Test Drive Results 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Electric Car

The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Electric Car goes in part to BMW 328d and says we have something better, more affordable and more design.

While they always say “Based on EPA estimates”. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. Niro EPA estimated MPG city/highway/combined FE 52/49/50, LX 51/46/49, EX 51/46/49, Touring Launch 46/40/43, Touring 46/40/43.

Green Living Guy tested the EX which got 54 miles per gallon regular mode and over 60 MPG in ECO mode and Sport on Highways time to time. 

“We’re very proud of the strides the Kia brand has been making to achieve its goal of increasing electrification and improving overall fuel economy by 2020,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA.  “Having four of our vehicles recognized by Kelley Blue Book as top ‘eco-friendly’ choices validates our priorities to the environment as well as our efforts to maximize affordability.”

Recognizing environmental achievement in the auto industry, the Kia Niro has been named Green Car Journal’s 2018 Green SUV of the Year™.  Since the Niro went on sale early last year, it has been a popular choice for consumers seeking a hybrid offering crossover utility and great looks.  The Niro beat out crossover/SUV finalists from Chevrolet, Mini, Mazda, and Volvo for the coveted award.

Kia Nito Hybrid Electric

“We’re thrilled to have received this special distinction from Green Car Journal,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, planning & strategy, Kia Motors America.  “The Niro represents years of hard work by Kia to provide a hybrid that is fun, versatile, economical and a pleasure to look at and drive.  It’s immensely gratifying to all of us that the Niro is recognized by Green Car Journal as the 2018 Green SUV of the Year.”

“The Kia Niro impresses on many levels with its appealing style, functionality and features,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.  “What’s equally important is its hybrid powertrain and affordable price point, a combination that makes the Niro accessible to a great many buyers who wish to drive with a smaller environmental footprint.”

Here’s my Little fun video of the car!

Front end grille Kia Niro Hybrid Electric Car. • Niro offers bold, crossover style and utility while providing exceptional fuel economy of up to 50 mpg combined1

Fresh off receiving a Guinness World Record™ title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car), the all-new 2017 Kia Niro makes its television debut this week with two 15-second spots narrated by Melissa McCarthy. The spots are the first broadcast components of a multi-channel marketing campaign that will expand in the coming weeks, including an original 60-second spot set to air during Super Bowl LI and starring McCarthy alongside Kia’s newest hybrid.

Cross over to a new kind of hybrid. From the Parallel Hybrid System and regenerative braking system, to the impressively efficient and fun-to-drive dual-clutch automatic transmission with Sport Mode, the Niro is the perfect pairing of optimized fuel economy and dynamic driving performance. And with a 10-year/100,00-mile warranty that covers the hybrid system, including the electric traction motor, you can drive the open road with confidence.

Front dashboard Kia Niro 2018 Hybrid Electric car

“The Niro blends great looks, real-world utility and outstanding fuel economy together in a way that consumers haven’t seen before, and these initial marketing elements focus on the fact that there’s now ‘a smarter kind of crossover’ out there for consumers to discover,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, Kia Motors America. “We’ve got a fantastic story to tell about the Niro’s uniquely alluring yet practical package, and the incredibly talented Melissa McCarthy is the perfect partner to help us do it.”

Side view Kia Niro Hybrid Electric car

Pricing:

As Green Car Reports added:

Kia’s Niro hybrid follows much the same format as the C-Max, and is much newer, but still available at big discounts. For $1,999 down and $219 a month,

Buyers can also opt for $1,500 cash back on 2017 models, or $1,250 on 2018 models, or get 0-percent financing for up to five years.

The deal applies to the 49 mpg Niro LX. CarsDirect notes that the Niro FE, which is rated at 50 mpg is in shorter supply than other Niro trims with more amenities but lower fuel economy ratings.

Kia Niro Hybrid

Further Agree on Sales too!

As Green Car Reports added:

Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally.

When Korean maker Kia was drawing up plans for its first dedicated hybrid vehicle, it took a different path.

The wagon it came up with—it calls the Kia Niro a crossover, we disagree—has been a success in the U.S., selling at rates more than twice those of the Hyundai Ioniq that shares the same underpinnings.

This is priced right and looks better than most hybrids at that range, MPG and overall cost.

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