Kia e-Niro review - Reliability and safety

Great build, happy owners and an industry-leading warranty all bode well for the e-Niro

Kia has a reputation for building reliable cars – something that’s backed up by the firm’s second-place finish in our 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. Build quality, practicality and comfort were all rated highly.

Safety is great too, with the whole Kia Niro range having been awarded a five-star rating by Euro NCAP following its crash tests. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and seven airbags (one more than in the Kona Electric and BMW i3) all come as standard.    

Warranty

The Kia e-Niro boasts the best warranty of any electric car on sale – seven years or 100,000 miles, plus three years of roadside assistance. This beats the similar Hyundai Kona Electric’s unlimited five-year warranty on length if not miles. 

Servicing 

You’ll need to book your e-Niro in for a service every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first – a relatively short service interval for an EV. Kia is known for its servicing deals that can cover up to five years of servicing, so running costs should still be very affordable.

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