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2021 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV

2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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Invoice* $36,432 to $43,972 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 132 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 108 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 164.6 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen ID.4 than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen ID.4 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
The Hyundai Kona EV requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Volkswagen ID.4. 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 Volkswagen ID.4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Volkswagen ID.4, 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 Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona EV has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Kona EV and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Kona EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Volkswagen ID.4. The Hyundai Kona EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Kona EV than that of the Volkswagen ID.4.