The 2023 Kia Niro Hybrid starts at $31,845 including freight and delivery charges and reaches $40,545 before options.
The Niro PHEV starts at $39,845.
The Niro EV ranges from $46,845 to $54,845.
The 2023 Kia Niro will arrive in Canada next spring, and pricing for the hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric variants of the subcompact crossover have been announced for the country.
The Canadian market will receive four trim levels of the Niro hybrid, one trim level of the PHEV and three trim levels of the Niro EV. The Niro LX hybrid will start at $31,845 including freight and delivery charges, and includes 16-inch alloy wheels, forward collision warning with emergency braking as well as pedestrian and cyclist detection, highway driving assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, rear cross traffic alert and collision avoidance, driver attention warning, lane keep assist, heated front seats, an infotainment with an eight-inch touchscreen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The $33,845 EX trim adds cloth and leatherette seat upholstery, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen and Kia Connect mobile app connectivity.
Meanwhile, the $36,545 EX Premium gets a power sunroof, a power liftgate, a 10.25-inch digital driver instrument cluster and a power driver’s seat, and the $40,545 Niro SX hybrid serves up 18-inch alloys, leatherette seats, driver’s seat position memory, a power front passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a Harman/Kardon sound system, a digital key system and head-up display.
The single 2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid variant is the EX, and costs $39,845. It comes with the aforementioned list of active safety features in addition to cloth and leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, a 10.25-inch infotainment system and Kia Connect, among other things.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV Premium gets the ball rolling at $46,845 and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a battery heating system, the full suite of advanced driving assistance systems, the 10.25-inch digital driving instrument cluster and 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen as well as Kia Connect. The $49,845 Premium+ adds a heat pump, rear park sonar, roof rails, a power liftgate, cloth and leatherette seat upholstery, a power driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel and wireless phone charging. Last but not least, the $54,845 Niro EV Limited gets park collision avoidance assist, remote smart parking assist, LED headlights, a power sunroof, leatherette seats, driver’s seat position memory, a power front passenger seat, a digital key system, head-up display and a Harman/Kardon sound system. The Limited also features the brand’s V2L system allowing owners to charge external devices or provide electricity while camping or during a home power shortage, for example.
The 2023 Kia Niro HEV is equipped with a 1.6L inline-four that’s been revised for improved cooling, reduced friction and better fuel combustion. Matched to an electric motor and a revised six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, it produces 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet as before, but city/highway/combined fuel economy ratings are pegged at 4.5/4.4/4.4 L/100 km, a slight improvement over the outgoing generation, which combined figure varied from 4.6 to 5.3 L/100 km.
The Niro PHEV relies on the same engine, but it’s working hand-in-hand with a more powerful electric motor and a hybrid starter/generator, for a total output of 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet. Its 11.1 kWh battery pack, up from 8.9 kWh in the previous gen, provides a driving range estimated at 55 kilometres on a full charge—up from 42 km in last year’s Niro plug-in hybrid.
The Niro EV produces 201 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, while its 64.8 kWh battery pack has barely increased compared to its predecessor’s 64 kWh battery. However, estimated range is up from 385 to 407 km, and the on-board charger has gone from 7.2 to 11.0 kW.
The 2023 Kia Niro is now the only vehicle on our market that offers three different electrified powertrains, now that the first-generation Hybrid IONIQ is now discontinued. It will continue to rival the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Nissan LEAF, the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, the Mazda MX-30, the MINI Cooper SE and the brand’s very own Kia Soul EV, in addition to upcoming vehicles such as the Chevrolet Equinox EV, the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra EV.