Kia Niro Research Guide

 

The Highlights

The Kia Niro is a zippy 5-passenger 5-door compact SUV that fits nicely between the Soul and Seltos in the Kia line-up. It is available as a hybrid (HEV) for excellent fuel economy, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) for 42kms of all-electric range and excellent fuel economy, and full battery electric vehicle (EV) for 385 kms of all-electric range.

 

Feature Highlights

• Impressive list of standard features
• Excellent fuel economy in the HEV
• Impressive range and fuel economy in the PHEV
• Excellent estimated and real-world range in the EV
• Zippy acceleration and stable handling
• Clever interior storage options

 

Top Honours for the Kia Niro

• JD Power “Best Ownership Experience among Mass Market Battery Electric Vehicles”
• Vincentric Award “Best Value in Canada: EV/PHEV SUV segment”
• DieselCar and Eco Car Award ‘Best Hybrid’
• Business Motoring Award “Best Company Car” for the Niro EV
• Business Motoring Award “Best Hybrid” for the HEV

The Kia Niro is comparable to the Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Ioniq.

Trims and Features (HEV)

L HEV

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• 5-year/100,000 km – Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
• 5 year/ unlimited mileage – 24/7 roadside Assistance
• 1.6 litre GDI
• 16” alloy wheels
• 8” display audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
• Electric adjustable side mirrors
• Rearview camera
• Remote keyless entry
• Heated front seats

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EX HEV

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• Adds to L
• 18″ alloy wheels
• Full leather seats
• Power adjustable driver seat
• Ventilated front seats
• Heated rear seats
• A/C invertor
• AVN 5 Wide with 10.25″ LCD screen
• Harmon Kardon Audio
• Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance
• Advanced Smart Cruise Control
• Lane Keep Assist System with Driver Attention Alert
• Lane Follow Assist
• Front and rear sensor

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SX Touring

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• Adds to EX
• Sunroof
• Blindspot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert
• Smart key with pushbutton start
• Wireless phone charger
• Heated leather steering wheel

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Trim and Features (PHEV)

EX PHEV

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• 5-year/100,000 km – Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
• 5 year/ unlimited mileage – 24/7 roadside Assistance
• 1.6 litre GDI 6-speed automatic
• Blindspot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert
• 16″ alloy wheels
• 8″ display audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
• Electric adjustable heated side mirrors, electric folding
• Roof rack
• Sun roof
• Heated leather steering wheel
• Rearview camera
• Smart key with pushbutton start
• Wireless phone charger
• Heated front seats

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EX Premium PHEV

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• Adds to EX
• Electronic parking brake
• Power adjustable driver seat
• Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
• Advanced Smart Cruise Control
• Lane Keep Assist
• Lane Follow Assist
• Driver Attention Warning Alert

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SX Touring PHEV

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• Adds to EX Premium
• Full leather seats
• Heated rear seats
• Memory driver seat
• A/C Invertor
• AVN 5 Wide with 10.25″ LCD Screen
• Harmon Kardon Audio

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Trims and Features (EV)

EX

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• 5-year/100,000 km – Worry-Free Comprehensive Warranty
• 5 year/ unlimited mileage – 24/7 roadside Assistance
• Long range 383 km 356 Volt Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
• 17″ alloy wheels
• 8″ display audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Satellite Radio
• Electric adjustable heated side mirrors
• Rearview camera
• Smart key with pushbutton start

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EX +

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• Adds to EX EV
• Battery heating system
• Heat pump
• Heated front seats
• Heated leather steering wheel

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SX Touring

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• Adds to EX+ EV
• Sunroof
• Heated rear seats
• Full leather seats
• Power adjustable driver seat
• A/C Invertor
• Wireless phone charger
• Alloy pedal and footrest
• AVN 5 Wide with 10.25″ LCD screen
• Harmon Kardon Audio
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Blindspot detection with rear cross traffic alert
• Smart Cruise control
• Lane change assist with driver attention alert
• Lane follow assist

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Specs & Features

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The Niro HEV

• 1.6 Kappa GDI 104 hp and 108 lb-ft torque, 139 hp
• 240V Lithium Ion Polymer battery with 42 kWh of power
• Fuel economy for the L HEV – 4.4/4.9/4.6 L/100km city/highway/combined
• Fuel economy for the EX HEV 4.4/4.9/4.6 L/100km city/highway/combined
• Fuel economy for the SX Touring 5.0/5.6/5.3 L/100km city/highway/ combined

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The Niro PHEV

• 1.6 Kappa GDI 104 hp and 108 lb-ft torque, 139 hp
• 8.9 kWh 360V battery
• 42 km of all electric range
• Fuel economy 2.2 Le/100km (combined highway/city gas and electric) (electric equivalent)
• Level 2 charging to full – 2.5-3 hours
• Level 1 charging to full – 9 hours
• Fuel economy 5.1 L/100 (combined highway/city gas only)

 

The Niro EV

• 356V 201 HP and 291 lb-ft of torque
• 385 kms of all electric range
• 1.9/2.3/2.1 Le/100km city/highway/combined (electric equivalent)
• Level 3 DC fast charge 50kWh – charging to 80% – 75 minutes
• Level 3 DC fast charge 100kWh – charging to 80% – 54 minutes
• Level 2 charging to 100% – 9 hours 35 minutes
• Level 1 charging to 100% – 59 hours

 

Cargo Capacity and Volume

• HEV – behind 1st row 1,789 litres
• HEV – behind 2nd row 635 litres
• PHEV – behind 1st row 1,543 litres
• PHEV – behind 2nd row 548 litres
• HEV – behind 1st row 1,804 litres
• HEV – behind 2nd row 629 litres

Safety

The Niro has a comprehensive list of standard and available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems features:

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• Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
• Advanced Smart Cruise Control
• Lane Keeping Assist System with Lane Following Assist
• Driver Attention Alert System
• Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist
• Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• AEB Autonomous Emergency Brake • Front and rear parking sensors
• High Beam Assist
• Smart Cruise Control

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Technology

And like all of Kia’s lineup, the Niro offers a wide array of standard and optional technology. This includes:

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• Standard 8-inch touchscreen display, or available 10.25” LCD multimedia interface
• Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
• Wireless smartphone charging
• Bluetooth connectivity
• USB port(s)
• 110-volt power inverter
• Available Harmon/Kardon premium sound system

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But don’t take our word for it…

KKB says: “The Kia Niro is an excellent value for drivers looking for a practical hybrid. It’s a small crossover with good interior space for its size, and it archives a combined fuel economy rating of up to 50 mpg…This all adds up to one of the most practical and value-conscious vehicles that money can buy..” Check out the article here.

Plus, build and price your own Kia Niro HEV, PHEV, or EV right here.

You can also access all our articles on the KIA Niro right here.