In comparing the 2021 Hyundai KONA's and the 2021 Kia Niro EV's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and resale value. The 2021 Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Hyundai KONA's and the 2021 Kia Niro EV's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2021 Hyundai KONA vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Pricing
A used 2021 Hyundai KONA ranges from $16,695 to $25,950 while a used 2021 Kia Niro EV is priced between $23,316 to $30,995.
2021 Hyundai KONA vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia Niro EV loses 56.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Hyundai KONA retains 13.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Kia Niro EV.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Hyundai KONA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia Niro EV base engine makes 201 horsepower. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The Niro EV is rated to deliver an average of 123 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 239 miles.This gives the 2021 Kia Niro EV the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Hyundai KONA the advantage in maximum range. The KONA uses regular unleaded, and the Niro EV uses electricity.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Kia Niro EV, a electric SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2021 Hyundai KONA, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Hyundai KONA and the 2021 Kia Niro EV have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.