2017 Kia Niro SUV
- Impressive fuel economy from the base trim model
- Six-speed transmission shifts like a conventional car's
- One of the more affordable hybrids in the segment
- Batteries are hidden under the rear seat and don't affect cargo space
- The Niro's Touring trim sacrifices some fuel efficiency
- Smaller cargo space compared to some rival models
- All-wheel drive isn't offered despite the crossover styling
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2017 Kia Niro SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Features & Specs
|EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)||LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)||Touring 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)||FE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)|
|Transmission||6-speed automated manual||6-speed automated manual||6-speed automated manual||6-speed automated manual|
|Horsepower||139 hp @ 5700 rpm||139 hp @ 5700 rpm||139 hp @ 5700 rpm||139 hp @ 5700 rpm|
Our experts’ favorite Niro safety features:
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Detects and alerts you with visual and audio warnings when a vehicle in the adjacent lane is in your blind spot.
- Smart Cruise Control
- Maintains a set speed and interval to the car ahead and will bring the car to a stop briefly before relinquishing control.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Identifies lane markings and alerts you if you begin to drift out of your lane.
2017 Kia Niro video
MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi. Here's an Expert Rundown of the 2017 Kia Niro. The 2017 Niro is an all-new affordable hybrid model from Kia, delivering up to 50 miles per gallon combined. It's classified as a compact crossover, but really, it'll seem like a hatchback to most drivers. And that has some advantages, since it drives more like a car than an SUV. The Niro also feels less like a hybrid thanks to a traditional automatic transmission, even though power and acceleration is still very hybrid-like. We're sure that the Niro's cargo space will easily hold all of your stuff, but other hybrids do offer more space. There is a decent amount of rear seat space, but the hard plastic seat backs could spell trouble for your knees if there's a tall front passenger. Overall, the interior isn't all that impressive with a lot of hard plastic pieces surrounding you and a noticeable amount of road noise. On the plus side, there are more available tech and safety features than other cars in the class. The bottom line for the 2017 Kia Niro is pretty convincing. Its affordable price, versatility, and car-like road manners make it worth considering against other hybrids, like the Toyota Prius and RAV4, as well as the Ford C-Max.
2017 Kia Niro Expert Rundown Review
Looking for a great compact hybrid crossover SUV that functions more like a hatchback? The 2017 Kia Niro might be a good fit. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
2017 Kia Niro SUV for Sale
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The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is a unique animal: It's a small crossover SUV that doesn't offer the choice of all-wheel drive; it was designed from the ground up to be a gas-electric hybrid, rather than being adapted from an existing model; and the attractive styling doesn't shout "hybrid" from the rooftops. The Niro's strength is that it offers crossover utility and hybrid efficiency while meeting the requirements of the many shoppers who simply need an affordable, practical around-town vehicle.
For ease of entry, it sits lower than an SUV. For better visibility, it's higher than a sedan. The Niro is, essentially, a wagon with better ground clearance and the ability to haul slightly taller cargo. It shares a platform with the new Hyundai Ioniq lineup, which comprises hatchback hybrid, plug-in and electric models, but with the slightly muscular stance that marks it as a sleekly styled crossover.
The heart of the Niro's hybrid system is a 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter gasoline engine that pairs with a lightweight electric motor for a combined 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. And, unlike many hybrid powertrains that mate to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic, Kia opted for a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which it says provides a more engaging driving experience. An 11.9-gallon fuel tank, combined with a lithium-ion battery that's recharged by the engine and by regenerative braking, provide a total claimed range of up to 595 miles.
The EPA rates fuel economy for the base Niro FE at 50 mpg combined (52 city/49 highway), although moving up to the better equipped, and heavier, trim levels can reduce the combined rating by as much as 7 mpg.
The Niro has been designed to deliver an understated, conventional ride, and it accomplishes that mission admirably. The hybrid system is generally unobtrusive and delivers decent acceleration, although selecting Eco mode causes a noticeable reduction in zip. Conversely, shifting to Sport mode can pep things up a bit, at the expense of a few mpg. And with its low center of gravity and well-balanced suspension system, the Niro handles well on the highway and in the city.
Although set up for five passengers, the Niro is best able to transport four in comfort. Though not exactly luxurious, the interior is well designed with good-quality materials and solid-feeling controls. And even tall drivers will find the multi-adjustable seats easy to live with. Cargo capacity with the rear seats in place is 19.4 cubic feet, and with the seats folded that expands to 54.5 cubic feet. What that means is that the Niro can haul more than the average sedan but less than many competing small SUVs.
The base Niro FE comes very well equipped with such niceties as automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The midlevel LX and EX trim levels add more power accessories and comfort and convenience features. The top-of-the-line Touring model brings on more appearance and comfort features. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Kia Niro that best meets your needs.
2017 Kia Niro SUV Overview
The 2017 Kia Niro SUV is offered in the following styles: EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM), LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM), Touring 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM), and FE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM).
What do people think of the 2017 Kia Niro SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Kia Niro SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Niro SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Niro SUV.
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2017 Kia Niro SUV LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)
The 2017 Kia Niro SUV LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,805. The average price paid for a new 2017 Kia Niro SUV LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM) is trending $934 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Kia Niro SUV LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM) is 3.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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