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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

Great car!

After owning/driving the Niro PHEV for several months, I have to say it lives up to everything I had heard and read about it. It's very comfortable, rides very well and does just what I'd hoped in terms of gas mileage.


bought new

I have put 650 miles on this new car, some city all electric, some freeway hybrid. I got 53.7 mpg on first fill up. The safety equipment like blind spot indicator and backup camera are wonderful. I love my new car๐Ÿ˜


Our first plug-in hybrid.

We are very happy with our plug-in hybrid! The mileage is very good with the hybrid setting only (54+). We love being able to go all electric for the 25-30 miles the EV battery provides. Only problem is a glitch with detaching the charging cable without using a step that involves opening the hood to install and detach the cable. Working with dealer to resolve.


Best bang for your bucks

This car meets all my needs; estimated gas to spend, enough distance to travel work-home-work using the EV, enough space for our long trips, the ease of changing from EV mode to hybrid and between automatic and sports is exceptional. If your regular commute is not that far, don't want to make the total switch from gas to EV due to the dependency and price but still want to save money (make your numbers to prove it), don't care if the car is not AWD, and want something functional and yet comfortable and good looking, then this could be your car. Currently, I am getting 85.2 Mpg (approx. 14 days since I got it), and it is increasing the more I kept using electric, and I only use hybrid mode when it is really needed, like going up the hill, where I also recommend switching to sport mode.


Too early to evaluate.

So far I am impressed by the comfort, economy, accessories, and overall performance. It has many safety features to assist me in driving. That is one of the reasons that I purchased it. I had a Ford C-max prior and it was a great car, but Ford saw fir to discontinue it leaving me no choice except to find something equivalent. It also had some features that the Niro does not have but on balance, I am very satisfied with the Kia.


Comfortable ride, excellent PHEV

Only owned the car for a few weeks but already took it on two 300+mile road trips, including putting the back seats down and hatchback full. Smooth ride, gets excellent mileage even in hybrid mode. Usually, with regenerative breaking, it'll drive 30-33 miles on a single charge.


Great car so far

Wanted a plug-in hybrid so I could drive solo in the diamond lane and still get great gas mileage. So far, so good. Averaging 85mpg, but it keeps going up as the day I bought it the car had no electric to run on. Won't be surprised to avg 100mpg as I have with my other plug-ins. Overall I like being a little higher up and the fact that my kids, both 6', can sit in the back and not be cramped. Keep in mind, it's "small" suv, but it serves my needs just fine. I wish the seats were a little plusher, but I'm a big guy and my weight be more of a challenge than the designers had in mind. I love that it has Apple carplay and all the controls are easy to read and figure out. Also, the smart cruise control is great. It doesn't stop & follow but it will slow down till almost a stop and then pick up again. So don't expect it to take over when stuck in traffic. Once the car stops it disengages. Though the wheels are small the ride is comfortable and handles decently. Overall I'm very pleased with car so far. Just purchased a month ago so I can't speak to the reliability. But, with a 5yr/60k warrantly I'm good for some time.


Best plug in Hybrid value so far

Out of all the plug in hybrid in it's class this one feels the most roomy and comfortable. There is plenty of legroom, headroom and cargo space for most everyday needs. It is also loaded with extra features. The only thing I would change on it, is that it could use a little more EV range.