Kia Niro has been launched by the company to compete with the rivals in the segment of the subcompact SUVs. The main rivals in this segment are the subcompact SUVs by Hyundai and MINI Cooper. The major USP of the car is the excellent fuel economy that it offers to the customers. Moreover, the car looks great from the inside too, but when it comes to the performance on the road, the rivals tend to beat it.
Keeping in mind the environmental safety, the car has also been given an option to work on electric power. This is also an added advantage for the customers because they get a choice and a backup to make the car run on the fuel or electric power. Niro offers a good fuel economy which proves beneficial to the customers who want to use the car on the daily basis for the long distances. The predicted reliability rating of the car is also very. This is because of the premium active safety features in all the trim levels of the car. Kia Niro is also a good example of the cabin space. It offers plenty of space to the passengers along with comfort. A luxurious and sophisticated feel is also experienced because of the upscale interior and the quality of the materials used in it. Kia Niro also has an upper hand in terms of the cargo space. It offers plenty of space in the trunk for the luggage.
All the cars have their shortcomings and their plus points. Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has a few shortcomings which cannot be ignored completely. The engine is not rated to deliver a tremendous amount of power. When Kia Niro is compared to the rivals, it comes out to be less athletic and less powerful while driving. A disappointment also comes in the form of the drivetrain. You do not have an option to buy an all-wheel-drive car since the model has not been launched yet. The fuel economy of the car or the 2018 Kia Niro mpg remains unknown. Even after these major shortcomings, the car has a high base price. A better subcompact SUV can be bought at the same price.
Kia Niro is a subcompact SUV that has two rows and can accommodate 5 passengers including the driver, comfortably. When it comes to the headroom and the legroom, there is enough of both for even for the adults and in both the rows, front and the back. This is difficult to find in the subcompact SUVs because of their compact interiors. an added advantage for the drivers is the high seating position.
It offers a good view of the road ahead thus preventing the room for errors leading to accidents. Coming to the quality of the interiors, it offers one of the best cabins in the segment. The high-quality materials used in the cabin make it look sleek and stylish.
Kia Niro offers a modern infotainment system with a 7-inch screen to control the features. The interiors also include a surround-sound system, along with Bluetooth audio, a USB support, and support for the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Kia Niro also offers a good amount of cargo space. There is enough room for the luggage since the capacity of the trunk is 54 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. You can also take a large dog with you while you go on a trip. Normally, you will have 19 cubic feet of space which are decent.