I picked up a new Kona Electric Ultimate about a week ago and so far I love it. This is our second EV (we also have a 2017 Soul EV) and replaced my 2016 Tucson. The range has been outstanding so far. Easily eclipsing the EPA range by about 10% (around 280 miles according to the GOM). The range is truly impressive for this class.
For the record I very nearly went the Tesla Model 3 route. I was excited to support an American car company for once, but the horror stories I've been hearing about parts back orders for even minor repairs gave me pause. As did the unwanted negative attention from the anti-EV crowd and higher insurance premiums. The Kona blends in with the gas variant and unless someone looked closely they would never guess it wasn't a typical run of the mill ICE car. That suits me just fine. Then there was the fact that I prefer a hatch body style to that of a sedan with a trunk. I won't lie, it was a tough decision in the end even with the 3's flaws. It's a great car if you want a techy, low riding sport sedan.
In any case, let me know if you guys have any questions about the Kona. I believe there are a few of us weirdo EV enthusiasts on here.
Holy torque steer Batman! (In a good/fun way - it just needs better tires)
Surprisingly firm ride in the city, but smooths out nicely on the highway
Seats are quite comfortable and the cooling/ventilation works better than any car I've had with this feature including my old Lexus GS
Back seat leg room is tight for anyone over 5'6 or so (not an issue for us as the only occupant of our back seat is our Boston Terrier).
Adaptive cruise control works very well. The steering assist slightly less so. It's definitely not Tesla autopilot, but it's great for commuting.
The artificial noise this thing emits at low speeds to warn pedestrians is tad bit annoying and I wish I could turn it off.
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