3 Reasons the 2022 Kia Niro EV Is Underrated

The 2022 Kia Niro EV is an affordable electric SUV. The electric vehicle provides great value for its price. It’s often swept under the rug because of how competitive the electric SUV vehicle segment has become.

The 2022 Kia Niro EV won’t break the bank

A 2022 Kia Niro EV subcompact SUV is parked outdoors.
The 2022 Kia Niro EV | Kia

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Electric vehicles are often pricier than internal combustion engine vehicles. Models with electric powertrains tend to be much more expensive than their gas-powered counterparts. The Kia Niro EV is much more expensive than the Kia Niro, but it’s currently eligible for the federal electric vehicle tax incentive.

The Kia Niro EV starts at $39,090. Its price is closer to $31,590 after the tax credit is redeemed. The Niro EV comes in three different trims: the S, EX, and EX Premium.

The Niro EV EX starts at $39,990. Its price is closer to $32,490 after the tax incentive. The EX premium starts at $44,650. Its price is closer to $37,150 after the tax credit. Even the Niro EV’s final trim is under $38K.

The Niro EV dispels the preconceived notion that electric SUVs are inherently expensive and difficult for middle-class Americans to obtain. In many ways, the Niro EV is the people’s EV.

The Kia Niro EV is practical

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Practicality is extremely important to electric vehicles. Consumers have every right to be skeptical about range. The Kia Niro has a 239-mile driving range. That’s incredible driving range for such an affordable electric vehicle.

Today, the industry’s best electric vehicles have between 200 and 250 miles of driving range. The Niro is much closer to segment-leading driving range than many of its rivals.

Range anxiety is a huge reason why many Americans are steering clear of electric SUVs. High gas prices will drive some consumers to make the switch to electric. The Niro EV’s pricing and range make it an attractive option for many consumers looking to save money by switching to an EV.

The Kia Niro EV comes in different trims for different types of drivers

The 2022 Kia Niro EV | Kia

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The Niro EV is affordable, but it offers enough configurations to satisfy multiple types of drivers. The EX Premium trim comes with a power sunroof, SynTex seating materials, and a smart key with push-button start. It also includes standard blind-spot collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and lane-following assist.

The Niro EV EX Premium features a wireless phone charger, ventilated and heated front seats, and LED interior mood lighting. South Korean automaker Kia packs in the value for an affordable price. The Niro EV provides incredible value at every trim level. Consumer Reports highly recommends the electric vehicle.

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