2022 Nissan Ariya vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

If you are looking for a posh electric family SUV, the 2022 Nissan Ariya should be part of your options. This car has that great exterior with reliable equipment that you want in an electric car.

As for the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric, you can expect one with an intuitive infotainment system and peppy acceleration. This is a fully redesigned version of its predecessor.
2022 Nissan Ariya vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

Design & Style

Outside, you will notice the Nissan Ariya has that sloping roofline and snazzy rear light, a combo that makes it one of the most handsome electric SUVs out there. You can even choose a different roof color in contrast to the color for the rest of the car. Inside it, you will find clean lines on the dashboard. Seats carry a space shuttle theme, with cushioning that are as nice and comfortable as you want them to be. There is plenty of space for those that occupy the back as well.

Given a minimalist design inside, the 2022 Kona Electric is also tech-centered. You will find the cabin well-constructed, but most of its materials are on the cheaper side. The back has a space of 19.2 cubic feet, below average for a compact SUV. It has supportive and comfortable seats to accommodate five, but the rear area is cramped for adults.

Technology & Safety

One of the things you will notice in the Ariya’s tech is its haptic buttons that can be used for major air conditioning functions. They may not be simple to look at but they are better when compared to other SUVs out there where climate controls are included in the on-screen menu layout. It comes fitted with instruments and infotainment screens that display quality and clear graphics. Safety wise, it has the ProPilot feature to keep you in lane while also making sure that you are at a safe distance from the car in front of you. It also carries cruise control, blind spot monitoring, driver attention alert, emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Inside the Kona electric version, you will find a large digital gauge cluster with physical buttons included to access audio and climate controls. It may be intuitive to operate, but the glaring sun impacts the quality of its display. Safety wise, it is blessed with rear-seat alert, rearview camera, driver attention monitoring, safe exit alert, blind spot monitoring, and lane keep assist, among others.


There are two battery choices for the Ariya, the 63 kWh and 87 kWh versions. The base level version can hit up to 217 horsepower in terms of results, with its top-of-the-line equivalent dishing up to 349 horsepower. In the case of the Kona, you only hit up to 201 horsepower for its 64 kWh battery.

The Bottom Line

This comparison clearly shows that the 2022 Nissan Ariya is a fantastic car with outstanding qualities you will love. If you are in the market for electric cars, this choice is better over the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric.

Ready to Schedule a 2022 Nissan Ariya Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 Nissan Ariya offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Nissan of Stockton. We are located at E Hammer Ln, Stockton, and proudly serve car buyers in California. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a 2022 Nissan Ariya test drive appointment.

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