Used Hyundai Kona Electric 2018-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Hyundai Kona Electric hatchback?

Most Kona Electrics listed for sale will still be within the Hyundai franchised dealer network and will have been reconditioned to look like new before resale.

One thing to think about is when it comes time to replace worn-out tyres is perhaps changing the standard-fit rubber for an alternative recommendation. These tyres came in for some criticism in the test we conducted between the Kona and its closely related sibling, the Kia e-Niro. You may sacrifice a little bit of overall range by having grippier tyres, but it might go some way to reducing the handling differences between the Kona and the more surefooted feeling e-Niro.

Hyundai Kona Electric boot

What are the most common problems with a used Hyundai Kona Electric hatchback?

Airbag

A software issue with some Kona Electric models made between 9 May and 19 December 2018 could prevent one or more of the airbags from deploying in a collision. Find out if your example is affected by this because it'll need to have an update uploaded at a Hyundai dealership to solve the problem.

Hyundai Kona Electric back seats

Is a used Hyundai Kona Electric hatchback reliable?

The news is good here because not only did Hyundai as a brand get a highly impressive sixth-place result in our latest reliability survey, but the Kona Electric secured an excellent second place in the electric car category.

If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.