The electric car market is constantly growing with new entries, but many of them are expensive luxury vehicles. However, that doesn’t mean finding a reasonably affordable EV is impossible. Such options on the lower end of the pricing spectrum are the Kia Niro EV and Nissan Leaf.2022 Kia Niro EV The Kia
Niro EV is an electric SUV with a lot going for it, and it recently became available in all 50 states. That makes it more competitive with the stalwart Nissan
Leaf. Pricing starts at $39,990 before any federal or state incentives.
See: Thinking about an EV? First-ever $4,000 tax credit for used electric vehicles, and $7,500 for new, gets OK from CongressKia Niro EV highlights SUV versatility: These two EVs have similar interior space, but the Niro EV is a bit more versatile. The rear seats can fold flat in the Niro EV, but not in the Leaf. That means you can open up the cargo area of the Niro EV for up to 53 cubic feet of space, compared with a maximum of 30 cubic feet for Leaf. 239-mile range: The Niro EV comes standard with an impressive electric range of 239 miles. That beats the Leaf with a standard 149-mile range, as well as the 226-mile range with the Leaf Plus. Excellent warranty: The Kia Niro EV has an outstanding warranty. The 5-year/60,000-miles basic warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is much more generous than the Leaf’s warranty. See: How much does it cost to charge an electric car? We do the math2022 Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf