Kia e-Niro 150kW 2 Long Range 64kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Kia e-Niro 2021 front
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RRP£34,995
Review

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).

Our favourite version is the Long Range (with the bigger 64kWh battery) in '2' trim, which qualifies for the Government electric car grant. It comes with lumbar support, climate control, 17in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, keyless entry, power-folding door mirrors, an 8.0in infotainment screen and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.

This is the biggest battery available and officially does 282 miles on a full charge, and in our Real Range testing managed an excellent 253 miles - better than a Tesla Model 3. The battery powers an electric motor with 201bhp, making the e-Niro feel rather nippy. In our trials it did 0-60mph run in just 6.5sec – that's hot hatch levels of performance.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.8 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

451

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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