Powering the 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV is a 1.6-liter Gas/Electric I-4 that makes 139 hp @ 5700 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm. It is mated to a 6-Speed Automatic. The 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV takes 9 seconds to get to 60 mph from a standstill and 17 seconds for the quarter-mile.

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2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
EX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)
LX 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)
9 sec---
EX Premium 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)
9 sec17 sec125 mph-

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The 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV tries its best to outclass the likes of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2018 Dodge Durango, and the 2018 GMC Acadia but falls short. Its 0-60 number is respectable for the class and only falls behind the leaders here by only 5.5 seconds.

However, after the initial demonstration of performance, the 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV falls behind the class. As far as quarter-mile numbers are concerned, it falls to last place. The 5 takes the stage here, with a lead of 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee seconds over the 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV.
Although much can be said about its braking performance, the 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV was not the one to take the crown when it comes to absolute braking performance. With it taking 138 feet to come to a complete stop traveling 60mph, it was outclassed by the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. However, others in the class, namely the 2018 Jeep Compass, are seen doing worse.

2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Jeep Cherokee3.3 sec11.7 sec180 mph-108 ft.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee3.5 sec12 sec117 mph168 ft.-
2018 Dodge Durango4.6 sec----
2018 GMC Acadia6.5 sec----
2018 Honda Pilot6.5 sec----
2018 Chevrolet Traverse6.3 - 6.8 sec----
2018 GMC Terrain6.8 sec----
2018 Jeep Wrangler6.1 - 7.5 sec15.3 sec115 mph-128 ft.
2018 Buick Envision7 sec----
2018 Kia Sportage7.1 sec----
2018 Ford Edge7.2 sec----
2018 Kia Sorento7.2 sec----
2018 Toyota Highlander7.2 sec----
2018 Mazda CX-97 - 7.5 sec----
2018 Subaru Forester7.5 sec16 sec123 mph-115 ft.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas7.2 - 7.9 sec----
2018 Hyundai Tucson7.6 sec----
2018 Nissan Pathfinder7.6 sec----
2018 Toyota 4Runner7.6 sec----
2018 Nissan Murano7.3 - 8.1 sec----
2018 Ford Explorer7.7 sec----
2018 Mazda CX-57.7 sec----
2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV7.7 sec----
2018 Chevrolet Equinox6.6 - 9.2 sec----
2018 Hyundai Kona6.6 - 9.2 sec----
2018 Honda CR-V7.5 - 8.6 sec----
2018 Subaru Outback6.9 - 9.4 sec----
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV8 - 8.4 sec----
2018 Ford Escape8.3 sec----
2018 Toyota RAV48.3 sec----
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe8.4 sec----
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander8.6 sec----
2018 Jeep Compass8.6 - 8.7 sec16.6 sec194 mph-144 ft.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan8.2 - 9.1 sec----
2018 Buick Encore8.8 sec----
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross8.6 - 9 sec----
2018 Nissan Rogue8.9 sec----
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK SUV9 sec----
2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid SUV9 sec17 sec125 mph-138 ft.
2018 Kia Niro hybrid9 sec16.8 sec125 mph-138 ft.
2018 Dodge Journey9.5 sec----
2018 Chevrolet Trax10.1 sec----

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