Just The Facts: 2019 Kia Niro EV

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If you’re looking for a fully electric car for your family, the Kia Niro could be it.

The 2019 Kia Niro EV surprised the heck out of me. I fell in love with a car that I had thought I would find awkward to look at and boring to drive. Not so!

From the moment I hopped in, I was taken aback by everything from the fun-to-drive factor to the cute rounded edges of the body style of this sort-of-crossover.

Read more about whether an EV could fit your lifestyle here.

Kia Niro Ev

The Kia Niro EV looking ready for anything in the city. ?: Connie Peters

What We Loved About the 2019 Kia Niro EV

While it may not truly be a crossover as it lacks the ground clearance, it is higher than a sedan, so you have a bit more elevated outward visibility.

The torque and speed of this little surprising beast make this car an extremely fun drive. If you have not driven a fully electric car yet, I urge you to get to your nearest dealer and take one for a spin. It’s truly an experience, it feels completely different than a ‘normal’ internal combustion, or GAS engine.

What’s not to love about saving money by NOT having to buy gas!? Plug this sucker into your home outlet for a top-up, or bring it to your nearest Level 2 or Fast charging station. Read more about how that all works in my post about fitting an EV into your lifestyle.

Kia Niro Ev Plug-In

The Kia Niro is a full EV that you can plug-in at home. ?: Connie Peters

What Do You Get for Your Money?

The base Niro EV with front-wheel drive (AWD is not available) starts at $38,500 USD or $44,995 CAD.

The Niro EV has an all-electric range of 239 Miles or 385 KM with what feels like 201 horsepower and 291 foot pounds of torque – which is VERY zippy.

Included in the base ‘EX’ model:

  • 7″ display screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Roofrack
  • 60/40 split-folding seat in the back row
  • Electronic emergency brake
  • Hill-start assist
  • Vehicle stability management
  • Drive mode select: Eco, Normal and Sport
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop & go
  • Lane following assist
  • Lane departure warning & lane-keeping assist
  • Forward collision-avoidance & collision warning
  • Blindspot warning & rear cross-traffic alert

‘EX Premium’ Model (or ‘SX Touring in Canada):

This trim level starts at $44,000 USD for FWD and $53,995 CAD

All of the above plus:

  • Sunroof
  • Leather seating
  • 8″ touchscreen display
  • LED head and tail lights
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Premium Harman Kardan sound system
Kia Niro Interior

The Kia Niro driver cockpit is spacious and comfortable. ?: Connie Peters

What You Need to Know

  • It’s not available in AWD
  • It’s only available in select US States, so contact your local Kia dealer

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I was provided the Kia Niro was provided for one week to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Connie Peters is a mother of 3 girls in suburban Vancouver, Canada and has been an online entrepreneur since... More about Connie Peters