Which electric vehicle to buy?...

Amazon / Eng KHCr70
Oct 12 20 Comments

Looking at EVs. Budget around 60k.

Of course Tesla model 3 is the first thing that comes to mind, and I really do want a Tesla. But I am trying to be diligent and do my homework first. Based on my research, 2 other close contenders are the Hyundai Kona, and Kia Niro. All have similar range and various smart/safety features.

Thoughts? Any others to consider?

TC 160 (cliff year...)

65 VOTES SELECT ONLY ONE ANSWER
VOTE VIEW RESULT

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 20 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng
    dividebyz

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    Facebook
    dividebyzmore
    Buy a Leaf so you can drive 50mph in the carpool lane
    Oct 12 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      weeeeeeee

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      weeeeeeeemore
      Lol
      Oct 12
  • Roku RokuRoku
    If feels like you have already decided will end up buying a Tesla. So GTFO and share pictures when you buy it
    Oct 12 0
  • Microsoft jjpf13
    EV’s are stupid!
    Oct 12 1
    • Pandora / Eng joystick
      Yup, go with a 🐴 🐎
      Oct 12
  • LinkedIn agenam
    Tesla is not just an EV. It is safest, fastest, self driving tech car which will continue getting updates every few months. All other EVs are DOA for now.
    Oct 12 7
    • Verizon Media Atinlay7
      If you want a toy, buy a toy. It’s far from the best or only EV.
      Oct 12
    • LinkedIn agenam
      Do you have one? Or even taken one for a test drive?
      Oct 12
    • Verizon Media Atinlay7
      I have. Until they fix the manufacturing and repair issues, it will never be the best.
      Oct 12
    • LinkedIn agenam
      I hear you about manufacturing and repair. But if not Tesla, which other EV today would be the best according to you?
      Oct 12
    • Verizon Media Atinlay7
      It depends on the type of comparison you want to do. Same price range? Same class? All electric or Hybrid? Most of the comparisons I see on here aren’t like for like. I would also imagine a high percentage of Tesla owners don’t pay extra for the autopilot features.

      I think if you’re considering a model 3, you have to look at a bolt, leaf, Focus Electric, or Kona.

      Model s would compare more to the B class or i3

      If I had to go buy one tomorrow, I would buy a Prius or a bolt and wait for the Teslas to bet better.
      Oct 12
  • Pandora / Eng joystick
    Kona and Niro are both compact SUV’s. Both highly rated by Consumer Reports (Niro #1 and Kona #2), higher than Model 3. If you don’t value autopilot, go with Niro.
    Oct 12 2
    • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
      OP
      Thanks. I saw the consumer reports too. Why Niro over Kona?
      Oct 12
    • Pandora / Eng joystick
      Niro has a better basic configuration and slightly better consumer ratings. You might be able to get more safety features along with CarPlay for less money if you go with Kia. Hyundai might be more aggressive with discounts though, so you’ll have to shop around.
      Either way, unless you are getting a Tesla, it’s better to lease an EV rather than buy and you should be able to get a good deal from both Kia and Hyundai. Make the brands compete for your business and threaten to go with Tesla. Check out Leasehackr and Edmunds forums for guidance. I wouldn’t buy anything other than Tesla, but would consider leasing either Niro or Kona If the deal is good.
      Oct 12
  • Verizon Media Atinlay7
    Bolt
    Oct 12 0
  • Uber whiptest
    Prius
    Oct 12 0
  • Salesforce oliverq
    Used Model S
    Oct 12 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    rwRP17

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    VMware
    rwRP17more
    I had the same doubt a month ago but ended up buying model 3. no regrets so far, autopilot saves me tons of energy while stuck in traffic
    Oct 12 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees