2022 Hyundai Kona Electric vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is even more affordable to start, but its interior isn’t as impressive and it no longer quaifies for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.

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.

The Nissan Leaf Plus offers slightly less range, but is available in many more markets than the Kona Electric.

If you want something larger, the Volkswagen ID.4 goes up a step in size but its price is comparable to the more expensive versions of the Kona Electric and it offers all-wheel drive.

Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5 also provides stiff competition from the same garage, with more range and attractive retro styling.

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7.6
The Kona Electric is an excellent and affordable EV alternative, but Hyundai limits its availability to select coastal states.
The larger 2022 Bolt EUV seems destined to replace the Bolt EV.
8.4
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is at the leading edge for mass-market EVs, and it looks the part.
6.6
The 2022 Kia Niro EV is a pragmatic entry point to all-electric motoring, with a roomy layout and long driving range.
7.0
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 gives families the right formula for saying farewell to tailpipe emissions, but the cabin tech could use some smoothing over.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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