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Kia Niro EV

Pure Electric

EV=239mi

Seats 5

18.5ft3 Cargo

L=172.2
W=71.1
H=61.8

64.0kWh Battery

Kia entered the highly competitive subcompact crossover SUV market with the Kia Niro hybrid in 2017, followed soon afterwards by the Kia Niro plug-in hybrid. In 2019 it debuted the Kia Niro EV, which relied on the same chassis and body but used a 64.0kWh Lithium-Ion battery to produce 239 pure electric miles. Using a Level 2 (240V) charger, Niro EV’s charge time from empty to full is 9 hours and 35 minutes. A DC fast charger gets an 80% charge in 60 minutes. The 2020 Niro EV’s EPA-rated fuel economy is 112MPGe, which breaks down into 123MPGe city and 102MPGe highway.

Niro EV won the 2019 Car Of The Year Award from Popular Mechanics Magazine. PM’s automotive editor Ezra Dyer, explained the choice: “We picked the Niro EV for Car of the Year because it’s an electric car that would be appealing even if it weren’t electric. But it is electric, and it delivers the usual EV benefits without much in the way of EV sacrifices. It’s smooth, quick and quiet, with plenty of range and an affordable price. The Niro EV feels like a preview of the near future when cars like this are the norm. But right now it’s the exception.”

Having sold 8M vehicles in the United States, Kia has been ranked by J.D. Power as the #1 Brand In Initial Quality, 6 years in a row.

For 2020, the Kia Niro EV has received a refresh on its exterior styling, including new wheel designs. Its digital cluster has been updated and an 8-inch touchscreen is now standard.

The EV comes in two trims: EX ($39,090 MSRP), and EX Premium ($44,590 MSRP). Both trims have AC and DC Fast-Charging ports, and both use Regenerative Braking to generate battery power while the car is in use. EX and EX Premium both provide 18.5 cubic feet of luggage space, which becomes 53.0 cubic feet when the back seats are folded down. QI Wireless phone charging comes standard in the higher, EX Premium trim.

Kia's visually attractive infotainment system is easy to use, with an 8-inch or 10.3-inch touchscreen, depending on trim. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer, and a Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance (RVM w/ DPG) are standard in both trims.

Consumers can substantially reduce Niro EV’s starting MSRP with a $7,500 federal tax credit. The Kia Niro EV offers enormous value to drivers ready to get serious about leasing or purchasing an electric vehicle. When you add in a considerable list of exceptional features, and Kia’s reliability track record, this car is exactly what you need to make your important Eco Lifestyle change. Both trims are eligible for High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decals in California.

Niro EV is powered by a 201HP permanent magnet synchronous motor driving the front wheels. The motor produces 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet pf torque. The car can go from 0 to 60mph in 7.8 seconds.

The Niro EV strengthens your peace of mind with an Iso-Structure composed of over 50% advanced high-strength steel for excellent rigidity. Kia’s manufacturing techniques further reinforce body integrity, designed to help protect the passenger compartment in certain collisions. The EV’s active safety technology automatically helps drivers avoid a variety of problems before they arise. Systems like Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) bring additional safe driving assurance.

Like all forward-thinking electric vehicle body designs, Niro has been aerodynamically shaped to move through space with minimal effort. All exterior lines have been sculpted to reduce drag and maximize performance. An active air flap on the lower front bumper enhances airflow and cooling, while specially-designed wheels and a flat under tray create an athletic silhouette that moves down roads effortlessly. Both car trims offer Normal, Eco, Eco+ and Sport driving modes, allowing drivers to enhance the car’s range with additional efficiency.

Kia’s warranty coverage is industry leading. It provides a 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Its limited coverage warranty (5 year/60,000 miles) and hybrid/EV components warranty (10 years/100,000 miles), are better than what Nissan offers for its Leaf and Chevrolet offers for its Bolt.

Updated May 2021

Specs

Performance:

  • Permanent Magnet AC 201HP Synchronous Motor
  • Torque: 291 lb.-ft.
  • 64 kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
  • 123/102/112 MPGe
  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Steel Unibody
  • Electric, Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Struts, Stabilizer Bar
  • Rear Suspension: Independent, Multi-link, Stabilizer Bar
  • 4-Wheel Disc with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
  • On-Board Charger Power
  • Charging Port Compatability
  • Charging Cable Type
  • Charging Status Indicator Light
  • Charging Port Lock
  • AC Normal Charge Time (100% @ 120V w/ In Cable Control Box)
  • AC Normal Charge Time (100% @ 6.6 kW EVSE)
  • DC Fast Charge Time (80% @ 50 kW EVSE)
  • DC Fast Charge Time (80% @ 100 kW EVSE)
  • Regenerative Braking w/ Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddles
  • Battery Heating System
  • Heat Pump System
  • Pedestrian Warning System
  • Final Gear ratio (Constant)
  • Rotary Shifter Dial
  • Industry-leading Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program

Interior:

  • UVO link w/ 8-inch Color Touch-Screen Display and AM/FM/USB Audio
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance (RVM w/ DPG)
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity
  • Cruise Control
  • Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio and Hands-Free Phone Buttons
  • USB Audio Input
  • Front 12 V Power Outlet
  • USB Power Outlet
  • Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 7.0-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD Trip Computer
  • Drive Mode System w/ Shift Paddles
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Power Windows w/ Driver & Front Passenger One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • Automatic Temperature Control w/ Driver Only Mode
  • Auto Windshield Defog
  • Rear Console Vents
  • Front Center Console w/ Armrest and Storage
  • Folding Rear Center Armrest w/ Cup Holders
  • Dual Front Cup Holders
  • Front Passenger's Seat Back Pocket
  • Day/Night Interior Rearview Mirror
  • Interior Lamps w/ Delay
  • Dual Map Lamps, Room Lamp, and Cargo Lamp (Bulb Type)
  • Overhead Sunglasses Holder
  • Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Plastic Door Scuff Plate
  • Cloth and Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • 10-Way Driver's Seat Adjustment, w/ 2-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Height-Adjustable Front Seat Belt Anchors
  • 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat w/ Adjustable Rear Headrests
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Satin Chrome Inside Door Handles
  • Safety: Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go (SCC w/ S&G), Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Safety Features: Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat, Mounted Side Airbags, Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags, Driver's Side Knee Airbag, 3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions
  • Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), Rear Child-Safety Door Locks

Exterior:

  • Aerodynamic Front Grille w/ Charging Port
  • EV Blue Accents
  • Dark Fender and Rocker Rail Cladding
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Body-Color Power-Adjustable Outside Mirrors
  • Outside Mirror-Mounted LED Turn-Signal Indicators
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
  • Body Color Outside Door Handles
  • Roof Rails
  • Solar Control Glass
  • Sound-Absorbing Front Windshield
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Heated Rear Glass w/ Timer
  • Rear Glass Wiper
  • Auto Light Control
  • Projector Beam Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Rear Combination Lights (Bulb Type)
  • Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Tire Emergency Solution
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