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2022 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona EV Review

Picture of the 2022 Acura RDX

2022 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $40,600 to $53,300
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Picture of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV

2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 45.8 ft3
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 201 hp
Exterior Length 187.4 in 164.6 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Hyundai Kona EV. The Acura RDX will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona EV.

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 Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much wider than the Hyundai Kona EV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Kona EV.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Kona EV, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Hyundai Kona EV.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Acura RDX does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Hyundai Kona EV.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Hyundai Kona EV.