Used Hyundai Kona Electric 2018-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Hyundai Kona Electric hatchback?

The most obvious alternative to the Kona Electric would be the closely related Kia e-Niro. Think of the e-Niro as its larger sibling and you won't be far off because it gets an equally impressive kit list, but it also has a more practical and spacious interior. It's also nicer to drive with a more settled ride.

If you need something with similar range, you'll need to blow the budget and spring for a Jaguar I-Pace. True, some versions are twice the price, but then it is a far larger and faster vehicle, plus it drives quite nicely despite its huge weight.

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Overview

While the rival Kia e-Niro is the better choice for families due to being more practical and providing greater ride comfort, the Hyundai Kona Electric is still a hugely impressive EV in its own right. What's more, it is less expensive to buy than its aforementioned rival and the Kona goes farther on a full charge, too.

  • 250-miles-plus range in real-world driving (64kWh version)
  • Strong acceleration
  • Even the base trim level is well-equipped
  • Rear seat space and boot is limited
  • Doesn't ride as well as the Kia e-Niro or Peugeot e-208