2020 Kia Niro EV

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Key specs

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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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239 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range 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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9 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

60 mins.
DC fast charging DC fast charging

DC fast charging is the fastest way to charge and only available at pay-for-use public charging stations, though some EVs come with complimentary charging for a limited time. Real-world DC fast charging times can vary greatly, even on the same vehicle, because of this type of charging’s sensitivities to ambient and battery conditions. DC fast charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

64 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.


Seating capacity

172.2” x 61.4”


Front-wheel drive



2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.1
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews


Only worth buying with incentives.

Great car for trips around the city. A blast to drive. Good range. Maneuvers really well in tight spaces. I’m 6’ 2” and there’s plenty of room in front and back seats. Easy to charge. Inexpensive to maintain. However, the bench seats are extremely uncomfortable. Back up beep is way too loud and annoying. Not worth the price unless there are substantial state and federal incentives.


Very loud backup warning system. Uncomfortable

The seats on this car are uncomfortable on longer trips for anyone that is not 150lbs. The seat bolsters dig into my back and cause immense pain. The car has a federally mandated pedestrian warning system, which requires the car to be audible at 56db. The pedestrian part is fine. The backup beeper on my car is a whopping 82db. Enough for my neighbors to complain to the HOA. We have a noise ordnance from 10pm to 6am. I leave for work at 5am. I have a winding driveway, so backing in during the day would be a challenge. So I am waiting to buy the car of lease in a few months so I can sell it. KIA will not do anything about it. I can unplug it, but that would be illegal. The cabin is very tight for a larger person. Coming from a KIA soul, this car seems smaller. The lane keeping assist is horrible and can never keep the car in the lane. The KIA remotes are terrible if you have other keys on it in your pocket. The other keys can press again the panic button and set off the horn. More thought needs to go into this car, but seeing KIA will be killing it off soon for their new platform, it is what it is. An average car with an extremely high price tag for an EV.


Best economy and quality from a lower price car.

We chose the entry level trim model. This vehicle has amazing fuel mileage and drives much better than you would expect at the price. Many of the features for this trim level are not offered on equivalent vehicles from other manufacturers.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
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
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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