EPA estimated range: 239 miles
Starting price: $39,545
While also available as a hybrid, the Niro EV is Edmunds’ preference for its smoother, quieter and more pleasant driving experience. It comes fully featured with excellent phone integration and safety technology. You can even get upscale features such as ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The Niro EV is also surprisingly sporty. It accelerates quickly and is stable and nimble when driving around turns. You’ll have a lot more fun driving the Niro EV than a traditional fuel-efficient car. On the downside, the Niro doesn’t offer a whole lot of cargo space. Also, although Kia has marketed the Niro as a crossover SUV, all-wheel drive is not available.