Comparison - Mercedes-Benz EQC Sport 2020 - vs - Hyundai Kona SEL Electric 2021

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Average Price: 
£
64,781
Updated: 
23 Jul 2020
$
37,190
Updated: 
04 Jan 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Polar White
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Black
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brilliant blue
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cavansite blue
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graphite grey
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high tech silver
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Mojave Silver metallic
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obsidian black
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selenite grey
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Color: 
Pulse Red w/Black Roof
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Chalk White w/Black Roof
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Ceramic Blue w/Black Roof
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Sonic Silver w/Black Roof
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Galactic Gray w/White Roof
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Ultra Black w/Dark Gray Roof
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Electric

Motors: 
permanent-magnet synchronous AC,
Battery: 
80 kWh lithium ion
64.0 kWh Lithium-ion Polymer
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
258mi
Full Charge Time: 
Standard DC fast charging, refilling the battery from 10 to 80 percent will take an estimated 40 minutes.
Standard 7.2 kW onboard charger - 9 hrs 35 min/ Quick Charge - 100kW (0-80% Charge) - 54 min
Top Speed: 
112mph
110mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s
6.40s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is all new for the 2020 model year.

Pros
Plush cabin,
refined handling,
costs less than some competitors.

Cons
Some rivals offer quicker acceleration,
shorter driving range than some competing models,
infotainment system's touchpad comes with a learning curve.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
All-electric powertrain
Familiar and handsome styling
Impressive performance
Spacious interior
Customizable regen

Cons
Is 200 miles enough range?
May be too conservative for some
Too late?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The first Mercedes-Benz EV is deliberately free of revolutionary tendencies, but for many of its SUV customers it could be an introduction to a new world of motoring.The first Mercedes-Benz fully electric vehicle (EV) to be sold in Australia has arrived. It's called the EQC and is targeted at the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X, and imminent Audi e-tron.

Pros
Quiet, wafting driving experience
Loaded with cabin tech
Outstanding safety credentials
Understated design a genuine point of difference

Cons
Moderate driving range
Back seats and boot nothing special
Front suspension can get crashy
Supply appears to be quite limited

By: 
caradvice.com.au

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: 
Electric
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
564ft-lbs
291ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
402hp
201hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Multi-function steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Artico man-made leather upholstery
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.40in
164.60in
Width: 
74.20in
70.90in
Height: 
63.90in
61.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.50in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
102.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
59.00in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
58.00in
33.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
54.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
37.40cu.ft
45.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
19.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5346.00lbs
3715.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
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: 
power steering
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Heated front seats
Front and rear head restraints
Electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for driver and front passenger seat
Manual seat cushion depth adjustment
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: 
Folding center armrest
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control
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: 
Mercedes benz sound system with 4 mid range speakers
2 tweeters, 2 Frontbass speakers
1 centre speaker and 225 W amplifier output
MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (2x 10.25" displays with touchpad)
Hard-disk navigation
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: 
Available AMG Line
LED Intelligent Light System headlamps
Available ambient lighting with 64 colors
Privacy glass
Heat and noise insulating acoustic glass
High gloss black exterior mirror housing
Badge on the wing in high gloss black with chrome stripes and blue EQC lettering
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Summer tyres
Tirefit
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
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: 
no
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
no
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot assist
Active lane departure warning system
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: 
Seat comfort pack
Stowage package
Mirror package
Anti theft protection package
Keyless go comfort package
Parking package with active park assist with reversing camera
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Mudguards
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Cargo Blocks
Cargo Tray
First Aid Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
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