Thanks. Tesla 3 a little bit pricy for me, plus we transport two pet greyhouds (big fur babies) around quite often so a hatch/suv style boot area (with parcel shelf thingy removed) is more practical. Haven't tried the Ioniq yet - will think about that option.Interesting question. You might also look at the Tesla Model 3 and the Ioniq. The Model 3 is accounting for 70% of EV sales in Australia at the moment and is about the same size internally as a Kona. And the Ioniq is a direct competitor with the Leaf in size & price.
I originally intended to buy a Leaf, but after my research 2 things put me off.
First is the air cooled battery. Despite Nissan’s assurance they have fixed their battery degradation problems, I remain sceptical. The Kona & Tesla 3 both have very good liquid cooled batteries.
Second reason is more practical. I’m 193 cm & my wife is 170. But the Leaf does not have a telescopic steering wheel. It only adjusts up & down. This means we are both a bit uncomfortable in the Drivers seat. Not big problem for short drives but terrible for longer distances.
Both these things point to what reviewers have commented on. The new Leaf is a really the old (2014) one with few tweaks.
The final straw was when Nissan decided not to market the long range Leaf e-plus in Australia, at least for the time being. So didn’t suit our lifestyle where we now share a single car between us.
After all my research I ordered an Ioniq but supply problems pushed me into the Kona. While I miss the extra room of the Ioniq I’m happy with the range & performance of the Kona.