So the hybrid crossover segment just got a whole lot better. Welcome a fresh new face, the Kia Niro, a fuel-saving hybrid crossover. Here are five reasons you need to put the 2017 Kia Niro on your radar.
The Niro has is equipped with an array of really nice features. The standard feature list includes Bluetooth, a rearview camera, even dual-zone climate control. But Kia even gave the Niro some premium touches like available adaptive cruise control, wireless phone charging, even an 8-speaker Harmon Kardon premium sound system.
Let's dive into some numbers that reflect the Niro's efficiency. A magic number to remember is 50, and that number represents the combined miles per gallon the Niro base model delivers. Another number to keep in mind is 600, as the Niro has a near 600-mile range. You want to talk about serious savings at the pump? Well, that's exactly why the Niro was created.
Love it or hate it, but we live in a time where our smartphones mean absolutely everything to us. Kia awareness of that connection has translated to the Niro. It was important enough that they gave the Niro standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These systems allow you to connect your compatible smartphone to the car, and do all sorts of stuff like send text messages, even listen to your favorite music.
Let's face it, hybrids, in general, aren't the best-looking automobiles. Well, the Niro has raised the game on hybrid styling and design. It's very attractive for a crossover period, let alone a hybrid. The Niro's design is actually aerodynamic, made to minimize drag. The front grille has chrome trim, and it finishes with a standard rear spoiler. There are also standard 16-inch alloys, although the higher trim levels like the Touring trim level will receive 18-in wheels.
The Niro hasn't even been on the market that long, and it's already in the record books. It set a Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption going coast-to-coast in the U.S. It is an impressive accomplishment to go from LA to NYC using only 4.1 tanks or 48.5 gallons of gas.
If you haven't seen this subcompact crossover on the road lately, then brace yourself. Get to Kia and be one of the first to enjoy the hybrid experience of the 2017 Kia Niro.
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