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Used test: Hyundai Kona Electric vs Vauxhall Mokka-e vs Volkswagen ID 3 verdict

With savings of around £10,000 off new, each of these two-year-old electric cars could be considered incredibly tempting buys. Which is best deserving of esteem, though? We find out...

New Vauxhall Mokka-e and Hyundai Kona Electric vs Volkswagen ID.3 rears

Our verdict

Quiet, comfortable and well equipped, the Vauxhall Mokka-e is a pleasant car to live with, but it's lacklustre range and performance means it can't be considered a class leader. Its faster rate of depreciation amongst its rivals is somewhat concerning, too. 

With superior range and performance, as well as similarly good levels of kit, the Hyundai Kona Electric jumps into second. This leaves the Volkswagen ID 3. It takes the victory, because it’s easily the quickest and best to drive of our trio. It also has the longest range and the roomiest interior. 

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1st – Volkswagen ID 3

Volkswagen ID.3 2021 front

For Strongest performance; longest range; agile handling; most controlled ride; roomiest inside
Against Clunky infotainment; dashboard controls aren’t user-friendly; lots of wind noise; most expensive

What Car? says 4 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021 front

For Most efficient; best infotainment; feels agile at low speeds; smoothest brakes
Against Unsettled ride; interior quality could be better; unruly under hard acceleration

What Car? says 4 out of 5 stars

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3rd – Vauxhall Mokka-e

Vauxhall Mokka-e 2021 front

For Quietest cruiser; well equipped; pretty comfortable
Against Sluggish performance; untidy handling; least practical; priciest to buy; shortest range

What Car? says 3 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Hyundai Kona Electric 39kWh Premium

Engine Electric motor
Power 134bhp
Torque 291lb ft
0-60mph 7.9sec
Top speed 104mph
Real-world range (est) 153 miles
Official range 189 miles

Specifications: Vauxhall Mokka-e 50kWh Elite Nav Premium

Engine Electric motor
Power 134bhp
Torque 192lb ft
0-60mph 8.6sec
Top speed 93mph
Real-world range (est) 151 miles
Official range 201 miles

Specifications: Volkswagen ID.3 58kWh Pro Performance Life

Engine Electric motor
Power 201bhp
Torque 229lb ft
0-60mph 6.7sec
Top speed 99mph
Real-world range (est) 191 miles
Official range 263 miles