2017 Kia Niro

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2017 Kia Niro Ratings
86
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
86
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
83/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Best
92/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Great
86/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small SUV of 2017

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Kia Niro after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Interior storage spaces
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Kia Niro during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Feel of the seat material

Performance Specs

MPG City

46 - 52

MPG Hwy

40 - 49

Horsepower

139

Transmission

6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Engine

Gas/Electric I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Kia Niro Review

Overview
Get the best of both worlds—and save the one you’re on at the same time—with a Kia Niro. It’s a crossover with all the convenience and versatility you expect. And it’s a hybrid with futuristic technology and almost unreal gas mileage. It’s a high-style high-MPG adventure vehicle made especially for you. Choose from five Niro models starting with the FX and ending with the top-of-the-line Touring. The Niro was designed to be everything the typical hybrid isn’t. Its full-parallel hybrid powertrain works seamlessly changing from gas to electric power to maximize efficiency—or using both if that’s what you need. Outside its slippery shape reduces drag at freeway speeds—while looking decidedly un-hybrid-like. Inside smart technology like the available voice-command navigation and Harmon Kardon premium audio make you feel like you’re in anything but a hybrid. And with Kia’s industry-leading warranty program you’ll enjoy driving your un-hybrid hybrid for a long long time. A variety of colors trims and options means you can build a Niro that’s all yours. The Kia Niro. A smart new approach to crossover capability.
Technology
Getting 52 miles per gallon in the city is just about the only way you’ll know your Kia Niro is a hybrid. You won’t be able to tell when you’re packing its fifty-plus-cubic-foot cargo space. Need to carry passengers and cargo? Just fold down either side of the 60/40-split rear seat. And you sure won’t know your Niro is a hybrid when you’re sitting on its available heated ventilated power-adjustable leather seats. Want even more comfort? Turn on the available heated steering wheel. Your Kia Niro. It’s the un-hybrid.
Safety
No matter which Kia Niro model you choose you’ll experience the confidence of advanced driver assist technology. Standard active features include electronic stability control traction control and electronic brake-force distribution. Forward collision warning smart blind-spot detection rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning are just a few of the available active technologies. Passive features found on all Niros include side-impact door beams front and rear crumple zones and a complete set of safety restraint systems. With a Kia Niro you have the advantage.
Performance
The Kia Niro’s 1.6-liter gas engine was designed specifically for hybrids. It works with an electric motor that’s mounted between the gas engine and Kia’s hybrid-specific six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Add smart technology like the available Eco Driving Assistance System and grille shutters that close at highway speeds for better aerodynamics and the result is an outstanding 52 miles per gallon—in the city! But don’t think you won’t have fun in your Niro. Its hybrid powertrain develops a whopping 195 pound-feet of torque for instantaneous get-up-and-go. The Kia Niro. It’s the un-hybrid.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

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Quality Award Winner

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