2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV


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Starting MSRP $22,890 - $29,650
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Key Spec of 2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV
fuel economy


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139 hp @ 5700 rpm

basic warranty

5yr./ 60,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Fuel-efficient powertrain.

Small cargo space.

The Niro is making its debut this year.

Smooth 6-speed transmission.

Subpar cabin quality.

Decent power output.

2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: February 3, 2023

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Nathan Dyer 

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The year 2017 saw Kia introduce an all new hybrid subcompact SUV- the Kia Niro Hybrid. The 2017 Kia Niro was retailing in the price range of $23,785-$30,545, however, as of now it is dominating in the used car market at a price range of $13,995-$26,896 at our website.  It delivers dynamic driving experience, exceptional MPG and range as well as  provides high utility and looks, owing to its innovative hybrid system. In addition to it, this crossover has a spacious cabin with lots of room for occupants to seat themselves comfortably. With that said, we can conclude that the 2017 Kia Niro is true to its design language - "Un-hybrid" design.

Over the years Kia Niro has been introduced in three fuel types- Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Niro EV in the same bodystyle. Unlike the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid, the 2022 Niro has a lot of new upgrades- Updated driver assistance and cabin techs, All-new exterior and interior design, etc. The 2023 Kia Niro is awaited to be the all new second generation Niro hybrid. The 2017 Kia Niro hybrid competes against the likes of 2017 Buick Encore, 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Subaru Crosstrek.

Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)$24405$25700112 Listings
FE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)$22121$2289021 Listings
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Over All Rating

7.5Out of 10

Notable Rankings


FE$22,890 onwards
  • 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite
LX$23,200 onwards
Touring$29,650 onwards
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist
Touring$29,650 onwards
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist

Used Kia Niro hybrid SUV For Sale

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Price Drop, $500
30 Oct 2022
Orlando, FL

2018 Kia Niro LX hybrid SUV

LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $234/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,286 Below market
RMV: $20,584
Mileage 68,562 mi.
Listed On 27 Sep 2022 (178 Days)
Price Drop, $500
10 Oct 2022
San Jose, CA

2017 Kia Niro EX hybrid SUV

EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $285/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,944 Below market
RMV: $24,943
Mileage 46,971 mi.
Listed On 08 Aug 2022 (228 Days)
Peoria, IL

2017 Kia Niro LX hybrid SUV

LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $216/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,961 Below market
RMV: $18,918
Mileage 99,933 mi.
Listed On 02 Jun 2022 (295 Days)
Price Drop, $500
30 Dec 2022
Saint James, NY

2017 Kia Niro EX hybrid SUV

EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $162/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,101 Below market
RMV: $14,096
Mileage 121,317 mi.
Listed On 24 Dec 2022 (90 Days)
Price Drop, $385
27 Dec 2022
Orlando, FL

2017 Kia Niro EX hybrid SUV

EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $190/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,340 Below market
RMV: $16,335
Mileage 104,692 mi.
Listed On 17 Nov 2022 (127 Days)
Price Drop, $933
18 Oct 2022
Clarksville, TN

2017 Kia Niro EX hybrid SUV

EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $282/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,428 Below market
RMV: $24,227
Mileage 37,238 mi.
Listed On 11 Aug 2022 (225 Days)
Irving, TX

2017 Kia Niro Touring hybrid SUV

Touring 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $267/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,141 Below market
RMV: $22,829
Mileage 26,101 mi.
Listed On 17 May 2021 (676 Days)
Price Drop, $501
24 Jun 2022
Jersey City, NJ

2018 Kia Niro EX hybrid SUV

EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $278/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,165 Below market
RMV: $23,664
Mileage 71,449 mi.
Listed On 18 Mar 2022 (371 Days)
Price Drop, $373
26 Dec 2022
West Palm Beach, FL

2017 Kia Niro Touring Launch Edition hybrid SUV

Touring Launch Edition 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 139 hp gas/electric hybrid 6AM)

