Test Drive Results 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Electric Car

The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Electric Car looks like a BMW 328d. IT says “we have something better” more affordable and more design.

While they always say “Based on EPA estimates” I laugh.

The Actual mileage varies with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition. Yet look. This Kia Niro EPA estimated MPG city/highway/combined. There are three models. The FE gets 52/49/50.  Second, the LX 51/46/49 and EX 51/46/49. Fourth,  the Touring Launch 46/40/43. Then finally the Touring recorded 46/40/43.

In addition, The Green Living Guy tested the EX. It got 54 in regular mode and over 60 MPG.  Overall, the car drove in ECO mode and Sport on Highways “from time to time”. 

Kia also reported that they are very proud of its brand going electrified. This improves overall MPG for fuel standards toward their 2020 goals. These quotes were from Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA.

Kia also got four vehicles recognized by Kelley Blue Book.  They rated as top ‘eco-friendly’ choices which validated their priorities to the environment. It also emphasizes their efforts to maximize affordability.

Awarded Green Car Awards by Green Car Journals.

Environmental achievement in the auto industry, Kia Niro got Green Car Journal’s 2018 Green SUV of the Year™.  The Niro went on sale early last year.  It’s totally been a popular choice for consumers. It works for those seeking a hybrid offering crossover utility and great looks.  The Niro further beat out crossover/SUV finalists from Chevrolet, Mini, Mazda, and Volvo.

Kia Nito Hybrid Electric

They wanted to offer a hybrid that is fun, versatile, economical. Oh. Let’s not forget a pleasure to look at and drive.  It’s immensely gratifying to all of us that the Niro 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.  Ron is editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.

What’s equally important is its hybrid powertrain and affordable price.  Without a doubt, that’s, a combination which makes the Niro accessible to many buyers. Especially those 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). Yup. They’ve got that award. Now the all-new 2017 Kia Niro makes its television début this week with two 15-second spots narrated by Melissa McCarthy. The spots are the first broadcast components of a multi-channel marketing campaign.  They say that will expand in the coming weeks, including an original 60-second spot set to air during Super Bowl LI and starring McCarthy along 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

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. Also you can get $1,250 on 2018 models. Finally, you can get 0-percent financing for up to five years.

Kia Niro Hybrid

Further Agree on Sales too!

As Green Car Reports added:

Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchback, 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.

In conclusion, the wagon idea they came up with—BONUS BRUH!  They calls It the Kia Niro a crossover and we disagree. It’s been a success in the U.S.

Again, its selling at rates more than twice those of the Hyundai Ioniq. According to Kia, it  shares the same underpinnings.

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

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.