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2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid consumer reviews

$28,500 starting MSRP
side view of 2019 Niro Plug-In Hybrid Kia
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

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


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.


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.


Excellent new car so far

This car is great value compared to its competitors, especially because of the federal tax credit. Extremely efficient, practical, and comfortable. I only wish it had more range on electric only.


Great on gas and comfy

Super roomy and great gas mileage something i was looking for . This car is loaded with great features for a great price. I would suggest for family or for active adults with pets


To new to know if it is reliable

Meets my needs and has Kia reliably ,premium trim is very comfortable more bells and whistles than I need .Fuel mileage is same or better than my prius


Premium means Luxury

This car is so quiet, apple car play and wireless phone charger pad. We get almost 1000 miles per tank of gas with daily plug in charging. Love how easy it is to regulate the my temperature while driving with heated seats, steering wheel and cooling seats. Pretty pricy, 38,000 to buy it new, I wonder if I should have gotten a Tesla. But I like the humble appearance of the Kia better.


Like it so much, bought a second one

The Niro PHEV is the best of both worlds; ECO friendly electric performance and long range on the hybrid engine. Local daily errands are on total electric and the trickle charger replenishes the adequate battery in several hours. The cabin is plenty comfortable for my large frame and the luggage space is good. One Niro was great. So good we bought a second one!


Great Car Great on Environment

So far, we love the 2019 Kia Niro. It is well designed for comfort and storage. We love that it is "aggressively electric", meaning it operates on electric motor as priority and keeps gas motor off until needed. We heard 30-35 mile range on EV only and about 70 mpg on hybrid. Great car!


Awesome MPG and flexibility

We already owned a regular Kia Niro and loved it so much that we got the plug-in hybrid version. So far we are loving it too. We have not needed to get gas hardly at all. With being able to get 26 miles on just battery, we have been able to do most of our commuting on just that. And the having the flexibility to use gas if we need it just makes the car real easy to live with daily.