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of the 2018 Kia Niro. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Accelerates like a non-hybrid
- Spirited Sport mode
- UVO touchscreen system standard
- Outward visibility
- Excellent rear headroom and legroom
- Low cargo load-in height
- All-wheel drive not offered
- Lots of interior plastic
- Lower mpg, less cargo room than Toyota Prius
- No power-flow graphical display
- New plug-in hybrid version available
- New Touring Graphite Edition
- Five-seat hybrid hatchback
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
- Advanced active safety features available
What it is: Kia calls the Niro a "hybrid utility vehicle" and says it competes with subcompact SUVs, even though it's only offered with front-wheel drive. Other competitors include the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. A new plug-in hybrid version of the Niro is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New features for the upscale Touring trim include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, high-intensity-discharge headlights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a wireless phone charger.
A new Touring Graphite Edition features Platinum Graphite paint, gloss-black 18-inch wheels and roof rails, a metallic-colored grille, a 10-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, an 8-inch display with navigation, and a Harman Kardon premium stereo.
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Great, Realible, Great mpg's Hybrid
After owning several Toyota Prius for 14 years I was nervous about switching to a Niro but the Niro goes head to toe with the Prius in every way. The Niro has more comfortable seating and I'm very ... Read full review
Comfortable and Fun to drive
We purchased a Kia Niro Hybrid. This car has met all of our needs. Comfortable, great sight lines, plenty of room for two car seats. It also has plenty of leg room in the back when the car seats are ... Read full review
The 2018 Kia Niro currently has 0 recalls
60 months / 60,000 miles
120 months / 100,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance
10 years / 100,000 miles10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
Under 5 years / 60,000 milesVehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.