2022 Hyundai Kona EV for Sale in Springfield, MA
The 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric brings together two of the automotive industry’s hottest segments: compact crossovers and EVs. This practical vehicle’s understandable appeal is made even greater with its approachable price point, array of standard technologies, and eye-catching style. And the fact that its drivers never have to stop at a gas station is the cherry on top. Hyundai has made some updates for this new model year, including restyled bumpers and headlights, fresh wheel designs, and sculpted fender vents. It’s been refreshed on the interior, too, with all trims now getting a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster and a practical storage area within the center console.
The 2022 Kona Electric’s two trims – the SEL and Limited – both get a front-wheel drivetrain and a 201-horsepower electric motor (which produces 291 lb.-ft. of torque). Those components work with a 64-kWh battery pack and a single-speed automatic transmission. The standard 7.2-kW onboard charger will fully juice the Kona EV in just over 9 hours, but a 50-kW Quick Charger is offered to get the job done in a hair over one hour (64 minutes, to be precise). If that’s still not swift enough, the 100-kW Quick Charger takes just 47 minutes to reach full battery capacity.
The EPA officially states that both Kona trims supply 258 miles of range and carry a 132 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent) rating around town and 108 MPGe in highway driving. Regenerative braking will capture kinetic energy from the stopping process and add incremental amounts of charge to the battery to slightly extend that range.
Standard and Optional Equipment
The base SEL is equipped quite nicely with desirable features like the aforementioned 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, automatic climate control, auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, proximity key with push-button start, dual front USB ports, rear privacy glass, Bluelink connected car services, a rearview camera with parking guidance, a 60/40-split fold-flat rear seatback, and a dual-level floor in the rear cargo area. It can be ordered with the Convenience Package to add heated front seats, a sunroof, LED interior lighting, a power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charger, Digital Key (Hyundai’s innovative system that lets you use your smartphone for key functions), a hidden storage compartment in the cargo area, power windows with auto up/down in front, and a battery warmer. Those features come standard on the Limited, along with leather seats (ventilated in the front row), LED headlights and taillights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, second-row USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener.
Safety and Technology
Hyundai raises the safety factor by including advanced driver-assist technologies on both trims. The SEL gets blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, safe exit warning, and rear occupant alert. The Limited is a bit more loaded, adding adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, auto high beams, and rear parking sensors.
The SEL’s an infotainment system is better than basic with its 8-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, high-definition radio, wireless smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto),Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and sound system with six speakers. The Limited moves up to a 10.25-inch touchscreen, which requires a switch to plug-in smartphone integration. This version also adds navigation, a premium Harman Kardon sound system, and dynamic voice recognition.