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Kia keeps innovating both in technology and style. Do the new models' perks hold up to the esthetic makeover? Let’s find out! This review will examine all the 2022 Niro PHEV features & specifications.
The new 2022 Kia Niro PHEV models all have the same core specs: 139 horsepower, 16” wheels, and a fuel economy rate of 5.1 for highways and 2.2 for cities (L/100km). They even have the exact same mechanical specifications down to measurements and capacity. Yet, these PHEV models do sport essential differences in technology and safety features. Let’s take a thorough look!
The base Niro EX model comes in at a price of $34,595. Even as the most economical option of these PHEVs, this model dots all the i's in terms of safety and tech. You’ll find Kia’s custom UVO Intelligence: a system that integrates features such as Apple Carplay, Android Auto, vehicle diagnostics, and remote start.
Safety-wise, the EX model includes the award-winning Blind-Spot Detection System and Rear Cross-traffic Alert. The EX also comes with a powered sunroof and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel, and a wireless phone charger to guarantee you comfort.
This Premium model has the same features as the standard EX version, plus a few additional safety systems. This include:
Fellow road trippers, look no further — this is the PHEV model for you! Equipped with Aeroblade wipers, LED headlight, and LED fog lights, the Niro SX Touring is ready for those long-distance highway travels — not to mention the 10.25 multimedia interface with integrated navigation.
Whether it’s business or pleasure, the SX Touring’s tech has you covered. The 100V power inverter and the Harman Kardon premium audio system perfectly complement the UVO Intelligence suite for all your music and podcast needs.
In addition to all the safety and collision prevention systems, the Niro SX Touring also features front and rear parking sensors. Finally, this $39,195 PHEV tops it off with style. The vehicle's doors brandish chrome handles and close over deluxe door scuff plates. Once inside the car, you’ll rest on seats fully covered in leather.
So, which is the ideal plug-in hybrid model? With only three options, deciding which model to buy should be straightforward. The base characteristics are all the same across the trio, so let's focus on the highlights.
Which of the 2022 Kia Niro PHEV features & specs matter the most? We are all looking for convenience and safety — the basic EX model addresses those needs. That being said, it's important to keep in mind that each successive model builds on the previous models. The Kia Rio SX Touring model includes all the other PHEV features and more. If budget is not a concern for you, then buying the SX Touring model seems like a no-brainer. Yet, even on a budget, EX Premium is an excellent investment for stylish, safe, and seamless driving. What more could a PHEV driver ask for?