After receiving multiple upgrades for the 2021 model year, the 2022 Kia Niro is a carryover model but arrives with Kia's new badging, ahead of the second-generation redesign expected for 2024.
The 2022 Kia Niro continues to use an identical powertrain as the current-year model. The compact hybrid is only available with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine paired with an electric motor for an output of 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The 1.56 kWh battery allows for an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined and 595 miles of driving range.
The 2022 Niro is available in 5 trims: LX, LXS, LSX SE, Touring SE, and EX Premium. the LX trim comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display with integrated rear camera, 6-speaker audio system with wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Audio. Kia's DriveWise safety features, available standard on the LSX through EX Premium trims, come with forward-collision avoidance, blind-spot collision warning, lane-keeping assist, high-beam assist, and driver attention warning.
Pricing & Release Date
2022 Kia Niros are available at dealerships now.
Pricing ranges from $25,865 for the Niro LX to $33,165 for the Niro EX Premium. All pricing includes destination. Unfortunately, unlike the Niro's EV and PHEV counterparts, the hybrid version is ineligible for any tax rebates or clean fuel incentives.
Pictured: 2022 Kia Niro