2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

$27,900 - $34,500  MSRP Range
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

6 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

The gas tank is still full after 1 week of driving

by housegirl from Medford, OR on Thu Mar 29 2018

I had very high demands for my next car as I truly loved my 2013 Elantra GT. But knew it was time to upgrade and decided that a plug in hybrid was the only way to go. This car has exceeded my expectations in every way. Spacious quiet, has lots of zip that other hybrids I had driven didn't have. I love all the safety features like lane change detection as well as lots of media features- and I LOVE SiriusXM which it comes with. There are all sorts of modifications to those features depending on your driving choice. I have been driving just on the electric motor rather than hybrid for most of my driving in town and some highway driving. I use it in my real estate business. I have charged the car 3 times this week and the gas gage has not changed. So Im guessing I'll go thru 1 tank of gas every 1-2 months at most- instead of 3 tanks. It gets over 100 mi per gal on electric motor and 45-50 mpg on hybrid. It does not have AWD but in doing my research - unless you are doing lots mountain snow driving and unpaved roads its really not necessary- you just need good all weather tires!

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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent replacement for an aging Prius!

by charleskeith from Beaufort, SC on Wed Feb 28 2018

Lots of legroom, cargo room, while still having a short footprint. Seats are comfortable, and I love the safety features, such as lane assist and auto distance separation.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great commuter car

by Mini Niro from Moreno Valley CA on Thu Feb 22 2018

So far so good only had it a week so just learning the bells and whistles. EV mode is for short commutes and Hybrid mode is for long commutes.

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5 out of 5 stars

First hybrid we have owned

by pjdutton from Fremont, CA on Thu Feb 01 2018

So far no problems, a good car though all the display options can be some distracting. I imagine we'll get used to it.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

First Kia owned and First PHEV

by SASGLM from Cary NC on Thu Feb 15 2018

we drove this Niro off the lot and 350mi to home, the dealer charged it up for us and that got us 75+ MPG the first 25 interstate miles, then the hybrid kicked in and after 350mi the mpg read 45.5mpg. Not too bad for 75-80mph driving. The smart Cruise Control worked great and in some heavy traffic it worked great we've owned it for a week now and have been able to run 98% in EV mode by taking advantage of free Charging stations at work.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 stars

Kia definitely stepped up in the plug-in hybrid ga

by Peggy M from San Diego on Wed Jan 24 2018

As a short woman (5.2ft), I love that I sit high in this car. It is like a mini-SUV and the visibility is great, (especially when compared to the other plug-in hybrid). Also as a mother of 3, I love the roomy back seat (I have 3 car seats) AND the big trunk! Perfect car for commuting the kids with the amazing car mileage, and the safety features even on the base model (lane departure for ex: It will beep and stir back you in the lanes). I LOVE it and highly recommend it!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 starsReliability
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