2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Kia Niro EV vs. 2022 Hyundai Kona EV
2022 Kia Niro EV


2022 Hyundai Kona EV
123 city / 102 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPGe

132 city / 108 hwy
201 @ 3800 RPM

SAE Net Horsepower

201 @ 3600 RPM
1-speed Automatic


1-speed Automatic
53.0 cu-ft

Max Cargo Volume

45.8 cu-ft
Compact Crossover

Vehicle Class

Compact Crossover

The electric SUV market is growing at an unprecedented pace, and many buyers are looking carefully at two of the latest entrants: the 2022 Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona EV. Both of these compact electric crossovers are a smart choice for fuel-conscious drivers in Live Oak who also value cutting-edge features—but although the Kona offers a lower entry-level price, the Kia Niro offers a wider array of standard and available features inside the cabin. Read on to compare these Kia vs. Hyundai SUV rivals with Rountree Moore Kia!



Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona EV: Range & Specs

For many Macclenny-area drivers deciding between a Hyundai Kona electric or Kia Niro EV, the big question is performance. So, how much power can each model’s electric motor generate, and how long can you drive before needing to recharge? Both models get 201 horsepower, a number that compares favorably to gas-powered vehicles of this size. The Kia Niro EV’s 64-kWh battery delivers an EPA-estimated electric range of 239 miles.

We’d argue that the range anxiety attached to older EV models need no longer apply; consider the fact that more than 99% of trips are less than 100 miles, and that most EVs can be charged in just a few hours with a home charging system.

All that said, it’s important to keep in mind that electric range estimates are inclined to vary based on a variety of factors. For example, cold weather—especially temperatures below freezing—can drastically impact the ability of a battery to hold a charge. And if you’re worried about access to charging stations in your area, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid might be a great fit instead!

Kia Niro EV vs. Hyundai Kona EV: Tech & Amenities

Next, we’ll compare the Kia vs. Hyundai SUVs in terms of the tech and amenities that drivers expect from any SUV—whether it runs on gasoline or electricity. The 2022 Kia Niro EV brings with it a fresh style update and several newly-standard features, including a premium Harman/Kardon audio system, 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment center, and navigation. The Niro EV’s standard offerings include:

  • Voice-Command Navigation System w/10.25-inch Touchscreen Display
  • Harmon Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
  • Kia Connect w/ Remote Climate Control, Vehicle Locator, and Charging
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start

As standard, the 2022 Kona offers 6-way adjustable front seats, an 8-inch color touchscreen, wireless Android Auto™ & Wireless Apple CarPlay®, and more. However, a number of key features that come standard on the Niro EV are only available with an upgrade on the Kona, such as wireless device charging and Harman Kardon® Premium Audio.

Still Deciding Between a Hyundai Kona Electric Car or Kia Niro EV?

Our team is standing by to provide you with the information you need to choose the EV that best fits your driving needs in Gainesville. Stop by our dealership in Lake City and find out how you can save on your new EV by selling your car to us today!


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