Kia Niro EV vs Kia EV6

2023 Kia Niro EV
2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
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2022 Kia EV6
2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
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2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
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2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$39,550

MSRP

$40,900

Average price

$21,652

Average price

$33,474

Listings

2058

Listings

3231
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious
  • Great warranty
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • All-wheel drive not available
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Impressive technology
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Not much cargo space

Reviews Summary

The 2023 Kia Niro enters its second generation with fresh styling and numerous mechanical and tech updates, but it still offers a choice of three powertrains, with the Niro Hybrid, Niro EV, and Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid all returning for 2023. That means a change in focus for the all-electric Niro EV, which is the subject of this review.

The first-generation Niro EV was Kia’s first mass-market electric car not based on an existing gasoline model (the Soul EV paved the way for it). But the redesigned 2023 Kia Niro EV now shares the lineup with the Kia EV6. That model takes aim at more premium EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Nissan Ariya, leaving the Niro EV to compete with entry-level models, such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, Volkswagen ID.4, and Nissan’s Leaf.

Available in all 50 states, the 2023 Niro EV launches in whimsically named Wind and Wave trim levels. We spent some time in the higher-level Wave version for this review.

Reviews Summary

We didn't expect them to go there. But the designers and engineers behind the 2022 Kia EV6 did—and deleted the template of their company's affordable, cost-conscious brand. This is a $60,000 electric performance car that can genuinely compete with a Tesla Model 3 on everything from tech to style to acceleration to charging time. It's a masterclass of fresh thinking in a market segment dominated by rehashed ideas. And yet, it's hampered by the same major problems that, for decades, remain unresolved. The EV6 would be amazing with battery technology that hasn't yet been invented. For now, we'll tell you what the present life is like with this most unusual and exciting Kia in years.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

201 hp Electric

Engine

167 hp Electric

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

EV Battery Capacity

65 kWh

EV Battery Capacity

58 kWh

MPG City

126

MPG City

127

MPG Highway

101

MPG Highway

100

Battery Charge Time (120V)

59 hours

Battery Charge Time (120V)

51 hours
2023 Kia Niro EV
2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Kia EV6
2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Kia EV6
$40,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$39,550
$40,900
Average price
$21,652
$33,474
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.4
Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Read full review

7.7 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious
  • Great warranty
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • All-wheel drive not available
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Impressive technology
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Not much cargo space
Summary

The 2023 Kia Niro enters its second generation with fresh styling and numerous mechanical and tech updates, but it still offers a choice of three powertrains, with the Niro Hybrid, Niro EV, and Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid all returning for 2023. That means a change in focus for the all-electric Niro EV, which is the subject of this review.

The first-generation Niro EV was Kia’s first mass-market electric car not based on an existing gasoline model (the Soul EV paved the way for it). But the redesigned 2023 Kia Niro EV now shares the lineup with the Kia EV6. That model takes aim at more premium EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Nissan Ariya, leaving the Niro EV to compete with entry-level models, such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, Volkswagen ID.4, and Nissan’s Leaf.

Available in all 50 states, the 2023 Niro EV launches in whimsically named Wind and Wave trim levels. We spent some time in the higher-level Wave version for this review.

We didn't expect them to go there. But the designers and engineers behind the 2022 Kia EV6 did—and deleted the template of their company's affordable, cost-conscious brand. This is a $60,000 electric performance car that can genuinely compete with a Tesla Model 3 on everything from tech to style to acceleration to charging time. It's a masterclass of fresh thinking in a market segment dominated by rehashed ideas. And yet, it's hampered by the same major problems that, for decades, remain unresolved. The EV6 would be amazing with battery technology that hasn't yet been invented. For now, we'll tell you what the present life is like with this most unusual and exciting Kia in years.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
201 hp Electric
167 hp Electric
Drive Train
FWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
EV Battery Capacity
65 kWh
58 kWh
MPG City
126
127
MPG Highway
101
100
Battery Charge Time (120V)
59 hours
51 hours
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