2022 Kia Niro

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Kia Niro highlights

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  • Thrifty performance
  • Solid passenger room and cargo space
  • Loads of standard tech including wireless smartphone connectivity


  • Only one slightly underpowered engine is available
  • All trim levels are front-wheel-drive only
  • May have a bit of a rough ride

Mileage (EPA estimate)

46 city, 40 highway, 43 combined

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All Kia Niro years

What is new for the 2022 Kia Niro?

  • The Niro is available in a new trim called the LXS Special Edition.
  • Niro trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control and Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Roof Rack, Running Boards, and Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Touring SE trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Remote Start, Harman Kardon Sound, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The EX Premium trim now comes with Remote Start, Harman Kardon Sound, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The LXS trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2022 Kia Niro trims

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  • 139-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors


LXS Special Edition:

Touring SE:

  • Includes all features available on the LXS Special Edition
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Navigation System
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • View our Kia Niro Touring SE inventory

EX Premium:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Niro

1. Nimble handling

Shopping for a hybrid vehicle for your daily commute? The Kia Niro is a solid choice. The 2022 Niro has a 1.6L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that make a combined 139 hp. Power goes to the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, providing a natural driving feel. Plus, the Niro's compact size and swift steering response make it easy to maneuver through traffic and park in tight spots. And if you want to minimize trips to the gas station, the base 2022 Niro gets an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined.

2. Spacious interior

If you're looking for a roomy five-passenger hybrid, check out the 2022 Kia Niro. The Niro may be small on the outside, but it's spacious on the inside. It's easy to get comfortable in the elevated, upright driver's seat, where you'll enjoy ample headroom (40.1 inches) and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Your passengers won't be shortchanged, either—they'll get 41.7 inches of legroom in the front and 37.4 inches in the back, which is generous for a subcompact SUV.

3. Five well-equipped trims

Whichever 2022 Kia Niro trim you choose—LX, LXS, LXS Special Edition, Touring Special Edition, or EX Premium—you'll get plenty of appealing features. A dual-zone climate control system is standard on every trim, and if you're riding solo, you can use the Driver Only mode to turn off the front-seat passenger's climate control and save some energy. Opt for the LXS Special Edition to get a sunroof and power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, or the trim-topping EX Premium for heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

4. Easy-to-use tech

Want to crank some tunes and stay connected on the road? Standard tech features on the 2022 Kia Niro include wireless Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® integration. Along with a standard eight-inch touchscreen (10.3 inches on EX Premium), the Niro's infotainment system has physical buttons and knobs that make the system super easy to use. And if you prioritize premium sound quality, you can rock out with the eight-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system (Touring Special Edition and EX Premium).

5. Standard driver aids

If you're looking for features to enhance your confidence behind the wheel, the 2022 Kia Niro delivers. Standard driver-assistance features on the base LX trim include a rearview camera, electronic stability control, and hill-start assist. Opt for the LXS trim and higher to get blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and more.

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RepairPal gave the Kia Niro an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Niro 3rd out of 6 among Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

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Kia Niro features and specs

EX Premium 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.7"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 40.1"/R 39.1"

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