2017 KIA Niro Hybrid – First Drive Review

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid is something which will be welcomed with admiration and delight in the associations of the green. Using a new eco-car platform, Kia reached a new level of awareness about the importance of making a good hybrid engine to preserve the environment. However, combining a good hybrid with the compact crossover has never been easy, and many manufacturers have tried that in previous years. It seems that Kia won in that competition putting on a market a completely functional crossover with a hybrid engine, which is actually not a real hybrid, but more a better engine for keeping a nature clean and lasting for the generation to come.


A compact crossover as 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid used only a well-incorporated parts and not much experimenting in size and cargo space. That is the first clue after we saw how that car looks like. Even though many manufacturers have tried to make a hybrid vehicle more likely as Prius, Kia has made a differently shaped, lower and bigger car, with more space for the passengers. It seems that it has a space for the load on the behind without distractions of the people inside of the car. For the crossover’s fans can sound interesting a fact that it is more wagonlike and lower than many crossovers on the market.


As looking from the outside, an inside look provides enjoyment and many surprises for future buyers of 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid, mostly because of more space for even taller passengers, provided with a lower car and obviously higher roof than on many other models. Some expert recognized Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus design, with additional inches in seat height with rear seats with the possibility of flipping forward and making space for additional cargo. Everything inside is for comfort, due to the long and stable driving protected from bad gas emissions.


It is maybe the highest surprise from this manufacturer and surely a new era in hybrid engines on the markets in the world. Keep in mind that last couple of years became the worst for the hybrid cars, first because many manufacturers have started with making them, and then there is the lowest gasoline price in last decades. But, 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid promises huge changes in this field, with 104 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque, with exhaust-heat recovery, in new, Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter four cylinders with exhaust-heat recovery and dual cool circuits. Kia claims it operates with 40 percent thermal efficiency.

2017 KIA Niro Hybrid Price and Conclusion

According to the facts we know about the market for hybrids in the years to come, we can just wish luck to the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid and as we saw on the 2017 Chicago Car Show, it will have much to offer to the future buyers. If you want to become one of them, be prepared for the price of $23,785 for the basic model (acording to car and driver).

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