2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Priced from $36,450

Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2019 Kona Electric, and it’s right in the same ballpark as its chief competitor, the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The base model starts at $ 36,450 including destination, which is $ 1,045 cheaper than a base 2019 Bolt EV. Available incentives for the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric include a $ 7,500 tax credit and state incentives likes California’s CVRP rebate, which adds up to an extra $ 2,500 depending on eligibility.

A base Kona Electric SE comes standard with Hyundai’s Smart Sense active safety suite, heated front seats, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, keyless entry and start, two USB ports, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Higher trims are available with LED headlights, an upgraded adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, navigation, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, wireless phone charging, and parking sensors.

With a full charge, the Kona Electric is EPA-rated for 258 miles of range. Using a Level 2 charger, the crossover can be fully charged in nine hours and 35 minutes. On a Level 3 quick charger, the Kona EV can get to 80 percent charge in 75 minutes (50-kW charger) or 54 minutes (100-kW charger). The Kona’s electric motor makes 201 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 64-kW-hr lithium-ion battery.

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