Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in America

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9. 2020 Kia Niro Electric
Starting MSRP: $38,500
EPA Rating (combined): 112 MPGe
Range: 239 miles
Following the introduction of the Niro hybrid a few years back, Kia added the Niro PHEV in 2018 and the Niro Electric for 2019. For 2020 the Niro Electric receives updated headlights and revised rear LED combination lights. Inside, the EX adds a new 8-inch screen and the Premium EX receives a 10.25-inch screen. Offering the functionality of a typical compact crossover, the Niro EV utilizes a liquid-cooled 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery stored under the floor so cabin space is unaffected. The Niro EV gets motivation from an electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and a strong 291 lb-ft of torque that comes on instantly for great acceleration. Since electric cars run silently, Kia has given the Niro EV an artificial sound described as a “techy whirring noise.” While this does make the Niro EV sound pretty cool, the noise is actually designed as a safety feature to alert pedestrians to the car’s presence.

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