2024 Kia Niro EV starts at $40,925, with three small changes
The Kia Niro EV and Niro PHEV head into their second model years with virtually no change. The small battery-electric crossover makes just three adjustments to the width. The first is that the cargo compartment now has a double-level floor as standard equipment, which increases practicality; This was a $60 option for the 2023 Niro EV. The second is that Fire Orange Metallic is no longer on the exterior color list; Dropping the no-cost option still leaves eight colors to choose from, one option being the two-tone Snow White Pearl with Gray Aeroblade you see above, and all but four of the colors are free. The last is the disappearance of the light gray interior color package. For now, Charcoal SynTex and cloth seats suit everyone.
The Niro PHEV makes just one change, also losing the Fire Orange Metallic option.
EV prices are up $50 from most recent prices for the 2023 model. Add in the $1,325 destination charge, and 2024 Niro EV prices are:
- winds: $40,925
- Wave: $45,925
The electric hatch is powered by a 64.8-kilowatt-hour battery, which is good for an EPA range of 253 miles. A single motor on the front axle producing 201 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque is the only drivetrain available. We’re sure shoppers have their reasons, but considering the larger, prettier EV6 Light model in RWD form starts at $43,920 and offers no substantive options to increase the price, the Niro EV’s more serious competitor may be coming from within the house. The EV6 Light uses a slightly smaller battery, so it’s rated to go just 232 miles on a charge, and its engine is rated for less power, 167 horsepower, but more torque, 258. The EV6’s high-voltage electrical system also cuts down on recharging time. From 10% to 80% on a charge, from 43 minutes in the Niro EV to 18 minutes. Outside of Kia’s home, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV sits within four inches of all dimensions of the Niro EV and just six miles of driving range, but starts about $12,000 less before federal incentives for which the Niro EV is not yet eligible.
Niro PHEV prices go up a bit more at $450. Factor in the $1,325 destination charge and you get:
- the previous: $35,615
- SX Tour: $41,365
The front-wheel-drive PHEV is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine assisted by an electric motor and shifts through a six-speed automatic transmission, and combined output is 180 hp and 195 lb-ft. The 11.1 kWh battery powers an estimated 33 miles of all-electric range.