Thanks for the reminder. I meant to post a response to @Sam_Stone’s request for a follow up.
I’m really liking the Kona overall. It handles better than my previous '18 Leaf and I’m very satisfied with my choice. The interface is intuitive, the size is perfect for me, and so far the range is exceeding the 258 published range (although it has mostly been city driving in warm temperatures). Highway driving feels like a zippy but stable EV - not quite a Tesla, but close enough for me considering the price difference.
Two things that aren’t important to me but might be downsides for others: the back seats aren’t cramped, but they aren’t spacious either. My teenagers are fine in them for an hour, but a long road trip might get a little uncomfortable. We have a Subaru for long trips, so this wasn’t a concern, and I appreciate the shorter length for ease of parking. And related, the back hatch area is not huge. Fine for grocery shopping, not a 4-person road trip.
My only complaint so far is that I haven’t quite gotten used to the brake regen yet. I keep it on level 2 or 3, and with both of them, I don’t quite have the knack of taking my foot off the accelerator and having a smooth deceleration. It’s also not like my Leaf’s ePedal that worked like a brake by itself - even on level 3, it will slow down the car a lot but then leaves it drifting at the end so you have to use the brake to fully stop. It’s probably just a matter of getting the feel for something different.
Anyway, I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone looking at EVs.