2018 Kia Niro

With over 100 cubic feet of total passenger volume, the Kia Niro is a great pick for anyone who wants the spaciousness of an SUV while enjoying the fuel-saving benefits of a hybrid vehicle. In fact, this has become a very popular pick for drivers in the Cleveland, Sheffield Lake, and Lorain areas who want to spend less time at the pump.

If you're considering this SUV, take a look at this Kia Niro review from the team at Montrose Kia to get a better idea of what to expect when you take the wheel. Find a Kia dealer near you to check out this car in person!

Kia Niro Powertrain

The Niro comes equipped with a 1.6L Full Parallel Hybrid System that generates 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque. It also has an electric motor that produces 43 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. Combined, they deliver an output of 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

This engine is paired with a dual clutch 6-speed automatic transmission and improves fuel efficiency with the Hybrid Starter-Generator (HSG). This feature powers down the engine when you come to a complete stop while in traffic or at a red light. When you move your foot to the accelerator, the engine powers back up again, preventing fuel waste while idling.

Kia Niro Configurations and Fuel Economy

The Kia Niro offers two configurations: the Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). The Hybrid version seamlessly switches between gas and electric operation as necessary to benefit performance and fuel efficiency. By doing so, it manages an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 46-52 MPG city and 40-49 MPG highway, or 43-50 MPG combined.This is an ideal pick for anyone who commutes into the city for work or anyone who spends a lot of time driving in high-traffic areas.

The other configuration option is the PHEV. The PHEV operates in all-electric mode for as long as possible, only kicking into hybrid or gas mode when it's exceeded its cruising range of 26 miles.2 So, if you have a short work commute or the ability to charge up at the office, you could conceivably travel round-trip without having to dip into your gas tank.

The PHEV model manages an EPA-estimated 46 MPG combined fuel economy on gas alone and can get up to an EPA-estimated 105 MPG combined fuel economy with the hybrid system.1

Infotainment and Safety Technology

While you're out and about in your Kia Niro, you'll have plenty of ways to stay connected and entertained. The UVO eServices system with a 7-inch color touchscreen display comes standard on all trim levels, as do Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™. These systems allow you to fully integrate your smartphone with your car for access to optimized apps, music streaming, and phone calls without taking your hands off the wheel.

An upgrade to an 8-inch display screen is available, as is voice-command navigation, which allows you to easily input your destination while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

The Kia Drive Wise safety technology suite is also available, featuring systems like Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. This system is designed to help you mitigate a forward collision by automatically applying the brakes if necessary to avoid a potential hazard up ahead, whether that's another car or a pedestrian.

Take a Ride in the Kia Niro

If you want to learn more about anything we covered in our Kia Niro review, come to Montrose Kia. We'll show you some other features we love and even get you behind the wheel for a test drive. Contact us to schedule your test drive today!

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, battery-pack age/condition, and your vehicle's condition.

 26-mile range on full battery charge.

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