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Kia e-Niro review

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For all the excited chatter about electric cars, they've only found favour among those buyers willing to accept some cost and practicality compromises in exchange for compelling economic and environmental benefits. In short, for the majority of drivers, a petrol, diesel or hybrid alternative still makes more sense.

Now though, there's a movement to change all that, and here's an electric car that offers a substantially longer range than almost all rivals without costing substantially more. In those regards, on paper at least, the Kia e-Niro – along with the closely related Hyundai Kona Electric – threatens to rewrite the rulebook and make electric motoring a realistic proposition for the masses.

Our own independent Real Range tests add further lustre to these claims, with the e-Niro being one of few fully-electric cars that can achieve a real-world range that breaks the 250 mile barrier on a single charge – only the most dedicated of drivers will want to cover more than that in a day. 

Rivals range from the hugely capable but relatively pricey Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla models to similarly-priced, but shorter-ranged, alternatives such as the Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen e-Golf.

If we look beyond its range and price, though, is the e-Niro a good car in the wider sense? Is it comfortable, is it easy to drive and does it have enough space to carry your family? Read on and we’ll tell you all you need to know – and if you like what you read, don’t forget to check out our latest Kia deals.

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