Kia e-Niro 4 2020 electric car owner review

Kia e-Niro 4 2020 electric car owner review

Yin drives a Kia e-Niro 2020 electric car.

This is Yin’s first electric car, he’s owned the e-Niro between 1-2 years and drives 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 20,000-30,000 miles and he achieves 270 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your e-Niro out of 5.


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Why did you choose the Kia e-Niro?

  • Efficiency
  • safety features
  • price at time of purchase
  • reviews from other owners
  • range
  • maintenance costs.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Efficiency
  • warranty
  • standard kit.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • Boot space could have had more design input and improved to accommodate more storage space
  • Rattle sounds with doors, windows and dashboard, not great for a £40k car
  • Paint work is thin too
  • No frunk storage (purchased aftermarket)
  • Kia UVO Connect app – connection issues, app displaying kms rather than miles
  • Charge flap sticky during winter
  • Service schedule at 10k or 1 year whichever comes first. Other manufacturers have longer service schedules.
  • The e-Niro 2 has Android/Apple wireless but the top spec 4/4+ has to be wired to connect.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?



What are the standout tech features of your e-Niro?

  • Adaptive cruise on the motorway, where it mirrors a lead vehicle and keeps to a safe distance e.g. you’ve set your cruise control at 70mph, a vehicle is on the same lane travelling at a slower pace. Your vehicle will match the lead vehicle’s speed (at a safe distance) and auto increase/decrease speed or stop if the lead vehicle slows to a stand still.
  • 3 settings with regeneration.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

Using utility mode when parked up and playing with the instruments. It keeps the 12v battery charged up using the drive train battery.


Kia e-Niro 4 2020 electric car owner review


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Tesla Model Y:

  • Space
  • Efficiency
  • Tech.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

myenergy zappi – would recommend it only if you have solar. If you don’t have solar, it’s a waste of money for features that you’re not going to use.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go Faster – 5 hours of cheap electricity to charge the EV at 8p but the standing charge and day rate are high.
If you have battery storage like myself, I would recommend it.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


Kia e-Niro 4 2020 electric car owner review


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

None to recommend.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).



Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

LV and now with Flow, which is part of LV.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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