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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona EV Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $36,432 to $43,972
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 132 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 45.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 201-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 272 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 186.7 in 164.6 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Hyundai Kona EV. The Acura RDX will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Acura RDX, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Kona EV.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Kona EV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much wider than the Hyundai Kona EV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Kona EV.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Kona EV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Hyundai Kona EV.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Kona EV.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Hyundai Kona EV. With the Acura RDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura RDX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Kona EV.