The 2021 Hyundai Kona EV is an all-electric subcompact SUV that comes with a range of attractive features. There are three main trims: SEL, Limited and Ultimate. Read on to find out more about each version of this outstanding vehicle. 


Each version of the Hyundai Kona EV features 150KW (201 hp) electric power output with 291lb.-ft of torque, with a 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. 


The EPA-estimated range of each version of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV is 258 miles, which is the furthest range of any all-electric subcompact SUVs. The charge time for each version of the vehicle ranges from 9 hours and 35 minutes for a Level II standard charge (7.2kw onboard charger), 75 minutes for a Level III quick-charge (50KW, 0-80% charge) to 54 minutes for a Level III quick-charge (100KW, 0-80% charge).

There are also a variety of incentives for switching to an electric vehicle such as the Hyundai Kona EV, such as a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 (with additional state incentives applying), the environmental benefits of zero emissions, and the ease of recharging the vehicle – save yourself a trip to the gas station and just recharge at home! You also do not have to worry about keeping it in tip-top shape either, as every new 2021 Hyundai is also eligible for Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance for a period of 3 years or 36,000 miles, which comes first. 

Design Overview

There are several design features common to all three trims of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV, and then there are special features available to specific trims. Each version of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV fits five passengers and is built to last out of advanced high-strength steel, with 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/55R17 tires. The vehicles also have motion-driven power rack-and-pinion steering, 3 drive modes (comfort, eco, and sport), a curb-to-curb turning diameter of 34.8 ft, gas-pressurized shock absorbers in the front and rear of the vehicle, an independent multi-link rear suspension design, and an independent MacPherson strut with coil springs front suspension design. 

2021 Kona EV 18 Inch Rays Wheel
2021 Kona EV Dark Front Grille
2021 Kona EV Rear LED Taillights

Exterior Design

Each version of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV also has many attractive exterior features as standard. The SEL trim features projector headlights, where the Limited and Ultimate trims feature LED headlights. All versions of the vehicle utilize automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, a roof-mounted center High-mount stoplight with an LED brake light, turn signal indicators on side mirrors and heated exterior mirrors, solar front and privacy glass, front 2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers and an intermittent rear window wiper/washer and a sharkfin roof antenna. 

2021 Kona EV Interior Seats

Interior Design

The 2021 Hyundai Kona EV also offers many desirable interior features as standard. The vehicle’s SEV trim contains cloth seating, and the Limited and Ultimate versions contain leather seating. To keep you comfortable, the SEL trim features 6-way adjustable front seats, and the Limited and Ultimate versions also boast 8-way power driver seats complete with power lumbar support. All versions of the vehicle contain heated front seats, with ventilated front seats offered in the Ultimate trim, seats with adjustable head restraints and with map pockets in all trim types, dual-level cargo floor, automatic temperature control, and external temperature display with a rear-window defroster, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel featuring audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls.

2021 Kona EV Heads Up Display  

Electronic & Tech Features

The 2021 Hyundai Kona EV contains several desirable electronic features, such as a 7-inch color touchscreen audio system with 6 speakers in the SEV and Limited versions and a 10.25-inch color touchscreen audio system complete with onboard navigation and traffic flow with incident data along with Infinity premium audio with Clari-Fi music restoration technology, external amp and 8 speakers in prime positions around the vehicle in the Ultimate version. All versions of the vehicle have power windows, proximity key entry, and an easy push-button start.

The features don’t stop there, though, as all trims of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual USB outputs and an auxiliary jack, Blue Link connected car system along with a 3-year Blue Link Connected Care and Remote package and remote charging access (and a 3-year complimentary Blue Link Guidance package in Ultimate trims), a rear-view monitor with parking assistance and a 7-inch color LCD gauge cluster with EV technology display as standard features, making the vehicle very adaptable to your personal preferences.

The Limited and Ultimate versions of the vehicle also contain features not present in the SEV trim: High Beam Assist, power tilt and slide sunroof, wireless device charging, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink.

2021 Kona EV Safety

Safety Features

Each version of the vehicle also contains an extensive array of safety features: adjustable front-seat shoulder belt anchors and front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, LATCH lower anchors and upper tether anchors, a power window lock-out button, and child safety locks in the rear of the vehicle, 4-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist along with vehicle stability management, several important driver warnings (a blind-spot collision warning, a rear cross-traffic collision warning, and a driver inattention warning), forward collision-avoidance assist and lane-keeping assist, a front crumple zone, 2.5-mph bumpers, bodyside reinforcements, an electronic shift lock system, an anti-theft system that is integrated with remote keyless entry and a panic alarm, and finally, an immobilizer. 

Finally, the Ultimate version also includes several other features exclusive to that trim, such as reverse parking distance warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a pop-up Heads-up Display (HUD), and smart cruise control with Stop and Go. 

As you now know, the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV is beneficial for the environment and has some great daily driving features.


The starting MSRP of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV is $37,390 for the SEL trim. The Limited trim’s starting price is $42,000, and the starting price of the Ultimate trim is $45,600. All 2021 Hyundai Kona EV versions are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, and other state incentives may apply.