The best of both worlds.
The Niro is the no-compromise vehicle. Thoughtfully designed to combine the benefits of the crossover and hybrid worlds. Like the forward-looking engineering and optimized fuel economy of a hybrid. And the versatile design and practicality of a crossover. It’s the high-style, high-MPG adventure vehicle made for the no-compromise driver. Unlike hybrids with continuous variable transmissions (CVT), the Niro comes with a highly responsive, smooth-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that gives the Niro a fun-to-drive feel missing from the competition. Plus, it offers ample interior space you wouldn’t expect from a hybrid.Thanks to its hybrid-optimizing powertrain, the Niro achieves superior fuel economy and range for its segment. And its refined exterior styling, with sculpted lines and an aerodynamic shape, sets the Niro apart from the rest.
A smarter state of mind.
Drive confidently with Kia Drive Wise, Kia's very own suite of available driver-assistive technologies. Explore the available systems Niro offers, like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection which automatically applies the brakes if it anticipates a frontal collision. Available Blind Spot Detection (BSD) is advanced technology that helps reduce the blind spots on the side and rear areas of your Niro. The radar-based detection system sends out visual or auditory signals to help warn you of objects not in your field of view. Whether you’re starting your commute or in the middle of a road trip, Niro’s got your back on every mile. Available Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) offer a second set of eyes for rear viewing. So that you can focus on the road ahead. Meet the system that does more than set your pace. Available Smart Cruise Control (SCC) adapts to your driving environment by automatically applying the brakes, or accelerator, to help maintain a predetermined distance from the vehicle in front of you. This advanced drive-assist technology helps you stay informed while you park. Using sonar sensors integrated in the Niro’s bumpers, the available front and rear parking assist gives an audible warning when you near other vehicles or objects.
Like every Kia, the Niro is engineered with your safety in mind. Starting with its Iso-Structure™ construction that’s composed of over 50% advanced high-strength steel for excellent rigidity. We’ve even patented manufacturing techniques to further enhance body integrity, so you can have peace of mind the moment you step inside.
It’s intelligent engineering that helps protect you. With an advanced airbags system, including a driver’s knee airbag plus high-tech sensors to help manage airbag inflation. Specially engineered front and rear crumple zones help preserve structural integrity for improved protection. And all doors are reinforced with steel beams to help absorb impact energy and deflect side-impact force. Every Niro comes with active safety technologies that function automatically to help keep you on track. Systems like the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), which helps reduce skidding, and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which offers increased steering control in harsh road conditions. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps provide more consistent braking as weight load and distribution change. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce skidding, and the Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and applies additional braking pressure as needed.Stay on course and in control. The Traction Control System (TCS) helps avoid wheel spin when you accelerate, while Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps improve stability. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) offers increased steering control when driving in harsh road conditions, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.
Ahead of the curve.
Cross over to a new kind of hybrid. From the Parallel Hybrid System and regenerative braking system, to the impressively efficient and fun-to-drive dual-clutch automatic transmission with Sport Mode, the Niro is the perfect pairing of optimized fuel economy and dynamic driving performance. And with a 10-year/100,00-mile warranty that covers the hybrid system, including the electric traction motor, you can drive the open road with confidence. At the core of Niro’s innovative powertrain is Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System. It combines the pure power of our hybrid-optimized engine with a highly efficient, lightweight electric motor and a powerful lithium-ion polymer battery. The result is a smooth, reliable performance that delivers outstanding hybrid efficiency.
Check out what people are saying about the Kia Niro:
"Kia Niro lights a fire with looks, and performance"
Introducing the Niro. Recognized by USA TODAY as the vehicle that “lights a fire with looks and performance.” A new approach to what a hybrid crossover can be, the Niro FE achieves an EPA-est. 50 mpg combined and a near-600-mile range. And its high-efficiency 1.6L GDI engine and smooth-transitioning dual-clutch automatic transmission deliver pure joy behind the wheel.
Read USA TODAY's full review here
A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement.
With record-breaking performance, the Kia Niro was driven in the achievement of a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast in a hybrid car. Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Robert Winger achievedthe record by driving the Niro LX 3,715 miles—from LA to NYC—using only 4.1 tanks of gas. That’s a record-setting mark of an incredible 76.6 mpg.
Just ask Google.
Explore Niro without lifting a finger. Google Home can answer all your Niro questions—with no downloading and no additional setup. Just start by saying, “Ok Google, talk to Kia Niro.” Then ask what you’re interested in, like the Niro’s powertrain, miles per gallon, dealerships, or pricing. Your Google Home will take care of the rest. Now there’s a smarter way to explore a smarter kind of crossover. The Kia Niro Skill for Amazon Alexa can answer your questions about Kia’s first-ever hybrid crossover. Learn about the Niro's dynamic performance, find a nearby dealership, and more—all with the sound of your voice. Learn all about your Niro with the Augmented Reality (AR) Owner’s Manual for your smartphone or tablet. Featuring point-and-scan guides to useful videos and maintenance tips, it’s the app that helps you get the most out of your Niro.The Niro App lets you explore Kia’s first-ever hybrid crossover up close.