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

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£32,845
Review

The Kia e-Niro pulls off a trick that many newer electric cars have failed to do: being a fantastic electric car – one with a long range – as well as a good car full stop. It offers good practicality, excellent performance, a comfortable ride, tidy handling and plenty of equipment. And the e-Niro does all of that for a fairly sensible price if you go for our mid-spec trim recommendation. The cheaper 39kWh version isn't quite so impressive, though.

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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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

451

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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