KIA NIRO EV - short road test by DW "Drive It"

Discussion in 'Hyundai/Kia/Genesis Hybrids and EVs' started by alanclarkeau, Feb 7, 2019.

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    EV version is available in US in limited number. I think only in CA. I tried to find Niro PHEV but they are also hard to find near me. The closest dealer was 200 miles away. Not available in AWD and it's being a smallish compact crossover with limited cargo space and not so generous ground clearance, I took it off of my short list for a search of our hybrid SUV.
     
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    Maybe check again. They are in many of the CARB States - now that we are approaching the end of 2019. Also, there is at least 2 YouTube videos showing it holds as much luggage as the model 3. True, it's not AWD, but FWD alone ( with decent snow tires, or studs} will let you get stuck in muddy slushy snowy uce, almost as far out as an AWD will. You just won't look like you're stuck in a really cool, fast car.

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    Thanks for responding to my old comment. That was in Feb. I bought used Pathfinder Hybrid in March. Not the best mpg hybrid, but it is roomy and AWD. The best thing was it cost less than half of the new Rav4 Hybrid or substantially cheaper than compatible used HyHi.
     
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    there are 3 in my zip, 46k? pass
     
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    I think I spotted Kia Nero EV at Toyota dealer other days. I was just leaving the lot but checking something. Kia drove in and parked next to me. The driver run to the dealer shop and came back with a jag of something. Not sure if he was getting some fluid for his EV or he has another car that uses Toyota fluid. Yeah, at 46K I would have passed it too.
     
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    yikes! that's above MSRP, which I believe is right around $40k, & after fed & state monies in some states - that knocks off another 10 grand. Bam. nicely affordable.
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    do you get cooled seats and heat pump for 40k?
     
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    AFAIK - but I'll check. In part, it turns on greedy Steeler ships. Been meaning to hit the local dealer to see anyway.
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    That would be a decent price if so.

    I’ll have to look at what options bring it to 46k
     
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    Very difficult to find info here, nevermind inventory.

    Starts at 40k with destination for the primo model.
    Tried to build one unsuccessfully
     
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