CARS.COM — Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Kia Niro. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2018, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. A plug-in hybrid model joined the lineup for 2018 and shares the same backseat dimensions as the regular hybrid, so this Car Seat Check applies to both models.
The Kia Niro is all-new for 2017 and is the automaker’s first dedicated gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The Niro straddles the line between hatchback and SUV. It has seating for five and can comfortably accommodate two car seats, though front legroom is an issue when an infant seat is installed.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two