The 2017 Kia Niro was designed for both aerodynamic efficiency and sporty appeal. Its bright color palette and black trim give the Niro an athletic vibe, and the wideset stance and clean lines are sure to turn heads on the open road. LED exterior lights and stylish wheels add to the upscale vibe, too, for a hybrid crossover that looks more like it belongs in the luxury segment.
The Kia Niro utilizes a hybrid powertrain referred to as a 1.6-liter inline-four-cylinder fully-parallel hybrid system, which delivers 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque when paired with the dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission with sportmatic. The inclusion of a six-speed transmission as opposed to the usual hybrid system allows for a more fun driving experience. It also employs technology like regenerative braking in order to keep up how long the Niro can go on a single charge.
Thanks to its aerodynamics, efficient powertrain, and eco-friendly technology, the Kia Niro achieves fuel economy of 52 mpg in the city, 49 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined. Some trim levels may get a lower fuel rating depending on the features that come with it.
Inside, the Kia Niro is packed with both fun and convenient technology and awesome comforts. Lounge in the Niro’s spacious cabin and enjoy its various amenities, like available heated and ventilated seats and hidden under-floor storage. Additionally, there’s plenty of cargo room behind the rear seats for you to pack for a long trip. The Kia UVO system will have you prepared for fun on the open road, too, with features like Clari-Fi audio acoustics, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and wireless charging.
There are plenty of both passive and active safety systems in the Kia Niro to keep you and your passengers secure, such as a full suite of airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-Start Assist Control, and more. These systems help prevent the Kia Niro from slipping or getting into hazardous situations.