Est. $229/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,551 Below market
RMV: $19,452
Mileage 73,551 mi.
Listed On 29 Nov 2022 (115 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Aurora Black Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2017 Kia Niro is known for its design language and utility while providing exceptional fuel economy –up to 52 mpg combined. The Niro 2017's novel powertrain 1.6 L I4 engine with an electric motor is the reason for its instant torque propulsion and zesty acceleration of 9.25 seconds. Not only that affordability is also one of the factors for the purchase of the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid. Coming at a starting price of $23,785 one can easily own this car without spending much from him/her's pocket.  As one goes from Kia Niro FE to the Kia Niro Touring, edition one also observes an upgrade in creature comforts like leather seatings and upholstery, and leather quality gear knobs which there on enhance the driving experience by making the cabin a plusher one.

There are a couple of accessories and packages to go with your 2017 Niro such as a Paint protection package at $200, LX Advanced Technology Package at $1,450, Touring Launch Edition at $2,300, and Sunroof Advanced Technology Package at $2,300. The Niro 2017 incorporates a suite of DAS and active safety features to safeguard the occupants inside the cabin while on the go. In addition to that, the hybrid crossover is a reliable car owing to its JD Power rating of 86 out of 100.



The 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is offered in 4 varieties- the base trim FE coming at a price of $23,785; the value for money trim LX coming at a price range of $24,095; the exclusive trim EX coming at a price of $26,595 and finally, the Touring that can be availed at a price of $30,545. Its subcompact cum crossover body style emboldens the design language- "Un-hybrid". In addition to it, the subcompact SUV for the year 2017 offers 16-inch alloy wheels, 6 speakers audio system 7-inch touchscreen in the 2017 Niro FE, however, if you want an upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels, Harman Kardon Premium Audio System with 8 speakers with a USB charger outlet and 8" touchscreen, go for the Niro EX or Niro Touring. 

The carpet floor mats at a price of $130 are a good addition to the interior of  Kia Niro FE as they ensure an immaculate presence in the cabin. That said, you can go for the Mudguards for a cheap price of $95 as they would ensure a clean exterior as well while driving it offroad. Speaking of which the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is offered in 7 exterior colors and 2 interior upholstery colors as standard. The Crimson Red with black cloth upholstery color is a popular choice among buyers in the country. 

Model               FE                  LX                   EX                  Touring          
MSRP $23,785 $24,095 $26,595 $30,545
Key Features 16" Alloy w/Full Covers In addition to FE In addition to LX  In addition to EX
  Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps LED Brakelights Front Fog Lamps 18" Alloy Wheels 
  Standard Audio System with 6 speakers USB and auxiliary input jacks USB charger outlet Harman Kardon Premium Audio System with 8 speakers
  7" touchscreen Front Bucket Seats Heated Front Bucket Seats  8" touchscreen
  UVO eServices  Urethane Gear Shifter Material Leather Gear Shifter Material UVO eServices w/premium navigation


Engine and Performance


As its name suggests the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid houses a dual-engine philosophy to propel it forward. There is state-of-the-art technology in its 1.6 L 4-cylinder engine as it comes with a 43-hp tractive electric motor that is fitted between the engine and transmission. The engine along with the electric motor delivers the power of 139 hp and a torque of 195 lb-ft. An innovation is observed in its battery as the Niro eliminated the 12-volt battery and incorporates a high-voltage lithium-ion polymer battery to make up for it. The transmission is smooth and responsive owing to its 6-speed auto shift manual transmission and the adoption of front-wheel as a drivetrain makes the Niro economical. 

Being a hybrid subcompact SUV, it is surprisingly quick and covers 0-60 MPH in less than 10 seconds, 9.25 seconds to be exact. The top speed of the 2017 Niro hybrid is a downer as at full press of the accelerator pedal it achieves a meager 107 MPH. Owing to its parallel hybrid system you would not feel that you are driving one as the power delivery to the front wheels is without loss. 

The regenerative braking system incorporated ensures a good kinetic energy reserve by charging the battery at times of braking. This technology is one of the factors that the Niro hybrid achieves an exceptional fuel economy of 52 MPG. The deacceleration is also quick as it achieves 70-0 MPH in 153 ft which is astounding as it's an SUV. 

