Hyundai Kona Electric costs, insurance, warranty & tax
Once the relatively high purchase price is covered, the Hyundai Kona Electric should be extremely cost-effective to run
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|26-27||5yrs / unlimited miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £61 / £122|
Like all electric cars, the Kona Electric will be very cheap to run on an ongoing basis once you've got over the hurdle of the relatively high purchase (or monthly finance) cost. However, the Kia e-Niro (which gets the same battery and range) makes the Hyundai look a bit expensive if you factor in the e-Niro's generous equipment. Still, it’s not as though the Kona is poorly equipped or requires a lot of options ticking. In fact, the Kona Electric is well equipped at all price points, and there’s not much else you can spend money on – apart from metallic or pearl paint and a funky two-tone roof.
Hyundai Kona Electric insurance group
The Premium and Premium SE versions of the Kona Electric are in insurance groups 26 and 27 respectively. That's pretty competitive in this area of the market; some electric cars can cost a small fortune to insure.
Some electric cars come with a seven-year warranty, but Hyundai's admirable five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty is still very generous; it's available with any new model and the Kona Electric benefits from this, too. The eight-year/125,000-mile battery warranty is an added bonus.
We’re waiting to hear details of service costs for the Hyundai Kona Electric, but again they should be competitive, with all-inclusive deals available to help with the budgeting.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Kona Electric boasts fashionable looks, reasonable pricing and – crucially – a range that meets or beats that offered by many rivals
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Hyundai Kona Electric offers unbeatable range for the money
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingOnce the relatively high purchase price is covered, the Hyundai Kona Electric should be extremely cost-effective to run
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Hyundai Kona Electric is quick off the mark, but the handling is safe and sensible
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Hyundai Kona Electric offers lots of toys to play with in a refined comfortable interior
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityWhile the Hyundai Kona Electric is as roomy as the petrol and hybrid versions, other SUVs are a lot more versatile
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Hyundai Kona Electric scored five Euro NCAP stars for safety, and the brand's reliability record is enviable