Peugeot e-2008 vs Hyundai Kona Electric vs Kia Soul EV: safety and reliability

Despite Kia and Hyundai being part of the same company, there’s quite a difference in owners’ ratings for their models

Peugeot e-2008 vs Kia Soul EV vs Hyundai Kona Electric

Peugeot performed quite well in the most recent edition of the Driver Power car ownership survey. Overall it ranked eighth out of 30 car manufacturers, which was above Hyundai (13th) but below Kia (second). Safety is good, too; with crash-test experts Euro NCAP awarding the French SUV the full five stars out of five. Its impressive results were aided by standard equipment such as autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian and cyclist detection) and lane-keeping assistance. For £200, blind-spot monitoring can be added.

The Hyundai Kona Electric goes toe-to-toe with the Peugeot e-2008 on the safety kit front. Autonomous braking, blind-spot detection, lane-keeping assistance, cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control are all present on Premium trim. There’s also a full five-star safety rating, but this was awarded back in 2017 and Euro NCAP does revise its standards frequently. 

Kia scooping second place in the Driver Power poll is an impressive achievement. Its models were praised for their infotainment and handling, while build quality, running costs, economy, safety technology and reliability were all commended. As mentioned earlier, the Kia Soul EV is only available in First Edition spec, but this means it’s very well equipped. Standard tech includes adaptive cruise control, high-beam-assist headlights, lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and autonomous braking. At the time of writing, Euro NCAP hadn’t yet crash-tested a Soul EV.

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