2020 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Jaguar I-Pace have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Hyundai Kona Electric doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the I-Pace and Kona Electric have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The I-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Kona Electric’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The I-Pace has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The I-Pace offers an optional 360° Surround Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Kona Electric only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the I-Pace and the Kona Electric have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available blind spot warning systems.

The Jaguar I-Pace weighs 948 to 1231 pounds more than the Hyundai Kona Electric. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the I-Pace for 2 years and 30,000 miles longer than Hyundai pays for maintenance for the Kona Electric (5/60,000 vs. 3/30,000).

Engine

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The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 193 more horsepower (394 vs. 201) and 221 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 291) than the Kona Electric’s electric motor.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jaguar I-Pace is faster than the Hyundai Kona Electric:

I-Pace

Kona Electric

Zero to 30 MPH

1.7 sec

2.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4 sec

6.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

6.3 sec

10.6 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10 sec

16.5 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

1.7 sec

3 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

15.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

110.1 MPH

95.9 MPH

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the I-Pace’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Kona Electric:

I-Pace

Kona Electric

Front Rotors

13.78 inches

12 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

11.8 inches

The I-Pace’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Kona Electric are solid, not vented.

The I-Pace stops much shorter than the Kona Electric:

I-Pace

Kona Electric

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

185 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

138 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

145 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the I-Pace has larger standard tires than the Kona Electric (235/65R18 vs. 215/55R17). The I-Pace’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Kona Electric (255/40R22 vs. 215/55R17).

The I-Pace’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Kona Electric’s 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the I-Pace has standard 18-inch wheels. Only 17-inch wheels are available on the Kona Electric. The I-Pace offers optional 22-inch wheels.

The I-Pace offers an optional space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the Kona Electric; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the I-Pace uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Kona Electric, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The I-Pace offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Kona Electric’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The I-Pace has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The I-Pace’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the I-Pace’s wheelbase is 15.3 inches longer than on the Kona Electric (117.7 inches vs. 102.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the I-Pace is 2.7 inches wider in the front and 3.1 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Kona Electric.

The I-Pace HSE handles at .90 G’s, while the Kona Electric Ultimate pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The I-Pace HSE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3 seconds quicker than the Kona Electric Ultimate (24.8 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 27.8 seconds @ .65 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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The I-Pace has .3 inches more front headroom, 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom, 1.6 inches more rear legroom and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Kona Electric.

Cargo Capacity

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The I-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Kona Electric with its rear seat up (26.3 vs. 19.2 cubic feet). The I-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Kona Electric with its rear seat folded (52 vs. 45.8 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the I-Pace. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the I-Pace offers an optional power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or optionally by just kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Towing

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The I-Pace has a 1653 lbs. towing capacity. The Kona Electric has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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When three different drivers share the I-Pace, the optional memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver and front passenger’s seat positions and outside mirror angle. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer a memory system.

The I-Pace’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Kona Electric’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the Kona Electric Limited/Ultimate’s power windows, only the front windows open or close automatically.

If the windows are left open on the I-Pace the driver can close them all from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Kona Electric can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The I-Pace’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Kona Electric SE/Limited’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the I-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Consumer Reports rated the I-Pace’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Kona Electric’s headlights, which were rated “Poor.”

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The I-Pace offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer headlight washers.

When the I-Pace with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Kona Electric’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The I-Pace’s standard rear view mirror and optional side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Kona Electric offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the I-Pace and the Kona Electric offer available heated front seats. The I-Pace also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Kona Electric.

The I-Pace’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the I-Pace and the Kona Electric offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the I-Pace has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

The I-Pace’s Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Kona Electric doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the I-Pace second among compact premium SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Kona Electric isn’t in the top three.

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