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2023 Ford Explorer vs. 2023 Hyundai Kona EV Review

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2023 Ford

MSRP*: $36,760 to $56,075
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2023 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $33,550 to $41,550
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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 45.8 ft3
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 201 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 198.8 in 165.6 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in

*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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Hyundai Kona EV. The Ford Explorer 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.

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 Ford Explorer will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Kona EV, which has a much lower MSRP.

Since the Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Kona EV.

When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Explorer greatly out-muscles the Hyundai Kona EV.

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

The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Kona EV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Kona EV.