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2021 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,555 to $51,460
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MPG - City Info not available 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 1-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 164.6 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Kona EV has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Kona EV has much lower torque than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Hyundai Kona EV has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Kona EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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