Hyundai Kona Electric - Reliability & safety

The Kona has a five-star Euro NCAP rating and Hyundai has a great reputation for reliability

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4.3 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

5.0 out of 5

Long gone are the days that South Korean cars lagged behind the technology of their Western rivals, as demonstrated by autonomous emergency braking and active cruise control being standard across the Kona range. The Premium adds lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts.

This comprehensive safety equipment contributed towards the Kona's five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, which included an 87% score for how it looks after adults in a collision, as well as an 85% score for child occupant protection.

Hyundai enjoys an enviable reputation for reliability, and this is borne out by the fact our 2018 Driver Power survey saw only 6.2% of Hyundai owners reporting any faults in their first year of ownership. Despite that, the brand only finished 15th out of 26 brands overall, its score dragged down by a lack of driver appeal and interior comfort in some of its models. The Kona itself has yet to feature individually in the survey.

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