Should You Wait for 2022? | 2021 Kia Niro EV SX Touring Review

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4m Sep 13, 2021

We're looking at the 2021 Kia Niro EV SX Touring to see if you should pull the trigger on this model year, or hold out for the 2022s coming.

Since we've driven the Kia Niro EV before we wanted to get right into the action this week to go over some of the main reasons you might want to consider this electric vehicle, and how our thoughts might have changed since we drove it last about two years ago. The 2021 Kia Niro EV SX Touring gets a number of changes since the last time we drove it, most importantly is the updated 10.25" infotainment system and software we've tested on other Kia vehicles. The smaller 8" screen now gets wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but unlike other larger-screen Korean vehicles these services are still limited to USB. Other additions include the updated Navigation-based smart cruise control, highway driving assist, and leading vehicle departure warning.

The important info for buyers here in September of 2021 will be to know what changes are coming for the next model year. Still more or less a carryover model, the 2022 Kia Niro EV will add the new Kia badging throughout the vehicle, along with the 10.25" screen becoming standard on all trim-levels. The updated screen also means the entry-level trims will benefit from Navigation, SiriusXM Radio, and the harmon/kardon audio system.

We then take the 2021 Kia Niro EV SX Touring on a real-world road test to talk about how this electric vehicle drives, rides, handles and performs, and some of the reasons you'd be in the market for this kind of EV.

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