Kia Niro Research Guide

The Highlights

The Kia Niro is a zippy 5-passenger 5-door compact SUV that fits nicely between the Soul and Seltos in the Kia line-up. It is available as a hybrid (HEV) for excellent fuel economy, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) for 42kms of all-electric range and excellent fuel economy, and full battery electric vehicle (EV) for 385 kms of all-electric range.

Feature highlights:

  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Excellent fuel economy in the HEV
  • Impressive range and fuel economy in the PHEV
  • Excellent estimated and real-world range in the EV
  • Zippy acceleration and stable handling
  • Clever interior storage options

Top Honours for the Kia Niro:

  • JD Power "Best Ownership Experience among Mass Market Battery Electric Vehicles"
  • Vincentric Award "Best Value in Canada: EV/PHEV SUV segment"
  • DieselCar and Eco Car Award 'Best Hybrid'
  • Business Motoring Award "Best Company Car" for the Niro EV
  • Business Motoring Award "Best Hybrid" for the HEV

The Kia Niro is comparable to the Honda Insight, Toyota Prius,  Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Ioniq.

How does the Kia Niro Compare?

The Kia Niro has three trim levels to choose from for each of the Niro HEV, Niro PHEV, and Niro EV. Starting price is $28,790 including freight. But how does it stack up against the top competitors in the segment? Let's take a peek.

**All prices include freight**

Kia
Niro

  • L HEV $28,790
  • EX HEV $32,190
  • SX Touring HEV $38,390
  • EX PHEV $36,390
  • EX Premium PHEV $38,390
  • SX Touring PHEV $40,990
  • EX EV $46,790
  • EX+ EV $52,490
  • SX Touring EV $56,490

Hyundai
Ioniq

  • Essential EV $46,944
  • PreferredEV  $48,944
  • Preferred Long Range EV $53,944
  • Preferred Long Range AWD EV $56,944

Toyota
Prius

  • HEV $31,295
  • HEV AWD $32,335
  • Technology AWD-E HEV $34,695
  • Technology (advanced package) HEV $35,895
  • PHEV Prime $35,695
  • PHEV Upgrade $38,595

Subaru Crosstrek

  • Convenience $25,795
  • Touring $28,395
  • Sport $30,895
  • Limited $36,595

Kia Niro HEV Trim Levels

L HEV

Price      $28,790

  • 5-year/100,000 km - Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
  • 5 year/ unlimited mileage - 24/7 roadside Assistance
  • 1.6 litre GDI
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • 8" display audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
  • Electric adjustable side mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated front seats

EX HEV

Price     $32,190

  • Adds to L
  • Sunroof
  • Blindspot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert
  • Smart key with pushbutton start
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Heated leather steering wheel

EX HEV

Price     $38,390

  • Adds to EX
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • full leather seats
  • Power adjustable driver seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • A/C invertor
  • AVN 5 Wide with 10.25" LCD screen
  • Harmon Kardon Audio
  • Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist System with Driver Attention Alert
  • Lane Follow Assist
  • Front and rear sensor

Kia Niro PHEV Trim Levels

EX PHEV

Price      $28,790

  • 5-year/100,000 km - Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
  • 5 year/ unlimited mileage - 24/7 roadside Assistance
  • 1.6 litre GDI 6-speed automatic
  • Blindspot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • 8" display audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
  • Electric adjustable heated side mirrors, electric folding
  • Roof rack
  • Sun roof
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Rearview camera
  • Smart key with pushbutton start
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Heated front seats

EX Premium PHEV

Price     $38,390

  • Adds to EX
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Power adjustable driver seat
  • Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Follow Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning Alert

SX Touring PHEV

Price     $40,990

  • Adds to EX Premium
  • Full leather seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Memory driver seat
  • A/C Invertor
  • AVN 5 Wide with 10.25" LCD Screen
  • Harmon Kardon Audio

Kia Niro EV Trim Levels

EX EV

Price      $46,790

  • 5-year/100,000 km - Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
  • 5 year/ unlimited mileage - 24/7 roadside Assistance
  • Long range 383 km 356 Volt Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • 8" display audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Satellite Radio
  • Electric adjustable heated side mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Smart key with pushbutton start

EX+ EV

Price     $52,490

  • Adds to EX EV
  • Battery heating system
  • Heat pump
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated leather steering wheel

SX Touring EV

Price     $56,490

  • Adds to EX+ EV
  • Sunroof
  • Heated rear seats
  • Full leather seats
  • Power adjustable driver seat
  • A/C Invertor
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Alloy pedal and footrest
  • AVN 5 Wide with 10.25" LCD screen
  • Harmon Kardon Audio
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blindspot detection with rear cross traffic alert
  • Smart Cruise control
  • Lane change assist with driver attention alert
  • Lane follow assist

Fuel Economy and Range

The Niro HEV

  • 1.6 Kappa GDI 104 hp and 108 lb-ft torque, 139 hp
  • 240V Lithium Ion Polymer battery with 42 kWh of power
  • fuel economy for the L HEV - 4.4/4.9/4.6 L/100km city/highway/combined
  • fuel economy for the EX HEV 4.4/4.9/4.6 L/100km city/highway/combined
  • fuel economy for the SX Touring 5.0/5.6/5.3 L/100km city/highway/combined

 

The Niro PHEV

  • 1.6 Kappa GDI 104 hp and 108 lb-ft torque, 139 hp
  • 8.9 kWh 360V battery
  • 42 km of all electric range
  • fuel economy 2.2 Le/100km (combined highway/city gas and electric) (electric equivalent)
  • Level 2 charging to full - 2.5-3 hours
  • Level 1 charging to full - 9 hours
  • fuel economy 5.1 L/100 (combined highway/city gas only)

 

The Niro EV

  • 356V 201 HP and 291 lb-ft of torque
  • 385 kms of all electric range
  • 1.9/2.3/2.1 Le/100km city/highway/combined (electric equivalent)
  • Level 3 DC fast charge 50kWh - charging to 80% - 75 minutes
  • Level 3 DC fast charge 100kWh - charging to 80% - 54 minutes
  • Level 2 charging to 100% - 9 hours 35 minutes
  • Level 1 charging to 100% - 59 hours

 

Cargo Capacity and Volume

  • HEV - behind 1st row 1,789 litres
  • HEV - behind 2nd row 635 litres
  • PHEV - behind 1st row 1,543 litres
  • PHEV - behind 2nd row 548 litres
  • HEV - behind 1st row 1,804 litres
  • HEV - behind 2nd row 629 litres

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

The Niro has a comprehensive list of standard and available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems features:

  • Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System with Lane Following Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert System
  • Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist
  • Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • AEB Autonomous Emergency Brake
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • High Beam Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control

Technology Like No Other

And like all of Kia’s lineup, the Niro offers a wide array of standard and optional technology. This includes:

  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display, or available 10.25" LCD multimedia interface
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB port(s)
  • 110-volt power inverter
  • Available Harmon/Kardon premium sound system

But don’t take our word for it…

KKB says: “The Kia Niro is an excellent value for drivers looking for a practical hybrid. It’s a small crossover with good interior space for its size, and it archives a combined fuel economy rating of up to 50 mpg...This all adds up to one of the most practical and value-conscious vehicles that money can buy..” Check out the article here.

Plus, check out all the official information on the 2022 KIA Niro right here at KIA.ca.

You can also access all our articles on the KIA Niro right here.

*Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information listed above. Vehicle pricing, incentives, options (including standard equipment), and technical specifications are subject to change without notice. PLEASE CONFIRM WITH A SALES REPRESENTATIVE THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATION. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS EXCEPTED (E&OE).