What's New for 2021?

For the 2021 model year, Hyundai has made exactly 0 changes to the Kona Electric.

EV Motor, Power, and Performance

The front wheels are driven by a 201-hp electric motor that is fueled by a 64.0-kWh battery pack (all-wheel drive is not available).

In 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric, Even while it doesn't provide sports-car-level thrills, it is an engaging subcompact SUV to drive.

Due to the large battery located in the floor and the resulting low center of gravity, it also travels at highway speeds without any noticeable jerks and feels substantial and grounded.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

The driving range is increased to a claimed 258 miles thanks to aggressive regenerative braking, which is one mile less than the Bolt EV's.

The driver can change the amount of regen by pulling the paddles behind the steering wheel; we like the option that is the most aggressive.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

The EPA has given the Kona Electric a total rating of 120 MPGe in 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

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.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Much like its gas-powered sibling, the Kona Electric's cabin is composed of high-quality materials, is cozy, and is packed with technology.

The standard SEL models have a 7.0-inch touchscreen, while the Limited adds an 8.0-inch display. All models have a touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The fully loaded Ultimate model is the only way to obtain navigation, but doing so also includes a sizable 10.3-inch touchscreen.

The complimentary planned maintenance for the Kona Electric (and all other electric-only vehicles) includes tire rotation, cabin air filter changes, and a variety of system inspections