2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV

Rating7.7

Ranked #2 in Subcompact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$27,900 - $34,500

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Key Spec of 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV
fuel economy

48/46/44

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

139 hp @ 5700 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Commendable fuel economy

Mediocre cargo room

All new model

Very reasonably priced

Rivals are much quicker

Sporty design

No AWD

Well refined driving dynamics

2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 30, 2022

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Armed with a 1.6L inline-4 engine and an 8.5 kWh battery, fused to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid SUV makes 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Standalone, the engine makes 96 horsepower while the electric motors manage 43 horsepower. This powertrain helps the 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid cover 0-60 in 8.9 seconds. You can drive the Niro Plug-in Hybridfor 26 miles on the electric system alone, making it good for small trip in the city. Combined, the Niro Hybrid achieves an impressive 46 mpge. With a base price of MSRP $27,900, the Niro plug-in hybrid makes a formidable competitor in the subcompact SUV segment, competing indirectly with the likes of the Subaru CrossTrek Hybrid, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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Trims

LX$27,900 onwards

  • 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

EX$31,500 onwards

  • Cloth/Leather Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front Fog/driving lights

EX Premium$34,500 onwards

  • Front & rear park assist
  • Navigation system

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2019 Kia Niro EX plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$27,998
Est. $380/mo
Fair Deal
$11 Below market
RMV: $28,009
Santa Rosa, CA
  
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2019 Kia Niro EX plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$30,488
Est. $413/mo
Fair Deal
$43 Above market
RMV: $30,445
Colorado Springs, CO
  
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2018 Kia Niro EX Premium plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$25,500
Est. $346/mo
Fair Deal
$137 Above market
RMV: $25,363
Dublin, CA
  
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2019 Kia Niro EX plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$30,911
Est. $419/mo
Fair Deal
$372 Above market
RMV: $30,539
Longmont, CO
  
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2018 Kia Niro EX Premium plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$23,998
Est. $325/mo
Fair Deal
$841 Above market
RMV: $23,157
Oklahoma City, OK
  
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2019 Kia Niro EX plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$33,687
Est. $457/mo
Fair Deal
$1,265 Above market
RMV: $32,422
Littleton, CO
  
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2019 Kia Niro EX plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$26,500
Est. $359/mo
Fair Deal
$984 Above market
RMV: $25,516
Woodbridge, VA
  
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2019 Kia Niro EX Premium plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$29,950
Est. $406/mo
Bad Deal
$1,433 Above market
RMV: $28,517
San Diego, CA
  
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2018 Kia Niro EX plug-in hybrid SUV

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

$19,730
Est. $267/mo
No Price Analysis
Tulsa, OK
  
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Aurora Black Pearl

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$34500

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

96 cu in

horse power

139 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

195 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automated Manual

dimensions
length

172 in

wheelbase

106 in

width

71 in

curb weight

3391 lbs

Height

60 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

100.9 cu ft

cargo volume

54.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

48/46/44 mpg


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