The 2018 Kia Niro is an award-winning hybrid crossover with a wide range of features. It meets its toughest competition in the 2018 Hyundai Kona. Even so, the Niro leads the segment and should be the top choice for drivers looking for a new crossover.
The 2018 Kia Niro is powered by a 1.6-liter inline full parallel hybrid system, a far superior powertrain compared to the 2018 Hyundai Kona’s 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The Kona manages just 132 lb-ft of torque while the Niro offers up 195 lb-ft. More importantly, the 2019 Niro yields up to 52 miles per gallon in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.* The 2019 Kona only manages 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.*
The 2018 Kia Niro is also more spacious than the 2018 Hyundai Kona. The Niro offers up to 100.9 cubic feet of passenger space, compared to just 94.1 in the Kona. Likewise, the Kia Niro boasts up 54.5 cubic feet of cargo space, more than the Hyundai Kona’s 45.8. The Niro also leads the Kona in front and rear leg room, front and rear head room, front and rear shoulder room, and front hip room.
You can test drive the 2018 Kia Niro at Crown Motor Company to experience the difference for yourself.