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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona EV Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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New 2020 Hyundai Kona EV

2020 Hyundai
Kona EV

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$37,190 to $45,400
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $36,210 to $43,771
MPG - City 19 - 20 132
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 201-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 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 Honda Pilot than in the Hyundai Kona EV. The Honda Pilot offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona EV, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Honda Pilot, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. Both the Honda Pilot and the Hyundai Kona EV have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Kona EV.

Handling
The Honda Pilot 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 Honda Pilot greatly out-muscles the Hyundai Kona EV.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Kona EV.

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