Kia America has unveiled the pricing details for the 2024 Niro EV, marking the second model year of the vehicle's second generation. The 2024 Kia Niro EV comes with a starting price of $40,925, which includes a $1,325 destination charge. Notably, this represents only a modest increase of $180 compared to the previous year.
While the base price has risen by $150, the remaining $30 can be attributed to an uptick in the destination charge, now at $1,325, up from $1,295 for the 2023 model year. It's important to note that the starting price corresponds to the entry-level Wind trim. For those seeking additional features, the better-equipped Wave trim starts at $45,925, also seeing an $180 increase from the previous year.
Despite the slight price bump, Kia assures prospective buyers that the 2024 Niro EV brings added value. One notable enhancement is the inclusion of a dual-level cargo floor as a standard feature, enhancing the vehicle's practicality and utility.
Several other changes accompany the 2024 model year, including the discontinuation of the Fire Orange Metallic exterior paint option for the entire Niro lineup and the removal of the Light Grey interior color package from the Niro EV Wind trim.
Under the hood, the 2024 Kia Niro EV retains the same single motor powertrain, featuring a 64.8-kilowatt-hour battery and a permanent magnet synchronous motor on the front axle, delivering 201 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The EPA-estimated range rating remains consistent at 253 miles, with the EPA-estimated MPGe rating also holding steady at 113 MPGe combined. Charging the battery from 10 to 80 percent takes approximately 45 minutes when connected to a DC fast charger.
In terms of standard equipment, the base Niro EV Wind trim offers an impressive array of features. This includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, privacy glass, and a power liftgate. Inside the cabin, it boasts an eight-way power driver seat, a combination of cloth and faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, a faux leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10.25-inch instrument and infotainment screens, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, five USB ports, wireless phone charging, and a Harman Kardon six-speaker sound system.
For those opting for the $45,925 Niro EV Wave trim, additional enhancements await. These include upgraded headlights, fog lights, power-folding mirrors, a sunroof, an eight-way power passenger seat, driver memory settings, full faux-leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and more.
Furthermore, the Niro EV Wave is equipped with advanced features such as the upgraded Highway Driving Assist 2 system, Smart Park automated parking assist, parking sensors, and rear automatic emergency braking. Notably, the Niro EV Wave also features a vehicle-to-load (V2L) inverter, allowing the crossover to power electronic devices or even other electric vehicles.