Kona Electric has received a styling update for 2022 that includes new front and rear bumpers, new wheel design and a tweaked interior that now comes standard with a 10.3-inch digital gauge display. Top Ultimate Trim has been omitted to simplify the lineup of Base SEL and Luxury Limited models.
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2022 Hyundai Kona EV Review :
It turns out that the subcompact Hyundai Kona SUV is a fine foundation for an electric car, as the 2022 Kona Electric holds everything we like about its gas-powered counterpart. Instead of a four-cylinder engine, Kona Electric is powered by a 201-hp electric motor, and its large battery pack is well up to 258 miles per charge.
This is important because the range number of an EVR is the most important factor in the market for revived-up electric vehicles. Chevrolet’s new Bolt UV carries a claimed 250-mile range where the Tesla Model Y charges up to 326 miles per charge. Above its competitively estimated driving range, the Kona Electric has earned the Editors’ Choice Award by offering electric acceleration, spray handling and an unbeatable standard warranty and complimentary maintenance package.
Hyundai Kona EV Performance :
A 201-hp electric motor drives the front wheels (no all-wheel drive is offered) and is powered by a 64.0-kilowatt battery pack. On our test track, Kona Electric went from zero to 60 miles per hour at 6.4 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than normal corners. Like the regular corner, the electric version offers brilliant driving dynamics, which makes it fun to scamper along a curved two-lane.
It doesn’t offer the thrill of a sports-car-level, but driving a subcompact SUV is a must. It cruises smoothly at highway speeds and feels heavy and planted thanks to the heavy batteries attached to the floor and consequently low center of gravity.Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai Kona EV Range :
Aggressive regenerative braking allows for truly one-pedal driving and helps extend the driving range to 258 miles – one mile less than the Bolt EV. Pulling the pedals behind the steering wheel allows the driver to adjust the level of the resin; We like the most aggressive setting.Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai Kona EV can be charged at a 110-volt household outlet, but we do not recommend it on a daily basis; A 240-volt outlet is best for home charging, and can also be charged at any electric DC fast-charging station.
Hyundai Kona EV World MPGe :
Kona Electric has a combined rating of 120 MPGe from EPA. Although in our real-world highway fuel-economy testing, we recorded only 86 MPGe and 160 miles driving range.
However, this test was conducted in December in a 2019 model in our home state of Michigan, where winter temperatures can often be recorded below freezing. We similarly tested a Bolt EV in icy weather and it provided a 140 mile driving range – well below its EPA-rated number of 238 miles. For more information on Kona Electric’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Hyundai Kona EV Desgin :
The Kona Electric’s cabin is much the same as the one found inside its gas-powered counterpart: It’s made from quality materials, is comfortable, and rich with features. It refreshed the 2022 Hyundai Kona EV, giving it a crisp exterior design (new front and rear bumpers and wheel designs), a redesigned lower center console, and Blue Link-connected car system.
Interior and features :
The Kona has a nice overall interior featuring a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.3-inch digital instrument display, a six-speaker audio system and standard items like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. It has a new low center console area with wireless charging capability.
Seating averages for a typical compact SUV, meaning the front foot and head room are acceptable, while the rear seat feels a bit cramped, especially for three adults. The cargo area is 19.2 cubic-feet and the rear seat extends to 45.8 cubic feet with folded plane.
Standard safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, lane tracking, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and driver attention alert.
Hyundai Kona EV Price :
Pricing and which one to buy Startig Price $ 34,100. We recommend SEL trim with optional convenience package Although fairly well-equipped outside the SEL gate, the convenience package adds a number of desirable features, including a sunroof, a wireless smartphone-charging pad, and heated front seats.
Safety Features :
Blind-spot monitoring and automated emergency braking are standard across the range, but adaptive cruise control is only offered on the top-spec Limited model. For information about the Kona Electric’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with forward-collision warning
- Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage :
Hyundai’s warranty coverage is legendary at this point, and now it’s even better because of the recent addition of a three-year/36,000-mile complimentary scheduled maintenance plan. The Kona Electric (and all other electric-only vehicles) has no oil or spark plugs to change, so the complimentary scheduled maintenance includes tire rotation, cabin air-filter changes, and a variety of different system inspections. Rival EVs such as the Bolt EV or the Model 3 can’t touch the Hyundai’s standard warranty offerings. The Kia Niro EV offers similar warranty coverage but no complimentary scheduled maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
- Battery warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for three years or 36,000 miles