2019 Kia Niro EV Review

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The 2019 Kia Niro EV is yet another serious contender to the Chevrolet Bolt. Alongside its distant corporate cousin, the Hyundai Kona Electric, the subcompact Niro EV crossover boasts an impressive range, well-appointed features and options, sufficient cargo space, and a very attractive sticker price. Like the Kona EV, it comes powered by a 64 kWh battery pack that produces a total of 200 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a single-speed transmission. Perhaps the Niro EV’s most attractive selling point is its 240-mile EPA-rated range on a single charge. If you’re looking for performance, then look elsewhere. Kia claims the Niro EV makes the sprint to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 203 mph. With only 6.1 inches of ground clearance, the Niro EV is no off-roader, but rather a well-engineered road car with impressive highway performance.