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2021 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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2021 Lexus
NX 300

MSRP*: $37,610 to $45,460
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Invoice* $36,432 to $43,972 $35,165 to $42,506
MPG - City 132 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 108 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 54.6 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 235 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 164.6 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus NX 300 than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus NX 300 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona EV, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Lexus NX 300, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Hyundai Kona EV is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus NX 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Hyundai Kona EV is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Lexus NX 300, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Kona EV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona EV has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Kona EV has a little less horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Kona EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Kona EV and the Lexus NX 300. The Hyundai Kona EV has less cargo space than the Lexus NX 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Kona EV than that of the Lexus NX 300.