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2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona EV Review

New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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New 2020 Hyundai Kona EV

2020 Hyundai
Kona EV

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MSRP*
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$32,225 to $54,480
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$37,190 to $45,400
Invoice* $31,258 to $52,301 $36,210 to $43,771
MPG - City 18 - 21 132
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Ford Explorer than in the Hyundai Kona EV. The Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer, 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 Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Kona EV.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Hyundai Kona EV.

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

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Kona EV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Kona EV.

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