I REALLY enjoyed your comparo here Pr1, thank you for taking the time to put it all together for us!! VERY GOOD READ!
While I do not have a Niro to compare our new Ioniq that we named "Trooper" to, I do have to take a second to 2nd your opinion on a couple things..
1st and foremost for us is the xtra cargo space inside Trooper that allows us the option to camp inside his fully secure, fully temp controlled cargo area.
2nd and not far from the 1st note above, that +60 MPG that you speak of allowed us to travel from our home in mid Michigan all the way to Sacramento California (including a tour of and two night stay in your States "Rocky Mountain National Park") for $135 of fuel!!
I would also like to mention the absolute endless fun us old folks are having riding along our lake shore and thru our beautiful State Park each day (retired people do this kind of stuff) to do our daily 2 mile Channel walk on Muskegon's Lake Michigans Channel. Making this daily drive in our Ioniq Blue for free because of Troopers "EV Mode" is simply a thing of beauty!!
After spending our lives touring and tenting on large, two up motorcycles and finding out what $10,000 LESS would get us when we had to give up bikes (new Honda/Yamaha/Polaris or Harley touring bike = $28,500 or more and we got this amazing Trooper as a new left over for $18400) both my wife of 39 years and I are left with HUGE
on our faces!!
As you can probably guess,, I/we too would like to join you in saying that we would also choose Trooper!
A short video just to show the 3 of us out having fun!!!