The Kona Electric has a 201-hp electric engine in place of a 4 engine, and its huge battery pack can support up to 258 miles of driving on a single charge.
The Kona Electric offers quick acceleration, nimble handling, an exceptional standard warranty, and a free maintenance package, in addition to its competitive projected driving range.
For 2022, the Kona Electric gets a style makeover that includes the new front and rear bumpers, wheels, and an updated cabin that now incorporates a 10.3-inch electronic gauge display
The front wheels are driven by a 201-hp electric motor that is fueled by a 64.0-kWh power pack (all-wheel drive is not available).
Like the routine Kona, the electric model has brisk handling features that make it enjoyable to scamper down a winding two-lane.
The driver can change the amount of regen by pulling the pedals behind the steering wheel; we like the option that is the most aggressive.
Although the Kona Electric can be recharged using a 110-volt home outlet, we don't advise doing so on a regular basis.
The EPA has given the Kona Electric a total rating of 120 MPGe. However, in our actual highway fuel-economy testing, we only achieved 86 MPGe and 160 miles of range.
However, this test on a 2019 model was carried out in December in Michigan, where wintertime lows can routinely drop below freezing.
Much like its gas-powered sibling, the Kona Electric's cabin is composed of high-quality materials, is cozy, and is packed with features.
The cargo space is identical to that of the standard Kona; we were able to stow five carry-on luggage inside with the back seats up and 15 when they were folded.
The Limited variant has a 8 Bose sound system that sounded much richer than the six speakers that are standard.
All models in the range come standard with blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking, but the top-of-the-line Limited model is the only one with adaptive cruise control.