2021 Hyundai Kona Electric vs. Its Competition

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Tesla Model 3 starts just below the $40,000 mark at the time of writing, but you won’t be able to claim the $7,500 EV tax credit.

It’s the same story for the Chevrolet Bolt EV; although the Bolt EV is more affordable to start, its interior isn’t as impressive as you might expect for the price.

The Honda Clarity Electric has been discontinued, but the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers a range of 48 miles on electric and is an efficient hybrid after that; it also has a spacious interior that feels like it could bear the Acura badge.

The Kia Niro EV is a corporate cousin of the Kona Electric, but it’s a bigger vehicle and includes battery tech from a different company, SK Innovation.

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6.8
The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric is hard to find in some U.S. markets, but it's one of the best affordable long-range electric vehicles.
6.6
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq steps up the efficiency game with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric editions.
6.8
A few more miles of range and modest upgrades push the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback back at the top for (non-Tesla) range, but there are other more charming urban electric cars.
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The 2020 Honda Clarity offers three comfortable, well-equipped ways to go about your daily routine—probably without producing any tailpipe emissions.
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The Kia Niro EV gets more screen space for 2020, and it remains one of the roomiest of the affordable long-range electric vehicles.
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It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
MSRP From     
$37,190N/A$36,620$58,490$39,090$35,000
Gas Mileage     
Engine     
ElectricN/AElectricGas/Electric I-4N/AElectric
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall station wagonMid-Size CarsN/AMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
SEL FWDN/A5-Door Wagon LTSedanN/AStandard Range RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A55N/A5
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityN/AWagonSedanN/ASedan
Transmission     
AutomaticN/ANACVT w/ODN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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