2022 Hyundai Kona EV Review


2022 Black Kona EV It’s rare to find a ride that effortlessly blends all-electric power with the standard size, strength, and versatility of your everyday SUV. Well, at least it was before the Hyundai Kona was introduced. Once again, the Kona is back, with plenty to offer Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, drivers. To help you get to know Hyundai’s leading all-electric SUV a little better, our team at McDonald Hyundai has compiled this 2022 Hyundai Kona EV review. Read on and find out if this game-changing electric SUV is right for you!

2022 Hyundai Kona EV Quick Facts

Standard Horsepower

201 HP

Standard Torque

291 lb-ft

All-Electric Range

258 miles*

Standard Charge Time

9 hours 15 minutes

Standard Legroom (Front/Rear)

41.5 inches/33.4 inches


Stunning All-Electric Performance

2022 Black Kona EV tilted viewAt the forefront of the 2022 Hyundai Kona EV is undeniably its electric performance. A terrific combination of unbelievable efficiency and power, the Kona can keep you out on the road longer, while still providing plenty of kick under the pedal. Powered by a Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor, the Kona EV generates a jaw-dropping 201 total horsepower and 291 lb-ft of available torque—not exactly the power you might expect from an electric vehicle. Then again, the 2022 Hyundai Kona isn’t like any other regular EV. Even with all that power at the helm, however, the Kona still manages the impeccable efficiency you would expect from an EV. For both its SEL and Limited trim levels, the Kona EV shows off, with an EPA-estimated 258-mile all-electric driving range.* To give you a better sense of how that affects your everyday rides, that range boils down to an EPA-estimated 132 city/108 highway MPGe.*

Quick & Convenient Charging

In order for you to enjoy that efficiency, you’ll need an easy way to ensure that your SUV is fully charged. Luckily, the 2022 Hyundai Kona EV offers several. Not only does the Kona provide the opportunity to recharge at home or on the go, it also offers several charging levels, so you can improve and reduce your charging time:


Charging Level


Charge Time (SEL Trim)

Charge Time (Limited Trim)

Level II (7.2kW onboard charger)

9 hours 15 minutes

9 hours 15 minutes

Level III (50kW, 10-80% charge)

64 minutes

64 minutes

Level III (100kW, 10-80% charge)

47 minutes

47 minutes

The 7.2kW onboard charger, located conveniently on the front bumper of the Kona, serves as your standard charging option and is clearly best for overnight charging. You can upgrade for a quick charge either just over or significantly under an hour. With the Kona, you’ll also have access to a vast collection of public charging options, courtesy of DC fast-charging stations. Plus, with the help of a convenient mobile app, you can find and utilize any public charging station on your next adventure.

Spacious Interior & Intelligent Technology

Black 2022 Kona EV side profileAlong with its impressive performance and fast charging, the 2022 Hyundai Kona comes with a beautifully designed interior cabin with plenty of space and loaded with technology. The Kona offers enough interior space for everyone to get comfortable. As you enjoy other comfort features, like available power-adjustable seating with heated and ventilated settings, the Kona helps you settle in, with over 41 inches of legroom up front and 33.4 inches for your back-seat passengers. In terms of interior technology, the 2022 Kona doesn’t hold back. Through the available 10.25-inch color touchscreen, you’ll have access to the following features:

  • Apple CarPlay® compatibility
  • Android Auto™ integration
  • SiriusXM/HD Radio™
  • Bluelink® Connected Car System
  • Available Dynamic Voice Recognition
  • Available onboard navigation

The Kona keeps your smartphone connected for the entire journey, with built-in USB ports as well as available wireless charging.

Intuitive Standard Safety & Driver Assistance

Last but not least, you can confidently climb behind the wheel, as the 2022 Kona comes stacked with plenty of driver-assistance technology that has your back. Some of the intuitive safety features designed to provide you with peace of mind include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Available Smart Cruise Control

Test Drive the Hyundai Kona Today!

Ready to see what this all-electric SUV can offer your rides around Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, Colorado? Contact or visit us at McDonald Hyundai to schedule a 2022 Hyundai Kona test drive today! * 2022 KONA Electric 258-mile range based on a fully charged battery and 120 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.


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