While the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric is still a relatively unknown model, the word is sure to spread about this electric subcompact SUV. That’s because the Kona Electric is one of the best electric vehicles (EVs) you can buy today. Buyers at the Hyundai dealer near Ontario appreciate the Kona Electric’s 258-mile driving range, standard quick-charging ability, and long list of standard safety and technology features.
The Kona Electric provides Ontario Hyundai shoppers with plenty of power for fast acceleration and a fun driving experience that you wouldn’t associate with an EV. Anyone looking for an EV that shatters misconceptions about this segment, while delivering exceptional value should place the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric at the top of their shopping list.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric is offered in three trim levels: SEL, Limited and Ultimate. The Kona Electric runs on a 150-kW electric motor that gets power from a 64-kWh battery pack. The motor generates 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque and sends power to the front wheels through a one-speed direct drive transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at a combined 120 MPGe.*
Both the automotive media and Kona Electric owners sing the praises of the 2020 Kona Electric. Consumer Reports wrote: “The Kona Electric is one of the best electric vehicles (EV) under $50,000 that we've tested. It blends an enjoyable driving experience with practicality, and almost all of our praise for the gas-powered Kona holds true for its electric sibling. ... [It] transforms the driving experience thanks to its quick, smooth, and quiet acceleration. Like its conventional sibling, the Kona Electric has spry handling and little body lean, making it quite enjoyable to drive.”
On the inside, you’ll find a cabin that’s similar to the one in the conventional Hyundai Kona. The material is high-quality, very comfortable, and comes with numerous features. Owners will get the same amount of passenger and cargo space as the gas-powered Kona. There’s ample room for cargo with the rear seats in use, and even more space with the seats folded down.
Standard features on the base SEL trim include push-button start, proximity entry, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, a DC fast-charging port and a complete collection of advanced driver-assistance features.
Move up to the Limited trim, and you’ll get even more standard features, such as leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, LED headlights, wireless device charging, and a battery warmer that improves charging times in cold temperatures.
The top-spec Ultimate trim comes loaded with a head-up display, parking sensors, a navigation system, a 10-inch touchscreen, an Infinity audio system with eight speakers, and upgraded versions of the forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control systems.
Buyers will be glad to know the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV is very safe. The IIHS gave the Kona EV its top score of Good in all crash tests. Furthermore, the agency named the 2020 Kona EV one of its Top Safety Pick models.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.