2020 Hyundai Kona Electric vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

Among electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 is the thought leader.

It has thrilling performance, but buying one still feels like a roll of the dice.

For everyone else, the Bolt EV, Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Ioniq, and Honda Clarity are (in theory) available nationwide and offer electrified transportation without baggage.

The Bolt EV offers a similar range, but its styling is a little stilted and not for everyone.

The Ioniq is most widely available as a hybrid, and it has a low price tag.

The Kia Niro EV has similar range and practicality as the Kona Electric.

The Clarity has the shortest all-electric range of the bunch—perhaps the most awkward styling too.

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Quick Specs
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At under $30,000 after tax credits, the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric is a great-value, high-range EV… even if it isn’t available everywhere.
6.8
The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback started a trend that others are only now catching up to.
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The 2019 Honda Clarity is a hybrid or electric vehicle with a bold exterior that ultimately fails to make a statement.
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The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid or plug-in hybrid that trades on its affordability rather than luxury.
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The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
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The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
MSRP From     
$37,190$36,620$58,490$30,315$23,490$35,000
Gas Mileage     
69 MPG City / 67 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricElectricGas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Electric
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall station wagonMid-Size CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDLarge Cars
Style Name     
SEL FWD5-Door Wagon LTTouring SedanBlue HatchbackLX FWDStandard Range RWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityWagonSedanHatchbackSport UtilitySedan
Transmission     
AutomaticNACVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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