The Kona Electric is one of the best electric vehicles (EV) under $50,000 that we've tested. It blends an enjoyable driving experience with practicality, and almost all of our praise for the gas-powered Kona holds true for its electric sibling. Clearly, the electric version costs considerably more but it doesn't emit any tailpipe emissions and benefits from low running costs. The Kona Electric has a robust range of 258 miles, as estimated by the EPA, and it transforms the driving experience thanks to its quick, smooth, and quiet acceleration.
Like its conventional sibling, the Kona Electric has spry handling and little body lean, making it quite enjoyable to drive. However, it also has a rather stiff ride.
It's easy to get in and out of the Kona because of its ride height, and its small footprint makes it easy to park or maneuver. An added plus is that cargo room is just as roomy as the gas-power models' because, thankfully, the battery doesn't intrude.