Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The Kia e-Niro is a bigger car than the Renault Zoe and some others, and offers plenty of leg and head room for six-footers. The surprisingly broad interior means you won’t lack shoulder room, either – there's more distance between you and your passenger than in the Hyundai Kona Electric and Peugeot e-2008.
Elsewhere, there’s a generous-sized glovebox, two cupholders between the front seats (they can be folded away to make a large lidded cubby), and a couple of shelves for your phone and keys in front of the gear selector. The door bins are pretty small, though.
Unlike in other SUVs of a similar size, the rear seats don’t offer any clever tricks such as sliding back and forth or reclining. Nor do you get a ski hatch, which is something that's available in the ID.3.
The front passenger gets height adjustment on all trims.
Despite the extra batteries under the floor, the e-Niro's boot is actually bigger than the hybrid Kia Niro. In fact, its boot space is similar to some mainstream family SUVs, including the Nissan Qashqai.
For reference, we managed to fit five carry-on suitcases below its tonneau cover, which matches the tally we crammed into the boot of the MG ZS EV, Peugeot e-2008 and ID.3. If you need a bigger boot, the Nissan Leaf can swallow up to seven cases, the Enyaq can manage nine, while the Tesla Model 3 trumps that with up to 10.