot be firmly attached to the vehicle’s floor mat anchors.
  • Do not stack floor mats on top of one another (for example, an all-weather rubber mat on top of a carpeted floor mat). Only a single floor mat should be installed in each position.

IMPORTANT – Your vehicle was manufactured with driver’s side floor mat anchors that are designed to securely hold the floor mat in place. To avoid any interference with pedal operation, HYUNDAI recommends that the HYUNDAI floor mat designed for use in your vehicle be installed.

Luggage Net Holder (if equipped)

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To keep items from shifting in the luggage compartment, you can use the 4 holders located in the luggage side trim to attach the luggage net. Make sure the luggage net is securely attached to the holders in the luggage board. If necessary, contact your authorized HYUNDAI dealer to obtain a luggage net.

To prevent damage to the goods or the vehicle, care should be taken when carrying fragile or bulky objects in the luggage compartment.

Avoid eye injury. DO NOT overstretch the luggage net. ALWAYS keep your face and body out of the luggage net’s recoil path. DO NOT use the luggage net when the strap has visible signs of wear or damage.

Cargo Area Cover

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Use the cover to hide items stored in the cargo area. The cargo area cover will lift when the liftgate is opened. Disconnect the strap (1) from the holder if you want to return the cover to its original position. To remove the cargo area cover completely, lift the cover to a 50-degree angle and pull it out (2).

Since the cargo area cover may be damaged or deformed, do not put luggage on it when it is being used

Do not place objects on the cargo area cover while driving. Such objects may be thrown about inside the vehicle and possibly injure vehicle occupants during an accident or when braking. Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage compartment. It is designed for luggage only. Maintain a balance of the vehicle and locate the weight as far forward as possible.


How much cargo space does the 2023 Hyundai Kona-N offer?

The Kona-N typically provides around 19.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 45.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Are there storage compartments in the rear cargo area?

Yes, there are often storage compartments and pockets in the rear cargo area for securing smaller items.

Does the Kona-N have a spare tire?

Some models may come with a spare tire, while others may feature a tire inflation kit. It depends on the specific trim level and options.

Are there cupholders in the front and rear of the vehicle?

Yes, the Kona-N typically features cupholders in both the front and rear for convenience.

Is there a center console storage compartment in the cabin?

Yes, there’s usually a center console storage compartment in the cabin for stowing personal items.

Can I get a wireless charging pad for my smartphone?

Depending on the trim level and options, the Kona-N may offer a wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones.

Are there USB ports for device charging and connectivity?

Yes, the vehicle typically comes equipped with USB ports for charging devices and connecting to the infotainment system.

Does the Kona-N have a glove compartment for storage?

Yes, there’s usually a glove compartment for storing various items.

Can the rear seats be folded down to create additional cargo space?

Yes, the rear seats are typically designed to fold down to expand the cargo area for larger items.

Is there a hidden storage compartment in the rear cargo area?

Some models may have a hidden storage compartment in the rear cargo area for storing valuables.

Can I get a cargo cover to conceal items in the rear cargo area?

Depending on the trim level and options, the Kona-N may offer a cargo cover to conceal items in the rear cargo area for added security.

Does the Kona-N have under-seat storage in the rear?

Some models may offer under-seat storage in the rear for additional convenience.

Are there hooks or tie-downs in the cargo area for securing items?

Yes, the Kona-N typically comes equipped with hooks and tie-downs in the cargo area for securing items during transportation.

Can I get a roof rack for additional storage space?

Depending on the trim level and options, you may have the option to add a roof rack for carrying additional cargo.

Is there a sunglass holder in the cabin?

Some models may have a sunglass holder integrated into the cabin for easy storage and access.

Useful Link

View Full User Guide: Hyundai Kona-N 2023 User Guide
Download Manuals: https://owners.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/resources/manuals-warranties.html
2023 Hyundai KONA Specs, Price, Features, Milage (Brochure)

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