Kia e-Niro 100kW 2 39kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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Kia e-Niro 2021 front
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 front
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 rear cornering
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 right tracking
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 front cornering
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior detail
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 boot open
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 boot open
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 front
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 rear cornering
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 right tracking
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 front cornering
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 interior detail
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 boot open
  • Kia e-Niro 2021 boot open
RRP £32,895What Car? Target Price£32,412
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Kia e-Niro pulls off a trick many newer electric cars have failed to do: it's not just a fantastic electric car with a long range but it's also a good car overall. You get great practicality, excellent performance, a comfortable ride, tidy handling and reasonable levels of equipment. The e-Niro does all of that for a fairly sensible price if you go for the entry-level trim with the 64kWh long-range battery (the cheaper 39kWh version isn't as impressive).

Even entry-level 2 trim is well equipped, with dual-zone climate control, 17in alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, power-folding door mirrors, driver’s adjustable lumbar support, keyless entry and start, a 7.0in driver’s display, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, adaptive cruise control, a six-speaker stereo, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, automatic emergency braking and lane assist. The infotainment package includes an 8.0in touchscreen, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB connectors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

This entry-level 39kWh battery and motor is available with '2' trim only and has an official range of 180 miles, which will be more like 140 miles in the real world. Performance isn’t as impressive as its bigger brother either, with the 134bhp motor realising 0-60mph in 8.2sec when we tested it. That's by no means slow, though.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

451

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km