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2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona EV Review

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2022 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $33,245 to $55,610
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Picture of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV

2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 45.8 ft3
Engine 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid), 365-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid), 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 198.8 in 164.6 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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.

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.

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.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Explorer does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than 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.