In regards to starting prices, you can pick up a 2019 or 2020 example with the smaller battery for around £30,000, and 2021 cars rise only to about £32,000 – less than what those EVs we mentioned at the start go for.
The bigger battery hikes the price to £34,000, but that isn’t much, given that you also get some extra kit.
There are lavish 4 and 4+ trims as well, but they come in at around £35,000, and at that point, you’re entering used Model 3 territory.
On the road, the e-Niro’s steering is crisp and responsive enough to give you confidence through bends, while body lean is well controlled. The ride isn’t quite silky smooth around town, but it’s more so at motorway speeds, making it an apt grand tourer.
Inside, you will find lots of space in both the front and rear. Compared with other Niros, the EV does have to make do with a shallower boot, but this at least gives it a lip that’s flush with the floor, making loading easier.
The only caveat to recommending the e-Niro is the existence of its sister car, the Hyundai Kona Electric, which while less practical and not quite as comfortable offers a very similar range and costs less to buy used.