2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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$28,500

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2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Spirited Sport mode
  • UVO touchscreen system standard
  • Outward visibility
  • Excellent rear headroom and legroom
  • Low cargo load-in height

The bad:

  • All-wheel drive not offered
  • Interior plastic
  • Regular Niro's lower mpg, less cargo room than Toyota Prius

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New all-electric Niro EV model
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions also offered
  • Five-seat hatchback body style
  • Five-seat hatchback body style Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Kia Niro?

The Kia Niro is a compact hatchback with room for up to five people. It’s offered with a choice of a hybrid drivetrain, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain or an all-electric drivetrain. All models have front-wheel drive, and competitors include the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.

What’s New on the 2019 Kia Niro?

The new all-electric Niro EV has an EPA-estimated driving range of 239 miles on a charge.

What Features in the 2019 Kia Niro Are Most Important?

The Niro drives more like a conventionally powered car than a traditional hybrid thanks to its six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which it uses instead of a continuously variable automatic transmission. Standard features include a 60/40-split folding backseat, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and cruise control. Available active safety features include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

Should I Buy the 2019 Kia Niro?

The Niro offers respectable hybrid gas mileage without looking like something out of a science-fiction movie. Other practical elements include good visibility, a spacious backseat and low cargo load-in height. However, if all-wheel drive or a lot of cargo room are on your checklist, you should check out one of the many conventionally powered compact SUVs available.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

6 months review--Outstanding car

(1) excellent gas mileage with or without battery--45-65 miles per gallon!; (2) better styling than Prius; (3) Super reliable--; (4) Kia Access is outstanding--can remotely unlock or lock car, start car--keeps me up to date on maintenance intervals. Would certainly buy the car again

5.0

Great after first 3 weeks.

I need over 250 mile range on a monthly long trip, but most of the time I need to go less than 20 miles. I can plug this in to normal 110 volt outlet and charge up the 26 electric-only miles at the equivalent of $1.00/gallon in 8 hours, then use hybrid for longer trips and still get 50 mpg. This is our third Korean car (two names, same company) in 8 years and expect it will be as reliable as the 2013 Elantra and the 2018 Ioniq hybrid (which consistantly gets 60 mpg). Consumer Reports downgraded both because of brakes and headlights but I honestly don't know what they are talking about. Brakes work fine and headlights are better than any previous cars we've owned. If a hybrid makes sense for your driving habits, we highly recommend and don't have to drive something ugly.

3.4

Not Happy with Kia Motors

Car is 14 months old & has been in the shop twice for almost 3 months total. Water pump went out within the 1st 6 months. Sat at Kia for almost 2 months waiting for parts. Charging system stopped working 350 miles from home. They would have towed it North to Reno Kia, but I live in So. Cal. would have to find a way from So. Cal. to Reno when it was fixed. Chose to rent a car dolly & tow it home myself. Of coarse they couldn't find the reason for the charge issue. Had it almost 3 weeks. Now I'm having to fight with Kia by Snail Mail no less to get my $300.00 back i tow expenses.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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