2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
Ratings & Reliability
The Hyundai Kona is one of the better subcompact SUVs, and the electric version is just as good. Its 201-hp electric motor makes the Kona Electric quick, with smooth and quiet acceleration, and it has a robust 258-mile range. It takes nine hours to charge the 64-kWh battery from empty on a 240 volt connector. Unlike the regular Kona, the electric version is front-wheel drive only. It has nimble handling, which makes the Kona responsive when going through corners. The ride, however, is stiff. The controls are very straightforward, although the EV has an odd gear selector that is challenging to use at a glance. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is supported.