2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD

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Price with options: $27,900

MSRP: $27,900

Base Invoice: $26,836

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Sport Utility

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City: 0 - Hwy: 0

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2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Pros

The Kia Niro is largely unchanged for 2019, although the Graphite Edition is now called the S Touring trim, and the navigation system has been updated.

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Model Highlights

At the heart of the Niro is a compact 1.6L 4-cylinder gasoline engine producing 104 horsepower. This engine alone would make the Niro a pretty poor performer, luckily there is an electric motor as well helping to motivate the vehicle. Combined with the electric motor, the Niro produces 139 hp and a very robust 195 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. Unlike most other hybrids, which use a continuously variable transmission, the Kia's dual clutch unit helps provide strong acceleration at the cost of slight penalty to fuel economy. The tradeoff is worth it; the Niro doesn't feel anchored to the ground like some other hybrids, while still returning up to 50 mpg in combined city and highway driving in its most basic form.

The Kia Niro comes in five trims, FE, LX, EX, S Touring and Touring. The base FE trim has fewer amenities than its siblings but still comes with all the notable features one would expect in a compact car or SUV these days. Standard features include a 7-inch color touch screen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, steering wheel mounted controls for the sound system and cruise control, a USB input jack, power windows and door locks, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic temperature control, power external mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The LX trim primarily adds roof rails, LED rear lights, fog lamps, an immobilizer and a push-button start system. The EX trim meanwhile, builds on the LX by offering partial-leather seating surfaces, heated exterior mirrors and heated front seats.

The S Touring rides on 18-inch wheels, a gloss-black grille with metallic insert. Inside, there is cloth and leather seating trim, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support, an 8-inch LCD navigation and infotainment system, and a Harman Kardon sound system. The top-of-the-line Touring trim, meanwhile, gets a power sunroof, full leather seating, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats.

Standard safety items on the Niro include anti-lock brakes, stability control a brake assist system, a bevy of airbags and a hill start control system. A rearview camera is also standard across the entire Niro range.

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Model News

The Niro competes with other small SUVs and crossover vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. With a base price of under $23,000, the Niro won't break the bank, while still offering far better mileage than any of its competitors. Like all Kias, the Niro comes standard with all the basics one would expect for a compact car and then some. At the other end of the spectrum, the top-of-the-line Niro comes positively loaded with the kind of items that were only sold in luxury cars a few years ago. Yet, the top trim Niro still starts at just over $32,000, making the Niro a solid buy no matter the trim level.

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Value Writeup

Compact but roomy; fantastic fuel economy; sleek styling

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Engine
Displacement 1.6 L/96
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 139 @ 5700
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 2400
Mileage
Battery Range (mi) 26
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 105
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 46
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.96
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.22
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3391
ENTERTAINMENT
Integrated Roof Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and 8 Gb Internal Memory
Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Satellite -inc: 7" touchscreen w/UVO eco infotainment system w/Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, USB, auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth wireless technology w/voice recognition and steering-wheel-mounted controls, 6 speakers and 4.2" LCD information display
Streaming Audio
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
EXTERIOR
Black Bodyside Moldings and Black Wheel Well Trim
Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Clearcoat Paint
Deep Tinted Glass
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Front Fog Lamps
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Lip Spoiler
Perimeter/Approach Lights
Roof Rack Rails Only
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Tires: 205/60R16
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels: 16" Alloy w/Full Covers
INTERIOR
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
2 12V DC Power Outlets
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Air Filtration
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim
Cloth-Trimmed Seats
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Digital/Analog Display
Distance Pacing
Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Front Map Lights
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather Gear Shift Knob
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Outside Temp Gauge
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Rear Cupholder
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
Trip Computer
UVO eco Tracker System
MECHANICAL
11.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
3.227 Axle Ratio
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Engine: 1.6L I4 16-Valve Atkinson Cycle DOHC -inc: Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Front-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
GVWR: 4,409 lbs
Hybrid Electric Motor
Lithium Polymer Traction Battery
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission: 6-Speed Dual Clutch -inc: Sportmatic shifting
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Back-Up Camera
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Driver Knee Airbag
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Keeping Assist
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
UVO eServices 911 Connect Emergency Sos