New 2022 Nissan Leaf EV New Port Richey FL

New 2022 Nissan Leaf EV New Port Richey FL | Maus Nissan_Maus Nissan of New Port Richey

* 2022 Nissan Leaf EV vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona EV * * *

The Nissan Leaf may be the most affordable electric vehicle on the market, but the Hyundai Kona EV is hot on its heels. But which EV is right for you? With ample safety features and impressive driving range, we know that the Nissan Leaf will blow the Hyundai Kona out of the water.

Ready to put these two EVs to a head-to-head test? Our team at Maus Nissan New Port Richey discusses the pros and cons of each EV so you can make an informed decision. Ready? Let’s go!

* Battery + Performance *

The base model of the 2022 Nissan Leaf S comes equipped with a 40-kWh battery with a range of 149 miles, while the Nissan Leaf SV Plus has a 60-kWh battery with a range of 226 miles.

The Hyundai Kona comes standard with a 63-kWh battery with a max range of 258 miles.

Now let’s talk about performance. The Kona produces 201 horsepower while the Leaf offers 207 horsepower. Though the Nissan Leaf outweighs the Kona by about 100 pounds, they are still very close in their performance stats.

The Leaf can go from 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds, while the Kona can reach 60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

* Comfort & Cargo *

The Kona EV is tight inside and has less headroom and legroom than the Nissan Leaf. The second row is cramped with barely enough room for passengers. And as far as cargo goes, the Kona’s 19.2 cubic feet behind the second row is less than the Leaf’s cargo space.

* Ergonomics *

The Leaf has speed-sensitive rain wipers that speed up as the vehicle does so the driver doesn’t have to adjust the speed of their wipers when driving in the rain. The Kona EV has standard variable intermittent wipers that need to be adjusted manually.

Further, to improve rear visibility in any conditions by keeping the rear window clear, the Leaf comes with a rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full-on position. The rear wiper on the Kona EV only offers an intermittent setting, so there is less visibility when driving in the rain. **

* Safety Features *

For enhanced safety, the Nissan Leaf offers multiple safety features including:

● Front and rear shoulder belts with pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate slack in case of an accident. The Hyundai Kona does not offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

● Standard driver and front passenger-side knee airbags that are mounted low on the dashboard. The Kona EV does not offer knee airbags.

● The Leaf offers standard Rear Automatic Braking that utilizes rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Kona AV doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

● The Leaf offers an optional Around View Monitor to allow the driver to view objects all around the vehicle. The Kona EV only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. This doesn’t help with any obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Leaf and the Kona EV come standard with:

● Driver and passenger frontal airbags

● Front-side impact airbags

● Side-impact head airbags

● Front-wheel drive

● Height adjustable front shoulder belts

● Anti-Lock brakes

● Traction control

● Electronic stability systems

● Crash mitigating brakes

● Lane departure warning systems

● Blindspot warning systems

● Available daytime running lights

● Driver alert monitors

* Reliability *

The more reliable a vehicle is, the more time and money it saves you, the owner. No one wants to be stranded or be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. The Leaf has a reliability rating from Consumer Reports that is 27 points higher than the Kona EV.

Further, J.D. Power and Associates’ surveys show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Hyundai vehicles. Nissan is ranked 5th in initial quality, which is above the industry average. Hyundai is ranked 8th.

* Bottom Line *

Though the 2022 Hyundai Kona EV is a fierce opponent in the fight between the two EVs, the 2022 Nissan Leaf is the winner in almost every category due to its affordability, ample safety features, reliability, and performance stats.

* Visit Maus Nissan New Port Richey *

If you want to get behind the wheel of an entry-level EV, the 2022 Nissan Leaf is the vehicle to choose. Slated to hit the market in the Summer of 2022, the Leaf is an (electric) force to be reckoned with!

_ Learn more about the Leaf from our team at Maus Nissan New Port Richey by calling _ _ (727) 999-6287 _ _ or come out for a test drive this Summer 2022! _