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2019 Kia Niro EV in Kirkland

2019 Kia Niro EV in Kirkland

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If you are thinking about buying all-electric crossover, you ought to try the 2019 Kia Niro EV in Kirkland at Lee Johnson Kia. This crossover offers low fuel costs while still offering SUV-like roominess and utility. It also offers strong performance and pleasing driving dynamics so you’ll also enjoy driving it. The 2019 Kia Niro EV can accommodate up to five passengers, and it is available in EX and EX Premium models.

2019 Kia Niro EV Economy in Kirkland

One of the major benefits that the 2019 Kia Niro EV offers is low fuel costs. It delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 120 mpge in the city and 101 mpge on the highway (111 mpge in combined driving), which are better than the fuel economy ratings of many smaller electric vehicles on the market. Its all-electric powertrain comprises of a large electric motor that draws from a state-of-the-art 64 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The large battery pack needs to be recharged from an external power source, but it is also recharged on a smaller scale by a smart regenerative braking system that harnesses kinetic energy that is generated at the front wheels when the crossover is braking or decelerating. With its four regen braking levels which are operated via paddle shifters, this regenerative braking system enables you to further enhance the fuel efficiency of this crossover. This system also has a brake and hold feature that enables you to bring the crossover to a full stop just by using the regen paddle shifter.

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Efficiency of the 2019 Kia Niro EV

When its 64 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is fully recharged, the 2019 Kia Niro EV offers an EPA-estimated EV driving range of up to 239 miles, so you can confidently use it to make long-distance trips. Also, if you are like many Americans who do not exceed 50 miles of driving in a day in their commutes to work and their everyday errands, then you can drive the 2019 Kia Niro EV for over 4 days on a single full recharge.

Thanks to its standard DC fast-charge system, the 2019 Kia Niro EV can be recharged at any public electric charging station around the country. 30 minutes of charge using this system will give you approximately 100 miles of range, meaning that you recharge to 80 percent battery capacity in just 75 minutes. When using a 240-volt power outlet and the crossover’s 7.2 kWh onboard charger, however, you’ll have to wait up to 9.5 hours for the battery to fully recharge.

2019 Kia Niro EV Driving Dynamics in Kirkland

According to Kia, the 2019 Kia Niro EV requires approximately 7.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph, which is impressive for an all-electric crossover. Its electric motor delivers a healthy 201-horsepower with 291 lb.-ft. of torque, which makes for exciting drives. The full 291 lb.-ft. of torque is released the moment you press down the accelerator pedal, so you are assured of quick off-the-line starts.

The best part is that you get to experience it all this in relative silence because the engine hardly makes any noise as it accelerates. This crossover also offers a high driving position thanks to its 6.3-inch ground clearance and excellent ride quality thanks to its refined independent MacPherson strut-front suspension and its torsion beam rear suspension.


Utility of the 2019 Kia Niro EV

The 2019 Kia Niro EV is also quite roomy. It offers 40.1 inches of headroom, 41.7 inches of legroom, and 56 inches of shoulder room in the front. Its second row is only slightly less roomy with 37.7 inches of headroom, 36 inches of legroom, and 55.1 inches of shoulder room. For the small things that you may want to carry along e.g. snacks and electronic gadgets, this crossover offers a glove compartment and a center console storage compartment. For larger cargo, it offers 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. When the rear seats are folded down, this crossover can offer up to 53 cubic feet.

The 2019 Kia Niro EV in Kirkland has a lot more to offer. Come and see it up-close at Lee Johnson Kia. Our friendly authorized sales representatives will also give you the chance to test drive it around our dealership. Lee Johnson Kia is located at 11845 NE 85th, Kirkland, WA 98033.

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