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Kia Niro EV pros and cons

Pros and Cons by myEVreview

  • Charging port in a good place - at the front
  • Comfy car
  • Excellent handling characteristics
  • Large rear door opening angle
  • Consumption city (13-18 kWh / 100 km)
  • The city handling and the very small turning circle (10,6 m)
  • Lots of space in the rear
  • Real world city range of around 400 km, highway 280 km
  • Can tow up to 750 kg
  • Good suspension on rough roads
  • 475 litres trunk / boot space
  • Regular service 2 years / 30.000 km
  • Length only 4.4 m (suitable for the city)
  • Good mobile app
  • Nice looking car
  • 11 kW AC charging
  • Flat floor in the rear
  • Safety (5-star EuroNCAP safety rating, with Safety Pack)
  • Illuminated charging port
  • Climate control with separate knobs
  • Seats are comfortable
  • VTD (vehicle to device) but only in Platinum version
  • LED lights without matrix function
  • Weight only 1740 kg
  • Frunk but only 20 litres
  • Good build quality for price
  • DC charging only 80 kW - very long charging times on longer journeys (10-80% 45-60 minutes)
  • Only halogen lights in basic trim
  • The price of the car (due to the slow DC charging)
  • Consider buying the KIA EV6, which is not much more expensive
  • Front drive (rear drive is better in EVs)
  • Heat pump only in higher trims

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