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Kia Niro 2021

The 2021 Kia Niro range of configurations is currently priced from $39,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 Kia Niro resulted in a score of 7.4 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing journalist Andrew Chesterton had this to say at the time: The Kia Niro deserves plaudits for its multi-prong approach to eco-friendly motoring, and the PHEV Sport ticks plenty of boxes along the way.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Andrew Chesterton liked most about this particular version of the Kia Niro: Cabin tech a strong suit, Real-word fuel use impresses, A PHEV with a proper gearbox

The Kia Niro SUV competes with similar models like the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester in the Under $40k category category.

The 2021 Kia Niro carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Kia Niro 2021 Price and Specs

The Kia Niro 2021 is currently available from $39,990 for the Niro HEV S (hybrid) up to $65,990 for the Niro Electric Sport.

Pricing guides

$52,990
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$39,990
Highest Price
$65,990
Kia Niro Model Body Type Specs Price
Electric S SUV — Electric 1 SP AUTO $62,590
Electric Sport SUV — Electric 1 SP AUTO $65,990
HEV S (hybrid) SUV 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $39,990
HEV Sport (hybrid) SUV 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $43,890
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Kia Niro 2021 Colours

There is a range of colours available for the Niro line-up, with the HEV and PHEV models offering the choice of Clear White (no cost) or any of the following for $520 more: Aurora Black pearl, Runway Red, Snow White pearl, Silky Silver, Sunset Orange, Platinum Graphite (grey) and Deep Cerulean Blue. 

The EV model can’t be had in orange, grey or the Deep Cerulean blue, but does have a specific Yacht Blue option unique to the EV range. 

  • Snow White Pearl
  • Gravity Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Silky Silver
  • Runway Red
  • Graphite Gray
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Niro 2021 Accessories

You can get Kia Australia to fit a factory-backed wallbox charger for your home or office if you choose the PHEV or EV models. It costs $2830, but will save you time when it comes to charging.

Kia Niro 2021 Interior

The interior of the Kia Niro is conventional, so if you like the idea of a futuristic car with a cutting edge interior, you might be a little disappointed.

But it is a pretty spacious cabin, with the HEV and PHEV models offering good leg, toe and headroom in the second row. The EV model has a higher floor so feels more compact inside.

But the Niro EV has a bigger boot because it doesn't have any batteries under there (they're under the passenger floor instead). While the HEV has its battery pack under the rear seat, and the PHEV suffers the most because its batteries are under the rear seat and the boot floor. That means it has the smallest boot.

Oddly, some Niro models have a turnkey ignition, and none have a full-digital instrument cluster. There's an 8.0-inch touchscreen in the base grade S, and a 10.25-inch unit in the Sport top-spec model.

Kia Niro 2021 Boot Space

The boot space varies depending on the powertrain. That's because the batteries for the EV are under the passenger floor, while in the HEV they're under the back seat, and in the PHEV they're under the back seat and the boot floor.

As a result, the PHEV has the smallest cargo capacity, at 324 litres (VDA) with five seats in place. The HEV is the next largest, at 410L VDA, while the EV model offers 451L VDA of cargo space with all seats up.

Drop the seats and you have 1322L (VDA) for the PHEV, 1405L (VDA) for the EV and 1408L (VDA) for the HEV.

You need to know that the PHEV and EV models don't come with any form of spare tyre - they have a repair kit and tyre pressure monitoring fitted. The HEV models have a space-saver spare wheel.

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Kia Niro 2021 Seats

There are five seats in all versions of the Kia Niro. But interestingly the space in all three grades isn't identical. That comes down to the fact the EV model has a higher floor, meaning less toe room, less rear kneeroom, and less headroom front and rear, too.

Kia Niro 2021 Speed

There is no claimed 0-100km/h speed for any model in the Niro range, but we'd reckon the Niro EV must do it less than six seconds - it's pretty darn quick. The HEV and PHEV? Closer to double that.

Kia Niro 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Kia Niro are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1805mm x 1570mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Niro 2021 Dimensions  include 1570mm height, 1805mm width, 4375mm length.
Kia Niro Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
HEV S (hybrid) SUV 1545x1805x4355 mm 160 mm
HEV Sport (hybrid) SUV 1545x1805x4355 mm 160 mm
Phev S (hybrid) SUV 1545x1805x4355 mm 160 mm
Phev Sport (hybrid) SUV 1545x1805x4355 mm 160 mm
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Kia Niro 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Kia Niro is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Niro is available with the following fuel types: Electric and Hyb/ULP.

Kia Niro Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Electric S SUV Electric,1 SP AUTO
Electric Sport SUV Electric,1 SP AUTO
HEV S (hybrid) SUV 1.6L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO 3.8L/100km
HEV Sport (hybrid) SUV 1.6L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO 4.4L/100km
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Kia Niro 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Kia Niro will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Kia Niro Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
HEV S (hybrid) SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
HEV Sport (hybrid) SUV 225x45 R18 225x45 R18
Phev S (hybrid) SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
Phev Sport (hybrid) SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
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