The Kia Niro is more than a regular car, it’s a hybrid crossover. The new 2017 Kia Niro has got everyone’s attention. Find out why below.
“A big part of the driving feel is due to the efficiency and shift speed of the twin-clutch transmission. Goose the gas and the Niro canters off the line with spirit and it holds this ethic through the midrange and on to speed. On the drive route it stayed with some pretty quick traffic without missing a beat.” – Graeme Fletcher, Driving
“A 1.6-liter four-cylinder and electric motor produce a combined output of 139 horsepower. That’s a bit more than average, and it helps the Niro be pretty peppy off the line and keep pace with the rest of its hybrid-electric competition. The Niro further differentiates itself by using a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission in lieu of the more conventional continuously variable transmission (CVT). The shifts come quick and smooth, and we think it provides a more pleasant driving experience compared to a CVT automatic, especially under maximum acceleration.” – Jonathan Elfalan, edmunds.
“Its powertrain makes a combined 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and, in sport mode along desolate, twisty country roads outside San Antonio, provided an engaging, entertaining ride.” – Darren McGee, The Globe and Mail.
“Those who choose a Niro because it is the size and shape they want probably will find a lot of value in this model’s generally pleasant driving experience and roomy interior—not to mention a lot more monetary value should gas prices rise.” – Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver.
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