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2020 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

New 2020 Hyundai Kona EV

2020 Hyundai
Kona EV

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$37,190 to $45,400
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$38,200 to $50,200
Invoice* $36,210 to $43,771 $35,022 to $46,025
MPG - City 132 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 108 34 - 35
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 Hybrid than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Kona EV and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Kona EV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Kona EV does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Kona EV has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

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 Hybrid.