The 2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid receives the brand’s new logos but is otherwise a carryover model from last year.
2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
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2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Overview
Choosing Your Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is available in three trims: LXS, EX, and EX Premium. Prices range from $30,765 to $37,665 before any federal and/or state credits.
The Niro Plug-In Hybrid is fitted with a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is aided by a motor to generate a combined 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet. Power is routed through a six-speed dual-clutch automated transmission to the front wheels.
The 8.9 kWh battery pack enables an EPA-estimated 26-mile EV range and 46 mpg combined when acting solely as a hybrid. As a combined unit, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid achieves 105 mpge and has a range of 560 miles.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is 171.5 inches long and seats five. Rear seat passengers welcome the crossover shape as it provides 39.1 inches of headroom and its 106.3-inch long wheelbase helps to offer 37.4 inches of legroom. The cargo room is 19.4 cubic feet and expands to 54.5 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded.
The Niro Plug-In Hybrid includes the most critical active safety features as standard equipment such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, and lane-keep assist with lane centering. The mid-level EX trim includes active cruise control, rear-seat occupant reminder, and an expanded automatic emergency braking system that incorporates bicycle detection. The EX Premium trim adds Kia’s semi-autonomous Highway Driving Assist equipment.
The 2022 Niro Plug-In Hybrid earns Good scores for crashworthiness from IIHS and has not been evaluated by NHTSA. The Niro Hybrid, however, earned just four out of five stars.
The Niro Plug-In Hybrid is standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display that integrates Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and Bluetooth compatibility. Charging options are limited to a 12-volt outlet and a USB charge port upfront, while a wireless charging pad is added on the EX and EX Premium trims. A 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen is featured on the EX Premium trim and is joined by a Harman Kardon eight-speaker premium sound system.
The LXS features a gloss black grille with chrome lower trim, projector-beam headlights with high beam assist, body-color door handles, 16-inch wheels, and proximity entry. Inside, cloth seats with four-way manually adjustability for the driver, a tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4.2-inch digital driver information display, a one-touch up driver’s window control, and dual-zone climate control round out the notable features.
The EX adds fog lights, power-folding heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED rear combination lights, cloth and leather seating with heating for the front seats and 10-way power-adjustability for the driver, ambient lighting, a seven-inch digital driver information display, rear HVAC vents in the rear of the center console, and a cargo area cover.
The EX Premium builds on the EX trim and adds a sunroof, synthetic leather seats with ventilation and driver’s seat position memory, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and LED interior lighting.
There are no optional packages available.
The EX trim offers the best blend of expected creature comforts while still retaining a good value.