Bowen's Report Card

2021 Kia Niro Electric Sport Video And Radio Review

Here we go again, another electric car…. The Kia Australia Niro is very nice but the price is NOT right! Here’s my “Quickie Review”.


2021 Niro EV Sport

  • Li-ion polymer 64 kWh Electric Motor
  • 150kW/395Nm
  • Max speed 167km/h
  • 356 volts


AC Charge

  • In Cable Control Box (ICCB) 2.3kW 
  • 29 hours

With a 7.2kW EVSE Charger

  • 9h 35m

DC Fast Charge 0-80% (50kW Charger)

  • 1hr 15m

DC Fast Charge 0-80% (100kW Charger)

  • 54m

How Big?

Overall length (mm)

  • 4,375

Overall width (mm) Includes Door Handles

  • 1,805

Overall height with roofrails (mm)

  • 1,570

Wheelbase (mm)

  • 2,700

Minimum ground clearance (mm)

  • 155

Luggage space (rear seats down)

  • 1,405L

Luggage space (rear seats up)

  • 451

How Far?

Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP)

  • 455km

How Heavy?

Kerb Weight

  • 1,791kg

Tare Mass

  • 1,791kg

Gross vehicle mass

  • 2,230kg


  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with TCS
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • AEB (Autonomous Emergency Brake)
  • FCWS (Forward Collision Warning System) – Car, Pedestrian, Cyclist.
  • BSD (Blind Spot Dection) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • LKA (Lane Keeping Assist)
  • LED headlights (Projection Type)
  • Halogen Projection front fog lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED rear combination lights (Brake / Position)
  • Rear Spoiler with High-mounted rear stop light
  • LED Rear fog lightManual Speed Limit AssistDusk-sensing automatic headlights
  • LFA (Lane Following Assist)

Bowen’s Report Card

This is Tesla money, so the Kia Niro won’t sell well. It’s a fantastic product, despite being a few years old already. The Hybrid and Plug-In-Hybrid (PHEV) models make the most sense. Standby for more on those. However, the Kia Niro Sport EV is still an 83 out of 100 from me.