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2020 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Hyundai Kona EV

2020 Hyundai
Kona EV

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$37,190 to $45,400
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $36,210 to $43,771 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 132 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 108 30 - 32
Engine(s) 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Volvo XC40 than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Kona EV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40. 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 Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Kona EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona EV has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC40, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Kona EV has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

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 Volvo XC40. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Kona EV as you will in the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Kona EV than that of the Volvo XC40.