The Kia Niro is a spirited hybrid crossover SUV that provides a remarkable fuel economy as well as the kind of capabilities and capacities you want in a compact crossover. Kia continues to push the boundaries for the 2022 model year, bringing the Niro into the modern era with three distinct models: The original Niro hybrid, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, and the Niro EV, which, you might have guessed, stands for Electric Vehicle. So, you might be wondering, what’s the difference between all these vehicles? What really sets them apart? Let’s take a closer look at how they differ with this 2022 Kia Niro vs Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs Niro EV comparison.
2022 Kia Niro
2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
2022 Kia Niro EV
Maximum Fuel Economy (City / Hwy / Combined MPG or MPGe)
|53 / 48 / 50
||TBD / TBD / 46
||123 / 102 / 112
|LX, LXS, LXS SE, Touring SE, EX Premium
||LXS, EX, EX Premium
||EX, EX Premium
Starting MSRP (Excluding $1,175 Destination Fee)
As the chart demonstrates, no matter which Niro you choose, you are going to be getting a lot of bang for your fuel buck. The Niro EV is naturally the most efficient of the three Niro models, particularly since it can run on all-electric power. When you’re running on all-electric power in the Niro EV, you have an impressive range of 239 miles on a single charge! But the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid are no slouches either. While city and highway fuel economy numbers still need to be determined for the Plug-In Hybrid, we imagine they will be quite comparable to the remarkable fuel economy numbers found in the original Niro.
When it comes to size, the three models are all comparable, but the Niro EV stands a bit longer than the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid: 172.2 inches in overall length compared to the 171.5 for the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The cargo capacities differ a little as well, with the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid offering up to 63.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume versus the 53 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume in the Niro EV.
Which Niro is right for you? That’s going to depend on your preferences in terms of fuel economy, power, cargo volume, and immediate budget. Either way, you’ll be climbing aboard an impressive and efficient crossover SUV that’ll save you money over the long run, which anyone can appreciate.