Kia Niro 2017

2017 Kia Niro: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on May 10, 2018

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 27,000 model-year 2017 Kia Niro hybrid hatchbacks The Problem: The hydraulic clutch actuator inner oil seal may leak, allowing oil to accumulate in the cap a... Read More
2018 Kia Niro: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 1, 2018

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 201... Read More
Kia Niro Best, Tesla Model X Worst in Reliability Survey

By Kelsey Mays on October 20, 2017

CARS.COM — The Toyota Camry might be the most reliable late-model used car, but the new car with the highest predicted reliability is the Kia Niro, according to Consumer Reports.... Read More
2017 Kia Niro Video Review

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 19, 2017

CARS.COM — Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle is the new-for-2017 Niro. The compact hatchback has seating for five and is offered in four trims: FE, LX, EX and Touring. FE models get... Read More
2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid: Real-World Fuel Economy

By Fred Meier on May 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Plug-in hybrids are growing up, at least on paper. Some newer models appear to be able to put a real dent in your gasoline habit as well as offer enough utility to be a fam... Read More
2017 Kia Niro: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on May 2, 2017

CARS.COM — The Kia Niro is all-new for 2017 and is the automaker's first dedicated gas-electric hybrid vehicle; a plug-in version is coming for 2018. The Niro straddles the line betwee... Read More
2017 Honda Civic Vs. 2017 Kia Niro: Hatchback Comeback

By Mike Hanley and Kelsey Mays on April 28, 2017

CARS.COM — Though popular overseas, compact hatchbacks are mostly bit players in the U.S., where the sedan is king among car shoppers. However, give a hatchback a few extra inches of groun... Read More
Tragedy Shows Front Blind Spot Also a Danger for Kids

By Fred Meier on April 21, 2017

CARS.COM —  The recent tragedy involving a former NFL player who killed his young daughter in his driveway spotlights a front blind spot danger that gets less attention than risks for... Read More
Top 10 Best MPG Bang for Your Buck

By Joe Wiesenfelder on April 17, 2017

CARS.COM — Fuel prices remain quite low, which has cooled demand for efficient vehicles on economic grounds, but some shoppers remain interested in decreasing their carbon footprint by buy... Read More
How Does the Kia Niro's Driver-Only Climate Mode Work?

By Kelsey Mays on April 5, 2017

CARS.COM — When it comes to fuel efficiency, every load on your drivetrain and electrical system counts, and your climate control is a significant offender. Many cars dial it back when an ... Read More