Destination Charge $895
Invoice Price $24,405
The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is a hybrid utility vehicle (HUV). A no-compromise vehicle that combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, functional utility and hybrid efficiency, the all-new Niro strikes the perfect balance for today's consumers and stakes claim to a unique position between the hybrid-electric vehicle and CUV segments.
The Niro sports wide and low proportions with a long roofline and short overhangs that give it an overall athletic profile. Up front, the Niro bears a familiar front fascia highlighted by Kia's signature grille and flanked by aggressively shaped headlights that accentuate the Niro's strong shoulders.
Stepping inside the Niro reveals an inviting, modern, and high-tech interior. Glossy white or black accents underline the HUV's straightforward theme. The instrument panel is uncluttered and clean, with colorful and informative gauges at the forefront and perfectly positioned primary and secondary controls falling readily to hand.
Motivating the Niro is a highly efficient and engaging powertrain starting with an all-new, state-of-the-art Kappa 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, engineered specifically for hybrid applications. Making 103 horsepower, the new engine marks the first combination of the Atkinson Cycle, cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), GDI and a long-stroke-narrow-bore specification to maximize efficiency.
A 43-hp tractive motor, known as the transmission-mounted electric device (TMED), works in tandem with the gasoline engine to produce a robust 146 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. That power is transmitted through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which not only boosts efficiency but is also a key factor to the Niro's great driving experience. Bringing the whole system together is a compact and lightweight 1.56-kWh Lithium Ion Polymer battery located underneath the rear seat.
49MPG MPG Combined
1.6L Hybrid I4 139hp 195ft. lbs. engine with 6-Speed Double Clutch transmission
Top Fuel Sippers: Hybrids
World Car of the Year: Nominee
World Green Car of the Year: Nominee
Best Vehicles By Class: Small Wagons
10 Best Value Hybrid Cars
Best All-Around Performance
Best Environmental Performance
Best Economic Performance
Best Compact Crossovers
10 Best Hybrid Cars Under 40k
Initial Quality: Highest Ranked in Small SUV Segment
Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Highest Ranked in Segment
Drivers Choice: Best New Green Car - Nominee
Drivers Choice: Best New Economy Car - Nominee