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2021 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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2021 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,085 to $49,190
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Invoice* $36,432 to $43,972 $32,032 to $44,911
MPG - City 132 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 108 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) V-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 164.6 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota Highlander than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander, 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Kona EV or the Toyota Highlander, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Hyundai Kona EV and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Kona EV has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Hyundai Kona EV seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Hyundai Kona EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

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