2020 Kia Niro EV vs 2020 Hyundai Kona EV

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The 2020 Kia Niro EV and 2020 Hyundai Kona EV are the new kids on the block of the competitive and rapidly growing electric vehicle segment. Despite only being around for the past few years, both vehicles have garnered a loyal following and for good reason, both the Niro EV and Kona EV offer an affordable entry to the electric vehicle market while still being loaded with safety and convenience features.

This review will focus on what differences there are between the two EV’s while still outlining the high-interest features. (Range, warranty, horsepower etc.)

Where the Niro EV and Kona EV Are Similar

Competition amongst car manufacturers is great for consumers as it forces both companies to bring their A-game. Here are some of the areas the Niro EV and Kona EV are almost identical:


Neither brand want performance, warranty, or battery range to be a deciding factor when choosing your next electric vehicle. Though both models are well equipped with safety and convenience features, higher trim levels offer adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitor or rear cross-traffic alert. As well, electric vehicles qualify for up to $8000 of rebates here in B.C. which greatly reduces the barrier to entry of buying an EV.

Where the Niro Shines

While the Niro has a slightly smaller battery range, it more than makes up in superior comfort and storage capacity. The comparison shows that the Niro offers a much more spacious and comfortable driver for passengers and cargo alike. Comfort can be one of the biggest deciding factors when choosing the best vehicle fit for you and your family. In particular, the legroom offered to rear seating passengers is like night and day, especially for adults or teenagers. The enormous differences in cargo capacity are a result of the innovative design of the Niro which utilizes every inch of the vehicle for your convenience.

Finally, there are small convenience features that are only offered by the Kia Niro on its respective trim level.  Features such as rear heated seats, power-folding mirrors and tire pressure monitors. While both have similar prices, the differences in design, passenger comfort, cargo space, and additional convenience features give the Niro the edge in value. Don’t just take our word for it though. The 2020 Niro EV was voted the best value in Canada for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Experience the Difference for Yourself

Kia Victoria is your go-to dealer for anything EV and has an incredible selection and variety of electric vehicles, including the featured Niro EV. Contact us to schedule a test drive or simply drop by our showroom to try out the Niro today!