2022 Kia Niro

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$24,690

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

49-50
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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1 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

171.5” x 60.4”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Fuel economy
  • Outward visibility
  • Rear headroom and legroom
  • Low cargo load-in height

The bad:

  • Modest acceleration (hybrid and plug-in hybrid)
  • Wireless smartphone connectivity not offered with larger touchscreen
  • All-wheel drive not offered

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric versions offered
  • Five-seat hatchback
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2022 Kia Niro review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Kia Niro?

A four-door hatchback that seats five, the Kia Niro is available with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery-electric drivetrain, all with front-wheel drive. Competitors include the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Toyota Prius and Hyundai Kona EV.

What’s New on the 2022 Kia Niro?

All Niro variants wear Kia’s new corporate logo. New standard features for the Niro EV include a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system and a Harman Kardon premium stereo.

What Features in the 2022 Kia Niro Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Cloth seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity

Available features include:

  • Power moonroof
  • Remote start
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 25-inch touchscreen navigation system with wired CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • Wireless device charging
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2022 Kia Niro?

The Niro is a great choice for anyone who wants to limit their gas station visits; opt for the all-electric Niro EV and you’ll never have to visit one again, though its EPA-estimated 239 miles of range is significantly less than the Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid offer thanks to the addition of a gas engine. Agile and easy to drive, the most affordable Niro is the hybrid. Downsides include modest power from the hybrid drivetrains and a lack of available all-wheel drive.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great Vehicle

Have 14k miles on 2022 hybrid. Gets 50 mpg combined city and highway. Plenty of pep handles and corners well. Fantastic technology love the android auto. Plann on keeping this one, it has all need. Eric from Lombard IL

5.0

Love my car

I have the 2022 no plug in my average drive is 22 miles a day I only have to fill up about every 3 weeks. Love my car

5.0

Great car good price for hybrid

Have 10.5k miles on hybrid model. Getting over 52 mpg around town. Car has enough pep love the android auto feature. Rides a little rough but handles well low center of gravity. Interior nice for base model like the exterior looks. Third KIA not a problem with any of them. Read the warranty b4 buying KIA even warranties the storage batteries for 10 tears 100k miles to original buyer. Love the Niro bought the cargo shield to hide items in rear. Will be keeping it a long time. Eric from Lombard IL

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Safety

Based on the 2022 Kia Niro base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
4
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
12.1%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
4
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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