Models 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid   2017 Buick Encore 2017 Toyota RAV4  2017 Subaru Crosstrek 


$23,785 $23,915 $25,405 $22,570


1.6 L Gas/Electric I-4

1.4 L Turbocharged I4

2.5 L 
Regular Unleaded I-4

2.0 L Regular Unleaded H-4


Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

All Wheel Drive


6-speed auto-shift manual transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

5-speed manual transmission


139 hp @ 5700 rpm

138 hp @ 4900 rpm

176 hp  @ 6000 rpm

148 hp @ 6200 rpm


195 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm

172 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
145 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm

0-60 MPH

9.6 secs 9.25 secs 9.3 secs 9.2 secs


17.2 secs 17.05 secs 16.5 secs 15.2 secs

Top Speed

107 MPH 121.74 MPH 108 MPH 120.5 MPH

Based on the comparisons the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid offers more torque than the 2017 Buick Encore, 2017 Toyota RAV4, and 2017 Subaru Crosstrek by 47 lb-ft, 23 lb-ft, and 50 lb-ft respectively. Having said that, we feel that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is more powerful than the rest due to its 2.5 L engine. Being an AWD, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is quicker than the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, 2017 Buick Encore, and 2017 Toyota RAV4 by 0.4 seconds, 0.05 seconds, and 0.1 seconds respectively. The 2017 Niro hybrid fares well against its sister rival the 2020 Niro EV in terms of performance. 

Fuel Economy






2017 Kia Niro Hybrid  2017 Buick Encore 2017 Toyota RAV4  2017 Subaru Crosstrek 

MPG (City)

52 25 23 23

MPG (Highway)

49 33 30  30 

MPG (Combined)

28 26 26

Fuel Capacity (gal.)





Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

618 / 583.1 / 595 350 / 462 / 392 365.7 / 477 / 413.4 365.7 / 477 / 413.4







2017 Kia Niro Hybrid 2017 Buick Encore 2017 Toyota RAV4 2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Seating capacity

5 5 5 5

Front (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

40.1 / 56 / 41.7

39.58 / 54.18 / 40.82

39.8 / 57.3 / 42.6
39.8 / 55.6 / 43.5

Rear (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

39.1/ 55.2 / 37.4 38.78 / 52.55 / 35.75 38.9 / 55.4 / 37.2
37.7 / 54.2 / 35.4

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

19.4 18.80 38.4 22.3







2017 Kia Niro Hybrid  2017 Buick Encore 2017 Toyota RAV4 2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3106 3237 3455 3109

Length (in.)


168.41 183.5 175.2

Width (in.)


69.85 72.6 70.1

Height (in.)

60.4 65.26 67.1 63.6

Ground clearance (in.)

6.3 6.22 6.1 8.7

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3  100.60 104.7 103.7




The subcompact SUV has received top honors from IIHS except for headlights that have been rated as Poor. On the other hand, the NHTSA has not rated the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid on any aspect- Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and Rollover. Moreover, there have been a total of 3 recalls and 42 complaints registered to 2017 Niro's name. That said, the 2017 Kia Niro incorporates plenty of driver assistance features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Change Assist. In addition to the active safety features in the 2017 Niro Hybrid, there are some passive safety features as well- seven airbags, and an advanced high-strength steel structure. 

Safety Features:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • UVO eServices 911 Connect Emergency SOS
  • Back-Up Camera



vehicle bio

base price$25700

body style4dr SUV

engine type

displacement96 cu in

horse power139 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque195 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm

transmission6-speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


length171.5 in

wheelbase106.3 in

width71.1 in

curb weight3161 lbs

height60.4 in

ground clearance6.3 in


passenger volume97.1 cu ft

cargo volume54.5 cu ft

passenger capacity5 Seats

fuel economy

city/combined/highway51/49/46 mpg

highway range 547.40 mi


basic warranty5yr./ 60,000 mi.

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