Answers to All Your Questions About the New Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro

The Kia Niro isn’t your average crossover hybrid. It takes a new approach, making it the first of its kind. That probably leaves you with a lot of questions. Look over some common questions and answers so you will understand what makes this vehicle so special.

Is it more of a hybrid or a crossover?

The Kia Niro isn’t just a hybrid, and it isn’t just a crossover. It combines the best of both into a seamless experience. In regards to the hybrid, it has forward-looking engineering and it gets amazing fuel economy. In regards to the crossover, it is versatile and practical, which is just what people want when choosing a crossover. It also has the roominess and reliability you expect with a crossover.

Does it drive like other hybrids?

Hybrids have a reputation for not being much fun to drive. That is largely due to the continuous variable transmissions that manufacturers use. Kia decided to go with a dual-clutch automatic transmission instead. That makes this hybrid drive more like a regular crossover and less like a hybrid, all while maintaining great fuel economy.

Just how efficient is it?

The bottom line for most people has to do with fuel efficiency. There is no sense in buying a hybrid if it isn’t’ efficient. You’ll be happy to know that the Niro gets an estimated *50 mpg combined. It also has close to a 600-mile range. This makes it easy to get out and explore without burning through fuel.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Is it cramped?

If you’ve spent time in a hybrid, you might expect it to be cramped. Lots of manufacturers make tiny hybrids, but Kia built a comfortable, roomy crossover hybrid that has more interior volume than a Prius. With over 41 inches of front legroom, over 97 cubic feet of passenger volume, and ample cargo space, you get the capacity you want with this crossover.

Whether you are interested in the new Kia Niro or another option, Ray Brandt Kia in Harvey, LA can help. With various lease and financing options, this dealership makes it easy to drive home in a new Kia today.