2018 Kia Niro FE FWD

FE FWD

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Price with options: $23,340

MSRP: $23,340

Base Invoice: $22,523

Body Style

Sport Utility

MPG

City: 52 - Hwy: 49

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2018 Kia Niro Pros

In 2018 the Kia Niro gets updates to its packages and in doing so, upgrades last year's lane departure warning to a full-fledged lane keep assist. While standard on the Touring trim the new lane keeping assist is now part of the Advanced Technology package on the LX and EX models.

2018 Kia Niro 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 four basic trims, FE, LX, EX 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 top of the line Touring trim 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.

2018 Kia Niro Model News

The Niro competes with other small SUVs and crossover vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4 and 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 under $30,000, making the Niro a solid buy no matter the trim level.

2018 Kia Niro Value Writeup

Compact but roomy; fantastic fuel economy; sleek styling

Brakes
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
11 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Engine
1.6 L/96 Displacement
Engine Order Code
Gas/Electric I-4 Engine Type
Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel System
139 @ 5700 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
195 @ 2400 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
52 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
50 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
Suspension
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transmission
Front Wheel Drive Drivetrain
3.23 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Order Code
6 Trans Type
Vehicle
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD EPA Classification
Weight Information
3106 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 1.6L I4 16-Valve Atkinson Cycle DOHC -inc: Gasoline direct injection (GDI)
Transmission: 6-Speed Dual Clutch -inc: Sportmatic shifting
3.227 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 4,079 lbs
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Front-Wheel Drive
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Hybrid Electric Motor
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
11.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
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
Lithium Polymer Traction Battery
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 16" Alloy w/Full Covers
Tires: P205/60R16 Michelin
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Bodyside Moldings and Black Wheel Well Trim
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Lip Spoiler
Black Grille
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Perimeter/Approach Lights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Satellite -inc: 7" touchscreen w/UVO eServices w/Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, USB, auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth w/voice recognition, 6 speakers and 4.2" LCD information display
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
Streaming Audio
Integrated Roof Antenna
INTERIOR
Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats
-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Cloth-Trimmed Seats
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Trip Computer
Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera