2019 Kia Niro Review
The 2019 Kia Niro has a polished cabin, a roomy interior, and powerful, efficient performance, all of which put it near the top of the subcompact SUV rankings. Drivers near Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville can find out more about the 2019 Kia Niro with our comprehensive Kia Niro review!
Both the Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-In Hybrid are equipped with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine to produce 139 horsepower. Unlike most hybrid engines, the Niro’s engine has lively acceleration and plenty of power for passing and merging, especially with the aid of the Dual Clutch 6-speed Automatic transmission with Sportmatic®.
The Niro Hybrid is capable of delivering an EPA-estimated 52 city/49 highway MPG.1 Meanwhile, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 105 combined MPGe2 and a range of roughly 26 miles of electric-only power. Finally, the new Kia Niro EV model gets an EPA-estimated 112 MPGe2 and has an incredible range of roughly 240 miles of electric-only power.
The Kia Niro interior has seating for five people along with exceptional passenger space in both rows. The seats are nicely bolstered and cushioned for long-distance comfort, and the raised seating position provides excellent outward visibility for an airy cabin. Upgrades like power-adjustable seating, heated and ventilated seating, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel improve the comfort and appeal of the cabin even further.
In the cargo hold, the Niro offers 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats upright. Just fold the back seats down flat, however, and that expands to 54.5 cubic feet. That’s an impressive number for its class, allowing you to haul everything from shopping bags to bulky sports equipment. Plus, the standard split-folding rear seats let you fit more cargo into the trunk while saving space for one or two passengers in the cabin.
The Niro comes standard with an infotainment system that boasts a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Bluetooth® wireless technology, a USB port, and six speakers. While all this is plenty to keep you entertained, the Niro doesn’t stop there—opt for available features like an 8-inch touchscreen, an 8-speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio system, a Wireless Phone Charger, and so much more.
The best part is that all these features work together to provide you with unparalleled connectivity. Simply connect your phone to the system, and you’ll be jamming out to your favorite tunes through one of the high-quality audio systems in no time!
Of course, we can’t forget about safety. The Niro is equipped to keep you and your loved ones safe with standard features like a Rear-Camera Display and Cruise Control, but you’ll find even more exciting stuff in the upgrades. For instance, you can choose from such features as Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and so much more. With any of these, you’ll feel like you have a co-pilot always watching out for you.
Test Drive the Kia Niro
With its lively performance, excellent fuel efficiency, comfortable interior, and long list of technology and safety features, the 2019 Kia Niro is the perfect blend of eco-consciousness and SUV comfort. Drivers in the Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville areas can find out more about the 2019 Niro by visiting The Kia Store. Call or stop by our dealership to schedule your test drive today!
1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
2 EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual MPGe will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on MPGe, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.