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.
At age 67 I never thought I'd own a EV
It is so inexpensive to operate this 2020 Kia Niro EV EX model! At 0.0619 per kw that I pay with my electric company, it cost me about $3.96 cents to get 239 mile range!