Comparison - Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe 2021 - vs - Hyundai Kona SEL Electric 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
51,695
Updated: 
27 Feb 2021
$
37,190
Updated: 
04 Jan 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Sting Gray Clear Coat
#3A3A3A
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Black Clear Coat
#000000
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#808488
Firecracker Red Clear Coat
#B11726
Nacho Clear Coat
#D8830B
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Hellayella Clear Coat
#FDE82D
Hydro Blue Pearl Coat
#3D7EBA
Color: 
Pulse Red w/Black Roof
#BC0001
Chalk White w/Black Roof
#F8FAFA
Ceramic Blue w/Black Roof
#5C94D3
Sonic Silver w/Black Roof
#C4CDD4
Galactic Gray w/White Roof
#767C84
Ultra Black w/Dark Gray Roof
#141314

Electric

Motors: 
permanent-magnet synchronous AC,
Battery: 
17.0-kWh
64.0 kWh Lithium-ion Polymer
Full Charge Range: 
258mi
Full Charge Time: 
Standard 7.2 kW onboard charger - 9 hrs 35 min/ Quick Charge - 100kW (0-80% Charge) - 54 min
Top Speed: 
110mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.00s
6.40s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The big news for the 2021 Wrangler is the introduction of two new powertrains: The plug-in hybrid 4xe and the fire-breathing, 470-hp V-8 in the new Rubicon 392. The electrified setup pairs a turbocharged four-cylinder with an electric motor for a stout 375-hp combined output. In addition to the extra electric power, the 4xe powertrain is also set to deliver up to 25 miles of electric-only driving and a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 6.0 seconds. The 4xe system will be available only on four-door Unlimited models, and the battery pack's positioning under the rear seat allows the plug-in Wrangler to retain the same ground clearance and capability as nonhybrid models.

PROS
Iconic design,
legendary off-road capability,
removable doors and roof.

CONS
Snug passenger space,
noisy cabin when cruising,
rougher ride than more carlike rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes with New Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid version; new Islander and 80th Anniversary special editions,Optional forward-facing camera for off-roading,Available full-time four-wheel drive for Rubicon and Rubicon 392 introduced with a 470-horsepower V8.

PROS
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Extensive customization options
Available diesel engine
Removable top and doors

CONS
Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
Lots of wind and tire noise at highway speeds
Less cargo space than some conventional SUVs

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler's #13 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category.Plug-in-hybrid Wrangler 4xe joins the lineup and forward-facing off-road camera is available.

PROS
Incredible off-road ability
User-friendly infotainment system
Spacious seats
Potent turbocharged engine available

CONS
Lowest-possible predicted reliability rating
Poor gas mileage
Rougher ride than many competitors
Subpar safety score

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric is hard to find in some U.S. markets, but it's one of the best affordable long-range electric vehicles.

PROS
Fun to drive
Strong active safety tech
Range rating of 258 miles
Possibly around $30k after incentives
Excellent feature set

CONS
All-wheel drive isn’t an option
Busy styling
Difficult availability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Hyundai has made exactly zero changes to the Kona Electric for the 2021 model year.We'd recommend the mid-range Limited. It adds a host of desirable features, including a sunroof, leather upholstery, LED exterior lighting, automatic high-beam headlamps, a wireless smartphone-charging pad, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

PROS
Playful handling,
long driving range,
fantastic standard warranty.

CONS
Small back seat,
front-wheel drive only,
cold temperatures sap battery capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Kona Electric carries over unchanged.

PROS
Driving range of 258 miles
Quick acceleration and sharp handling make it fun to drive
Comfortable and quiet cabin
Plenty of standard tech features

CONS
Tight rear legroom
Availability limited to a handful of states

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
470ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
291ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
375hp
at 5 250rpm
201hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.40in
164.60in
Width: 
73.80in
70.90in
Height: 
73.50in
61.20in
Ground Clearance: 
10.80in
6.20in
Front Track: 
64.40in
Rear Track: 
64.40in
Wheel Base: 
118.40in
102.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
42.60
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
33.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
53.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.90in
52.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
54.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.40cu.ft
45.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.70cu.ft
19.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
35.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
5222.00lbs
3715.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Single Zone Front Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Alpine Premium Brand Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
552 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED brakelights
Driver heated mirror
Passenger heated mirror
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5 In.
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Rear Folding Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Safety Group
Cold Weather Group W/Automatic Transmission
Steel Bumper Group
Safety Group
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow And HD Electrical Group
Quick Order Package 29V
Dual Top Group
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Mopar Mesh Sunbonnet Top
Front License Plate Bracket
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Sky One-Touch Power Top
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Soft Top Window Storage Bag
Mopar Solid Sunbonnet Top
Mopar Satin Black Grille
LT285/70R17C Outline White Lettering Off-Road Tires
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
Mopar Windshield Tie Down Strap
Mudguards
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
Cargo Group W/Trail Rail System
Mopar All-Weather Floor Mats
Mopar Grab Handle Kit
Mopar Hardtop Headliner
Cargo Blocks
Cargo Tray
First Aid Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#000000
Black, leather
#000000
Black/Dark Saddle, leather
#000000
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000