March 2

Chevy Equinox EV vs. Kia Niro EV: Choosing The Electric Vehicle For You


Chevrolet will add the all-new fully electric Equinox EV to its lineup in 2024, and it’s already attracting quite a bit of attention. Like other electric vehicles, including the Kia Niro EV, the Equinox EV will offer maximum efficiency with zero emissions. If you’re wondering how this all-new electric vehicle will compare with other EVs on the market, keep reading for a full comparison of the upcoming Chevy Equinox EV versus the Kia Niro EV.

Power and Performance

It will be as fun to drive the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV as it is efficient. The electric SUV will come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive an option on most trims. With front-wheel drive, the Equinox EV will be powered by an electric motor producing 210 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive powertrain has two electric motors, generating 290 horsepower for some extra pep on the North Texas highways. The system will help the SUV go from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds.

In comparison, the 2023 Kia Niro EV comes in two trims, both with front-wheel drive. The single-motor system produces 201 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. It takes the Kia Niro EV a little longer to go from 0 to 60 mph at an estimated 7.1 seconds.

Charge and Driving Range

Two of the most important factors to consider when purchasing an EV are the charge and driving range. The Chevy Equinox EV will lead the way in both areas. The base trim will have a smaller battery pack with an estimated 250-mile driving range on a full charge. All other models will have a larger pack with a 300-mile range when paired with the front-wheel-drive powertrain. With all-wheel drive, the range drops just slightly to 280 miles.

You’ll be able to plug in your Equinox EV at home to add 34 miles of range per hour. When you need a faster charge, you can use one of the widely available DC fast charging stations to gain 70 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Whether you’re making your daily commute into Dallas-Fort Worth or hitting the open road for your next adventure, you’ll go farther with a Chevy Equinox EV.

The 2023 Kia Niro EV has a similar driving range to the base Equinox EV at 253 miles. Its 64.8-kWh battery pack can charge from 10% to 80% in about 43 minutes with DC fast charging. Overall, the Chevy Equinox EV will offer slightly faster charging and a better driving range per charge if you choose a model with the larger battery pack.

Exterior Design

Both the Chevy Equinox EV and the Kia Niro EV offer more than top-level efficiency and impressive performance. You’ll make an entrance on the roadways in Plano, Texas, when driving an Equinox EV. This sporty compact SUV features clean lines and a muscular stance, riding on 19-inch wheels. It will have a distinctly modern style, with available features like rear lighting animation and flush door handles. You’ll be able to showcase your personal style by choosing among various exterior colors, such as Summit White, Red Hot, and Galaxy Gray Metallic.

The 2023 Kia Niro EV also sports a stylish appearance with gloss black molding and a rear spoiler. It comes with projector-beam headlights, heated side mirrors, and 17-inch wheels. Like the Equinox EV, the Kia Niro EV comes in a range of fun colors, like Graphite Gray, Fire Orange Metallic, and Mineral Blue.

Interior Space

Both the Chevy Equinox EV and the Kia Niro EV seat five passengers comfortably. When you need more room in the back, both SUVs allow plenty of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat. You’ll get 57.2 cubic feet of space in the Equinox EV. The Niro EV offers slightly more cargo space with 63.7 cubic feet of volume. No matter what you’re taking with you, there’s plenty of space for it in either compact SUV.

Comfort and Technology

You’ll experience ultimate comfort when driving the Chevy Equinox EV. Besides the base trim, every Equinox EV will come with a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Upper trims add heated rear seats and ventilated front seats, keeping you comfortable on even the hottest Texas days. In addition, the Equinox EV will come loaded with high-tech features. An 11-inch diagonal display screen will come standard, while upper trims will get a 17.7-inch infotainment touch screen. You can expect the Equinox EV to come with smartphone integration, and wireless charging will be available.

The 2023 Niro EV also has an attractive interior with plenty of comfort and technology features. Heated front seats come standard, with a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats available as part of a package. The top trim also comes with ventilated front seats for additional comfort. Every Kia Niro EV comes with a 10.25-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. There’s also a wireless phone charger, so you don’t have to worry about having a cord when your phone battery dies.

Safety Features

The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will come with a comprehensive suite of safety features and driver-assistance technologies to give you peace of mind behind the wheel. Reverse automatic braking, a new technology, will provide alerts to vehicles or objects behind the SUV when you’re in reverse and apply emergency braking in some situations. Every Equinox EV will also come standard with Chevy Safety Assist, which includes:

  • Automatic emergency braking and front pedestrian braking.
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning.
  • Forward collision alert.
  • Automatic high-beam headlights.
  • Following distance indicator.

Likewise, the Niro EV comes with Kia’s Drive Wise technology, which includes these driver-assistance features:

  • Forward collision-avoidance assist.
  • Blind spot collision-avoidance assist.
  • Rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist.
  • Lane following assist.
  • Adaptive cruise control.

Find an Efficient, All-New Chevy Equinox in Plano, Texas

If you’re in the market for a fully electric vehicle and considering either of these SUVs, it’s worth waiting for the Chevy Equinox EV to go on sale. With better driving range, more power, available all-wheel drive, and innovative technologies, the Equinox EV edges out the Niro EV in nearly every category.

Just can’t wait for the all-new Equinox EV? You can still get an efficient, high-performance Equinox right now at Huffines Chevrolet Plano. At our dealership in Plano, Texas, we carry a wide selection of new Chevrolet models. With affordable prices and competitive financing, we can help you find your dream vehicle at a price within your budget, so you can drive it home today. Of course, if you want to know when you can purchase the Chevy Equinox EV, reach out to us for the latest updates.


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