2020 Hyundai Kona EV for Sale in Springfield, MA
The Hyundai Kona EV stands out as a superior all-around electric vehicle. It not only looks great, but it’s reasonably priced and fun to drive. With an EPA-estimated driving range of 258 miles, it strikes the perfect balance, giving its owner a lot of miles per charge without saddling them with a huge payment. The Kona EV’s fascia makes it visually distinct from the gasoline-burning version of this subcompact crossover: with no need for cooling air to enter, the grille is closed, plus the bumper is unique to this electric variant. In addition to generous lists of standard features on each of the trims, Hyundai includes 3 years/36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance visits (tire rotations, air filter changes, and multipoint inspections) at a rate of two per year.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2020 Hyundai Kona EV is a small, front-wheel drive crossover sold in three trim levels: SEL, Limited, and Ultimate. Its power comes from a 150-kW electric motor that makes 201 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque. The juice comes from a 64-kWh battery pack, and regenerative braking helps to capture energy created during braking and store it in the battery. One advanced – and enjoyable – aspect of this feature is that it has three selectable levels that are controlled by paddle shifters, adding another dimension to driver engagement. The Kona EV achieves an EPA-estimated 258 miles of range on a fully charged battery, and 120 combined MPGe (gasoline equivalent). As an improvement for this model year, the Limited and Ultimate trims now get a standard battery warmer to speed up charging and maximize driving range in cold weather.
Standard Features by Trim
The SEL comes with a generous number of features, especially for an entry-level trim, such as LED taillights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, privacy glass, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Proximity Key entry with push-button ignition. The Limited adds LED headlights, a sunroof, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. At the top of the heap, the Ultimate gains rain-sensing wipers and ventilated front seats.
Safety and Technology
Each of the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric trims comes with a slate of active safety features, which includes blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and a driver attention monitor. The Limited adds high beam assist, while the Ultimate is enhanced with stop-and-go adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection for the forward collision warning system.
The base infotainment system in the SEL has a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual USB outlets, and a three-year complimentary trial of Blue Link Connected Car System services. The Limited gets a wireless phone charger, while the Ultimate upgrades to a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a premium eight-speaker Infinity audio system, integrated navigation, and additional Blue Link connected services.