2022 Kia Niro EV Performance

November 22nd, 2022 by

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The 2022 Kia electric and hybrid vehicles are a standout group of models that maximize efficiency, help Federal Way drivers reduce their carbon footprints and further Kia’s reputation for manufacturing reliable vehicles. Although, what some may not realize is that Kia EVs and hybrids are just as capable of executing sharp and exciting performances as gas-powered vehicles. One of these models in particular is the 2022 Kia Niro PHEV.



The 2022 Kia Niro PHEV is a small SUV that offers a 253-mile range, a strong engine, and innovative performance features that help maximize its efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about the Kia Niro PHEV’s performance! Then, if you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule a test drive, give Sunset Kia of Auburn a call today!

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid Engine & Electric Motor Specs

The Niro PHEV is powered by a gasoline engine and a motor. These two components work together to provide a better fuel economy, and the battery for the electric motor self-charges, so you don’t have to worry about plugging your car in. Let’s take a look at the specifications for the engine, electric motor, and hybrid battery that contribute to the stellar Kia Niro Plug-Hybrid performance:

2022 Kia Niro Engine Specs

  • Engine Type: 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection
  • Combine Drivetrain Horsepower: 139 hp
  • Combined Drivetrain Torque: 195 lb-ft
  • Engine Horsepower: 104 hp
  • Engine Torque: 109 lb-ft

2022 Kia Niro Motor Specs

  • Motor Type: AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
  • Motor Horsepower: 60 hp
  • Electric Motor Torque: 125 lb-ft

2022 Kia Niro Battery Specs

  • Hybrid Battery Type: Lithium-Ion Polymer
  • Hybrid Battery Voltage: 360 V
  • Hybrid Battery Capacity: 24.7Ah
  • Hybrid Battery Energy: 8.9 kWh

While you’re enjoying the peppy drive that these features provide, the Kia Niro PHEV will carry you far with its all-electric range of 26 miles and EPA-estimated MPGe of 105 combined. It also provides a total driving range of 560 miles.

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid Fuel-Efficient Performance Features

The Kia Niro PHEV comes equipped with energy-saving features that will help Sumner commuters optimize their efficiency even further. These features include:

  • Regenerative Braking–uses the energy that’s produced when you slow down to recharge the Niro’s battery.
  • Dual Clutch Transmission–with Sport Mode allows for the gears to shift smoothly, making the vehicle more responsive when you accelerate.

Can the 2022 Kia Niro PHEV Tow?

The 2022 Kia Niro is not rated for towing. While you’re unable to pull items behind this SUV, the Niro offers a maximum cargo capacity of 54.5 cubic feet, so you can pack many of your belongings in the cabin!

Shop for a New Kia Niro with Sunset Kia of Auburn

If you’d like to know more about the Kia Niro performance, head to our dealership near Puyallup to explore the vehicle in person and take it for a test drive. While you’re here, be sure to inquire about our dealership-exclusive perks like Warranty Protection for Life, Oil Changes for Life and Sunset Auto Used Car Reconditioning programs.


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