(Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:16AM by Laurel Steele)
An efficient crossover that maneuvers like a dainty subcompact but drives like a meaty SUV may seem like a tall order - but that’s exactly what you get in a 2017 Kia Niro LX. Read on to see why you should consider a used model.
Pop the hood and you’ll find a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine working in conjunction with a 1.56-kWh electric motor. Between the two of them, you get a lively 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. According to a KBB.com review, this vehicle boasts Kia’s best hybrid system yet, as it gives you the feeling that you’re driving a gas-guzzler rather than a delicate EV.
Speaking of fuel consumption, the Niro is about as modest as they come. The EPA rated the 2017 model at an unbelievable 51 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway. You’ll be hardpressed to find those numbers in a subcompact car, let alone in a crossover SUV.
But that’s not the only atypical behavior exhibited by the Niro. This hybrid is also particularly skilled at maneuvering around parking lots. Thanks to excellent outward visibility and a microscopic 17.5 foot turning circle, you’ll never have to drive past a primely placed spot again.
Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and take a 2017 Kia Niro for a spin. You can also check out our complete pre-owned hybrid inventory online, which includes plug-in and EVs.