Kia e-Niro review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Kia e-Niro hasn’t been around for that long but it already has one heck of a reputation. Why? Well, when it was launched it gave the electric car market a right old shake up, offering a Tesla-style long range for a far more affordable price. 

Indeed, it was so impressive it went on to become the first ever electric car to win our overall What Car? Car of the Year award – the biggest accolade we hand out – and buyers have been joining the queue to bag one ever since.

Still, this is the fastest moving market in motoring. New electric models are appearing all the time, although not always ones that can top the Kia e-Niro’s official range of up to 282 miles between charges.

What are its competitors, then? That depends on whether you're set on an electric SUV particularly or just an electric car in general. Rival SUVs include in-house competition from the Kia Soul EV and Hyundai Kona Electric (Hyundai owns Kia, by the way), as well as the MG ZS EV and Peugeot e-2008. Then there are the electric hatchback rivals, some of which have been around for a while now, like the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, plus fresher entrants, including the Peugeot e-208 and Volkswagen ID.3. 

So how does the e-Niro compare? Should it be your next car and perhaps your first ever electric car? In this review you'll find all the information you could possibly need just by clicking through to the next page.

And if you decide you want to buy a Kia e-Niro, or any other new car for that matter, our New Car Buying service is here to make life easy. 

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typeselectric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty7 years / 100000 miles

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