2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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$29,590

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

46
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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26 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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2 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.

8 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

3 trims

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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 Plug-In Hybrid 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 5.0
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Rare treasure!

Great car, I have not seen another on the road, but extremely efficient and comfortable. Plenty of room inside for trips to the hardware store. Love it!

4.0

Better than expected

After purchasing the Kia Niro Phev I found it was really a better fit for my situation than I expected. I work within the 26 miles from my home . I can charge at both places. So really the EV portion stood out with unexpectedly higher fuel mileage. It isn’t the largest but comfortable . It isn’t the fastest but so efficient my average is well over 120 mpg. The warranties are really good for the battery

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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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