In our 2023 Kia Niro 1st travel review, we had pricing for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, but the 2023 Niro EV was nonetheless labeled TBD. Nicely, now we know, and it really is fundamentally what you’d expect given the past era, the competitors and Kia’s other electrified possibilities.
There are two trim stages: Wind and Wave. Pricing starts at $40,745, together with the $1,295 place charge, and comes really nicely-outfitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, a tire mobility package (no spare), computerized LED headlights, heated mirrors, automated wipers, privateness glass, a ability liftgate, an 8-way electrical power driver seat, an upholstery consisting of cloth and simulated leather-based (created out of recycled eucalyptus), heated entrance seats, a simulated leather-based-wrapped steering wheel, twin-zone automated weather control, wi-fi cellular phone charging, 10.25-inch instrument and infotainment screens, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 5 USB ports, a Harman Kardon 6-speaker sound technique, and Kia’s full enhance of security technologies.
The Wave then begins at $45,745 and is about equal to the other Niros’ SX Touring trim level. It adds the motor vehicle-to-load inverter that lets you electrical power electronics or even other cars, upgraded headlights, foglights, power-folding mirrors, a sunroof, an eight-way power passenger seat, driver memory options, total eucalyptus “leather-based” upholstery, heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated steering wheel, the upgraded Freeway Driving Help 2 process (adaptive cruise control is normal, but this provides automatic lane improvements and AI adaptation to your driving design), the Good Park automated parking assist, parking sensors and rear automatic braking.
A person notable change between the Niro EV and the other two Niros. The exact array of shades are out there, but it would look that the gloss black aero blade is not (pictured earlier mentioned right on a hybrid). It is overall body coloured with the exception of the white-and-silver combination you see pictured earlier mentioned still left. That is a shame. The black facet trim does keep on being, nonetheless.
As you might be likely asking yourself, the 2022 Kia EV6 begins at $42,695, or about $2,000 a lot more than the Niro EV. It really is even bigger, extra refined and will demand substantially faster, but the base Mild trim is superior for only 232 miles. It is really also RWD, which will be a no-go for individuals in quite a few elements of the region. The Niro EV is FWD only and should really be great for 253 miles. It need to also be a bit more rapidly. The EV6 Wind RWD trim, meanwhile, is a minor more quickly, ought to be very good for extra than 300 miles and is geared up equally to the Niro EV Wave. It begins at $48,795. The Wind e-AWD version is $52,695, but don’t forget that comes with a massive-time electricity bump.
The Niro EV pricing seems good provided the starting up position of a VW ID.4 and Toyota bZ4X. In truth, offered its products, we’d say there is certainly superior benefit to be identified. The most normal competitor, however, is the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which is so much less costly than the relaxation of the area. The EUV commences at $28,195 and tops out at $37,885. And that’s in advance of the federal tax credit history that no more time applies to its competitors.