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2017 Kia Niro


City 46 - 52 MPG Hwy 40 - 49 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.8
Great gas mileage, good pickup, very reliable.

by Dave from New Jersey and Honolulu | May 21, 2020

Had the Niro for over two years and did a 2 month road trip with the family. My wife likes that it acts like a small car, but has enough room for the kids and luggage. Good pickup for a hybrid, and a great value as well. We get up to 55mpg on some trips. Never had a problem with it (though not a fan of my local Kia dealership).

My first hybrid car that is awesome

by Pish from Mountain Home ID | February 07, 2020

The gas usage is soo good and will save me alot of money. It has a unique design and very comfortable. The sound system and space in the trunk is great.

This car sucks

by Giffy from Lighthouse Point, Florida | January 30, 2020

Does not come close to advertised fuel mileage. Bought at Phil Smith Kia. Do not trust them in any way. They will not lift a finger to help with any issues. Totally suck. Worst experience ever after buying a car.

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2017 Kia Niro Overview


The 2017 Kia Niro is an all-new, subcompact hybrid crossover that seats five passengers. It competes with the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, and MINI Countryman.

Four trims are available: the FE, LX, EX, and Touring.

While many dedicated hybrid vehicles opt for more unconventional styling, it’s actually refreshing to see that the Niro looks more like a regular SUV. The front-end has all of the Kia styling cues: bug-eyed headlights, a hexagonal grille, and a sporty lower fascia with vertical-slit air ducts. Trim molding alternates back and forth between chrome and black around the windows and underbody. The rear-end also has a diffuser garnish for more rugged appearance. Standard features include power side mirrors, a rear spoiler, and 16-inch alloy wheels. HID headlights, LED daytime running lamps, fog lights, power/heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a power moonroof, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels are also available.

Under the hood, the Niro is powered by a standard 139-hp, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electronic motor mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the Base Niro is an EPA-estimated 52/49 mpg city/highway. The LX and EX trims have a lower rating of 51/46 mpg, while the Touring has a 46/40 mpg rating.

Inside, the Niro has a standard cloth interior with a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Cargo space is 54.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features the standard UVO eServices multimedia system that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a larger 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, voice command recognition, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows/locks, and push-button start. Leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a wireless phone charging station, and a keyless entry system with an illuminated keyhole are available as well.

Standard safety features a backup camera and front and rear park assist. A blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control are available as well.