The 2017 Kia Niro Is the Hybrid You Have Been Waiting For

 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

The 2017 Kia Niro Is the Hybrid You Have Been Waiting For

The 2017 Kia Niro is a total showoff and we don’t even mind. This hybrid combines powertrain with a subcompact crossover frame piecing together the best of all worlds. Joining the world of dedicated hybrids, the Niro features an enviable redesign. The ground-breaking vehicle opts for a roomy interior cabin and four trim levels. Its roster includes base model FE, mid-level LX and EX and high-end Touring variants.

The Niro displays some next level mileage stats. The FE, the lightest in the fleet, averages 52 city 49 highway mpg. The even more substantial Niro Touring rates surprisingly well on efficiency at 46/40 city highway mpg. Are we actually surprised, though? This translates to 462 miles on a single tank of fuel. Better mileage on a city landscape is inevitable due to the electric power’s ability to assist easier.

 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Trunk
 2017 Kia Niro Interior

Though it is Kia’s most compact SUV, the Niro is not lacking in comfortable space. There is plenty of room for you and four passengers. Ample legroom reaches 42 inches for front seat riders and 37.4 inches in back. Head room is plenty totaling 39 inches.

Cargo area leaves nothing desired. Rear seatbacks fold flat expanding upon initial capability providing greater flexibility. The floor sits at bumper level making loading and unloading a cinch.

An unassuming and quiet interior balances precise features and functions. Quality materials and soft surfaces speak to Kia’s first-rate approach. The exterior features a handsome and on trend design. Large wheel arches, roof rails and sleek shape deliver added strength and confidence.

2017 Kia Niro Exterior

The 104-horsepower and 109 foot-pounds of torque, the Niro is as powerful as it is stable and smooth. Full horsepower capability totals 139. A 1.6-liter, double overhead cam, direct injection, four-cylinder engine come standard. A torque peak of 195 foot-pounds moves the Niro with urgency in a sporty, not overtly so, manner. The six-speed, dual-clutch, automatic transmission feel natural and responsive. Variable transmission stress is a thing for the Niro's competitor gas-electric hybrids.

The most appealing feature of the 2017 Kia Niro is its undeniable affordability. A base $22,890 MSRP guarantees it as one of the lowest priced in its class. Standard features include an automatic transmission, rear view camera, and keyless entry. And that’s just the beginning.

Luxury features are immense and packed with detail. A Harman Kardon premium sound system, leather trim seats, power sunroof and navigation are all available. The lavish Touring boasts heated and ventilated front seats, blind spot monitor and 18-inch wheels. Taking advantage of these options still maintains a budget friendly price tag.

The Niro is an exclusive hybrid with a plug-in option due later this year. Be the first to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Kia Niro when it arrives at our dealership! Come in and check out our other great options at University Kia of Durham in Durham, NC today!


Source: Kia