Kia Niro EV boot space, seating & practicality

A spacious cabin and plenty of boot space position the Niro EV as an ideal electric family car

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,420mm1,825mm1,585mm475/1,392 litres

Size-wise, the latest Niro is slightly larger overall than its predecessor, with Kia increasing the wheelbase by 20mm in order to boost cabin and boot space – and it worked. There’s plenty of boot space on offer for family car duties, and enough room to seat people, too.

Kia Niro EV interior space, storage & comfort

Up front, the Niro’s centre console is relatively low, which prevents you feeling cocooned in the driver’s seat and gives the cabin a greater sense of space. There’s also a large storage bin under the armrest, although smaller odds and ends may end up rattling around if you chuck them in there.

Because of the floor-mounted battery, rear seating isn’t the best, as the raised floor forces taller passengers to lift their thighs from the seat bases. Still, there’s plenty of head and kneeroom to accommodate a couple of six-footers in the back. Rear occupants also get a set of air vents – but no climate controls – and a pair of USB-C ports to keep their devices topped up.

Boot space

The old e-Niro boasted 451 litres of boot space, which you could expand up to 1,405 litres with the rear seats folded down. However, the Niro EV gets slightly more (475 litres to be exact) with the seats in place and slightly less (1,392 litres) when they’re folded down. At least there’s 20 litres of additional storage under the bonnet, which is ideal for the charging cables.

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