Having had an e-Niro for 3 months, now (admittedly First Edition) I'd say go for that unless not having any of the listed benefits of the Kona are a deal breaker for you. It's cheaper, bigger, rides better and (IMHO) just an all round great car.So I'm having a dilemma about keeping my current e-Niro order or jumping ship to the Kona. Part of this is probably just me thinking aloud but I'd be interested in people's thoughts.
Also I have considered other options like the Leaf and Tesla or waiting for the ID.3 etc. but I'm pretty happy with one of these two choices.
For context (and to save people looking up the spec):
e-Niro (£34,495 after grant)
Kona Premium SE (£37,450 after grant)
Both are 64kWh and effectively perform the same, although I note several reviews rate the ride of the e-Niro to be better.
I am looking to own the car long term (I.E. either as HP or through a bank loan etc) and will hopefully be starting a family at somepoint in the next 5 years so it needs to be practical.
Main benefits (IMO) of the Kona:
Main benefits (IMO) of the e-Niro
- Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Heated and Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats
- Intelligent Speed Limit Warning
- 11kW 3-Phase AC Charging
- 10 Year Map Updates
- 5 Year Unlimited Mile Warranty
- 8 Year Battery Warranty
It seems like the Kona has more toys and an arguably better warranty depending on how you look at it but it is £3,000 more expensive plus an additional £310 a year for the first 5 years due to the luxury car tax (£1,550 total).
- 7 Year Warranty (OK only 100,000 miles but unlikely to exceed that)
- 100 litre greater boot space
- More rear leg room
- Subjectively better interior and instrument cluster design
That said the e-Niro seems like the more practical of the two and the boot space is a concern.
Unfortunately I've not been able to test drive a Kona Electric but I very much enjoyed driving the e-Niro.
Unhelpfully I can't even put a deposit down and change my mind later, Hyundai have said that once I've ordered I'm effectively committed (unless I want to loose the deposit)
I've read and watched endless reviews and just can't decide!
People of SpeakEV, can you voice an opinion?