Kia Niro Electric Vehicle 2022 Review

We drive the Kia Niro EV on a road test review

Kia Niro EV – Last week we drove another smaller crossover SUV, the Kia Niro that comes in three versions the Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and the fully electric version, which I drove.

Kia Niro Electric front  My normal daily routine means that I drive about 50-60km to work and back as well as longer drives in the evenings and weekends at the beach or mountains.

The Niro EV catered easily for my driving needs with over 400km available at full charge and when I needed to recharge it was easily plugged in overnight, ready for the next day.

Kia Niro Electric driver instruments

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Driving the NIRO EV was a bit like a go cart, it simply went but the roll on driving style is better than many other EVs that have a sharp deceleration when you take your foot off the accelerator.

Kia Niro Electric interior

Inside it was comfortable and roomy especially for two people which is usually the most it will have. The interior is typically Kia which means well laid out and functional.

Priced from around $65,990 plus the usual costs its expensive and when you consider that the Plug in Electric Hybrid is some $15,000 cheaper and you can get almost the same around town driving benefits as the EV, it’s a high price to pay for a fully electric car.

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Good range of 400k plus
  • Nice to drive
  • Can dial in drive characteristics

Kia Niro Electric drive

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Model   

KIA Niro EV 

Model Price $65,990 *MLP
Engine Electric
Drivetrain FWD 1 Speed reduction gear
Power 150 kW
Torque 395
0-100kmh / Top speed TBC / TBC
Safety N/A
CO2 Emissions Zero driving emissions
Battery AH/ Volts / Range 180 / 356 / 400km +
Servicing Capped Price for 12 months/10,000km
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with 7 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges).

Kia Niro EV charging screen

Overall Rating    

82/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Design / Style 8
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 7

Kia Niro Electric

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Summary

Kia Niro EV – Last week we drove another smaller crossover SUV, the Kia Niro that comes in three versions the Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and the fully electric version, which I drove.

Priced from around $65,990 plus the usual costs its expensive and when you consider that the Plug in Electric Hybrid is some $15,000 cheaper and you can get almost the same around town driving benefits as the EV, it’s a high price to pay for a fully electric car.

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Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.