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Excellent Car! Plug-in Hybrid
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By JM
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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)


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Excellent car, and value. Most importantly for us is that it seats 5 "real size" people: Even with front seats moved all the way back, there is sufficient leg room and headroom for adults in back. We are able to fit two adults and a car seat across the back seat. "CarPlay" will present phone navigation on the car's screen, even without buying the navigation option.


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Affordable, Attractive, Economical in one package
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By Alan Silow
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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)


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Kia has hit the sweet spot for buyers like us with the Kia Nora EX hybrid plug-in. After our 10 year old Prius died, we began looking for the next step up from a hybrid - all electric or plug-in that would allow my wife to drive 150 miles round trip dailyto work without having to worry about recharging. The Kia Niro does that easily combining both electric only of about 27-30 miles before the hybrid has to kick in. But there's more. The Kia Niro has a crossover/small SUV look that is more appealing than a sedan/hatchback look. And more -The EX interior is stylish, roomy, with more than enough safety and electronic amenities. And more - great warranties including 5 year/60K comprehensive and 10 year on the battery. And - what made it all pencil out are the numerous rebates and/or credits from state of CA, the feds, PG&E and even the local Sonoma Clean Power - all in all reducing the car price by $10,000 and throwing in a free superfast home charging station and a free carpool sticker.


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Actually mines a plug in Niro
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By Big Spike
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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)


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I have 8,000 miles on a 2018 plug in Niro EX Premium and absolutely love it. We have averaged 98 mpg's because many days we run solely on battery power. Given the $4,500 tax credit, the plug in is no more expensive than the straight hybrid version. If you do a lot of shorter trips then a plug in Niro is worth a look.


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Plugged In To Avoid Gas Stations
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By John
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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)


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The 2018 Kia Niro Plug In is a great car. Ever since the Niro Hybrid arrived in 2017 I waited patiently for the 2018 Niro Plug In to arrive at local dealerships. The Niro Plug In is a perfect match for us. We live in a small rural city so the 26 mile electric range enables us to ride gas free locally 100 percent of the time. But when we take a longer drive like we did recently, we have the peace of mind knowing the Niro Plug In will switch to the gas engine and still get close to 50 mpg. Plugging in the car is really simple using a normal electric outlet in our garage most times taking on average between 6 to 7 hours which I do overnight. The Niro looks sharp like most SUVs these days and comes with all the comfort, safety and tech features that car owners expect with their new car purchase. The Niro PHEV also comes with Kia's industry leading 10 year/100,000 mile warranty including the plug in battery. The 2018 Niro Plug In is not as abundantly available as the Niro Hybrid on dealer lots so don't expect the discounts to be as deep, but many Plug In buyers like myself will benefit from the $4,543 tax credit when filing our federal income taxes for 2018. We have only driven a little more than 300 miles but so far the Niro has been flawless. We took it to Costco recently and filled three coolers and still had plenty of room for other purchases with the rear seats folded down. I'm really enjoying this new car and it's especially satisfying these days driving past the gas station in town.


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