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Car Review - Hyundai Kona Electric Standard [Long Range] (A)
05 Mar 2019  |  Hyundai Reviews
Electric, practical and future-proof, the Hyundai Kona Electric is a green compact SUV that's ready for a greener tomorrow.
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Facelift

The Hyundai Kona Electric was facelifted on Jul 2021. Read more

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   Consumer Reviews of Hyundai Kona Electric
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OVERALL RATING
 
3 Reviewers
3 out of 5
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Comfort
3/5 Reliability
3.5/5
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Handling
3/5 Features
3/5
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Exterior Styling
3/5 Interior Design
3/5
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Value for money
3/5 Engine Performance
3/5
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3 Reviews

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Ian1
2nd Gear
5 reviews
165 points
148 forum posts Joined on 23-Apr-2013
At $166,000 for Kona Electric, Tesla Model 3 is Much Better and Cheaper  Posted on 08 May 2021
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 1/5 Reliability 1/5
Handling 1/5 Features 1/5
Exterior Styling 1/5 Interior Design 1/5
Value for money 1/5 Engine Performance 1/5
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1. Tyre noise and other road noise is apparent in the cabin
2. Interior of the car feel super cheap with low cost plastics
3. Does not have modern day car features like self parking, Radar cruise control, autonomous driving.
4. Sold with gimmick free servicing, when electric cars dont require any servicing.
5. Battery warranty one of the lowest in the market.

What I like
1. Electric Engine is quiet and smooth
2. Effortless torque

What I do not like
1. Poor sound insulation, exterior road noise is apparent
2. Car extremely cheap and plastic feel and interior bare and cheap like a Toyota Vios
3. Wants $5,000 for the charging cable while other electric cars like Tesla offers it free.
4. Boot space is tiny

Hons
1st Gear
2 reviews
49 points
78 forum posts Joined on 09-Sep-2010
Driving Range as Promised  Posted on 23 Jul 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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My Kona Standard Range managed 299km. Thumbs up for Hyundai!

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Hons
1st Gear
2 reviews
49 points
78 forum posts Joined on 09-Sep-2010
A very good EV from a very established maker  Posted on 25 May 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Review
I owned the 1st gen Kona Long Range Electric 2019, and I just trade-up to the new facelift Kona Standard Range Sun-roof 2021.
Why do I change from a Kona to anther Kona you might asked. Aren't there other makes & models to choose from?
Well, for a start, I love the way my 2019 Kona drives. Kona is a very well put together. Yes, you can always pick another EV and name 1 or 2 better features, but Kona gives me the whole package; High reliability, good performance and comes with a good after sales service.
Kona is used a PHV and many of them already clocked 200,000 km in 2 years. And they are still solid as a rock. Now 200,000 km would have been my mileage over a 10 years cycle, maybe yours too.
My 2019 Kona's main traction battery has a 100% State of health (SOH). Most if not all of PHV Kona are the same. That means Kona liquid cooled battery pack will outlast the COE!
Now this is the reason why I change from 1 Kona to another.

What I like
2021 Kona comes with all the reliability that I've enjoyed before PLUS many safety features now that it comes with camera and radar.
Auto-Regenerative Braking option
Smart Cruise Control
Lane Keep and Lane Follow
and many many more.
Oh, did I forget to mention the mid & high range also has ventilated (air-con) seats for driver and front passenger?

What I do not like
Nothing I will miss badly.

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Hyundai Kona Electric
3 stars - based on 3 reviews