Electric SUVs Comparison: 2020 Kia Niro EV Vs. Hyundai Kona Electric



Thanks for visiting our 2020 Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona Electric SUV comparison page! Thankfully, these popular brands are answering the call of EV mobility in a way that puts it easily within reach. Both of these vehicles exhibit incredible features, range, and user technology, but only one of them gives you the versatility of an SUV body style. Explore all of our new Kia specials, or continue to scroll below to see what's so special about the Kia E-Niro EV!

Kia E-Niro vs. Hyundai Kona Electric 2021

You live in Kennesaw, GA. Life is busy. Maybe you commute to Atlanta. Maybe you run all over the place during the day. Either way, you're here because you're looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint and to save on gas by, ummm, not paying for gas at all. Both of these vehicles are excellent choices with economical, emission-free driving in mind. But as we said, you'll find more value where there's versatility. So let's take a close look at all the little details so that you can choose the model that's best for you.

KIA NIRO EV
Kia Niro EV
Models:EX, EX Premium
Horsepower:201hp
Drive Type:FWD
Total Standard features:95
Body style:SUV
EPA estimated range:239
Base MSRP: $39,090
HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC
2021 Volvo XC90 Image
Models:SEL, LIMITED, ULTIMATE
Horsepower:201hp
Drive Type:FWD
Total Standard features:56
Body style:Compact Crossover
EPA estimated range:258
Base MSRP: $37,390

2020 Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona Electric: Model Overview

The Kia E-Niro offers the EX & EX Premium trim levels. The Hyundai Kona EV offers the SEL, the Limited, and the Ultimate. While three choices might seem to hold the promise of more options, you'll notice that it limits the Kona's entry point in terms of overall features. The Kia brand offers value right from the start. You'll find solar attenuating glass, ambient acoustic filters, smart key & push-button start, LED DRLs, UVO touchscreen infotainment, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring, driver alertness monitor, crash detection, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, lane-follow assist, rear cross-traffic warning, autonomous braking, and adaptive cruise control with stop & go from the very first trim. Not so with the Hyundai Kona. You'll pay a lot extra for all these features, and at that price point, you might as well go with the Kia E-Niro EX Premium, which gives you more anyway! Find your Kia Niro EV for sale, here.

2020 Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona Electric: Range & Specs

Now let's take a look at the cornerstone of an EV: range.1 To its credit, the Kona electric promises an EPA-estimated range of 258 miles. With that said, third-party testing found that real-world numbers for the Kona were almost half that amount. On the other hand, the Kia E-Niro offers drivers a consistent 239 miles of range, according to estimations, with third-party testing coming in better than EPA estimates in terms of MPGe. While the EPA targets the E-Niro at an estimated 102 MPGe, third-party testing found the E-Niro to achieve an estimated 115 MPGe. In all other respects, these vehicles are nearly the same. Both offer 201 horsepower with a single-speed transmission powering the front wheels. Both vehicles offer real one-pedal driving, and both are fast-charge capable. Both vehicles qualify for the full $7500 federal EV tax credit.

2020 Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona Electric: Pricing

Let's take a look at this electric SUV comparison from a pricing perspective.2 You can jump into a Kia Niro EV for as little as $39,090. The feature-limited Hyundai Kona entry point is $37,390. When you start to add-in comparable features to the Kona as found in the E-Niro EX, you'll quickly see that the less expensive car actually becomes the more expensive. Both models have range-topping trims on equal footing at about $45,600.

Jim Ellis Kia Is Your EV Resource

Thanks for reading our 2020 Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona Electric comparison page. We hope that it's shed some light on some of the key differences between these two vehicles. Although, we forgot to really elaborate on the most glaring difference. The Hyundai Kona is small. With a hatchback-style body, the overall utility is limited - as are space and comfort. The Kona stands 165" L compared to the Kia E-Niro at 172.2" L. This makes a difference to the overall space in the cabin, which matters since we all spend so much time in our cars.

So which of these non-luxury electric crossovers is "better?" Which one is better for you? When you shop at any Jim Ellis store, you can expect phenomenal service. Not only can you complete your entire transaction online, but we'll even bring you the models that you're considering right to your doorstep for a test-drive. Browse our complete inventory of Kia cars for sale, pick your favorite, and let us know which one we can bring to you first!

 2MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost. Accessory items shown may vary according to model and illustration.