2020 Kia Niro EV vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Niro EV
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

There are a number of affordable electric hatchbacks and small crossovers with sticker prices that start under $40,000, but just a few with rated ranges over 200 miles.

In its Leaf Plus version, the Nissan Leaf offers up to 226 miles of range and faster 100-kw fast charging.

The Hyundai Kona Electric has a 258-mile range and has better ride-and-handling behavior than the Niro EV.

The Bolt EV isn’t as roomy inside, but it’s the current champ of the non-Tesla models for range, offering 259 miles.

Finally, there’s the Tesla Model Y, which costs more than these other models but promises a future version approaching them in affordability.

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Quick Specs
6.6
The Kia Niro EV gets more screen space for 2020, and it remains one of the roomiest of the affordable long-range electric vehicles.
6.8
A few more miles of range and modest upgrades push the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback back at the top for (non-Tesla) range, but there are other more charming urban electric cars.
6.8
At less than $30,000 after tax credits, the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric is a great-value, high-range EV…even if it isn’t available everywhere.
7.0
The 2020 Nissan Leaf has outgrown its nerdy, commuter-car phase and steers now toward mainstream.
7.4
The 2020 Tesla Model Y adapts the formula of the best-selling Model 3 and applies it to a more popular crossover style for a winning combination.
MSRP From    
$39,090$36,620$37,190$31,600$49,990
Gas Mileage    
Engine    
N/AElectricElectricElectricElectric
EPA Class    
N/ASmall station wagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name    
N/A5-Door Wagon LTSEL FWDS HatchbackLong Range AWD
Drivetrain    
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity    
N/A5555
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/AWagonSport UtilityHatchbackSport Utility
Transmission    
N/ANAAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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