When we compare the Kia Niro EV's and the Hyundai KONA Electric's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the areas of resale value and interior volume. The Hyundai KONA Electric has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing. The Kia Niro EV and Hyundai KONA Electric have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro EV's and the Hyundai KONA Electric's specifications and ratings, the Kia Niro EV is a better car than the Hyundai KONA Electric.
Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai KONA Electric Pricing
For a new model, the Kia Niro EV's price is between $38,506 and $48,124, with the Hyundai KONA Electric priced between $33,782 and $43,789.
Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai KONA Electric Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Niro EV loses 56.8 percent of its value and the Hyundai KONA Electric loses 57.9 percent of its value. This means the Kia Niro EV retains 1.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai KONA Electric.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Kia Niro EV and the Hyundai KONA Electric makes 201 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are electric SUVs, the Kia Niro EV has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Kia Niro EV and Hyundai KONA Electric are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Kia Niro EV has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.