White 2020 Kia Niro EV

J.D. Power Awards Kia Niro EV Category Winner in Electric Vehicle Ownership Study

Which Electric Vehicle is the Best to Own? 

For many, the switch to an electric vehicle can feel daunting and unfamiliar. Often times we get customers in at Friendly Kia who are interested in an electric model but aren’t sure how easy it is to make the switch. When these customers come in to see us, we often get questions such as, “Which electric vehicle is best to own?” and, “How different are electric and traditional vehicles?” 

J.D. Power has just awarded the Kia brand with yet another category topping title, this time recognizing the Kia Niro EV. The Kia Niro EV was ranked number one in the J.D. Power 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study. Below we are diving into what makes the Kia Niro EV the best electric vehicle to own to help you on your search for a new vehicle in Tampa Bay.  

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J.D. Power 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study  

During this year’s J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study, nearly 10,000 electric vehicle owners were surveyed about their vehicles. During the survey, questions were asked about the vehicle’s battery range, cost-of-ownership, and driving enjoyment. The purpose of the study was to determine the likelihood of recommending or repurchasing an electric vehicle.  

“I’m very pleased to present an award to Kia for highest EV ownership satisfaction in the mass market segment,” said Brent Gruber, Senior Director, Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “As the growth of vehicle electrification continues to shape the future of the automotive industry, the Kia Niro EV represents a standout model that checks all the right boxes for owners.” 

Kia Niro EV Benefits and Features 

The Kia Niro EV leads the charge among electric vehicles, offering the traditional space and versatility of a crossover with an EPA-estimated 239-mile driving range to back it up. The fun-to-drive Niro EV looks and feels like a traditional crossover and offers a full range of in-demand amenities shoppers are searching for. The Niro EV can get from 0 to 80% charge in just over an hour with a compatible 50 kW DC fast charger, allowing this Kia to fit effortlessly into your day-to-day schedule.  

Black 2020 Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EV brings exciting features and amenities that will make its eco-friendly performance look like just a bonus. Inside the Niro EV at Friendly Kia, Tampa Bay shoppers will find: 

  • UVO link 
  • Remote Start 
  • 8-inch color touchscreen 
  • Apple CarPlay® 
  • Android Auto™ 
  • Driver Attention Warning 
  • Cloth and synthetic leather seating 
  • 10-way driver’s seat adjustment 
  • Heated front seats 
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel.  

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Buy or Lease a Kia Niro EV From Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay 

Tampa Bay shoppers looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle can find their fit behind the wheel of a new Kia Niro EV from Friendly Kia. Visit our online inventory to view our current lineup of new Niro models and contact a member of our team to book a test drive.