Your Look at the 2018 Kia Niro

Are you looking for the right midsize SUV that offers a higher-than-average fuel economy? You may want to consider a hybrid like the 2018 Kia Niro. At The Kia Store, we’re going to help drivers like you in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville learn a bit more about this hybrid vehicle, so you can decide if it’s the right fit for your travels!

Keep reading our 2018 Kia Niro review to learn more about this vehicle, so you can see if it’s a good choice for you!

Kia Niro Hybrid Performance & Efficiency

The Niro is outfitted with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine and a Full Parallel Hybrid System that features an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission and is capable of delivering 102 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque. The AC Motor adds 43 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque to the mix, but when combined with the 4-cylinder output, it equals to a total system horsepower of 139 and 159 lb-ft of torque. As for efficiency, the Kia Niro achieves an EPA estimated 52/49/50 MPG city/highway/combined*.

Interior Space & Comfort

The Kia Niro opens up with 110.9 cubic feet of cabin space for the five passengers to ride comfortably on the cloth trim seats. Passengers riding in the front of the cabin get 40.1 inches of headroom and 41.7 inches of legroom. Passengers sitting in back receive 39.1 inches of headroom and 37.4 inches of legroom. This hybrid midsize SUV includes 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. However, thanks to the 60/40 split-folding rear seat, the cargo area can be expanded to 54.5 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

Cabin Entertainment & Technology Features

This hybrid offers plenty of features that will keep you and your passengers entertained for long stretches of road. Using the dashboard-mounted 7-inch color touchscreen, you can easily select your media options to play through the vehicle’s 6-speaker sound system. The vehicle includes an AM/FM radio, an MP3-capable stereo, USB/auxiliary inputs for portable media devices, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This feature is offered as a 3-month trial subscription and provides you access to more than 150 different stations of audio entertainment.

The Kia Niro also includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. These features help synchronize your smartphone to the 7-inch screen, so you can easily access your contacts, apps, and features directly from the screen while you’re out on the road. These features help you stay connected during your travels!

Learning Even More About the 2018 Kia Niro

Was this Kia Niro review helpful in showing you what this hybrid midsize SUV offers? At The Kia Store, we’d be happy to give you an even closer look at this vehicle and what it offers. You’re always welcome to drop in for a visit and see the Niro up close, or you can hop into the cabin and take it out for a spin!

Contact us to schedule a test drive at The Kia Store! We’re always happy to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville find the vehicle that’s right for them!


*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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