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Kia Niro EV vs. Kia Niro

When we compare the Kia Niro EV to the Kia Niro, the Kia Niro EV has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Kia Niro has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Kia Niro EV versus the Kia Niro, the Kia Niro is a better car than the Kia Niro EV.

Kia Niro EV versus Kia Niro Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Niro EV ranges from $32,512 to $45,948 while a used Kia Niro from the same model year range is priced between $18,147 to $30,000. For a new model, the Kia Niro EV's price is between $39,766 and $47,344, with the Kia Niro priced between $24,935 and $33,807.

Kia Niro EV versus Kia Niro Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Kia Niro EV’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Kia Niro base engine makes 139 horsepower. The Niro EV is rated to deliver an average of 123 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 239 miles. The Niro is rated to deliver an average of 49 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 547 miles. The Niro EV uses electricity, and the Niro uses regular unleaded.

Kia Niro EV versus Kia Niro Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The Kia Niro EV has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Kia Niro has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,766 - $47,344

Used Asking Price:

$32,512 - $45,948

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,935 - $33,807

Used Asking Price:

$18,147 - $30,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 21
7 / 21
9 / 21
9 / 21

Summary Review

The Kia Niro EV is one of the most practical and engaging five-door electric vehicles sold in America. This is one to carefully consider if you don’t need the functionality of a larger AWD utility vehicle.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Satisfying driving experience
  • Kia’s simple and effective infotainment system
  • Ample cargo volume - competitive with larger crossovers despite its compact size

  • Not a true crossover
  • No AWD available
  • No spare tire
  • Low volume

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

EX, EX Premium, S

Trim Levels

Touring Special Edition, LXS Special Edition, LX, LXS, EX Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

291 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

195 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.045 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

123 / 102 / 112

Range (city/hwy):

239 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

64 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

59 hours (120V)

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

51 / 46 / 49

MPGe:

Range (city/hwy):

607 / 547 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

18.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

19.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3854 lbs

Width:

71.1 inches

Height:

61.8 inches

Length:

172.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3117 lbs

Width:

71.1 inches

Height:

60.8 inches

Length:

171.5 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/60R16