Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Few will complain about the amount of space in the front – even those well over six feet tall. Getting comfortable is even easier in Premium SE models, which provide full electric adjustment – including lumbar support – for both the driver’s and front passenger’s seat.
Rear passenger space isn’t anything to write home about, though. A pair of six-footers will fit in the back, but anyone taller will probably notice their head brushing the ceiling. That’s also true of the Nissan Leaf, but that car compensates with considerably more rear leg room.
If you need a big boot, meanwhile, the Kona Electric isn’t the car for you. We managed to squeeze just four carry-on suitcases into its shallow load bay, whereas the rival Renault Zoe can swallow six cases and the Nissan Leaf seven.
You do get 60/40-split folding rear seats for those occasions when you need to carry more, though, and, when folded down, the seatbacks lie flat and flush with the boot floor. There’s no load lip to haul heavy loads over at the boot entrance, either. However, should you need an electric car with the Kona Electric's range yet greater practicality, we'd point you towards the Kia e-Niro. It has greater rear head and leg room and its boot is larger, too.