2020 Kona EV vs. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt for Sale in Springfield, MA

Overview

With more and more drivers choosing alternative-fuel vehicles, EV manufacturers have risen to the occasion. The choices are so good that people in the market for a plug-in vehicle may have a hard time narrowing down the choices to determine their best fit. Hoping to make it easier for you, we’ve researched 2020’s EV selections and compare two of them here according to the most important vehicular qualities. The 2020 Hyundai Kona EV and the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt are both praised for their efficiency, good looks, and generous slates of standard equipment. Let’s see how things shake out when they go head to head.


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Warranty Coverage

Hyundai is the industry leader when it comes to warranties, providing a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty that includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Bolt’s basic warranty expires after only 3 years/36,000 miles. What’s more, Hyundai’s powertrain warranty takes care of the 2020 Kona EV’s mechanical components for 10 years/100,000 miles, whereas powertrain coverage for the Bolt ends after just 5 years/60,000 miles. The icing on the cake is the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV’s complimentary scheduled maintenance. This plan is provided to all 2020 Hyundai models and handles normal, factory-scheduled visits like tire rotation and air filter changes. Chevy only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit; after that, it’s on you.


Power and Efficiency

Although the two models are nearly neck-and-neck in terms of horsepower output (201 with the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV and 200 with the Bolt), Hyundai’s sleek compact crossover boasts 25 more lb.-ft. of torque (291 vs. 266). While many people assume that horsepower is the prime indicator of a vehicle’s power, torque is at least as important because it measures how quickly the vehicle can accelerate from a dead stop. More importantly, the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV city fuel economy of 132 MPGe is better than the Bolt’s 127 MPGe. For those who aren’t aware, MPGe simply refers to miles per gallon of a gasoline equivalent (in this case, electric power).

Comfort and Amenities

The 2020 Hyundai Kona EV has a much larger cargo area than the Bolt with its rear seat up, measuring out to 19.2 cu. ft. over the Bolt’s 16.9 cu. ft. Passengers should also be more comfortable in the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV, as it yields 1.4 inches more rear hip room and 1.7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Bolt.

Unlike the Bolt, the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV Ultimate comes with a head-up display that shows important instrumentation readouts right in the driver’s line of sight so that you don’t need to take your eyes off the road. The 2020 Hyundai Kona EV Ultimate even comes with rain-sensing wipers that adjust their speed based on the amount of rainfall, a convenient feature that the Bolt also lacks. To top it off, the 2020 Hyundai Kona EV Ultimate supplies adaptive cruise control, and all trims get a driver attention monitor, which detects indicators of driver distractedness and then sounds a warning to suggest a break. The Bolt omits both of these potentially life-saving features.


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