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Tesla Model 3 vs. Hyundai Kona

In comparing the Tesla Model 3 to the Hyundai Kona, the Tesla Model 3 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Hyundai Kona has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model 3 versus the Hyundai Kona, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Tesla Model 3 versus Hyundai Kona Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Tesla Model 3 ranges from $41,999 to $61,797 while a used Hyundai Kona from the same model year range is priced between $19,153 to $28,998.

Tesla Model 3 versus Hyundai Kona Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Tesla Model 3 is 8.7 out of 10 while the Hyundai Kona's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Tesla Model 3 being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars and the Hyundai Kona being ranked 9 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Tesla Model 3’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Hyundai Kona base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Model 3 is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 267 miles. The Kona is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Model 3 uses electricity, and the Kona uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Hyundai Kona, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Tesla Model 3, a electric compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, and trunk space. The Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Kona are comparable in regards to rear leg room.

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2022 Tesla Model 3

2023 Hyundai Kona

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$41,999 - $61,797

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,568 - $31,669

Used Asking Price:

$19,153 - $28,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

5.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 15
2 / 25
2 / 11
2 / 11
3 / 15
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
3 / 61
8 / 18
9 / 18
35 / 61
37 / 61
40 / 61

Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 is widely regarded as the best electric sedan in the world. The Model 3 is also the top-selling EV in the US market by a wide margin. This compact/midsize sedan offers a thrilling driving experience and advanced technology.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent range
  • AWD available
  • Attractive styling
  • Amazing performance with Performance trim

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Pricier than its reputation (mid-$50Ks is the typical price point)
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Interior design and materials don’t match premium pricing

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Long Range, Base, Performance

Trim Levels

N Line, SE, Limited, SEL

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 126 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

267 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

60 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 35 / 32

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 462 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

22.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

19.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

45.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

113.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3880 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2899 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

61 inches

Length:

165.6 inches

Wheelbase:

102.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16