Kia Niro vs Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro
2023 Kia Niro
$26,590MSRP
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2023 Kia Niro EV
2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
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2023 Kia Niro
$26,590MSRP
Overview
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2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview

MSRP

$26,590

MSRP

$39,550

Average price

$19,082

Average price

$21,692

Listings

3491

Listings

2033
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Irritating transmission
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious
  • Great warranty
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • All-wheel drive not available

Reviews Summary

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro offers up a fresh take on sustainable mobility. From cleanly defined exterior lines to a minimalist but eco-friendly cabin redesign (the seats are made from eucalyptus leaves!), the second-generation Niro also tops the fuel economy charts with a best-in-class 53 mpg combined.

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.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

1.6L 139 hp I4 Hybrid

Engine

201 hp Electric

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

EV Battery Capacity

1.3 kWh

EV Battery Capacity

65 kWh

MPG City

53

MPG City

126

MPG Highway

45

MPG Highway

101

Battery Charge Time (120V)

Battery Charge Time (120V)

59 hours
2023 Kia Niro
2023 Kia Niro
$26,590MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Kia Niro EV
2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Kia Niro
$26,590MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Kia Niro EV
$39,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$26,590
$39,550
Average price
$19,082
$21,692
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.7
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Irritating transmission
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious
  • Great warranty
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • All-wheel drive not available
Summary
The all-new 2023 Kia Niro offers up a fresh take on sustainable mobility. From cleanly defined exterior lines to a minimalist but eco-friendly cabin redesign (the seats are made from eucalyptus leaves!), the second-generation Niro also tops the fuel economy charts with a best-in-class 53 mpg combined.

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.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
1.6L 139 hp I4 Hybrid
201 hp Electric
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
EV Battery Capacity
1.3 kWh
65 kWh
MPG City
53
126
MPG Highway
45
101
Battery Charge Time (120V)
59 hours
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