49/52  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
19.4-22  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover ?

The 2018 Kia Niro is the latest vehicle from Kia and their most recent addition to the Niro model line. The all new Kia Niro remains as a SUV crossover vehicle that is technically considered to be a hybrid, even though it doesn't look it from the design. There are a few changes to this year's version of the Niro but the inclusion of a lane-keeping assist feature is one of the biggest ones, and included in the Advanced Technology package.

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Kia Niro Features and Trims

The 2018 Niro is set with its own trim levels and special features that come with those trims. The new Kia Niro comes in five different trim levels: the FE, LX, EX, Touring Graphite and Touring trims. The FE trim level is the basic one and the most efficient on fuel, and has standard features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen system with access to Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth and a rearview camera. The LX trim model has a few more features such as rear LED tail lights, keyless ignition and entry and comes with a special Advanced Technology package that has a forward collision warning system, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and special front fog lights. The EX trim level contains features like power-folding seats, heated side mirrors, cloth and leather-decorated upholstery, rear air conditioning vents and an extra USB port. The Touring trim level has everything that is standard, including special parts from the Advanced Technology package, as well as 18-inch wheels. The Touring Graphite edition is the most advanced and contains features that are similar to the EX trim but now come with a 10-way power driver seat function, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and black 18-inch wheels.

Engine, Transmission & MPG Specs

2018 Honda HR-VThe 2018 Kia Niro contains an engine that is appropriate for the size and strength of the vehicle. The engine for the Niro is built perfectly for a hybrid SUV, being able to maintain a 139 horsepower rating at up to 5,700 wheel revolutions per minute, as well as being able to create 195 feet to pounds of total torque. The Niro can take on a maximum payload of up to 1,028 pounds and has a 6-speed automated manual transmission. As far as fuel economies go, the Niro is incredibly efficient on gasoline, getting a whopping 49 miles per gallon, generating well up to 51 MPGs when riding on city roads and 46 MPGs when on the highway.

Safety and Protection

2018 Honda HR-V SafetyThe Kia Niro is built to be a safe vehicle and has all kinds of special protections and protocols made for security. Stability and traction control have been improved, as with most vehicles, but accommodates for this with also a 4-wheel ABS system in place. A tire pressure monitoring system is included for checking on the wheel status. The airbag system includes passenger airbags that can deactivate when it senses the need to as well as dual front-side mounted airbags. In addition to all of this, child seating anchors and rear door safety locks are present in order to watch out for the younger passengers.

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