2022 Kia Niro Hybrid and PHEV worth decreased on larger trims
The compact five-seater with hatchback versatility provides the roominess of a small crossover with the effectivity of a Toyota Prius. The bottom LX is EPA rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 48 freeway, 50 mixed. The 2022 Niro Hybrid (HEV) makes use of a 1.6-liter inline-4 teamed to a 1.6-kwh battery and 43-hp electrical motor for a mixed output of 139 hp. Energy is delivered via a 6-speed dual-clutch automated transmission to the entrance wheels solely. An 8.0-inch touchscreen with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes commonplace. Sadly, the LX nonetheless lacks the security options commonplace on the Toyota Corolla Hybrid in addition to rivals such because the 2021 Honda Perception and 2021 Hyundai Ioniq.
For that, step as much as the really helpful LXS trim for extra options and solely a slight gasoline financial system penalty all the way down to 51/46/49 mpg mixed. With the identical $27,265 worth as final 12 months, the LXS comes with automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot screens, energetic lane management, automated excessive beams, and a driver-attention monitor.
A brand new LXS SE trim prices $28,765 and options higher seats that improve to material and leather-based trim, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a sunroof.
The Touring SE mannequin prices $31,065, which is a discount of $960 from final 12 months. It rides on 18-inch alloy wheels as a substitute of 16s on the opposite fashions and comes with extra options that decrease gasoline financial system to 46/40/43 mpg mixed. Navigation-based adaptive cruise management and restricted hands-free driving come commonplace, as do a bigger instrument cluster show and a bigger 10.3-inch touchscreen; smartphones need to be tethered with the bigger display screen, nevertheless. Artificial leather-based covers the seats, and audio upgrades to an eight-speaker Harmon Kardon system.
The EX Premium tops the Niro HEV vary at $33,165 and has all of the options of the Touring SE, besides it reverts pack to the 16-inch wheels with partially lined rear wheels to earn the 51/46/49 mpg ranking. It additionally prices $960 lower than final 12 months.
The 2021 Kia Niro may also be had as a plug-in hybrid with the identical engine and an 8.9-kwh battery pack and motor offering as much as 26 miles of all-electric vary or an EPA-rated 46 mpg mixed throughout the LXS, EX, and EX Premium trims. It’s nonetheless eligible for a $4,543 federal EV tax credit score, relying on the proprietor’s earnings degree, however with out the credit score it begins at $30,765 and runs as much as $37,665—a lower of $60—on the highest EX Premium mannequin.
Kia additionally makes a fully-electric model of the Niro with the Niro EV, however its days could also be numbered to the launch of the 2022 Kia EV6.